HCM City reports strong economic growth
HCM City achieved robust economic growth in the first four months of the year, the city administration's website reported without furnishing the growth figure.
Positive socio-economic markers reported in Q1
The nation's first quarter GDP grew at the highest level since 2011 to reach 6.03 per cent, the Ministry of Planning and Investment reported yesterday.
Viet Nam to set up five fishery centres
The Ministry of Agriculture a nd Rural Development has recommended that the State's budget concentrate on developing infrastructure and logistic facilities for five regional fishery centres along the Vietnamese coastline.
Vietcombank still hunts for merger
Foreign trade lender Vietcombank continues looking for a merger partner, according to a statement by bank Chairman Nghiem Xuan Thanh, speaking during an April 24 shareholders meeting.
FDI disbursement tops $4.2b
Disbursement of existing foreign direct investment (FDI) recorded a year-on-year rise of 5 per cent to hit US$4.2 billion in the first four months of this year, according to the latest report from the Ministry of Planning and Investment's Foreign Investment Agency.
Despite the recent boom in airfreight, Viet Nam has not set up a comprehensive logistics chain to take advantage, delegates heard at the second International Conference and Exhibition for Airfreight Logistics Viet Nam, which opened in HCM City yesterday.
The Government Inspectorate has found many wrongdoings in the 2009 to 2012 business performance at Viet Nam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank).
Real estate will attract lucrative foreign direct investments in 2015 with the market recovering and Viet Nam set to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement and other free trade pacts.
There is a close and consistent correlation between the use of unlicensed software and malware as well as security threats, experts have warned.
Five star
MK Smart Company is honoured with a five-star prize for its on-line ticket purchase for public transport at the annual Sao Khue Award ceremony in Ha Noi yesterday.
The mobile phone market, especially the smartphone market, will continue to witness the discounting of products as manufacturers race to introduce new products and retailers race to gain market share.
VN needs only five big banks
VN needs only five big banks

Keith PogsonViet Nam should have only five major banks that provide financial services and support domestic businesses, as well as effectively compete with foreign banks, which are about to enter the country.

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