Experts urge business environment reforms
If Viet Nam does not improve its business environment by simplifying administrative procedures and cutting business costs, the country will fall behind, experts warned at a workshop in the capital on Thursday.
Tourism property investors complain of risks
The Government should take measures to reduce the difficulties and risks involved in investing in tourism properties so that the sector can revive, experts have told a conference.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has authorised the People's Committee of northern Quang Ninh Province to act as a State agency to implement the Quang Ninh airport project.
Seminar discusses cocoa sector
A series of measures to develop the cocoa industry in the Cuu Long (Mekong) River Delta were proposed at a seminar held in Ben Tre Province on Thursday.
Trade with the Asia-Pacific region comprised 61.8 per cent of Viet Nam's total trade value in the first half of 2014, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
A mega support industry event with three exhibitions is slated to be held in HCM City in October, promising to offer opportunities for local producers to update technologies as well as their management capacities.
Shares ended lower on both national stock exchanges yesterday, as selling pressure intensified in afternoon trading.
There is growing concern that a number of enterprises listed as public companies that have yet to register with State Securities Commission (SSC) are also deliberately not disclosing information.
Shoe, leather firms encouraged to be more competitive
Exports of the country's leather and footwear sector have long depended upon foreign direct investment (FDI) businesses, as 77 per cent of the total export value came from foreign enterprises.
Gold loans fall as prices dip
Gold loans at 10 commercial banks in HCM City stood at 157,317 taels by the end of June, representing an 11 per cent decrease over last June.
PM: reforms needed for growth
Staff at the Hai Phong City Customs Department use an automated systemcalled VNACCS/VCIS. The Government urged localities to speed up administrative reforms by eliminating bureaucratic procedures related to taxes, customs and land.— VNA/VNS Photo Hoang Hung
VAMC looks to find foreign buyers for bad debts
VAMC looks to find foreign buyers for bad debts

Thanks to concerted efforts by the Viet Nam Asset Management Company (VAMC) and commercial banks, the former has so far bought around VND50 trillion (US$2.4 billion) worth of bad debts and plans to increase that to VND70-100 trillion by year-end.

New decree streamlines bidding
New decree streamlines bidding

The recently issued Decree 63/2014/ND-CP, which has details of the Law on Bidding, is expected to ensure transparency and efficiency, and help avoid any overlap during the bidding process.

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PM meets acclaimed local mathematician PM meets acclaimed local mathematician

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday met Professor Ngo Bao Chau, the first Vietnamese to win the Fields Medal, the highest professional honour a mathematician can attain, and the Education Dialogue Group.

Scholars discuss East Sea dispute at int'l conference Scholars discuss East Sea dispute at int'l conference

The East Sea dispute will continue in the near future and urgent solutions should be found to manage the conflict and resolve it without force or the threat to use force and protect the rights of fishermen in traditional fishing grounds, an international conference that opened in HCM City yesterday agreed.

Police look into scam claims at pagoda Police look into scam claims at pagoda

Police are investigating rumors that a pagoda in Long Bien District is selling children for adoption.

A Vietnamese and a Chinese arrested for ivory smuggling A Vietnamese and a Chinese arrested for ivory smuggling

Customs officials have arrested a Chinese woman and a Vietnamese man at Suvarnabhumi Airport after they allegedly tried to smuggle out elephant tusks and ivory products worth about BAT9 million.

Places for a vacation: Son Doong Cave Places for a vacation: Son Doong Cave

Son Doong Cave in Viet Nam's Quang Binh Province has been suggested by the American news website huffingtonpost.com as one of the places to visit in 20 years.