Domestic retailers struggle to compete
A lack of a master retail plan has caused insecurity and confusion in the local retail sector, leaving many of them losing market share to their foreign rivals, independent market analysts have said.
Future bright for VN wood product exports
ONP-Viet Nam, a US company that manufactures wood products for exports, has been in Viet Nam since 2010. Patrick McNeal, its President and General Director, speaks to Viet Nam News about entering foreign markets and his company's experience with exports.
Viet Nam is considering issuing US$1 billion in sovereign bonds for the third time to swap with debts that are becoming due next year. But the proposal still needs to be evaluated based on potential cost, use of national resources for commercial purposes and debt payment capacity.
Demand for imported beer surges
The domestic beer market is expecting fierce competition from imported brews after it joins the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Steelmaker to get $48m from SCIC to expand production
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has allowed the State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC) to contribute VND1 trillion (US$47.6 million) to the Thai Nguyen Iron and Steel Corporation (TISCO) to improve production.
Analysts warn of correction
Shares advanced last Friday over an increase in the demand for oil and seafood stocks.
Quang Ninh highway work starts
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Saturday gave the order to start construction of a highway linking Ha Long city in the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh to a new bridge over the Bach Dang river in the port city of Hai Phong.
The Mekong Delta targets reaching tra fish export turnover of US$2-$2.5 billion in 2016, according to a master plan for tra fish breeding and processing in the region.
Depositors of credit institutions that go bankrupt will be allowed to receive claim money from the Deposit Insurance of Viet Nam within one month after the bankruptcy declaration.
Maximum land price to be increased
The State aims to increase the price of land in Viet Nam to a maximum of VND162 million per square metre.
Viet Nam is expected to achieve a trade surplus in the remaining months of 2014 following positive results from exports in the first eight months of the year.
Myanmar Speaker visit set to bolster ties
Myanmar Speaker visit set to bolster ties

Economic ties with Myanmar are expected to strengthen following the visit to Viet Nam by the Speaker of the National Assembly, Thura U Shwe Mann, earlier this month.

Call to protect ailing steel industry
Call to protect ailing steel industry

The steel industry is the key to the development of heavy industry, including car making and shipbuilding. Viet Nam News reporter Mai Huong interviewed An Sung Gu, chief representative of one of Viet Nam's largest steel producers, Posco-South Asia Ha Noi, about the issue.

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Authorities step in to save old trees 1    Authorities step in to save old trees

The Ha Noi People's Committee has asked Ha Noi Urban Railway Management Unit to try to avoid chopping down many old trees to make way for a future metro line.

Young travellers rescue bus accident victims Young travellers rescue bus accident victims

A group of 16 young Vietnamese motorbikers were first on the scene at last Monday's tragic bus accident on its way from the resort town of Sa Pa, which killed 13 of the 50 passengers on a sleeper bus.

Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water

People living in apartment buildings of the capital's new urban areas are expressing concern over poor-quality tap water.

Minister acts on highway peril Minister acts on highway peril

The Ministry of Transport has urged Lao Cai People's Committee to co-ordinate the completion of the highway linking Noi Bai airport with Lao Cai and the resort town of Sa Pa.

VN film triumphs at Venice festival VN film triumphs at Venice festival

A film by Vietnamese female director Nguyen Hoang Diep beat seven other foreign debut features to win the Best Film prize at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival's International Critics' Week.