Logistics upgrade a must to integrate
International logistics co-operation is essential for Viet Nam, especially in the context of global integration and ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), delegates heard at an international logistics conference held in HCM City yesterday.
Debt of state-owned firms rising but within safe ratio
While a recent government report showed that total debts of the 93 biggest state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in 2014 increased 8 per cent compared to 2013, a representative from the Government said the figure was still within the safe ratio.
Farming eyes local market ahead of TPP
Local companies in the agricultural sector should begin to focus more on the domestic market rather than exports to prepare for competition when the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) takes effect, experts have said.
FDI disbursement up 17.9% in 11 months
Disbursement of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Viet Nam reached an estimated US$13.2 billion from the beginning of 2015 until November 20, up 17.9 per cent against 2014.
TPP, AEC seek increased growth in farming exports
Exports of Vietnamese agricultural, forestry and fishery products would be aided by the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement and the enactment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).
Tourists arrivals jump 13% in Nov
More than 730,000 foreign visitors traveled to Viet Nam so far in November, a 12.9 per cent increase since last month and 20.5 per cent higher than the same period last year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
Legislation needed to protect consumer's borrowing rights
Consumer loans are expected to grow rapidly in Viet Nam, which means a legal framework is required to protect consumers and monitor the operations of credit institutions, experts said.
VN Index expected to fall before US rate hike
The benchmark VN Index on the HCM Stock Exchange may fall to between 575 and 585 points this week, as listed banks become more cautious ahead of the US central bank's meeting, Maritime Securities Incorporate (MSI) wrote in a weekly forecast.
Banks urged to use latest IT
Domestic commercial banks need to give top investment priority to information technology if they want to develop better retail banking strategies, according to independent market watchdogs.
HCM City among best main streets
The southern economic hub of HCM City has been ranked 32nd on a list of the 65 best main streets in the world in Cushman & Wakefield's 27th "Main Streets Across The World" report.
Plastics & Rubber Viet Nam in March
The 6th International Plastics and Rubber, Technologies and Materials Exhibition and Conference for Viet Nam (Plastics & Rubber Viet Nam 2016) will take place from March 1 to 3 at Saigon Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) in HCM City.
Are banks reviving love affair with property?
Are banks reviving love affair with property?

The HCMC Development Commercial Bank (HDBank) has signed an agreement with the Saigon Real Estate Joint Stock Company (SAIGONRES) to provide credit and financial guarantees.

Economic growth story to continue through 2016
Economic growth story to continue through 2016

Viet Nam has seen clear progress this year in many areas like banking sector reforms, capital markets and foreign investment.


Environmental issues hinder new rural areas Environmental issues hinder new rural areas

In the five years since the Government put in place Decision No 49/QD-TTg on 19 criteria for new-style rural areas for the 2010-20 period, the majority of communes across the nation fail to meet the 17th criterion on environment. Both local and central authorities find it difficult to fill all five norms, as set down.

Baby vaccinations remain a cause for concern Baby vaccinations remain a cause for concern

Parents are concerned about post-vaccine reactions after the recent death of babies after receiving Quinvaxem vaccine, although the Health Ministry has repeatedly confirmed the safety of the vaccine.

Photos strengthen confidence of Mong girls Photos strengthen confidence of Mong girls

Wearing her most beautiful dress, Vu Thi Vu smiles broadly as she shows to her friends one of her photos which are on display at the Can Chu Phin secondary school in Meo Vac district of northernmost Ha Giang Province.

Lack of fire safety a risk in high-rises Lack of fire safety a risk in high-rises

Negligence and ignorance of fire safety regulations by both investors and residents at high-rise buildings have again come to the fore following the latest blaze in Ha Noi.