Companies scramble to resume work
Companies in many industries have hit the ground running after the long Lunar New Year holidays to ensure that export orders are executed on schedule.
Ministry of Construction may increase size of social housing
The Ministry of Construction has proposed that the maximum area of social housing apartments be raised to 90 square metres (sq.m.) from the current 70sq.m.
China remains top trade partner
Imports from China remain on the rise and the northern neighbour remains the biggest source of imports from Viet Nam, according to latest figures from the General Department of Customs.
Local indices make gains on return from Tet holiday break
Two main indexes on the market, the VN-Index and HNX-Index, had a slight increase to finish last week.
Vietnam Airlines slashes business targets for 2015
National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines expects to reduce both revenue and profit targets in 2015, while increasing its investment plan by almost two-and-a-half times, compared with the previous year.
Big year likely for VN textile, garment exports
Textile and garment exports are set for a boom this year, according to the Viet Nam Industrial and Trade Information Centre (VITIC), a Ministry of Industry and Trade agency.
Online shopping on the rise in Viet Nam
Online shopping in Viet Nam was continuing to increase and was well-positioned to hold the key to success for e-commerce in Viet Nam, according to the MasterCard Survey on Online Shopping 2014.
ASEAN to remove more non-tariff barriers to boost economic integration
Trade ministers from 10 Southeast Asian countries pledged yesterday to break down further non-tariff barriers to boost intra-regional trade as they seek closer economic integration.
Lenders post record asset values
The total assets of the domestic credit institution system were worth nearly VND6,520 trillion (US$310.48 billion) at the end of last year, a 12.2 per cent increase over 2013.
Thua Thien-Hue plans to lure industrial zone funds
This central province plans to attract investments worth VND2.5 to VND3 trillion (US$119.05 to $142.86 million) and generate jobs for 1,000 to 1,500 new workers this year.
FDI inflow declines but disbursement increases
Total foreign direct investment (FDI) in Viet Nam reached nearly US$1.2 billion in the first two months of this year, equivalent to just 77.5 per cent of that in the same period last year.
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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Confiscated bikes set for charity sale Confiscated bikes set for charity sale

The National Traffic Safety Committee plans to sell motorbikes and bicycles driving on expressways that have been banned for their use.

Cycling race escort dies in accident Cycling race escort dies in accident

A member of a motorbike escort group for the Binh Duong Open International Women's Bike Race died yesterday after being hit by a motorbike tour group.

Vietnamese cuisine book journeys out of 5-star resort's kitchen Vietnamese cuisine book journeys out of 5-star resort's kitchen

The five-star Furama Resort has released a 120-page cookbook titled A Journey Through Viet Nam's Cuisine, featuring recipes from the resort's culinary library.

HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels

A series of activities on climate change and energy have been launched by 350.org Viet Nam aimed at raising people's awareness about the threat of a carbon bubble.

Da Nang to teach archipelago history Da Nang to teach archipelago history

The history of Da Nang and its relationship with the Hoang Sa Archipelago (Paracel Islands) will be introduced into the curricula at secondary and high schools in the central coastal city this year, officials have announced.