Enterprise Law revisions discussed
A revised Enterprise Law will motivate enterprises and create a transparent business climate, policy-makers and economists have affirmed.
Motorcycle makers try to revive market
While motorcycle dealers bemoan the slowest sales in a decade, manufacturers are busy since the beginning of this year, introducing new models in the hope of triggering a revival.
International visitor numbers up in July
Viet Nam's international arrival numbers rose again in July after falling for two consecutive months, to set a 4.6 per cent month-on-month increase, the General Statistics Office (GSO) reported yesterday.
Moody's upgrades VN credit rating
Moody's Investors Service upgraded Viet Nam's credit rating yesterday, reflecting its continued macro-economic stability.
Blue chips fuel indices' gains
Gains from market pillars helped the VN-Index on the HCM City Stock Exchange rebound from Monday's loss.
Truong Hai Auto posts huge profit
Truong Hai Auto Corporation reported a huge net profit of VND1.245 trillion (US$59 million) in the first half of this year. This is even higher than last year's profit of nearly VND1.140 trillion ($54 million).
Tax incentives offered for software enterprises
To encourage the development of the software industry, the Vietnamese Government offers special incentives on corporate income tax (CIT) for enterprises in this industry, such as preferential tax rates, CIT exemption and a reduction period:
Nghe An petitions Gov't for larger economic zone
The authorities in the central province of Nghe An have asked the Government to expand the planned south-eastern economic zone of the province.
City to host livestock, feed expo in October
Viet Nam's most important international feed, livestock, and meat industry exhibition, the VietStock Expo and Forum, will be held in HCM City in October.
CAAV suspends Noi Bai Airport sleep pod service
The Civil Aviation Authority of Viet Nam (CAAV) has suspended the first-ever sleep pod service at Noi Bai International Airport.
Fansipan-Sapa cable car to open in 2015
The world's longest three-rope cable car system, extending from the northern Lao Cai Province's Sapa Town to Fansipan peak, will open for passengers in 2015.
VAMC looks to find foreign buyers for bad debts
VAMC looks to find foreign buyers for bad debts

Thanks to concerted efforts by the Viet Nam Asset Management Company (VAMC) and commercial banks, the former has so far bought around VND50 trillion (US$2.4 billion) worth of bad debts and plans to increase that to VND70-100 trillion by year-end.

Petrol price hike follows global market
Petrol price hike follows global market

 The adjustment in the selling price of petroleum has stirred a controversy, especially in its transparency though it has become more flexible.

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PM meets acclaimed local mathematician PM meets acclaimed local mathematician

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday met Professor Ngo Bao Chau, the first Vietnamese to win the Fields Medal, the highest professional honour a mathematician can attain, and the Education Dialogue Group.

Scholars discuss East Sea dispute at int'l conference Scholars discuss East Sea dispute at int'l conference

The East Sea dispute will continue in the near future and urgent solutions should be found to manage the conflict and resolve it without force or the threat to use force and protect the rights of fishermen in traditional fishing grounds, an international conference that opened in HCM City yesterday agreed.

Police look into scam claims at pagoda Police look into scam claims at pagoda

Police are investigating rumors that a pagoda in Long Bien District is selling children for adoption.

A Vietnamese and a Chinese arrested for ivory smuggling A Vietnamese and a Chinese arrested for ivory smuggling

Customs officials have arrested a Chinese woman and a Vietnamese man at Suvarnabhumi Airport after they allegedly tried to smuggle out elephant tusks and ivory products worth about BAT9 million.

Places for a vacation: Son Doong Cave Places for a vacation: Son Doong Cave

Son Doong Cave in Viet Nam's Quang Binh Province has been suggested by the American news website huffingtonpost.com as one of the places to visit in 20 years.