EVN plans to increase power prices
The Electricity of Viet Nam (EVN) has proposed to increase the power price by an average 9.5 per cent from this month.
Firms instructed to replant forests
Businesses that deliberately delayed the replanting of forests would have their operating licences revoked, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat said yesterday.
Authorities mitigate impact of falling oil price to State budget
The government will implement comprehensive measures to meet next year's annual state budget collection target of VND911.1 trillion (US$42.774 billion), notwithstanding the insignificant effect of the global oil price decline.
VN set to license three credit rating firms by 2025
Viet Nam plans to grant licences to a maximum of three credit rating firms by 2025, according to a draft decision.
Viet Nam, Algeria aim for $1b in trade by 2020
Viet Nam and Algeria are aiming for US$1 billion in trade by 2020, Vietnamese Ambassador Vu The Hiep said at a workshop in Algeria's capital city on Monday.
CAAV suggests cuts to domestic economy airfares
The Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam (CAAV) has suggested to the Ministry of Transport the reduction of economy-class airfares on domestic routes.
Healthcare centres to commercialise
The government has agreed that public healthcare centres and medical schools can co-operate with individuals or organisations to upgrade or build healthcare facilities, reports vneconomy.vn.
Some foreign employees no longer need permits to work in Viet Nam
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) issued Circular No. 41/2014/TT-BCT (5 November 2014) on bases and procedures for determining that a foreign employee internally transferring within an enterprise belonging to one of eleven services in the list of service commitments of Viet Nam on the WTO (Service Commitment List) is not required to obtain a work permit.
Nova to develop a baby formula for VN
Nova Group and Ireland-based Kerry Group, a global supplier of infant formula ingredients, have signed an agreement to develop high-quality affordable milk formula in Europe for the Vietnamese market.
Thai department store opens in HCM City
Thailand's biggest retailer Central Group last week opened its first Robins Department Store in HCM City eight months after opening the country's first outlet in Ha Noi.
New GM dealership launches in Ha Noi
General Motors Vietnam's newest 3S showroom, Chevrolet Ha Noi, opened in the capital's Ha Dong District at a cost of nearly US$2 million.
Revised laws to improve business conditions
Revised laws to improve business conditions

The Minister of Planning and Investment, Bui Quang Vinh, spoke to reporters about changes made to the amended Law on Enterprise and Law on Investment, both recently approved at the eighth session of the 13th National Assembly.


HCM City struggles to control influx of substandard produce 1    HCM City struggles to control influx of substandard produce

High demand for farm produce and the sheer variety of ways in which it is brought into HCM City from other localities makes quality control a very difficult task, officials say.

Hoi An hosts silken rendezvous Hoi An hosts silken rendezvous

Top craftsmen and women from seven silk villages in Viet Nam will participate in the Viet Nam Silk Culture Day at Hoi An city's Silk Village centre on December 28.

Local art smashes auction record Local art smashes auction record

Days after noted Vietnamese artist Le Pho's View from the Hilltop set a new auction record, art collector Nguyen Minh still has a lingering feeling of regret.

Long Bien Bridge preservation divides planners 2    Long Bien Bridge preservation divides planners

Architecture and cultural managers discussed Long Bien Bridge's future at a seminar held on Wednesday in Ha Noi.

Malaysia crush VN in AFF semis Malaysia crush VN in AFF semis

Viet Nam suffered a nightmare yesterday at My Dinh Stadium in Ha Noi as they were knocked out of the ASEAN Football Federation-Suzuki Cup.