VN economy improving: CBRE
Viet Nam's GDP grew 5.62 per cent in the first nine months of 2014, along with accelerating foreign investment that increased exports and manufacturing, according to a report released by CBRE Viet Nam.
Tech show
The latest machinery and equipment are on display at the 14th Vietnam International Textile & Garment Industry Exhibition, which opened yesterday in HCM City.
Textile, garment exports seen hitting $25b in 2014
Garment and textile exports are expected to rise by 15-16 per cent this year to between US$24.5 billion and 25 billion, according to the Viet Nam Textile and Apparel Association.
Customs mechanism in spotlight
Viet Nam should widen the application of its pre-classification customs mechanism, as it could serve as a foundation for the country to promote international trade.
Viet Nam-US trade could approach $35b
Trade between Viet Nam and the US continues to expand in spite of domestic and international economic difficulties.
Bonds to be issued in global roadshow
Viet Nam has mandated Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Standard Chartered to arrange a global bond roadshow after a four-year break, according to the globalcapital.com website.
VN urged to step up reforms
Viet Nam should perfect its market economy institution and accelerate administrative reform to increase its national competitiveness in order to maximise the benefits of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) once it is established in 2015, a conference heard in Ha Noi on Tuesday.
Agroforestry, seafood exports bring in $2.28b
Viet Nam earned more than US$2.28 billion from agroforestry and seafood exports in October, raising total export turnover in the first 10 months of 2014 to $25.39 billion.
Stocks extend rallies after interest rate cut
News of an interest rate cut continued to help lift the market yesterday as both stock exchanges advanced for the second day.
Mekong product club debuts
Over 150 regional products from local enterprises were displayed at the launch ceremony of the Mekong Special Product Club (MekongSP Club) in the southern city of Can Tho on Tuesday.
Binh Duong runs trade surplus
The southern province of Binh Duong recorded a trade surplus of more than US$2.3 billion during the first 10 months of 2014.
Long road ahead for Long Thanh Airport funding
Long road ahead for Long Thanh Airport funding

French company ADPi, a fully-owned subsidiary of the Aeroports de Paris Group (ADP), has said it did not promise to invest US$2 billion in building a new international airport in Dong Nai Province as claimed by a local official last week.

IFC official touts private sector benefits
IFC official touts private sector benefits

Viet Nam should take further steps to equitise State-owned enterprises (SOEs) and create ideal conditions for the private sector to flourish, according to Vivek Pathak, the International Finance Corporation's director for East Asia and the Pacific who visited Ha Noi last week. Pathak said the private sector was the engine that will get the country back on track towards robust economic growth.

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PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties 4    PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung begins an official visit to India today, aiming to consolidate the strategic partnership between both countries and take it to new heights.

Law to ease real estate restrictions 1    Law to ease real estate restrictions

Most National Assembly members yesterday agreed that the amended Housing Law should allow more foreigners to be eligible to buy or own houses in Viet Nam.

National team in training ahead of AFC challenge 1    National team in training ahead of AFC challenge

The Japanese coach of Viet Nam's national football team, Toshyia Miura, says that fitness and tactics will be his priorities in a 10-day training camp in the southern province of Binh Duong.

Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long

Bear bile tourism in the northern province of Quang Ninh's Ha Long City has finally been shut down, according to the non-governmental organisation Education for Nature – Viet Nam (ENV).

Artist restores traditional values through paper Artist restores traditional values through paper

Artist Phan Hai Bang, who created a very special type of paper called truc chi, is now working with his team to bring back what he calls "old values" in a really big way.