VN targets $300b in export value
Viet Nam aims to achieve an average annual export growth rate of 11 to 12 per cent during the 2015-20 period to achieve US$300 billion in export value by 2020.
Vietnamese tea exports decrease
Fall in tea exports is putting pressure on the tea industry to enhance product quality amid rapid international integration associated with growing harsh competition.
Domestic retail sales increase 10.1 per cent
Total retail sales of Viet Nam's goods and services reached VND2,116.67 trillion (US$94 billion), a 10.1 per cent increase over the same period last year, or 9.1 per cent if inflation is excluded.
VNA Dreamliner lands in London
Vietnam Airlines' first Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner, with the airline's new corporate identity and brand image, landed at Heathrow Airport in London on Tuesday, marking the airport as its first international destination.
Property sales survive ghost month
Despite local taboos associated with buying houses in the seventh month of the lunar calendar, property transactions have not seen the usual lull this year.
Red River Delta attracts more foreign investment
The Song Hong (Red River) Delta region was able to attract US$5.68 billion in foreign-direct investment (FDI) in the first eight months of this year, accounting for 42.6 per cent of the total FDI that the country attracted.
VN to raise funds through bond market
Viet Nam aims to have bonds outstanding worth 38 per cent of the gross domestic product by 2020, State Treasury's Deputy General Director Tran Kim Van said early this week.
Investors offload HAG shares
Nearly 26 million shares of the Hoang Anh Gia Lai Group (HAG), worth VND390.5 billion (US$17.4 million), were traded via negotiations during the HCM Stock Exchange's last two sessions.
VN shares fall after short surge
Vietnamese shares fell yesterday, ending a four-day surge, as a drop in global oil prices undermined the country's energy companies.
South Korean firms want free-trade deals ratified
Forty-two business associations of the Republic of Korea (RoK) have called for quick approval of free trade agreements (FTAs) with Viet Nam, China and New Zealand to help boost exports.
Many aircraft need registering in VN
Aircraft owned by Vietnamese organisations or individuals and those lease-purchased or leased without crews for 24 months or longer must be registered as Vietnamese to operate in Viet Nam.
Crab prices fall to their lowest in decades
Crab prices fall to their lowest in decades

Crab breeders in the Mekong province of Ca Mau are worried about imminent losses due to the relentless fall in the prices of the crustacean. The main reason for the 30-40 per cent price decline in recent months is that Chinese traders have stoppedbuying.

Decision to ensure high quality bio-fuel supplies
Decision to ensure high quality bio-fuel supplies

From December this year E5 bio-fuel made by adding ethanol will be produced and sold nationwide, according to the Prime Minister's Decision 53/2012/QD – TTg on the road map for using E5 petrol.

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A tiring push for success seen as doomed to fail A tiring push for success seen as doomed to fail

It is just after seven in the evening when Nguyen Minh Trung gets home. It's been a long day, more than 12 hours, in fact, and he's exhausted.

Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh

Wiping sweat from his forehead, 36-year-old Trinh Duc Sang took big strides along a road covered with muddy coal sludge and dirt to the place that was his home until just three weeks ago. He climbed a rickety ladder that buckled under his weight to reach his neigh-bour's house overlooking a creek. From there, he crossed into his old home.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam 1    Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam

Pham Ba Lu swore thousands of times that he "would not live under the same sky as the United States".

Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA

Nearly 9 million people in Viet Nam, or 10 per cent of the population, suffer from mental disorders, including 2.5 per cent with serious mental illnesses under social protection.

Planning sector needs much simplification Planning sector needs much simplification

Over the years, a total of 71 legal documents and ordinances and 73 decrees have been enacted by the National Assembly and the Government to regulate planning in Viet Nam.