SBV's forex policy must adjust to account for all industries' needs
The State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV)'s foreign exchange policy will be based on macroeconomic management and harmonised with the benefits of all industries and sectors, and not exports alone.
Banks to boost lending in north west
Commercial banks plan to lend VND4.7 trillion (US$218.6 million) to firms in the north west region this year, State Bank of Viet Nam Deputy Governor Dao Minh Tu said yesterday.
PM Dung asks authorities, sectors to help sustain macro-economic stability
At the government's monthly meeting in Ha Noi yesterday, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said efforts should be continued to sustain macro-economic stability.
Banks to speed up sales of non-performing loans
Banks plan to speed up the sale of non-performing loans (NPLs) to the Viet Nam Asset Management Company (VAMC) to meet the central bank's deadlines, Voice of Viet Nam reported.
E-commerce critical for global integration
Vietnamese companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, need to use e-commerce more to strengthen their competitiveness in foreign trade, Le Dang Doanh, an economist and former member of the Government Advisory Council, has said.
Support industry needed to amp up production
Viet Nam should boost the development of support industries to improve the production chain for multinational corporations, as it can meet a modest portion of local demand for raw materials.
Japanese economic troubles hurt country's investment in Viet Nam
Japanese investment has temporarily fallen in the first quarter due to difficulties in the Japanese economy, said an official of the Foreign Investment Agency (FIA).
Shares continue their downward spiral
The VN-Index saw its biggest loss in three months, hitting a 2015 low at 538.91 points yesterday, a 2.22 per cent drop from Tuesday as investors increased selling for fear of a further decline.
Government to improve IPO procedures
The Government and the State Securities Commission (SSC) would have to improve the policies that had been preventing State-owned companies from being privatised, said officials and experts yesterday.
Retailers cut cooking gas prices again
The retail price of a 12kg-canister of cooking gas in HCM City has dropped by VND4,500 (21 US cents) from yesterday.
Qatar National Bank opens office in HCM City
The Qatar National Bank (QNB) opened a representative office in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday with the stated objective of promoting trade between the two countries.
Salt producers count their losses
Salt producers count their losses

Salt producers in coastal Mekong Delta provinces have incurred losses since salt prices have gone plummeted in the past month.

VN makes progress with public-private dialogues
VN makes progress with public-private dialogues

USAID Vietnam Mission Director Joakim Parker tells Viet Nam News that the ongoing public-private collaboration in regulatory reforms has had positive impacts.

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Experts slam failure to save old trees Experts slam failure to save old trees

Distinguished scientists and experts in the field of urban planning raised many challenges at a conference yesterday to review Ha Noi's urban tree planning.

Whistleblowers to be rewarded up to US$160,000 1    Whistleblowers to be rewarded up to US$160,000

The Ministry of Home Affairs and the Government Inspectorate have issued a joint circular announcing that whistleblowers will be rewarded up to VND3.4 billion (US$160,000).

Daewoo founder seeks to inspire youth Daewoo founder seeks to inspire youth

As you get older, you spend hours regretting each minute you wasted in your youth, which flies by.

IZ firms find pollution controls too expensive IZ firms find pollution controls too expensive

Many companies in industrial zones claim they lack capital to introduce equipment to save energy and lessen emissions.

Caves in Quang Binh will soon echo with the sounds of runners Caves in Quang Binh will soon echo with the sounds of runners

Quang Binh, home of the biggest cave in the world, Son Doong, is offering visitors treks, caving tours and a race.