Banks iron out post-merger teething issues
The new Saigon Commercial Bank (SCB), formed by its 2012 merger with two other joint stock banks, Viet Nam Tin Nghia and De Nhat, is turning things around after a difficult start.
Optimism drives stock market gains
The stock market continued to gain strongly last week. On the Ha Noi Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index jumped 4.4 per cent compared with the previous Friday's close to 87.04 points.
EVN purse strings tightened
The Prime Minister has issued Decree 82/2014/ND-CP on the financial management of Vietnam Electricity (EVN).
Viet Nam's first rent-free trading centre, located at the Hoa Binh Green City project in Minh Khai street, will bring great opportunities to local businesses, experts said.
The International Franchise and Business Opportunities trade show will be held for the first time in Viet Nam to showcase and introduce opportunities in the country and create opportunities for more international brands to gain a foothold here.
All goods sold under HCM City's price stabilisation programme will be labelled with a new logo by the end of December, the city's Department of Industry and Trade has said.
The northern province of Quang Ninh welcomed 5.75 million tourists in the first eight months of this year, according to the provincial department of culture, sports and tourism.
The Ha Noi Textile Garment Company (Hanosimex) said it would spend VND111 billion (US$5.2 million) to expand activities in Vinatex Hong Linh in the central province of Ha Tinh.
The 10th International Travel Expo HCM City will take place from September 11 to 13 at the Sai Gon Exhibition and Convention Centre in HCM City's District 7.
The ANZ-Roy Morgan Viet Nam Consumer Confidence Index increased by 1.4 points to reach 135.5 this month.
The Ministry of Transport broke ground for three transportation projects in the Mekong province of Kien Giang and Can Tho city on Saturday.
City may slap maintenance fee on motorbikes

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.

Car industry in need of overhaul
Car industry in need of overhaul

Mechanical engineering is the key to the growth of Viet Nam's underdeveloped car industry, which is plagued by too many small operators, limited production of sophisticated components and a low localisation rate.

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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.