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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PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties 4    PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung begins an official visit to India today, aiming to consolidate the strategic partnership between both countries and take it to new heights.

Law to ease real estate restrictions 1    Law to ease real estate restrictions

Most National Assembly members yesterday agreed that the amended Housing Law should allow more foreigners to be eligible to buy or own houses in Viet Nam.

National team in training ahead of AFC challenge 1    National team in training ahead of AFC challenge

The Japanese coach of Viet Nam's national football team, Toshyia Miura, says that fitness and tactics will be his priorities in a 10-day training camp in the southern province of Binh Duong.

Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long

Bear bile tourism in the northern province of Quang Ninh's Ha Long City has finally been shut down, according to the non-governmental organisation Education for Nature – Viet Nam (ENV).

Artist restores traditional values through paper Artist restores traditional values through paper

Artist Phan Hai Bang, who created a very special type of paper called truc chi, is now working with his team to bring back what he calls "old values" in a really big way.