Garment, textile exports to expand
The garment and textile sector expects its exports will grow an average of 11.5 per cent per year between now and 2020, the Viet Nam Textile and Apparel Association (Vitas) said last week.
VN lacking IT professionals
Viet Nam could see a shortage of 500,000 information technology (IT) professionals by 2020, said a recent report on IT recruitments in Viet Nam by online recruitment company VietnamWorks.
PVN's revenue falls amid oil price drop
PetroVietnam (PVN) reported yesterday that its targeted revenue has dropped sharply due to falling global crude oil prices, said Do Chi Thanh, deputy general director of PetroVietnam during a meeting yesterday in Ha Noi.
Ministry, BIDV sign $105m loan
The Ministry of Finance and the Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam (BIDV) signed a US$105 million sub-loan in Ha Noi yesterday.
Farming model increases profits, lowers emissions
Nguyen Thi Ngoc Huong, a farmer in Tan Hiep District of southern Kien Giang Province, has increased her profit from rice farming by 10 per cent since she applied a new locally developed farming model.
Five Vietnamese enterprises make it on to Nikkei Asia300
FPT, Vietcombank, PetroVietnam Gas (PVGas), Vinamilk, and Vingroup are five Vietnamese enterprises that appeared on the Asia300 report, which was released recently by Nikkei Asian Review.
More investors show interest in bad debts
Rising interest of investors recently in non-performing loans (NPLs) of credit institutions is expected to help expedite the handling of bad debt.
VN shares down for third day
Vietnamese shares extended losses on both local bourses for a third day as banks fell amid investor expectations that interest rate hikes in the US and Europe could undermine the profitability of local financial firms.
Real estate firm OGC announces third quarter profit
Real estate developer Ocean Group Joint Stock Company (OGC) yesterday reported a profit of VND1.51 trillion (US$67 million) in the third quarter.
Logistics upgrade a must to integrate
International logistics co-operation is essential for Viet Nam, especially in the context of global integration and ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), delegates heard at an international logistics conference held in HCM City yesterday.
Debt of state-owned firms rising but within safe ratio
While a recent government report showed that total debts of the 93 biggest state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in 2014 increased 8 per cent compared to 2013, a representative from the Government said the figure was still within the safe ratio.
Are banks reviving love affair with property?
Are banks reviving love affair with property?

The HCMC Development Commercial Bank (HDBank) has signed an agreement with the Saigon Real Estate Joint Stock Company (SAIGONRES) to provide credit and financial guarantees.

Economic growth story to continue through 2016
Economic growth story to continue through 2016

Viet Nam has seen clear progress this year in many areas like banking sector reforms, capital markets and foreign investment.


Environmental issues hinder new rural areas Environmental issues hinder new rural areas

In the five years since the Government put in place Decision No 49/QD-TTg on 19 criteria for new-style rural areas for the 2010-20 period, the majority of communes across the nation fail to meet the 17th criterion on environment. Both local and central authorities find it difficult to fill all five norms, as set down.

Baby vaccinations remain a cause for concern Baby vaccinations remain a cause for concern

Parents are concerned about post-vaccine reactions after the recent death of babies after receiving Quinvaxem vaccine, although the Health Ministry has repeatedly confirmed the safety of the vaccine.

Photos strengthen confidence of Mong girls Photos strengthen confidence of Mong girls

Wearing her most beautiful dress, Vu Thi Vu smiles broadly as she shows to her friends one of her photos which are on display at the Can Chu Phin secondary school in Meo Vac district of northernmost Ha Giang Province.

Lack of fire safety a risk in high-rises Lack of fire safety a risk in high-rises

Negligence and ignorance of fire safety regulations by both investors and residents at high-rise buildings have again come to the fore following the latest blaze in Ha Noi.