Attracting FDI remains a major challenge
State agencies are doing their best to bolster foreign investors' confidence, yet difficulties remain in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI), especially in key sectors, said Foreign Investment Agency director Do Nhat Hoang.
Binh Duong surpasses annual FDI goal in H1
The southern province of Binh Duong attracted US$1.014 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first half of this year, exceeding its yearly target of luring $1 billion.
Industrial production improves
The country's industrial production is likely to increase from 6 to 6.5 per cent by the year-end despite the numerous challenges, says a Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) forecast.
Brighter economic outlook accelerates car sales in H1
Low interest rates and a brighter economic outlook in Viet Nam sent new-vehicle sales soaring in the first half of the year.
Shares tumble on profit-taking
Shares fell further yesterday afternoon on the two stock exchanges, ending a six-day rally, as profit-taking pressures continued to rise.
HOSE sees busy year for securities trading
HCM City Stock Exchange expects securities trading to thrive till this year-end, riding on initial public offerings by State-owned enterprises and the operation of the first domestic exchange-traded fund.
Investors lack clear regulations
The lack of clear and specific regulations on incentives offered for agricultural investment is the biggest stumbling block for foreign investors hoping to enter the industry.
Forex rate tumbles after State Bank announcement
The US dollar prices in commercial banks fell sharply yesterday after the State Bank of Viet Nam announced that the domestic currency market was still stable.
Viet Nam, Argentina sign MoU
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed with Argentina on agro-fisheries export will open up business opportunities for Vietnamese seafood processors, according to NAFIQAD.
Cassava processors get green light in southern province
The southern province of Tay Ninh has approved a proposal from three local companies to build three new cassava processing plants, the first of their kind in the province.
Seminar informs local firms about US legal system
The US market holds significant investment potential for Vietnamese firms, but they need to study its legal system carefully to avoid risks, said speakers at a seminar in HCM City yesterday.
City boosts exports despite China trade difficulties
City boosts exports despite China trade difficulties

Despite the continuing economic turmoil, HCM City achieved significant growth in exports in the first half and targets more growth in the second.

Credibility critical for VN's economic future
Credibility critical for VN's economic future

Viet Nam's economy has been stable for the first half of the year with a GDP growth rate of 5.18 per cent and inflation at 1.38 per cent.

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China continues East Sea aggression China continues East Sea aggression

China continued to maintain its illegal presence and aggression in Vietnamese waters yesterday as more condemnation of its actions came from US and Philippine officials.

Single father's formula for mother's milk 4    Single father's formula for mother's milk

The baby began to cry just as the taxi started moving.Trinh Tuan was at a loss. He had no previous experience of taking care of any baby, and here he was, alone with his 14-day-old baby daughter for the first time, going home from the Tu Du Hospital in HCM City.

BIDV funds $53 million road in Laos 1    BIDV funds $53 million road in Laos

The Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam (BIDV) will lend US$53.16 million to Laos to help the country build a road in its northern province of Houaphanh.

Delta faces major water crisis Delta faces major water crisis

More efforts must be made to efficiently manage and use scarce water resources of the Mekong River as climate change and rapid development to produce electricity have threatened its sustainability.

Three guys, one camera, an Irish goal Three guys, one camera, an Irish goal

It has been difficult getting back to normal life for Iain McNamara and his peers after their one-year trip through 22 countries.