Viet Nam Expo opens in Ha Noi
The 24th Viet Nam International Trade Fair (Viet Nam Expo) kicked off at the Giang Vo Exhibition and Fair Centre in Ha Noi yesterday with the participation of more than 600 companies from 23 countries and territories worldwide.
Viet Nam listed in world's top 10 remittance recipients
Viet Nam is listed among the top 10 remittance recipients with US$11 billion in 2013 and it is likely to stay robust this year.
Companies with transparent finances, profitability and potential projects may avail of dong loans at 6 – 7 per cent interest, the State Bank of Viet Nam's (SBV's) weekly revealed on Monday.
The HCM City Young Businesspeople Association (YBA) and the Business Start-up Support Centre (BSSC) have launched a community project to provide business expertise to minimise risks to some 10,000 young entrepreneurs starting businesses in the next five years.
HCM City and Mongolia have much potential in trade, especially in garment and textile, Regzenda Sandag of the Mongolian Ministry of Industry and Agriculture told Vietnamese officials at a bilateral seminar held in HCM City yesterday.
Banking and insurance are the two sectors that elicit the most consumer complaints in HCM City, the Viet Nam Standards and Consumers Association (Vinastas) said.
Increasing the special consumption tax on tobacco is essential but should not be done next year since smuggling is rampant, cigarette companies and the Viet Nam Tobacco Association told a seminar late last week to discuss amendments to the Law on Special Consumption Tax.
Rising pessimism drove shares down on both the stock exchanges yesterday, with local investors rushing to sell off shares amid fears of further decline, as bargain prices attracted foreign buyers.
A draft regulation about allowing State-owned enterprises (SOEs) to sell stakes in non-core businesses at below the face value would be presented to the Prime Minister for approval.
City plays key role in economic reform
HCM City has greatly contributed to the country's economic reform of the last three decades, a conference heard in HCM City on Monday.
Foreign investors eye manufacturing
Foreign investment in manufacturing has increased significantly in HCM City and the neighboring provinces of Dong Nai and Binh Duong as international firms seek to take advantage of the country's accession to the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
City leads partnership to develop supply chain

In the first quarter HCM City signed off on co-operation deals with southern and Mekong provinces to enable its businesses to invest in projects and create supply chains in those places.

Chartered accountants abide by code of ethics
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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.


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.