Foreign firms outpay domestic ones
Base salaries at foreign companies and Vietnamese companies show a marked difference, a survey conducted by human resources firm Mercer and its partner Talentnet Corporation has found.
The State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) is reducing special control on three banks that it acquired with zero dong thanks to the banks' improving liquidity and business performance.
Jobs recruiter Anphabe and market research firm Nielsen Viet Nam have launched the Viet Nam Best Places to Work 2015 survey with extended scale, deeper analysis and new areas of research.
Viet Nam ranks 28th, down a place from last year, in the Global Dynamism Index recently released by consulting firm Grant Thornton.
Dong strengthens against dollar
Viet Nam's currency, the dong, has strengthened against the US dollar this week after the central bank's recent regulations on tightening foreign currency transactions.
VN shares lower after two-day rally
Shares fell slightly yesterday on the country's two exchanges, after strong rises in the previous two sessions, as investors awaited the latest company earnings reports.
In a bid to boost trading volume, authorities plan to soon allow investors to short-sell shares in Viet Nam's two stock markets, Nguyen Son, State Securities Commission's Director of Market Development Department said at a meeting with financial professionals yesterday.
The Prime Minister has approved the equitisation plan of the Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV).
TPP helps small, medium businesses: experts
The Trans-Pacific Partnership deal (TPP) will offer more business opportunities for local small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) though many challenges still remain, experts said.
Viet Nam has implemented an open contracting initiative as part of a drive to improve transparency in procurement activities, particularly in public investment projects.
Cement consumption up year-on-year
The total consumption of cement till September 2015 rose 3 per cent against the same period of last year to 52.11 million tonnes, according to the Ministry of Construction.
HCM City cracks down on delays
HCM City cracks down on delays

The recent decision by HCM City authorities to revoke 298 development projects, mainly public works, reveals a determination to take stronger measures against delays.

TPP agreement poised to boost Viet Nam-US trade
TPP agreement poised to boost Viet Nam-US trade

The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), which includes 12 Pacific Rim countries, successfully concluded in Atlanta on Monday after over five years of negotiations. This historic agreement, which will help lower tariffs and open markets in 40 per cent of the world's economy, has received praise world-wide.


Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh

Wiping sweat from his forehead, 36-year-old Trinh Duc Sang took big strides along a road covered with muddy coal sludge and dirt to the place that was his home until just three weeks ago. He climbed a rickety ladder that buckled under his weight to reach his neigh-bour's house overlooking a creek. From there, he crossed into his old home.

Doctors treat patients for free at clinic in Ha Noi Doctors treat patients for free at clinic in Ha Noi

For more than 20 years, Dang Thi Nhan, 67, has been waking up about 30 minutes earlier each day to bake cakes or prepare tea for two retired doctors in a clinic near her house in Ha Noi's Giap Bat Ward.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam 1    Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam

Pham Ba Lu swore thousands of times that he "would not live under the same sky as the United States".

Water resources, eroding land need saving Water resources, eroding land need saving

Water management has become a major topic of discussion in recent years among Viet Nam's lawmakers, experts and society. The country has been struggling to deal with water-related issues such as a rising sea level, land subsidence and saline intrusion in the Mekong Delta. Lawmakers and experts shared their views on water management with Viet Nam News reporters Thu Van and Hoang Anh.