Government refuses to give preferential policies to Vinalines in debt restructuring
The Vietnamese Government will not make any preferential policies to support the Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) during its restructuring plan.
FTAs open door for plastics firms
Free trade agreements (FTAs) have opened up opportunities for Vietnamese plastic makers to expand their exports, according to a report in the Vietnam Economic News.
Dong Nai supports local businesses
The southern province of Dong Nai held a meeting yesterday in a bid to remove difficulties for businesses seeking financing and help local businesses find new markets.
Viet Nam's banking system recorded 14.6 million point-of-sale (POS) transactions worth VND75.7 trillion (US$3.57 billion) in the first half of this year.
A Vietnamese smart phone is now offering Opera Max software that can compress data by up to 50 per cent compared with the limited 3G packages available now.
Over 150 customers and partners gathered yesterday at SAP Innovation Day – New SAP in Ha Noi to hear how SAP is helping companies become innovative by simplifying their IT environments.
The Microsoft Information Technology (IT) Academy, the first ever international standard IT training centre in the central and Central Highlands regions, made its debut in ceremonies held yesterday.
Three of the largest carriers in Viet Nam have simultaneously raised the 3G (Third Generation Network) speeds to 42 Mbps, six times faster than existing speeds in order to meet increasing demands for data.
The Ministry of Planning and Investment recently worked with commercial banks to study their capacity of lending to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
VN-Index passes five-year peak
Local investors maintained their strong buys yesterday afternoon, keeping the benchmark VN-Index above the five-year peak of 615 points reached in October 2009 to close at 620.14 points.
Failure to conform with margin trading laws leads to added risks
Margin trading generated more profits for investors as well as securities firms and higher market liquidity, but it also posed many risks if not complied, heard a conference in HCM City yesterday.
MoF seeks to change gambling rules
MoF seeks to change gambling rules

Vietnamese aged 21 and above will be allowed to enter casinos – which are now off-limits to them – if a draft decree by the Ministry of Finance is approved.

VNPT official outlines restructuring strategy
VNPT official outlines restructuring strategy

The Government has signed Decision 888/QD-TTg approv-ing the restructuring plan of the Viet Nam Post and Telecom Group (VNPT) for the 2014-15 period.

Highlight

Viet Nam issues directive to prevent Ebola outbreak 1    Viet Nam issues directive to prevent Ebola outbreak

People from countries affected by the Ebola outbreak in the last 21 days, will have to sign a medical declaration before entering Viet Nam from August 15.

Overseas PhDs fail to guarantee jobs 2    Overseas PhDs fail to guarantee jobs

People who earn their PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) abroad on State budget money, often return home to find their employment chances are relatively dim.

Elephants at risk in Dak Lak 1    Elephants at risk in Dak Lak

Elephant numbers are falling rapidly in Dak Lak Province and local authorities are struggling to protect the giant animals from the threat of extinction.

Mui Ne rated 2nd most beautiful beach in Southeast Asia 2    Mui Ne rated 2nd most beautiful beach in Southeast Asia

Mui Ne beach in the central province of Binh Thuan has been rated by travel guide Canadian Travellers as one of the 11 most beautiful beaches in Southeast Asia.

New fleet of tuna vessels to set sail in September New fleet of tuna vessels to set sail in September

The Ship Institute at the University of Nha Trang and the Yanmar Company of Japan last Saturday launched a composite-hulled tuna fishing ship in Nha Trang City.