Plastic industry leans on imports
Increasing exports notwithstanding, the plastic industry faces some serious difficulties, including a continued shortage of raw materials, according to the Viet Nam Plastic Association (VPA).
SBV to boost Vietinbank, Vietcombank
The State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) wants Vietinbank and Vietcombank to become the leading banks of Viet Nam, and boost their scale at the regional level.
Boeing supports VN goal of direct US flights
The Civil Aviation Authority of Viet Nam (CAAV) and Boeing signed a Memorandum of Collaboration yesterday in support of Viet Nam receiving category 1 approval by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
January FDI surges on manufacturing growth
Total foreign direct investment (FDI) in Viet Nam surged 67.1 per cent to US$664 million in January, up from a year ago, the Foreign Investment Agency reported yesterday.
VN imported $2b in medication in 2014
Viet Nam imported medicines worth US$2 billion last year, reflecting a year-on-year increase of 8.3 per cent, chinhphu.vn website reports
Rural areas could see Tet shortages
The supply of essential goods for the Tet festival is expected to be enough for the local market, though there might be shortages in rural and remote areas, experts said.
Central Highlands told to work towards economic growth
The Central Highlands Steering Committee has been urged to focus on key tasks to maintain socio-political stability, economic growth and economic reform.
Bourses post mixed results amid declining liquidity
The national stocks closed mixed on the two exchanges yesterday, combined with declining liquidity.
Majority of listed companies report Q4 gains in Ha Noi
More than 30 companies, listed on the Ha Noi Stock Exchange, have announced their operational results for the fourth quarter of 2014, with most of them reporting positive results.
Deputy PM greenlights Vinatex-Mart supermarket chain equitisation
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh has approved a plan to equitise Vinatex-Mart supermarkets in 2015.
Power lines to reach poor households
Viet Nam would need at least VND30 trillion (US$1.42 billion) to bring stable power to the remaining disadvantaged communes, Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang said.
Who will benefit from the weaker dong?
Who will benefit from the weaker dong?

A new year has come, bringing with it some good news for exporters : the State Bank of Viet Nam has decided to depreciate the dong by 1 per cent.

Urban property market set for a good year
Urban property market set for a good year

The domestic real estate market is likely to warm up this year, with the amended Housing Law allowing foreigners to buy property. Viet Nam News talked with economic expert Nguyen Tri Hieu about this issue as well as the most promising segments in the property market.

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VN committed to realising TPP VN committed to realising TPP

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh reiterated Viet Nam's commitment to negotiating and realising the terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) for the benefit of all TPP members while meeting US Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Stefan M. Selig yesterday in Ha Noi.

VN Railway Authority head found dead VN Railway Authority head found dead

Director of Viet Nam Railway Authority Nguyen Huu Thang was found dead in his office yesterday in Ha Noi.

Student looks to improve traffic 3    Student looks to improve traffic

South Korean high school student Chihyun Ryu has spent her time in Ha Noi over the last three and a half years walking around Hoan Kiem Lake, and riding on the back of her father's motorbike taking videos of the chaotic traffic.

Talented ‘stage magician' tells story in memoir Talented ‘stage magician' tells story in memoir

Artist Thanh Loc will begin his five-city tour tomorrow in HCM City to launch his newly published memoirs.

Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings

Viet Nam jumped up four steps in international football rankings, according to FIFA's latest list.