FDI info system launched
Director o the Ministry ofPlanning and Investment's Foreign Investment Agency Do Nhat Hoang spoke to Dau Tu (Investment) newspaper about how the new national information system for foreign investment would benefit investors.
Revised laws to improve business conditions
The Minister of Planning and Investment, Bui Quang Vinh, spoke to reporters about changes made to the amended Law on Enterprise and Law on Investment, both recently approved at the eighth session of the 13th National Assembly.
Improvements needed to local business environment
This year, Viet Nam ranked 78th among 189 countries in the world for ease of doing business, lower than its 72nd rank in 2013, said the World Bank's recent report.
Technology offers SCG financial, green benefits
Siam Cement Group, a leading regional conglomerate in production of building materials, has installed a waste heat recovery (WHR) system to reduce electricity consumption at each of its manufacturing sites. Viet Nam News spoke with Surapon Oonchuen, Manager of Operations and Maintenance at SCG Cement and Building Materials, about WHR technology.
Open innovation leads to fresh ideas
Wim Vanhaverbeke, a professor of innovation management and strategy at Hasselt University in Belgium who is also a visiting professor at the ESADE Business School and National University of Singapore, spoke on how to manage the new trend in invention on the sidelines of an international workshop themed Successful innovation management models – lessons for Vietnamese leadership that took place in Ha Noi recently.
IFC official touts private sector benefits
Viet Nam should take further steps to equitise State-owned enterprises (SOEs) and create ideal conditions for the private sector to flourish, according to Vivek Pathak, the International Finance Corporation's director for East Asia and the Pacific who visited Ha Noi last week. Pathak said the private sector was the engine that will get the country back on track towards robust economic growth.
VN steel exporters oppose Indonesia decision
The Government of Indonesia has imposed an anti-dumping tax on imports of Vietnamese cold rolled steel sheets without consulting the Government of Viet Nam.
Competitive days ahead for retail sector
Viet Nam will be opening its retail market in 2015 in line with its commitments to the World Trade Organisation.
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.
Support industries need plan for development
After 14 years, support industries in Viet Nam remain underde-veloped and have so far been relegated to the role of assembling low value-added products.
Call to protect ailing steel industry
The steel industry is the key to the development of heavy industry, including car making and shipbuilding. Viet Nam News reporter Mai Huong interviewed An Sung Gu, chief representative of one of Viet Nam's largest steel producers, Posco-South Asia Ha Noi, about the issue.

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HCM City struggles to control influx of substandard produce 1    HCM City struggles to control influx of substandard produce

High demand for farm produce and the sheer variety of ways in which it is brought into HCM City from other localities makes quality control a very difficult task, officials say.

Hoi An hosts silken rendezvous Hoi An hosts silken rendezvous

Top craftsmen and women from seven silk villages in Viet Nam will participate in the Viet Nam Silk Culture Day at Hoi An city's Silk Village centre on December 28.

Local art smashes auction record Local art smashes auction record

Days after noted Vietnamese artist Le Pho's View from the Hilltop set a new auction record, art collector Nguyen Minh still has a lingering feeling of regret.

Long Bien Bridge preservation divides planners 3    Long Bien Bridge preservation divides planners

Architecture and cultural managers discussed Long Bien Bridge's future at a seminar held on Wednesday in Ha Noi.

Malaysia crush VN in AFF semis Malaysia crush VN in AFF semis

Viet Nam suffered a nightmare yesterday at My Dinh Stadium in Ha Noi as they were knocked out of the ASEAN Football Federation-Suzuki Cup.