Agro-forestry-fish exports decline 1.9%
Viet Nam's exports of agricultural, forestry and fisheries products reached US$1.78 billion in February, taking the sector's total export value in the first two months to $4.177 billion, a year-on-year decrease of 1.9 per cent.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has agreed to maintain an investment term of 70 years for the Taiwan-invested Formosa project in the central Ha Tinh Province .
Foreign business groups hailed Viet Nam and HCM City's success in attracting FDI and boosting trade at a meeting with the city People's Committee yesterday.
The Viet Nam International Furniture and Home Accessories Fair will return to HCM city next week, offering industry professionals opportunities to network and compare notes.
The southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau issued licences for nine projects with a total investment of VND2.6 trillion (US$133 million) on Investment Day 2015 last week.
The Viet Nam Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank) and Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Viet Nam (Vietcombank) figure among the world's top 500 banking brands.
The VN-Index successfully surpassed the psychological landmark of 600 points as buying power increased dramatically in yesterday's afternoon session.
Japan's Dentsu Aegis Network on Tuesday announced that it is set to acquire a stake in Emerald, a full-service digital marketing agency in Viet Nam, to strengthen its size and scale in Viet Nam's market.
A seminar to promote trade with Japan's Wakayama province is scheduled to be held in Ha Noi on March 12.
Nghe An attracts nearly $1b in new projects
The central province of Nghe An yesterday granted investment licences to eight projects and signed deals worth over US$967 million at a meeting in Vinh City.
Taxi fares have fallen by 0.92 to 32 per cent, the latest report from the finance ministry has revealed. Transport companies have also reduced their charges by three to 25 per cent.
Admin reforms necessary for FDI growth in 2015
Admin reforms necessary for FDI growth in 2015

According to the Ministry of Planning and Investment, foreign investors seeking to invest US$20.2 billion in Viet Nam have experienced a 19 per cent increase over the $17 billion target. Officials of the Ministry's Foreign Investment Agency reported an export surplus of $2 billion in 2014, the highest since 2012, thanks to significant contributions in foreign direct investment (FDI).

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Confiscated bikes set for charity sale Confiscated bikes set for charity sale

The National Traffic Safety Committee plans to sell motorbikes and bicycles driving on expressways that have been banned for their use.

Cycling race escort dies in accident Cycling race escort dies in accident

A member of a motorbike escort group for the Binh Duong Open International Women's Bike Race died yesterday after being hit by a motorbike tour group.

Vietnamese cuisine book journeys out of 5-star resort's kitchen Vietnamese cuisine book journeys out of 5-star resort's kitchen

The five-star Furama Resort has released a 120-page cookbook titled A Journey Through Viet Nam's Cuisine, featuring recipes from the resort's culinary library.

HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels

A series of activities on climate change and energy have been launched by 350.org Viet Nam aimed at raising people's awareness about the threat of a carbon bubble.

Da Nang to teach archipelago history Da Nang to teach archipelago history

The history of Da Nang and its relationship with the Hoang Sa Archipelago (Paracel Islands) will be introduced into the curricula at secondary and high schools in the central coastal city this year, officials have announced.