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.
Forex knowledge will help SMEs adapt
World-renowned forex educator Mario Singh, who is also founder & CEO of FX1 Academy in Singapore, speaks to Viet Nam News reporter Minh Huong about how forex trading can help Viet Nam's SMEs perform better.
Central bank can manage exchange rates
Viet Nam's foreign exchange policies are impacted by outside factors, especially the exchange and interest rates in large economics around the world.
IT reforms in Viet Nam's Customs on track
The application of information technology (IT) is one of the key reforms needed for the administra-tion of taxation and customs. Nguyen Manh Tung, director of the Customs Department of IT and Statistics shared with the media the achievements and difficulties of the sector when applying IT.
GDP growth target set for next five years
Viet Nam expects to grow at 6.5-7 per cent for the next five years, according to a Government report tabled recently at the National Assembly on socio-economic development in 2015 and 2011-15 as well as the targets for the next five years. It forecasts GDP growth to be 6.7 per cent in 2016.
Sale of stakes in SoEs marks new era
The State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC) plans to sell the Government's stakes in 10 major State-owned enterprises. These include listed companies like Vinamilk, FPT Corp, Bao Minh Insurance Corp, Tien Phong Plastic Co, and Binh Minh Plastic Co. It has attracted the attention of local and foreign investors.
Why do Indians make good CEOs
This year Diageo appointed Shivam Misra as its Viet Nam general director. He speaks about this trend, the Vietnamese investment climate, his company's business and more.
Open contracting could cut down on corruption
World Bank specialist Lindsey Marchessault tells Viet Nam News reporter Khanh Van about the importance of open contracting, an initiative that Viet Nam has started to adopt to improve the efficiency of public projects.
TPP agreement poised to boost Viet Nam-US trade
The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), which includes 12 Pacific Rim countries, successfully concluded in Atlanta on Monday after over five years of negotiations. This historic agreement, which will help lower tariffs and open markets in 40 per cent of the world's economy, has received praise world-wide.
South Korea plans to boost food exports to VN
Viet Nam and South Korea signed a free trade agree-ment (FTA) in May and it will take effect next year. Trade between the two countries, including in food products, is expected to soar.
Competition is key to national exports
The State Bank of Viet Nam raised the US dollar exchange rate for the third time this year and expanded the dong's trading band in early August to counter China's move to depreciate the yuan.


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.