Pottery, porcelain exports increase
High demand has led to an increase in Viet Nam's pottery and porcelain exports in the early months of 2014, reported Viet Nam General Department of Customs.
New ASEAN community offers export opportunities
The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) would bring challenges, as well as improved export opportunities for Viet Nam when the AEC is formed in 2015, according to experts.
Countries in the Middle East have great potential for further trade cooperation with Viet Nam as bilateral trade volume has increased sharply since 2010, said Tran Quang Huy, Head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade's Africa, West and South Asian Market Department.
The Investment Promotion Centre under Ha Noi's Department of Planning and Investment and Forval Vietnam jointly launched the Japan Desk last week to assist Japanese investors in the city.
The Vietnamese automobile market saw impressive sales of cars with 10 seats and below, trucks and commercial vehicles in March.
E-commerce sector rapidly expanding
Vietnamese e-commerce sales are expected to hit more than US$4 billion in 2015, thanks to growing internet users, reports the Viet Nam E-commerce and Information Technology Agency (VECITA).
Intel Viet Nam yesterday in Ha Noi introduced a new generation e-book, which is expected to create a foundation for a revamp in the education system.
Viet Nam's Bkav Internet Security Corporation on April 16 launched an Internet-based over-the-top (OTT) application which allows users to make free phone calls and messages.
Many experts have stressed that ministries and local government offices need to hire IT service providers to manage their computer systems, rather than attempting to build and maintain their own – a practice that is currently widespread.
The US Vidyo Inc. and FPT Telecom of the FPT giant software are offering Vidyo services and solutions aimed at mass deployment, including in Vietnamese businesses and government agencies.
GE ecomagination and Aramco Entrepreneurship have launched an open global technology challenge to accelerate the development of solutions focused on improving the energy efficiency of seawater desalination.
City leads partnership to develop supply chain

In the first quarter HCM City signed off on co-operation deals with southern and Mekong provinces to enable its businesses to invest in projects and create supply chains in those places.

Chartered accountants abide by code of ethics
Chartered accountants abide by code of ethics

Martin Turner, president of the Association of Chartered Certified Account-ants Global, shares his views with Viet Nam News on the code of ethics and standards in accounting as well as career orientation and professional development in the fields of accounting and auditing.

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Mekong summit calls for greater riparian co-operation Mekong summit calls for greater riparian co-operation

Mekong River riparian countries have improved co-operation since the first Mekong River Commission (MRC) summit held in Thailand four years ago, a senior Vietnamese official has said.

Viet Nam attempts to hold back deadly measles strain Viet Nam attempts to hold back deadly measles strain

The head of Viet Nam's General Department of Preventive Medicine, Tran Dac Phu, announced on Tuesday that the department would work to contain the outbreak of measles over the coming months.

Da Nang plans a greener future Da Nang plans a greener future

The central city of Da Nang will have a face-lift as it becomes a green city following the Prime Minister's decision on the city's adjusted master urban plan for 2030 and 2050.

Delta households face water shortage Delta households face water shortage

More than 377,000 people in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta face a fresh water shortage because of saline water intrusion in the area, according to the National Centre for Rural Clean Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation.

Ha Noi to host National Shooting Cup 1    Ha Noi to host National Shooting Cup

The National Shooting Cup is scheduled to take place in the Ha Noi-based National Sports Training Centre from April 16 to 24.