Ministry tightens regulations for second-hand machinery imports
The import of second-hand machinery will be allowed if its quality is 80 per cent as good as a new one, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology.
Beer plant left unfinished
A beer plant under construction in the centre of Ha Tinh City has become a pasture for local residents to graze oxen.
Vietnamese businesses urged to boost exports to S Korea
Vietnamese enterprises should make greater efforts to accelerate trade promotion, improve production capacities and sharpen their competitive skills to further tap into the lucrative South Korean market.
Credit growth rises in two largest cities
Total outstanding loans this month of Ha Noi-based credit institutions are estimated to inch up 0.5 per cent to nearly VND927 trillion (US$43.52 billion), according to the Ha Noi Statistics Office.
CPI increases in Ha Noi, HCM City
The consumer price indices (CPI) in the country's two biggest cities in July continued to rise, according to the statistics departments of Ha Noi and HCM City.
Retailers offer special deals on school supplies
As the new school year approaches, producers and distributors of school supplies participating in the city's price stabilisation programme have increased supply and launched promotions to boost sales.
SBV yet to act on bitcoin exchange
It's been a week since the Viet Nam real-time bitcoin exchange was launched, but the public is yet to see the authorities take action against crypto-currencies as they had promised.
Stocks tumble on profit-taking
Stocks extended losses in yesterday's afternoon session on both stock exchanges as profit-taking pressure showed no sign of decline.
Ministry issues provisions on apartment building
The Ministry of Construction issued Circular No 03/2014/TT-BXD (February 20, 2014) and Circular No 05/2014/TT-BXD (May 9, 2014) on calculation of the area of an apartment and contributions to the fund for operational management of the commonly owned area of an apartment building based on the area of the apartment.
Water transport potential untapped
The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta's great waterway transport potential is being frittered away because of the failure to invest properly in developing it, experts told a seminar in Can Tho on Monday (July 21).
Shrimp exports to Germany soars
Viet Nam's shrimp exports to Germany saw robust growth in the first five months of 2014 with turnover of nearly US$51 million, up 92.7 percent from the previous year.
Good jobs hard to find for returning workers
Good jobs hard to find for returning workers

Thousands of workers struggle to find a suitable job after returning home to Viet Nam despite having good skills and experience of working abroad for years.

Less reliance on foreign imports
Less reliance on foreign imports

Viet Nam is a developing country, and it has lacked equip-ment and materials to improve infrastructure to develop a market for domestic consumption and exports because it lacked local suppliers.


China continues East Sea aggression China continues East Sea aggression

China continued to maintain its illegal presence and aggression in Vietnamese waters yesterday as more condemnation of its actions came from US and Philippine officials.

Single father's formula for mother's milk 6    Single father's formula for mother's milk

The baby began to cry just as the taxi started moving.Trinh Tuan was at a loss. He had no previous experience of taking care of any baby, and here he was, alone with his 14-day-old baby daughter for the first time, going home from the Tu Du Hospital in HCM City.

BIDV funds $53 million road in Laos 1    BIDV funds $53 million road in Laos

The Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam (BIDV) will lend US$53.16 million to Laos to help the country build a road in its northern province of Houaphanh.

Delta faces major water crisis Delta faces major water crisis

More efforts must be made to efficiently manage and use scarce water resources of the Mekong River as climate change and rapid development to produce electricity have threatened its sustainability.

Three guys, one camera, an Irish goal Three guys, one camera, an Irish goal

It has been difficult getting back to normal life for Iain McNamara and his peers after their one-year trip through 22 countries.