Food prices fall following Tet holiday
After Tet (Lunar New Year holiday), prices of food and farm produce at traditional markets in HCM City fell significantly compared to normal days, especially for vegetables, due to an abundant supply.
Construction of Mekong Delta bridges speeds up
The Ministry of Transport accelerated the construction of four major bridges in the Cuu Long (Mekong River) Delta, aiming to increase socio-economic development in the region.
Mekong Delta authorities instructed to stockpile rice
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday told Mekong Delta authorities to purchase and stockpile one million tonnes of the winter-spring rice crop.
SBV head calls for sustainable capital market
Viet Nam must develop its capital market to avoid the current dependence of long-term investment capital on the banking system, State Bank of Viet Nam Governor NguyenVan Binh has suggested.
Bac Lieu invests in wind turbines
The installation of 52 more wind turbines in the second phase of the Bac Lieu wind power plant project began on Tuesday at Vinh Trach Dong commune in Bac Lieu city of the Mekong Delta region.
Free trade agreements likely to challenge local companies competetiveness
Its "golden population" phase and other specific advantages can help Viet Nam exploit well a slew of free trade agreements (FTAs), but there is zero room for complacency, experts and leading industrialists have warned.
Government puts stop to exports of coal dust
As per a recent Government directive, Viet Nam will stop exporting coal dust in 2015, in order to ensure the supply of coal for thermal power production for the 2018 to 2020 period.
Viet Nam tops ASEAN exporters to US market
Viet Nam has become the biggest exporter to the United States in the Southeast Asian region with a record trade surplus of almost US$25 billion in 2014, surpassing even Malaysia and Thailand.
VietinBank to merge with PG Bank
The Viet Nam Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank) will soon announce its plan to merge with the Petrolimex Group Commercial Joint Stock Bank (PG Bank).
Rising trade fails to boost local markets
Stocks had a slight slump into the red on both exchanges at yesterday's close, however both markets markedly increased activity.
VN trade value with Kuwait reaches new high
Trade relations between Kuwait and Viet Nam have made satisfying progress, the Consulate of Kuwait in HCM City said in a statement released for the 54th anniversary of its independence day today.
Businesses hope for State reforms in 2015
Businesses hope for State reforms in 2015

The local business community in Viet Nam is hoping that this will be breakthrough year in terms of reforming economic institutions and administrative procedures.

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Wild peach branches disappear as demand rises Wild peach branches disappear as demand rises

It's hard to find ancient wild peach branches on sale in the northern mountainous province of Son La, due to their overexploitation by the local people.

Flower Road to be opened today Flower Road to be opened today

The Flower Road in HCM City's Ham Nghi Street will be opened to the public at 7pm today. Viet Nam News photographer Van Dat presents different images of the Flower Road, as seen through his lens.

Vietnamese consumer confidence "largely intact": Economist Vietnamese consumer confidence "largely intact": Economist

Vietnamese consumers started 2015 with their confidence broadly unchanged after a tumultuous 2014, ANZ Bank Economist Glenn Maguire said in a recent report.

Viet Nam ranks 10th worldwide in remittances Viet Nam ranks 10th worldwide in remittances

Viet Nam was among the top 10 countries in the world with the largest amount of remittances from abroad last year, with around US$12 billion, according to the Western Union company, which handles money transfers worldwide.

Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings

Viet Nam jumped up four steps in international football rankings, according to FIFA's latest list.