Phu Quoc airport to hand out value-added tax refunds
International tourists will receive value-added tax (VAT) refunds on goods they purchase in Viet Nam at one more airport, the Phu Quoc International Airport in the southern Kien Giang province.
Most major infrastructure projects in Ha Noi are behind schedule and unlikely to be completed on time, a project review meeting attended by top city leaders concluded yesterday.
Steps towards the creation of the My Thuan 2 Bridge, connecting the Trung Luong My Thuan Can Tho expressway over the Mekong Delta Tien River, are underway.
Foreign purchases lift VN stocks
Stocks posted substantial gains yesterday on the two exchanges, thanks to strong buys by foreign investors.
FPT Corp tops VN30 in revenues
Among the top 30 largest firms in terms of capitalisation and equity, the FPT Corporation (FPT) had the top revenue, which increased by 22 per cent over 2013 to VND50.3 trillion (US$2.4 billion).
The Government raised more than VND24.5 trillion (US$1.15 billion) from bonds on the primary market in February, a drop of 12.2 per cent from January, the Ha Noi Stock Exchange reported.
Viet Nam should help write global regulations: PM Dung
Viet Nam should actively join the international community in shaping common playing rules, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said yesterday, arguing that this was in the best short and long-term interests of the nation.
Although Viet Nam saw its consumer price index slip in February due to plunging oil prices, purchasing power surged during the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday.
Viet Nam is one of the leading countries championing the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), the country's Minister of Industry and Trade said.
Viet Nam, Laos okay zero tariffs on most traded goods
Tariffs are scheduled to be eliminated on more than 95 per cent of goods between Viet Nam and Laos. A document to this effect was signed by Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang and his Lao counterpart Khemmani Pholsena on March 3 in Vientiane, Laos. It replaces the 1998 trade agreement.
Rice prices in the domestic market have increased after the Government's last week decision to buy and stockpile 1 million tonnes of rice.
Businesses hope for State reforms in 2015
Businesses hope for State reforms in 2015

The local business community in Viet Nam is hoping that this will be breakthrough year in terms of reforming economic institutions and administrative procedures.

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Confiscated bikes set for charity sale Confiscated bikes set for charity sale

The National Traffic Safety Committee plans to sell motorbikes and bicycles driving on expressways that have been banned for their use.

Cycling race escort dies in accident Cycling race escort dies in accident

A member of a motorbike escort group for the Binh Duong Open International Women's Bike Race died yesterday after being hit by a motorbike tour group.

Vietnamese cuisine book journeys out of 5-star resort's kitchen Vietnamese cuisine book journeys out of 5-star resort's kitchen

The five-star Furama Resort has released a 120-page cookbook titled A Journey Through Viet Nam's Cuisine, featuring recipes from the resort's culinary library.

HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels

A series of activities on climate change and energy have been launched by 350.org Viet Nam aimed at raising people's awareness about the threat of a carbon bubble.

Da Nang to teach archipelago history Da Nang to teach archipelago history

The history of Da Nang and its relationship with the Hoang Sa Archipelago (Paracel Islands) will be introduced into the curricula at secondary and high schools in the central coastal city this year, officials have announced.