Good jobs hard to find for returning workers
Thousands of workers struggle to find a suitable job after returning home to Viet Nam despite having good skills and experience of working abroad for years.
Bank sector hopes of bolstering capital dashed
At their annual shareholders meetings last year many banks agreed to increase their capital this year to improve their financial capacity and cope with the imminent competition arising out of the banking sector restructure.
City boosts exports despite China trade difficulties
Despite the continuing economic turmoil, HCM City achieved significant growth in exports in the first half and targets more growth in the second.
Banks on prowl for retail finance companies
At shareholders' meetings this year many banks unveiled plans to acquire finance companies to take advantage of their retail business and boost lending.
Foreign investment forecast to hold steady
Local agencies expect that foreign-direct investment (FDI) for 2014 will reach the same volume of last year, as major FDI projects are slated to be signed in the second half of the year.
Banks eye bonds to capitalise on low rates
After companies, it is now the turn of banks to issue bonds to take advantage of the low interest-rate regime to raise funds and also, in some cases, increase tier II capital to achieve capital adequacy.
Foreign investment helps revive housing market
Liberal policies and incentives from the Government and huge foreign investment are gradually pulling the property market out of its long slump.
Will formula milk price caps benefit consumers?
In late April the finance ministry examined the country's five largest formula milk producers and decided to cap the prices of the 25 most popular products in an attempt to protect consumers.
Companies hit by rioting return to operations
After shuttering due to violence during protests against China's illegal positioning of an oil rig in Viet Nam's exclusive economic zone and continental shelf in early May, most companies at industrial parks and export processing zones in HCM City, Binh Duong and Dong Nai have resumed normal operations.
Since mid-April businesses have been able to borrow more easily from banks, many of which have cut both deposit and lending interest rates in addition to launching several preferential credit programmes.
HCM City continues to attract investment
Despite the global economic turmoil, HCM City has been attracting more and more investment from both overseas and domestic sources, indicated by the rising numbers of newly-established firms and capital.

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