Housing stimulus needs released
Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has asked commercial banks to act fast and remove impediments to disbursement of the VND30 trillion (US$1.5 billion) housing stimulus package introduced by the government.
Pepper exports expected to remain high this year
The Viet Nam Pepper Association expects pepper exports to remain stable at high levels this year, amounting to 130,000 tonnes in volume and earning US$900 million.
Fresh off the lot
The Vina Mazda company, a subsidiary of Mazda at the Quang Nam-based Chu Lai - Truong Hai Complex , has exported the first batch of 25 Mazda cars to Laos. The company expects to export about 300 cars to regional countries, such as Laos , Cambodia and Myanmar this year.
State Budget collection in the capital city fell by about VND10 trillion (US$476.1 million) during the first half of the year due to the Government's preferential policies on tax exemptions, reductions and extensions.
Inaccurate and sloppy labelling are common mistakes Vietnamese firms make when exporting food to the US, and they end up paying a price for them, a conference on exporting food and drugs to the US held in HCM City yesterday heard.
Piecing it together
Japanese investor Tokai Kogyo inaugurated its Vietnam Tokai factory in Da Nang yesterday. With a total capital of US$10 million, the factory produces auto parts to export to the Southeast Asian market and international brands such as Toyota, Honda and Nissan.
The State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) asked all of its branches and local credit institutions to strengthen their forex management in order to further stabilise the local forex market.
As the economy continues its downward trend, companies are finding competition - and copyright regulations - have become tighter.
The People's Committee of southern Binh Duong Province has approved a project to establish a modern logistics centre that will boost entrepot trade in the 2015–20 period.
Viet Nam and Laos businesses gathered at a trade exchange in Vientiane, Laos yesterday seeking cooperation and investment partners and opportunities.
Mitsui company plans to seek an investment opportunity at Da Nang's Hi-Tech Park and Information Technology Park, Ha Noi branch manager of Mitsui, Kazutaka Kiuchi, said.

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Confiscated bikes set for charity sale Confiscated bikes set for charity sale

The National Traffic Safety Committee plans to sell motorbikes and bicycles driving on expressways that have been banned for their use.

Cycling race escort dies in accident Cycling race escort dies in accident

A member of a motorbike escort group for the Binh Duong Open International Women's Bike Race died yesterday after being hit by a motorbike tour group.

Vietnamese cuisine book journeys out of 5-star resort's kitchen Vietnamese cuisine book journeys out of 5-star resort's kitchen

The five-star Furama Resort has released a 120-page cookbook titled A Journey Through Viet Nam's Cuisine, featuring recipes from the resort's culinary library.

HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels

A series of activities on climate change and energy have been launched by 350.org Viet Nam aimed at raising people's awareness about the threat of a carbon bubble.

Da Nang to teach archipelago history Da Nang to teach archipelago history

The history of Da Nang and its relationship with the Hoang Sa Archipelago (Paracel Islands) will be introduced into the curricula at secondary and high schools in the central coastal city this year, officials have announced.