Banks report strong liquidity ahead of Tet
Commercial banks said that 2015's Tet (Lunar New Year) festival has been the most easy so far, in terms of liquidity, and even though it is around the corner, according to Dau Tu Chung Khoan.
Growth, inflation under control: PM
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has assured the nation that Viet Nam's gross domestic product (GDP) and inflation are still under control and are expected to hit their targeted 6.2 per cent and 5 per cent for 2015.
Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has urged the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) to quickly restructure its operations this year, following a prime ministerial decision.
City promotes trade in key markets
In its trade promotion activities for this year, the Investment and Trade Promotion Centre of HCM City will focus on key markets of Russia, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Myanmar, Indonesia and Laos via trade fairs and exhibitions to promote Vietnamese goods and overseas business trips.
The Vietnamese High Quality Goods award will be conferred on 520 firms this year, 42 of them being first-time winners but an equal number winning it every year since its inception 19 years ago.
Viet Nam Post and Telecommunications in HCM City, in collaboration with Le Group of Companies' Le Digital, yesterday opened telephone-information kiosks to provide public telecommunication services, news and information consultancy for the public and tourists.
The retail market in Ha Noi is still attractive for investors, even though it has experienced business impediments during the past, a Ha Noi Industry and Trade Department official said.
Property rule hurts firms, buyers
The new regulation making it mandatory for property developers to make deposits is hurting both enterprises and home-buyers, as it is expected to be eventually absorbed into the selling price.
Shares slide rapidly on both exchanges
Indexes on the nation's two stock exchanges lost the previous days' momentum, tumbling yesterday due to the impacts of Circular 36, which limits bank lending for securities investments.
The repeated drops in the value of the Euro in 2014 proved advantageous for companies that conduct a sizeable proportion of lending in the currency, thus boosting their profits.
MobiFone's equitisation will be completed within 20 months, which will also include its restructuring, expected to conclude by mid-2016, the Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Bac Son 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.

Circular will revamp stock market
Circular will revamp stock market

Since its issuance late last year, Circular 36/2014/TT-NHNN, which set limits on how much banks can lend to stock investors, has had a strong impact on both credit institutions and the securities market. Investors fear that the total amount available for margin loans will drop dramatically after the Circular takes effect on February 1.

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Military helicopter crash kills four crew members Military helicopter crash kills four crew members

Four crew members were killed when a Viet Nam Air Force UH-1 helicopter crashed during a training exercise yesterday morning.

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.

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.

Ministry to tighten control over wild Ministry to tighten control over wild

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has urged relevant ministries and agencies to tighten management over centres that raise dangerous wild animals in order to ensure the safety of local people.