Swiss back VN business reforms
Switzerland yesterday announced its continued support for a partnership between the Ministry of Planning and Investment and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) for reforming the country's business environment, saying it would provide US$4.75 million.
Foreign investors eye manufacturing
Foreign investment in manufacturing has increased significantly in HCM City and the neighboring provinces of Dong Nai and Binh Duong as international firms seek to take advantage of the country's accession to the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Circular outlines IT spending criteria
The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has issued Circular No. 01/2014/TT-BTTTT (February 20, 2014) that provides the criteria and list of domestic information technology (IT) products and services eligible for priority in investment and procurement using the state budget funds or funds originating in the state budget.
Unbaked brick makers face slow sales
Makers of bricks made of cement and industrial waste are finding it difficult to gain market access in Viet Nam, despite the environmental benefits and encouragement from the Government.
Vietinbank aims for Vinalines ports stake
Vietinbank, the second-largest bank by assets, would like Viet Nam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) to name it as a strategic investor at member ports after the initial public offerings (IPO).
Shares fall as investors rush to sell
Fears that the market will continue to decline further pushed investors into another sell-off.
SOEs' IPO failures reflect poor preparation
The poor first-quarter response to IPOs (Initial Public Offerings) launched by State-owned enterprises (SOEs) shows that they have not prepared well for their equitisation process, a VnExpress report said.
Long An receives US patents
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted patents to two special products of the southern Long An Province.
Work starts on Tuy Phong IZ
The construction of the Tuy Phong Industrial Zone was kicked off in the central province of Binh Thuan on Saturday.
Standard Chartered inks coffee deal
Standard Chartered Bank Viet Nam has signed an agreement for a US$22 million structured trade finance facility with Tin Nghia Corporation to fund the expansion of one of Viet Nam's leading coffee exporters.
VietJet to launch Phu Quoc service
For meeting the increasing demand during summer, VietJet will open a new route linking Ha Noi and southern Kien Giang province's Phu Quoc Island on May 28.
City leads partnership to develop supply chain

In the first quarter HCM City signed off on co-operation deals with southern and Mekong provinces to enable its businesses to invest in projects and create supply chains in those places.

Chartered accountants abide by code of ethics
Chartered accountants abide by code of ethics

Martin Turner, president of the Association of Chartered Certified Account-ants Global, shares his views with Viet Nam News on the code of ethics and standards in accounting as well as career orientation and professional development in the fields of accounting and auditing.

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Mekong summit calls for greater riparian co-operation Mekong summit calls for greater riparian co-operation

Mekong River riparian countries have improved co-operation since the first Mekong River Commission (MRC) summit held in Thailand four years ago, a senior Vietnamese official has said.

Viet Nam attempts to hold back deadly measles strain Viet Nam attempts to hold back deadly measles strain

The head of Viet Nam's General Department of Preventive Medicine, Tran Dac Phu, announced on Tuesday that the department would work to contain the outbreak of measles over the coming months.

Da Nang plans a greener future Da Nang plans a greener future

The central city of Da Nang will have a face-lift as it becomes a green city following the Prime Minister's decision on the city's adjusted master urban plan for 2030 and 2050.

Delta households face water shortage Delta households face water shortage

More than 377,000 people in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta face a fresh water shortage because of saline water intrusion in the area, according to the National Centre for Rural Clean Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation.

Ha Noi to host National Shooting Cup 1    Ha Noi to host National Shooting Cup

The National Shooting Cup is scheduled to take place in the Ha Noi-based National Sports Training Centre from April 16 to 24.