Securities shares likely to lead market
Securities shares are expected to lead the market this week following Decree 60 which allows foreign investors to increase their stakes in Vietnamese public listed companies, according to analysts.
HCM City on path to hit growth target
HCM City has managed to remain on the growth path this year, city authorities noted at a meeting to review socio-economic performance in the first half of the year.
Businesses move into farms slowly
Private enterprises have succeeded with their agricultural investments, but their progress still lags behind their true potential and the demand for development in the sector, a conference was told in Ha Noi yesterday.
World Bank funds food safety
The World Bank's Board of Governors approved an additional fund of US$45 million for a project ‘Improving the competitive capability and food safety' in Vietnam on June 27.
Ha Noi exchange opens electronic bond trading
The Ha Noi Stock Exchange has launched an electronic bond trading system (E-BTS). The new system, opened last Thursday, is expected to further facilitate access and trade by domestic and foreign investors in Viet Nam's bond market.
Vietnamese tea needs to have world certification
Viet Nam's tea producers should meet Fairtrade International's certification standards to increase the competitive quality of tea products and improve their export value, said experts.
FDI for State projects to face strong scrutiny
The supervision of foreign-invested projects in Viet Nam will become tighter if a draft decree of the Ministry of Planning and Investment is approved.
Land rents continue to soar
Land rents are rising too quickly, according to members of the business community who met in Ha Noi at a conference entitled "Property Rights and Enterprise Development".
Property firms lure Japanese expats
The Japanese population offers a reliable source of current and future demand for short- and long-term accommodations, with growing interest among Japanese companies to open units in Viet Nam.
Ha Noi to develop IT hub in Long Bien
The Ha Noi People's Committee has submitted to the Prime Minister a plan to set up a VND10.5 trillion (US$481 million) information technology hub in Long Bien District.
VN urged to tap China trade, investment
China is expected to import more than $10 trillion in goods and services and invest $500 billion abroad in the next five years, offering opportunities for Viet Nam and other countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
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.


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.