Ministry defends tax reforms
The calculation of time spent on filing taxes and making payments is based on World Bank criteria, with consultancies from Pricewaterhouse Coopers and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
Top brands receive recognition
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc urged Vietnamese businesses to improve their competitiveness, renew their technologies, increase productivity, and be creative to make the most of the ongoing international integration.
Domestic GDP likely to grow 6.5% in 2015
The National Financial Supervisory Commission (NFSC) reduced its forecast of inflation to below 2 per cent while forecasting gross domestic product (GDP) growth at 6.5 per cent for 2015.
Experts optimistic about consumer finance industry
Consumer credit is expected to grow strongly in Viet Nam thanks to the many advantages the country possesses, economists have said.
Vietnamese shrimp exports to UK rise
Since May, the United Kingdom (UK) has become the leading market for Vietnamese shrimp exports in the European Union with impressive growth, although exports to other markets have slumped.
Chemical sector restructuring to boost exports
The chemical industry was under an overhaul with an aim to boost exports of high value products.
Foreign divestments still hitting VN shares
Vietnamese stocks may not see significant improvements this week, as the local market faces large-scale divestments by foreign investors from local companies, brokerage firms wrote in their weekly reports.
TV ads most trusted in Viet Nam
Television, magazine and newspaper ads continue to be among the most trusted forms of paid advertising in Viet Nam, according to a report issued by market research firm Nielsen on Wednesday.
City plans massive special economic zone
HCM City plans to set up a special economic zone spread over the four districts of 7, Binh Chanh, Nha Be, and Can Gio to develop its maritime economy and logistics industry.
MoIT under pressure to reach export target
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) will have to take more measures in the remaining months of the year to meet the annual export target of US$165 billion in 2015.
VN property market still recovering
Viet Nam's economic recovery in the third quarter and the amended laws on Housing and Real Estate Trading have facilitated the recovery of the country's real estate markets.
HCM City cracks down on delays
HCM City cracks down on delays

The recent decision by HCM City authorities to revoke 298 development projects, mainly public works, reveals a determination to take stronger measures against delays.

South Korea plans to boost food exports to VN
South Korea plans to boost food exports to VN

Viet Nam and South Korea signed a free trade agree-ment (FTA) in May and it will take effect next year. Trade between the two countries, including in food products, is expected to soar.


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.

Doctors treat patients for free at clinic in Ha Noi Doctors treat patients for free at clinic in Ha Noi

For more than 20 years, Dang Thi Nhan, 67, has been waking up about 30 minutes earlier each day to bake cakes or prepare tea for two retired doctors in a clinic near her house in Ha Noi's Giap Bat Ward.

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".

Water resources, eroding land need saving Water resources, eroding land need saving

Water management has become a major topic of discussion in recent years among Viet Nam's lawmakers, experts and society. The country has been struggling to deal with water-related issues such as a rising sea level, land subsidence and saline intrusion in the Mekong Delta. Lawmakers and experts shared their views on water management with Viet Nam News reporters Thu Van and Hoang Anh.