Major bank card networks announce official merger
Viet Nam National Financial Switching Joint Stock Co. (Banknetvn) and Smartlink Card Services Joint Stock Company (Smartlink) yesterday signed a contract to officially merge.
PM allows changes to industrial parks
Primer Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has permitted amendments to the development master plan for industrial parks in 31 provinces and cities.
Automobile imports near record high
The total import turnover of Completely Built-Up (CBU) automobiles in Viet Nam this year reached US$1.446 billion, which nearly matched the record level of $1.5 billion.
Coffee meets new standards
Around 19,000 coffee farmers in Viet Nam have adopted the international 4C (Common Code for Coffee Community) standards for sustainable production and trading with assistance from authorities and food giant Nestle.
State budget revenue surpasses goals
The State's budget revenue surpassed its yearly target, recorded at VND831.19 trillion (US$38.7 billion) as of December 22, Deputy Finance Minister Tran Xuan Ha announced on Wednesday.
Oil refinery exceeds annual targets
Binh Son Oil Refinery Co Ltd reported at a conference on Wednesday that it produced 5.81 million tonnes of oil this year, earning VND127.8 trillion (around US$6 billion) or 128 per cent of its yearly target.
Volatile oil price weighs on shares
Slumps of oil and gas shares pulled down both markets once again yesterday.
Top stock market highlights of 2014
The domestic securities journalist club yesterday selected the top most remarkable events of this year.
Can Tho enjoys $970m trade surplus
The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho recorded a $970 million trade surplus in 2014, according to the municipal Department of Planning and Investment.
Supply Chain Day to be organised in April
Following the success of World Supply Chain Day, which started in 2008, the Viet Nam Supply Chain Community plans to mark the day on April 16.
Quang Ninh to build $128m industrial park
Nam Tien Phong Industrial Park and Seaport will be built next year in the northern province of Quang Ninh.
Foreign currency lending to continue
Foreign currency lending to continue

The State Bank of Viet Nam will continue to allow credit institutions to give loans in foreign currencies to export companies and petrol wholesalers till the end of 2015.

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Russia economic gloom hurts tourism Russia economic gloom hurts tourism

The number of Russian tourists arriving in Viet Nam is expected to decline at the beginning of 2015, due to the devaluation of the ruble in Russia.

PM calls for police to remain vigilant 1    PM calls for police to remain vigilant

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday urged police nationwide to step up vigilance next year against the nefarious designs of hostile and criminal forces.

New detox policy sees theft decline 1    New detox policy sees theft decline

HCM City has seen a slight decrease in the number of thefts, robberies and drug sales two weeks after deciding to send drug addicts without a stable residence to two local centres, according to local police.

New sitcom draws teen viewers New sitcom draws teen viewers

5S Online, a popular new sitcom aimed at teenagers, demonstrates that the sitcom genre is catching on in Viet Nam.

Viet Nam faces forestry restructuring hurdles Viet Nam faces forestry restructuring hurdles

Viet Nam needs to tackle several major challenges in order to restructure its forestry sector, said Nguyen Xuan Quat, a professor at the Research Institute for Sustainable Forest Management and Forest Certification.