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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Light it up with fire on Hue's Truong Tien Bridge Light it up with fire on Hue's Truong Tien Bridge

The 150-year-old Truong Tien Bridge, which spans over the renowned Huong (Perfume) River in Hue City, was lit up by fire in an installation by French artist Carabosse on Friday evening.

Hospital provides free asthma treatment Hospital provides free asthma treatment

The Bach Mai General Hospital will provide free check-up consultations and treatment to newly asthmatic patients on April 26, to mark Global Asthma Day (May 1).

Failure to address water pollution has consequences 1    Failure to address water pollution has consequences

Viet Nam needs to have a comprehensive, unified set of rules to control water pollution in the country, because the problem has assumed very serious proportions, experts and officials said at workshop yesterday.

Tokyo police release VNA flight attendant Tokyo police release VNA flight attendant

Vietnam Airlines announced on Wednesday that the Japanese authorities had released its 25-year-old flight attendant who had been arrested on suspicion of smuggling stolen goods.

Paean to people with disabilities Paean to people with disabilities

A photo exhibition in Dong Nai Province underscores the will and perseverance of 25 disabled people who overcame their situation to lead normal lives.