Trade sees $1.87b deficit in first half of May
Viet Nam exported US$6.32 billion worth of commodities in the first half of May, a decrease of 9.5 per cent compared over the previous fortnight, the General Department of Customs reported.
Central Highlands highway upgrades to cost $3b
Nearly VND65 trillion (US$3 billion) would be poured into a dozen road investment projects across the Central Highlands by 2020 to promote socio-economic development in the region, the Steering Committee for the Central Highlands has announced.
VN to create prominent rice brand
Viet Nam is aiming to develop a Vietnamese rice brand that would become the world's leading rice by 2030, according to a project approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung last week.
Thanh Hoa strives to attract EZ funds
The central province of Thanh Hoa is looking to boost domestic investment in the Nghi Son Economic Zone (EZ).
S Africa hopes to bridge VN trade gap
South Africa wants to expand investment and trade ties but narrow its trade deficit with Viet Nam, a visiting business delegation from that country told a meeting in HCM City yesterday.
HCM City stocks up on toys for kids' day
HCM City is gearing up to celebrate the International Children's Day, June 1, by filling its supermarkets and shops with all kinds of toys and fun activities for children.
Stocks climb on renewed confidence
The nation's stocks surged yesterday as investors raised their confidence in the market.
BIDV closes Mekong Housing Bank merger
The merger between the Mekong Housing Bank and the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam was completed yesterday.
Industry, trade fair opens in Da Nang
An industry and trade fair is taking place in Da Nang with the participation of more than 140 domestic enterprises.
Agribank receives service excellence award
The Viet Nam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Agribank) has been awarded the 2014 Prize for Excellence in Payment Quality by the US's Wells Fargo Bank.
VietJet, VNPT to co-operate on telecommunications
VietJet and the Viet Nam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) will co-operate in areas such as air transport, telecommunications and multimedia entertainment services on the carrier's aircrafts.
Inward remittances continue to rise in HCM City
Inward remittances continue to rise in HCM City

Overseas Vietnamese have sent home remittances of US$1.4 billion through HCM City-based banks in the first four months of this year, a year-on-year increase of 19.6 per cent.

VN-South Korea FTA: A chance to develop firms
VN-South Korea FTA: A chance to develop firms

The Viet Nam - South Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed on May 5 is expected to bring positive effects to many of the countries' economic fields.

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Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier

Seventy-nine-year-old former Vietnamese commando Lam Son Nao still feels uncomfortable whenever he thinks about the moment he tried to recover 84 kilos of explosives that had been left near the USNS Core aircraft carrier.

When festivals lose sight of the people 1    When festivals lose sight of the people

Last year I visited George Town in Penang, Malaysia. I was excited to find a lot of similarities between it and my hometown, Hue.

Cultural events lead to fireworks competition 1    Cultural events lead to fireworks competition

An International cuisine event will be held in the central city as a lead up to this weekend's scheduled seventh Da Nang International Fireworks Competition, a contest between teams representing five countries.

Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS 1    Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS

Da Nang plans to use the geographic information system (GIS) in the city's public tree management work, the municipal People's Committee spokesman Vo Van Thuong said.

Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys

The Nghe An Province's environmental crimes division said this morning that it has detained a man for allegedly trafficking monkeys following a tip-off.