Quality, image focus urged for lychee exports
As the first containers of Viet Nam's lychees have been shipped to the US and Australia, the country will continue expanding fruit exports to other markets, such as the EU.
The World Bank on Friday approved a loan of US$124 million to improve the efficiency of public transport in a high-priority corridor in HCM City.
Manufacturing output expands
Manu-facturing growth gathered pace in May, with rising client demand leading to record growth in output and new orders, HSBC Vietnam has said in a monthly report it released yesterday.
City bucks national tourism decline
In spite of the decrease of international visitors nationwide in the first five months of the year, international arrivals in HCM City reached 1,856,423, a 5 per cent year-on-year rise compared to the same period last year.
Forex rate stable after dong devaluation
The foreign exchange market has stabilised after fluctuations caused by the State Bank's recent decision to devalue the Vietnamese dong by 1 per cent, according to independent market analysts.
Ministry backs wholly foreign-owned bank
The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) has recommended the Prime Minister to direct the State Bank of Viet Nam to issue a licence to Singapore's United Overseas Bank (UOB).
Top-dog sales could hurt local markets
The recent announcement by many executives and major shareholders of listed companies that they will sell their holdings could rattle smaller investors and negatively impact the market, analysts say.
Bank stocks prop up VN-Index
Profit-taking pressure increased in yesterday's afternoon session, but growth of large-cap stocks continued to prop up the market.
Cooking gas prices drop in the south
Major cooking gas businesses in HCM City slashed their prices by VND14,000 (67 US cents) per 12kg canister on June 1.
First Hung Yen longan batch to be shipped to US
Farmers in Hung Yen Province have reasons to be cheerful as their first batch of longan will be dispatched to the United States shortly.
Japanese corporation to build IP in Vinh Phuc
Japan's Sumitomo Corporation will build an industrial park in Vinh Phuc Province following a memorandum of understanding it signed with the provincial People's Committee on Friday.
Private interest in State firms
Private interest in State firms

After several years of sluggishness, the Government's State-owned enterprises (SOEs) restructure programme regained speed early last year, with plans in place to complete equitisation of 432 SOEs in 2014 and 2015.

Drastic banking restructuring in progress
Drastic banking restructuring in progress

The implementation of the project, ‘Restructuring the system of credit institutions in 2011-15' has entered its final year.


VN smartphone hits shops 1    VN smartphone hits shops

Bkav Corporation yesterday launched the first made-in-Vietnam smartphone, Bphone, which was in development for more than four years.

CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security 1    CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security

The Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam (CAAV) has issued a plan for better management and prevention of theft of passengers' baggage and cargo, and to ensure aviation security.

Son makes Dad prize wheelchair 1    Son makes Dad prize wheelchair

Le Van Hoa works through his lunchtime at a workshop at the Hue College of Industry every day, despite the extreme heat. He is finalising an electric wheelchair designed for his father who was paralysed in a motorbike accident 12 years ago.

US show to shoot secret cave special 1    US show to shoot secret cave special

The American television network ABC (American Broadcasting Company) will make a live broadcast of a Good Morning America programme featuring one Viet Nam's natural wonders.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.