Motorbike users in HCM City will have to pay a road maintenance fee from next year if a recent proposal by the Department of Transport is passed by the People's Council at its session in September.
Thai firm snaps up Metro, eyes VN market
Thailand's Beri Juker Public Co. Ltd (BJC) signed a deal earlier this month to buy the Viet Nam operations of Germany wholesaler Metro for US$876 million.
MoF seeks to change gambling rules
Vietnamese aged 21 and above will be allowed to enter casinos – which are now off-limits to them – if a draft decree by the Ministry of Finance is approved.
Decree stipulates network marketing rules
When multi-level marketer Nuskin Viet Nam launched its business in Viet Nam over a year ago Dang Ngoc Thanh of HCM City's Tan Binh District started participating in some of its programmes in the hope of becoming its member.
Rising rice prices thrill Mekong Delta farmers
The recent rice export contracts won by some companies forced rice prices up in late July and made the market in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta very busy to farmers' delight.
VAMC looks to find foreign buyers for bad debts
Thanks to concerted efforts by the Viet Nam Asset Management Company (VAMC) and commercial banks, the former has so far bought around VND50 trillion (US$2.4 billion) worth of bad debts and plans to increase that to VND70-100 trillion by year-end.
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.

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President leads tribute to war hero who stood up to colonialism 1    President leads tribute to war hero who stood up to colonialism

President Truong Tan Sang yesterday attended a ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the death of Truong Dinh, a national hero in the war against the French, in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang.

Viet Nam topple Japan in int'l Robocon finals Viet Nam topple Japan in int'l Robocon finals

The Lac Hong University Robocon team yesterday triumphed over their Japanese rival to take out this year's International Robocon contest in Pune, India.

How to eat to beat the heat: lessons from Asian tradition 2    How to eat to beat the heat: lessons from Asian tradition

At a recent English conversation get-together, I chose the topic - How to beat the heat? I also chose a second topic - Ways to calm down when one gets hot-headed.

Government refuses to give preferential policies to Vinalines in debt restructuring Government refuses to give preferential policies to Vinalines in debt restructuring

The Vietnamese Government will not make any preferential policies to support the Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) during its restructuring plan.

Vietnamese lions to roar again Vietnamese lions to roar again

In the near future, foreign-style stone lions with fierce looks, large paws and sharp teeth are expected to be removed from relics, pagodas and temples throughout the country.