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).
Businesses hope for State reforms in 2015
The local business community in Viet Nam is hoping that this will be breakthrough year in terms of reforming economic institutions and administrative procedures.
Incentives needed to drive auto industry
Viet Nam's automobiles industry has experienced two decades of formation and development with many businesses encouraged to join the auto support industry.
In-depth monetary market management
The word "belief" has cropped up often during the recent months when one talks about the monetary market and the management policies by the State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV).
Circular will revamp stock market
Since its issuance late last year, Circular 36/2014/TT-NHNN, which set limits on how much banks can lend to stock investors, has had a strong impact on both credit institutions and the securities market. Investors fear that the total amount available for margin loans will drop dramatically after the Circular takes effect on February 1.

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Distinguished scientists and experts in the field of urban planning raised many challenges at a conference yesterday to review Ha Noi's urban tree planning.

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