VN posts $3.7b trade deficit
Viet Nam had a trade deficit of US$3.7 billion in the first half of this year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
Vinamilk seeks less State ownership
Vietnam Dairy Joint Stock Company (Vinamilk) wants to reduce State owner-ship in enterprises after equitisation to create conditions to increase their self-manage-ment and competitiveness for further development.
Purchasing power rises due to macro recovery, low CPI
The purchasing power of Viet Nam posted a four-year high in the first half of this year due to low inflation.
Food, fisheries exports decline
Viet Nam saw a 2.8 per cent year-on-year reduction in the export value of agricultural, fish-eries, and forestry products to record US$14.42 billion during the first half of 2015.
Quang Binh seeks $1b for 35 projects
Central province Quang Binh will call for investments worth VND23.4 trillion (US$1.08 billion) in 35 key projects in the commerce and tourism sectors at an investment promotion conference in August.
Decree expands foreign ownership ratio
The Government issued Decree No. 60/2015/ND-CP on June 26, 2015, to amend Government Decree No. 58/2012/ND-CP (20 July 2012) implementing the Law on Securities - and its amendment.
Selling pressure ends early gains
Market rallies slowed down towards the end of yesterday's session on growing profit-taking pressure.
Buyers line up for Lotus Residences townhouses
Buyers have paid deposits for about 70 per cent of Van Lien's (Lotus Residences) townhouses that were put on the first sale on June 28, project investor BIM Group said.
VN footwear tops Brazil market
Viet Nam has become the largest footwear exporter to Brazil, accounting for 52.8 per cent of that country's market share.
PetroVietnam launches two key projects on Phu Quoc
The Viet Nam National Oil and Gas Group, better known as PetroVietnam, on Sunday launched a synthetic oil service port system and a bonded fuel warehouse on Phu Quoc Island in the southern province of Kien Giang.
Foreign arrivals continue to fall
International arrivals to Viet Nam declined for the 13th consecutive month in June, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
State SOEs told to sell up
State SOEs told to sell up

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has directed ministries, sectors, as well as State-owned groups and corporations to complete the withdrawal of their capital from non-core businesses by this year end.

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VN smartphone hits shops 1    VN smartphone hits shops

Bkav Corporation yesterday launched the first made-in-Vietnam smartphone, Bphone, which was in development for more than four years.

CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security 2    CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security

The Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam (CAAV) has issued a plan for better management and prevention of theft of passengers' baggage and cargo, and to ensure aviation security.

Son makes Dad prize wheelchair 1    Son makes Dad prize wheelchair

Le Van Hoa works through his lunchtime at a workshop at the Hue College of Industry every day, despite the extreme heat. He is finalising an electric wheelchair designed for his father who was paralysed in a motorbike accident 12 years ago.

US show to shoot secret cave special 1    US show to shoot secret cave special

The American television network ABC (American Broadcasting Company) will make a live broadcast of a Good Morning America programme featuring one Viet Nam's natural wonders.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.