CPI up in Ha Noi, down in City
The month-on-month consumer price indices (CPI) in the country's two biggest cities in April are dissimilar, with Ha Noi reporting a rise and HCM City enjoying a decline in CPI.
Shares tumbled on both the national stock exchanges yesterday after an unexpected rebound on Tuesday, as investors feared a likely bull trap.
Kinh Bac City Development Holding Corp (KBC) on Tuesday reported it had sold 100 million shares for VND1 trillion (US$47.4 million). They were put for sale to increase its charter capital to cover debts (debt-to-equity swap).
As many as 270 businesses from the US, Italy, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Viet Nam have registered to participate in the International Vietbuild Exhibition from April 30 to May 4th.
A 4,500 tonne device making fresh water from salt water has been sold by Doosan Heavy Industries Vietnam Co. Ltd. (Doosan Vina) in central Quang Ngai Province to Saudi Arabia on Monday.
An exhibition of food materials, food additives and beverages (Vietnam Fi 2014), organised by UBM Asia Company (Thailand) at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC, District 7 HCM City) is expected to draw 3,000 visitors.
Policies to revive property market
The state has offered credit packages for the local real estate market and will amend more regulations and policies to promote further recovery in the local market, noted experts.
First phase of Long Thanh Airport to cost $5.6b
The construction of one runway and a terminal to accommodate 17 million passengers per year under the first phase of the Long Thanh International Airport project in southern Dong Nai Province, will cost an estimated US$5.6 billion.
US, ASEAN launch alliance to promote small-business growth
The US-ASEAN Business Council and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) on April 22 launched a partnership programme to promote the development of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Retail prices of petrol, diesel, kerosene rise
The Ministry of Finance (MoF) increased the retail prices of petrol, kerosene and diesel from 12am yesterday.
Market must tackle mid-long term credit
Viet Nam's capital market should be developed to handle the mid-long term credit demand of the economy, leaving the management of short credit and financial services to the banking system.
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