Trade confidence hits 3-yr high
The HSBC Trade Confidence Index rose to 120 in the first half of 2014, the highest in three-and-a-half years, according to a report released by the bank on Wednesday.
Digitization: Emerging business trend of the century
Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and DKSH have published their latest Global Market Expansion Services (MES) report, which highlights digitization and how it is impacting corporate business models. It also offers valuable insights to help decision makers gain a better understanding of the opportunities and challenges of digital market expansion.
Officials vow sky-train costs won't rise again
Vietnamese rail authorities have promised that the cost of the 13km, sky-train project from Cat Linh to Ha Dong will not rise again.
Dredger sells for fraction of cost
The Ministry of Transport said on Wednesday it was unfazed by the auction of dredging equipment for one thirteenth of the original cost of VND7.18 billion (US$346,000).
US signs $1.5m grant for City's metro rail network
The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) yesterday signed an agreement to provide a non-refundable US$1.5 million grant to the HCM City's Management Authority for Urban Railways to establish an integrated telecommunications control centre for the city's metro rail system.
AEC to expand VN footwear sector
Vietnamese footwear exports will enjoy zero tariff once the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is established in late 2015, allowing producers to expand their markets and access new materials.
Industrial, trade sector unveils whopping $102b growth target
The industry and trade sector in 28 northern cities and provinces will strive to achieve an index of industrial production (IIP) this year of VND2.17 quadrillion (over US$102 billion).
Money flows into southern realty
Large amounts of money are expected to be pumped into the southern housing market, especially in HCM City, which is recovering rapidly, according to analysts.
VN firms invest $849m overseas in 7 months
Vietnamese businesses have invested in 68 projects in 21 countries with total capital of US$849 million for the first seven months of this year, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment's Foreign Investment Agency.
Kieu moves up list of billionaires
Vietnamese American businessman Hoang Kieu has climbed to 628th place in the World's Billionaires list released by American business magazine Forbes as of September 18.
Sell-off pushes down stocks again
Wednesday's session repeated itself yesterday as investors increased selling in the afternoon session, pushing stocks down on both markets.
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.

Support industries need plan for development
Support industries need plan for development

After 14 years, support industries in Viet Nam remain underde-veloped and have so far been relegated to the role of assembling low value-added products.

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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.