Chartered accountants abide by code of ethics
Martin Turner, president of the Association of Chartered Certified Account-ants Global, shares his views with Viet Nam News on the code of ethics and standards in accounting as well as career orientation and professional development in the fields of accounting and auditing.
CPI decline has pros and cons
The country's consumer price index (CPI) in March dropped 0.44 per cent against the previous month, the lowest level recorded during the past decade.
Adopting international standards and limiting cross-ownership are among key measures that will ensure Viet Nam's banking sector reforms are effective, Michael Krakowski, Director and Chief Technical Advisor of the GIZ Macroeconomic Reform Programme, tells Viet Nam News.
Vicem chairman discusses cement prices, exports
Viet Nam has had an over-supply of cement in the domestic market during the past two years, resulting in many enterprises exporting their stockpiled cement.
Effective equitisation key to SOE reform
Amid rising pressure on State-owned enterprises to reform and critical problems that hinder the process, Viet Nam News reporter Vu Ha Phuong spoke to Mr Ethiopis Tafara, Vice President and General Counsel of International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group about this issue. The following is an excerpt of the talk.
E-commerce decree to rebuild consumer trust
A recent decree on the management of e-commerce aims to create a transparent and healthy environment for transactions through websites.
A Vietnam News Agency reporter chatted with Do Thang Hai, director of the Trade Promotion Department, Ministry of Industry and Trade, about developing the Vietnamese national brand.
While big economies in Europe such as Germany, France and Italy suffered from the European debt crisis, Switzerland saw a growth of import-export turnover last year estimated at US$422 billion.
Despite the latest price adjustment, the coal price is currently only 63-66 per cent of the cost of production.
Credit growth tells only part of the story
The Vietnamese financial market is still in its infancy. There are many challenges within the market and new regulations to enhance the operation of banks involving foreign factors await approval.
Since late last year, livestock prices in the domestic market have rebounded. Viet Nam News spoke to Nguyen Xuan Duong, deputy head of the Livestock Department at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) about meat supply during the forthcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday.

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Mekong summit calls for greater riparian co-operation Mekong summit calls for greater riparian co-operation

Mekong River riparian countries have improved co-operation since the first Mekong River Commission (MRC) summit held in Thailand four years ago, a senior Vietnamese official has said.

Viet Nam attempts to hold back deadly measles strain Viet Nam attempts to hold back deadly measles strain

The head of Viet Nam's General Department of Preventive Medicine, Tran Dac Phu, announced on Tuesday that the department would work to contain the outbreak of measles over the coming months.

Da Nang plans a greener future Da Nang plans a greener future

The central city of Da Nang will have a face-lift as it becomes a green city following the Prime Minister's decision on the city's adjusted master urban plan for 2030 and 2050.

Delta households face water shortage Delta households face water shortage

More than 377,000 people in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta face a fresh water shortage because of saline water intrusion in the area, according to the National Centre for Rural Clean Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation.

Ha Noi to host National Shooting Cup 1    Ha Noi to host National Shooting Cup

The National Shooting Cup is scheduled to take place in the Ha Noi-based National Sports Training Centre from April 16 to 24.