Report outlines forecasts for 2015 economic performance
Inflation this year will fluctuate at about 3 per cent due to adjustments in public services, taxes and fees, the Viet Nam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR) has forecast.
Firms actively seek power savings
Businesses are looking to save power to lower expenses and avoid increasing prices after the cost of electricity rose 7.5 per cent in mid-March.
City seeks NA nod for Metro 5
The HCM City administration wants the Government to seek approval from the National Assembly for Metro Line No 5 linking Bay Hien Intersection in Tan Binh District with Sai Gon Bridge in Binh Thanh District.
Viet Nam, RoK sign free trade pact
Viet Nam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) have officially signed a free trade agreement (FTA) after over two years of negotiations, which will help Viet Nam's exports to enjoy new opportunities thanks to strong commitments from the RoK to open its market.
Foreign household appliances overwhelm domestic market
Vietnamese household-appliance companies are concerned that ASEAN-imported products will dominate the local market, especially in traditional markets and supermarkets, in the near future.
Import tariffs on oil products slashed again
Viet Nam continued reducing import taxes on oil products, beginning April 4, according to the Ministry of Finance.
Domestic credit growth climbs to three-year high
Viet Nam's credit growth rate reached 2.78 per cent in the first four months this year – the highest in three years, according to the National Finance Supervision Council (NFSC).
MoIT aims to increase exports of agro-fishery-forestry products
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) will promote cooperation with other ministries and sectors to increase exports in the farming, forestry and fishery sectors, said an official of the ministry.
Gov't to impose import tax on PSF
Import tax on polyester staple fibre (PSF) might be increased from zero to 2 per cent, as the Ministry of Industry and Trade has proposed to encourage domestic production.
Shares rebound, led by blue chips
Stocks rebounded yesterday afternoon after a hard fall on Monday, lifting both stock indices in the two markets.
New tea production model aids ethnic minorities
It is hot, although it is still very early in the morning, and a group of ethnic minority women are already at work, picking tender tea leaves on a mountainside in the northern province of Lai Chau.
Gov't eyes private investment in railways
Gov't eyes private investment in railways

At a meeting a fortnight ago Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang revealed that property giant Vingroup had offered to buy Ha Noi, Sai Gon, and Da Nang railway stations and replace them with modern stations elsewhere in the three cities to ease pressure on their downtown areas.

VN needs only five big banks
VN needs only five big banks

Keith PogsonViet Nam should have only five major banks that provide financial services and support domestic businesses, as well as effectively compete with foreign banks, which are about to enter the country.


Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier

Seventy-nine-year-old former Vietnamese commando Lam Son Nao still feels uncomfortable whenever he thinks about the moment he tried to recover 84 kilos of explosives that had been left near the USNS Core aircraft carrier.

When festivals lose sight of the people 1    When festivals lose sight of the people

Last year I visited George Town in Penang, Malaysia. I was excited to find a lot of similarities between it and my hometown, Hue.

Cultural events lead to fireworks competition 1    Cultural events lead to fireworks competition

An International cuisine event will be held in the central city as a lead up to this weekend's scheduled seventh Da Nang International Fireworks Competition, a contest between teams representing five countries.

Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS 1    Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS

Da Nang plans to use the geographic information system (GIS) in the city's public tree management work, the municipal People's Committee spokesman Vo Van Thuong said.

Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys

The Nghe An Province's environmental crimes division said this morning that it has detained a man for allegedly trafficking monkeys following a tip-off.