Ministry gives social housing another push
The Ministry of Construction recently asked local authorities nationwide to quicken the building of social housing, in a bid to comply with the national housing development strategy.
New criteria needed to classify SOEs
It is necessary to tweak the criteria for classification of State-owned enterprises (SOEs) to speed up their equitisation and improve their efficiency, a workshop in Ha Noi yesterday heard.
The UK's Amec Foster Wheeler Energy Limited (Foster Wheeler) has been hired to outline a master plan for the project to expand and upgrade the Dung Quat Oil Refinery in the central coastal province of Quang Ngai, which is expected to increase its capacity to 8.5 million tonnes per year.
The agro, fishery and forestry export value, in the first eight months of 2015, fell by 4.8 per cent over the same period last year to US$19.31 billion.
Transactions in the inter-bank market increased significantly over the last week due to rising demand, the State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) reported.
Autumn Online Shopping Day, a part of Online Friday to be held on December 4, started yesterday.
Property-guarantee barriers remain despite new circular
Issues relating to banking guarantees for future property purchases remain, even though Article 56 of the Law on Real Estate Business came into effect two months ago.
More institutional reforms were needed to help the Vietnamese economy maintain its momentum, a conference in Ha Noi was told yesterday.
Shares climb on oil, gas growth
Shares rose yesterday on the two exchanges, propped up by oil and gas companies' sharp growth.
Most HNX firms see profit in Q2
About 86 per cent of the 357 listed companies on the Ha Noi Stock Exchange (HNX) made profits in the second quarter of this year.
The State Securities Commission (SSC) on Thursday approved Sai Gon Securities Incorporate (SSI)'s decision to raise foreign ownership in the company's capital to 100 per cent from September.
Viet kieu, foreigners invest in homes
Viet kieu, foreigners invest in homes

The changes to the housing law allowing foreigners and Viet kieu (overseas Vietnamese) to buy houses in Viet Nam (from July 1) has had an impact on the housing market.

ICT companies call for level playing field
ICT companies call for level playing field

Viet Nam is currently one of the world's biggest exporters of electronics and ICT products, but the electronics supporting industry is mainly driven by foreign businesses.

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Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh

Wiping sweat from his forehead, 36-year-old Trinh Duc Sang took big strides along a road covered with muddy coal sludge and dirt to the place that was his home until just three weeks ago. He climbed a rickety ladder that buckled under his weight to reach his neigh-bour's house overlooking a creek. From there, he crossed into his old home.

Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane

The national flagship carrier Vietnam Airlines held a ceremony on July 2 to receive its first Airbus 350-900 aircraft and announce its upgrade service quality programme and new brand identifying system, marking a major step in bringing the airline into the international arena.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam 1    Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam

Pham Ba Lu swore thousands of times that he "would not live under the same sky as the United States".

Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA

Nearly 9 million people in Viet Nam, or 10 per cent of the population, suffer from mental disorders, including 2.5 per cent with serious mental illnesses under social protection.