VN-South Korea FTA: A chance to develop firms
The Viet Nam - South Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed on May 5 is expected to bring positive effects to many of the countries' economic fields.
Ethics a professional imperative
Investors and other stakeholders expect that accountancy services, including auditing or assurance, can be relied on when taking important decisions, David Stevens, Integrity and Law Manager for the Institute of Charted Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW), tells Viet Nam News.
SOE equitisation a slower process than planned
Viet Nam plans to equitise 289 State-owned enterprises (SOEs) this year, according to the Ministry of Finance. But, by the end of the first quarter, only 27 SOEs had launched their Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) and withdrawn capital from non-core businesses.
VN needs only five big banks
Keith PogsonViet Nam should have only five major banks that provide financial services and support domestic businesses, as well as effectively compete with foreign banks, which are about to enter the country.
Farmers struggle to sell enough produce
The oversupply of agricultural products has forced farmers to sell rice too cheaply, especially those who wait for many weeks at the border gates to export their produce to China. As a result, farmers and traders have not earned any profit and their agricultural products have been damaged.
Local firms buy into agriculture
The fact that some major Vietnamese groups are announcing their plans to enter the agricultural sector is positive news for the country's economy.
VN makes progress with public-private dialogues
USAID Vietnam Mission Director Joakim Parker tells Viet Nam News that the ongoing public-private collaboration in regulatory reforms has had positive impacts.
PPP decree to attract investment
The Tendering Management Department under the Ministry of Planning and Investment introduced a decree, governing private-public-partnership (PPP) projects in Viet Nam yesterday, at a meeting in Ha Noi.
TPP negotiations expected to conclude this year
After completing 19 official rounds of negotiations by December 2014, the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), the most anticipated free trade agreement at present, is expected to conclude negotiations this year.
Policy support needed to boost private business
International economic integration has expanded to Viet Nam so the development of domestic resources, including our private enterprises, is required urgently.
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).


Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier

Seventy-nine-year-old former Vietnamese commando Lam Son Nao still feels uncomfortable whenever he thinks about the moment he tried to recover 84 kilos of explosives that had been left near the USNS Core aircraft carrier.

When festivals lose sight of the people 1    When festivals lose sight of the people

Last year I visited George Town in Penang, Malaysia. I was excited to find a lot of similarities between it and my hometown, Hue.

Cultural events lead to fireworks competition 1    Cultural events lead to fireworks competition

An International cuisine event will be held in the central city as a lead up to this weekend's scheduled seventh Da Nang International Fireworks Competition, a contest between teams representing five countries.

Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS 1    Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS

Da Nang plans to use the geographic information system (GIS) in the city's public tree management work, the municipal People's Committee spokesman Vo Van Thuong said.

Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys

The Nghe An Province's environmental crimes division said this morning that it has detained a man for allegedly trafficking monkeys following a tip-off.