Stagnant production likely to push CPI down further
The consumer price index (CPI) in April may dip further on the back of low purchasing power, noted the Price Management Department under the Ministry of Finance.
Wind industry lacks momentum
Despite the Government's push to develop wind power, Viet Nam has only three plants that use this alternative source of energy, as the country lacks experts in the field and prices remain low.
City hopes to lure China investors
HCM City regards China as one of its most important trade partners and is ready to provide advantageous conditions to attract investors and traders from that country, city authorities have said.
Trade surplus widens to $1b
Viet Nam was estimated to enjoy a trade surplus of more than US$1.08 billion in the first quarter of this year, the General Department of Viet Nam Customs noted yesterday.
Thai Nguyen sees strong foreign investment growth
The foreign-invested sector has highlighted the northern Thai Nguyen province's upbeat economic picture in the first quarter of 2014, according to the municipal Department of Planning and Investment.
Market bounces back as blue chips make a return
Shares rebounded yesterday on the two national bourses, ending a five-day losing streak, as blue chips gained ground.
VAMC announces interest rate for purchased bad debts
Vietnam Asset Management Company (VAMC) will adjust annual interest rates for purchased bad debts at 10.7, 5.2 and 5.7 per cent for the Vietnamese dong, US dollar and Euro, respectively.
Land rentals likely to rise
The Finance Ministry has proposed increasing land rental rates as part of a draft decree on land rental, water surface rental and land use fees that will likely be submitted to the Prime Minister next month.
Toyota expands its recall campaign
Toyota Viet Nam (TMV) on Monday expanded its recall campaign to include the Hilux pickup truck due to similar airbag technical failure for which Fortuner and Innova were recently recalled.
Viet Nam wins rice contract
Viet Nam has won a contract to sell 800,000 tonnes of rice to the Philippines, the Viet Nam Food Association said on Tuesday.
Customs goes electronic
Binh Duong Customs has launched the Japanese-funded electronic customs system known as Viet Nam Automated Cargo and Port Consolidated System and the Viet Nam Customs Information System (VNACCS/VCIS).
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
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.

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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.