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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Singaporeans unite to help scammed Vietnamese tourist Singaporeans unite to help scammed Vietnamese tourist

The assistance that Singaporeans gave a Vietnamese tourist who was scammed when he bought an iPhone 6 in Singapore has earned much attention and applause from Vietnamese newspapers and netizens.

Old apartments remain in state of disrepair Old apartments remain in state of disrepair

There are more than 1,500 old apartment buildings at risk of collapse across Viet Nam, but in the last decade, only five per cent were rebuilt.

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Authorities in central Quang Binh Province have given the go ahead for a highly controversial cable car system connecting various sites in the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to the world's biggest cave, Son Doong.

Edward Scissorhands among free outdoor films Edward Scissorhands among free outdoor films

Saigon Outcast will hold two free Thursday outdoor film screenings this month.

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A 10 per cent tax on the online gaming industry recently proposed by the Ministry of Finance aims to address the connection between the increase in gaming addiction and game-related crimes among youngsters by charging them more to fuel their addiction.