Binh Dinh approves refinery plan
The feasibility study of the Victory petrochemical and oil refinery project has been approved, a top official of the coastal province of Binh Dinh's People's Committee announced yesterday.
VASEP appeals against US duties on VN shrimp
The Viet Nam Association Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) has filed an appeal before a United States court against anti-dumping duties imposed on Vietnamese shrimp.
Viet Nam, Israel trade set to increase
Viet Nam and Israel aim to increase bilateral trade to US$2 billion by 2016, officials said at the first Intergovernmental Committee meeting of the two countries last Tuesday.
Corporate governance lags behind regional neighbours
The HCM City Stock Exchange and Vietnam Investment Review have congratulated companies for their transparency and openness during their joint seventh annual awards.
Taiwanese group to invest $1b in eco-tourism complex
Happiness Cement Group of Taiwan has unveiled a plan to invest US$1 billion in the construction of a modern eco-tourism and urban area complex in north-eastern Quang Ninh Province.
Economy struggles to cope with bad debt, slow growth
The Vietnamese economy is facing three major challenges: low credit growth, slow pace of settlement of non-performing loans and sluggish business and production.
Air route to boost VN-Singapore trade
The opening of a new air route connecting Phu Quoc Island in southern Kien Giang province to Singapore will help improve bilateral relations between Viet Nam and its ASEAN neighbour.
Five-star hotels reach first-half revenue high
Despite low occupancy rates and a drop in the number of Chinese tourists in May and June, high-end hotels in Viet Nam showed increases in room rates and revenue per room in the first half of the year, according to consulting firm Grant Thornton Vietnam.
Blue chip rally boosts markets
Stocks recovered yesterday on both exchanges as blue chips rallied after declining for four sessions.
SCPE invests in agro-firm
Standard Chartered Private Equity (SCPE) yesterday announced the acquisition of a minority stake in An Giang Plant Protection Joint Stock Company (AGPPS), a market leader in Viet Nam's agricultural sector.
International project supports footwear firms
Groups from Viet Nam and Europe have launched a project in Ha Noi to help footwear businesses meet product safety requirements.
Better to buy houses in City, rent in Ha Noi: CBRE
Better to buy houses in City, rent in Ha Noi: CBRE

House rentals are vastly different in HCM City and Ha Noi. For a similar quality apartment in a comparable location, the rent in HCM City is 10-20 per cent higher than in Ha Noi. This means residential properties in the southern hub can provide better yields than those in Ha Noi for landlords, according to a report released by CBRE.

VN farmers face more fruitful future in US
VN farmers face more fruitful future in US

Viet Nam will be exporting litchi and longan to the United States and is preparing to export more fruit when it joins the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) next year.

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Authorities step in to save old trees 1    Authorities step in to save old trees

The Ha Noi People's Committee has asked Ha Noi Urban Railway Management Unit to try to avoid chopping down many old trees to make way for a future metro line.

Young travellers rescue bus accident victims Young travellers rescue bus accident victims

A group of 16 young Vietnamese motorbikers were first on the scene at last Monday's tragic bus accident on its way from the resort town of Sa Pa, which killed 13 of the 50 passengers on a sleeper bus.

Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water

People living in apartment buildings of the capital's new urban areas are expressing concern over poor-quality tap water.

Minister acts on highway peril Minister acts on highway peril

The Ministry of Transport has urged Lao Cai People's Committee to co-ordinate the completion of the highway linking Noi Bai airport with Lao Cai and the resort town of Sa Pa.

VN film triumphs at Venice festival 2    VN film triumphs at Venice festival

A film by Vietnamese female director Nguyen Hoang Diep beat seven other foreign debut features to win the Best Film prize at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival's International Critics' Week.