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.
Life insurance market has room to grow
Viet Nam's life insurance sector has registered significant growth in recent years though the domestic growth is still facing hurdles.
Dietary supplement firms need tech support
Viet Nam's dietary supplements have the potential for future development, but this is a new industry that requires Government support to improve production technology and expand in both domestic and overseas markets.
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.
ICT companies call for level playing field
Viet Nam is currently one of the world's biggest exporters of electronics and ICT products, but the electronics supporting industry is mainly driven by foreign businesses.
SMEs urged to team up to create synergy
After nearly three years of 14 negotiation rounds and a number of inter-sessionals, the EU and Viet Nam early this month reached an agreement in principle on a free-trade agreement (FTA). Franz Jessen, Ambassador and Head of the EU Delegation to Viet Nam, spoke with Viet Nam News about the agreement's economic and trade impact.
Regional partnership to benefit Viet Nam, ASEAN
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a free trade agreement involving ASEAN and six partners: China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and India. Negotiations for the deal between the 16 participating nations began in 2012 and will wrap up by the end of this year.
Cheap US chicken floods local market
In December 2014 the US had bird flu in 16 states, and so 30 countries importing US chicken stopped doing so from that moment.
Samsung seeks more Vietnamese suppliers
Only 10 per cent out of 41 Vietnamese suppliers has directly participated in the production chain of Samsung Electronics Viet Nam (SEV).


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.

Doctors treat patients for free at clinic in Ha Noi Doctors treat patients for free at clinic in Ha Noi

For more than 20 years, Dang Thi Nhan, 67, has been waking up about 30 minutes earlier each day to bake cakes or prepare tea for two retired doctors in a clinic near her house in Ha Noi's Giap Bat Ward.

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".

Water resources, eroding land need saving Water resources, eroding land need saving

Water management has become a major topic of discussion in recent years among Viet Nam's lawmakers, experts and society. The country has been struggling to deal with water-related issues such as a rising sea level, land subsidence and saline intrusion in the Mekong Delta. Lawmakers and experts shared their views on water management with Viet Nam News reporters Thu Van and Hoang Anh.