CPI growth hits 13-year low
The December consumer price index (CPI) fell by 0.24 per cent from the previous month, declining for the second time consecutively in the year-end months, said the General Statistics Office (GSO) yesterday.
World Bank okays $450m in loans for City sanitation
The World Bank on Tuesday approved US$450 million in loans and credits to Viet Nam for the second HCM City Environmental Sanitation Project to treat wastewater, strengthen institutional capacity to manage sanitation and wastewater, and increase public awareness of the benefits of improved sanitation.
63 businesses receive brand awards
Sixty-three businesses received Viet Nam Value Awards for strong brand names at a ceremony in Ha Noi on Tuesday.
Insurance market highlights in 2014
2014 is being seen as a successful year for the insurance sector though the domestic economy continued to face many difficulties. Following are the top ten insurance events of the year as voted by the Association of Vietnamese Insurers.
Flexibile monetary policy to continue
The State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) must continue last year's successful management of its flexible monetary policy to assure economic stability in 2015, said Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan yesterday.
Retailers yet to take to online shopping in VN
The development of e-commerce has played a vital role in the world market as retail continues to modernise.
Increase export tax on woodchips: MARD
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has petitioned the State to increase export tariffs on woodchips from 0 per cent to 5-10 per cent, in a move to limit woodchip exports.
Shares make gains as liquidity drags
Shares extended gains yesterday but cautious trading kept liquidity low on the two markets.
Import tariffs to be cut under FTA commitments
Ministries, sectors and localities need to commit to reducing import taxes, as established in a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) for 2015 to 2018, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh said.
Dung Quat Oil Refinery given licence to expand
Binh Son Oil Refinery Co Ltd was granted an investment certificate yesterday to upgrade and expand the Dung Quat Oil Refinery in the central province of Quang Ngai.
Taiwan firm breaks ground for $100m garment plant
Taiwan's United Textile Co. Ltd. broke ground for a $100 million garment factory in the Mekong province of An Giang on Tuesday.
Foreign currency lending to continue
Foreign currency lending to continue

The State Bank of Viet Nam will continue to allow credit institutions to give loans in foreign currencies to export companies and petrol wholesalers till the end of 2015.

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Russia economic gloom hurts tourism Russia economic gloom hurts tourism

The number of Russian tourists arriving in Viet Nam is expected to decline at the beginning of 2015, due to the devaluation of the ruble in Russia.

PM calls for police to remain vigilant 1    PM calls for police to remain vigilant

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday urged police nationwide to step up vigilance next year against the nefarious designs of hostile and criminal forces.

New detox policy sees theft decline 1    New detox policy sees theft decline

HCM City has seen a slight decrease in the number of thefts, robberies and drug sales two weeks after deciding to send drug addicts without a stable residence to two local centres, according to local police.

New sitcom draws teen viewers New sitcom draws teen viewers

5S Online, a popular new sitcom aimed at teenagers, demonstrates that the sitcom genre is catching on in Viet Nam.

Viet Nam faces forestry restructuring hurdles Viet Nam faces forestry restructuring hurdles

Viet Nam needs to tackle several major challenges in order to restructure its forestry sector, said Nguyen Xuan Quat, a professor at the Research Institute for Sustainable Forest Management and Forest Certification.