New power fees  likely next month
The new retail electric tariff will be submitted to the Government for consideration in October, said Dinh The Phuc, deputy head of the Electricity Regulatory Authority of Viet Nam (ERAV).
Viettel to pilot 4G technology in rural areas next month
Viettel Group is going to pilot 4G technology in October, said Do Minh Phuong, deputy general director of the Viettel Group.Plans call for Viettel to set up 12,000 4G base transceiver stations no later than in the first quarter of next year, he added.
Blue chip recovery lifts VN-Index
A small blue chip recovery on Viet Nam's stock market helped benchmark Vietnamese shares rise after three days of losses that started on Monday.
State-owned building firms slow to privatise
State-owned construction companies are making slow progress with privatisation efforts as they have encountered a number of problems, the Ministry of Construction said.
Viet Nam has the slowest mobile data speed in the South-east Asia (SEA) and Oceania region, a report by commun-ications technology and services provider Ericsson said.
Can Tho's IZs attract $1.96b
Industrial zones (IZs) in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta city of Can Tho have 220 projects in operation, with total registered investment capital of some US$1.96 billion.
The domestic market, with a population of 90 million people, presents a great opportunity for seafood producers to increase the sales of their products due to rising demand, experts said.
The Ministry of Finance has put on hold a proposal for further cuts to import duties on petroleum products from Dung Quat Oil Refinery, a local newspaper reported.
PM starts power supply project to Lai Son Island
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung launched a project to supply power to Lai Son island commune in Kien Hai District, the southern province of Kien Giang yesterday, benefiting 1,956 households.
Cassava exports to Japan up 26%
The country exported 3.05 million tonnes of cassava, worth US$951 million, in the first eight months of the year.
VAMC to buy bad loans from lenders
The State Bank of Viet Nam has issued a circular with new regulations on encouraging credit institutions to handle non-performing loans (NPLs).
Crab prices fall to their lowest in decades
Crab prices fall to their lowest in decades

Crab breeders in the Mekong province of Ca Mau are worried about imminent losses due to the relentless fall in the prices of the crustacean. The main reason for the 30-40 per cent price decline in recent months is that Chinese traders have stoppedbuying.

Decision to ensure high quality bio-fuel supplies
Decision to ensure high quality bio-fuel supplies

From December this year E5 bio-fuel made by adding ethanol will be produced and sold nationwide, according to the Prime Minister's Decision 53/2012/QD – TTg on the road map for using E5 petrol.

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A tiring push for success seen as doomed to fail A tiring push for success seen as doomed to fail

It is just after seven in the evening when Nguyen Minh Trung gets home. It's been a long day, more than 12 hours, in fact, and he's exhausted.

Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh

Wiping sweat from his forehead, 36-year-old Trinh Duc Sang took big strides along a road covered with muddy coal sludge and dirt to the place that was his home until just three weeks ago. He climbed a rickety ladder that buckled under his weight to reach his neigh-bour's house overlooking a creek. From there, he crossed into his old home.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam 1    Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam

Pham Ba Lu swore thousands of times that he "would not live under the same sky as the United States".

Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA

Nearly 9 million people in Viet Nam, or 10 per cent of the population, suffer from mental disorders, including 2.5 per cent with serious mental illnesses under social protection.

Planning sector needs much simplification Planning sector needs much simplification

Over the years, a total of 71 legal documents and ordinances and 73 decrees have been enacted by the National Assembly and the Government to regulate planning in Viet Nam.