Cashew export value skyrockets
Viet Nam's cashew exports were worth US$1.1 billion in the first half of the year, a year-on-year increase of 28.2 per cent, according to the Viet Nam Cashew Association (Vinacas).
VN-Index passes 600 point benchmark
The VN-Index finally surpassed the psychological landmark of 600 points yesterday, adding 14 points, or 2.4 per cent, to close session at 605.70 points. Strong growth of blue chips helped boost other stocks in the HCM City's market, with advancers overwhelming decliners by 158-63 by the end of the session.
Q2 HNX auctions net $58.7m
The Ha Noi Stock Exchange (HNX) received VND1.28 trillion (US$58.7 million) in the second quarter of this year from organising 21 auctions to sell stakes in State-owned enterprises (SOEs).
ACE Ltd to acquire Chubb for $28.3b
ACE Limited and The Chubb Corporation announced on Wednesday that the Board of Directors of both companies had approved an agreement under which ACE will acquire Chubb.
VAMC to buy bad debts at market value
Starting 2016, the Viet Nam Asset Management Company (VAMC) will mainly buy non-performing loans (NPLs) from credit institutions at market value and restrict using special bonds for the purchase.
MARD targets H2 recovery
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) will deal with difficulties in production and export of agricultural products to help growth recovery in the second half of this year.
VN urged to set up power market
Viet Nam should build a market institution for the electricity sector if the country wants to build a competitive power market, experts said.
PM upholds unchanged VAT for rice
The Prime Minister has approved the Ministry of Finance's decision to not slash the value added tax (VAT) imposed on rice in the domestic market.
US firms upbeat on VN
US investors have responded positively to Viet Nam's growth potential at a five-day investment promotion conference that began in New York on Wednesday.
Ministry looks to short-term G-bonds
The Ministry of Finance plans to ask the National Assembly for permission to focus on the issue of five-year Government bonds instead of those with longer terms as originally planned.
Dung Quat Refinery negotiations start
Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical Company Limited (BSR) has started negotiating with wholesalers over Dung Quat Refinery's fuel products in the second half of this year.
Airport concessions can be a win-win affair: official
Airport concessions can be a win-win affair: official

Overcrowding and resultant wear and tear on airport infrastructure has marked strong growth of the domestic aviation industry. Infrastructure upgrades as well as service improvements need large investments that exert great pressure on the State Budget as well as State-owned enterprises managing the airports.

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Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water

By the time Nguyen Thi Thung, grey-haired and sporting traditional ba ba brown clothes, stops her motorbike near the gates of Ha Noi Cancer Hospital, patients, relatives and street vendors holding empty bottles are already queued up.

Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane

The national flagship carrier Vietnam Airlines held a ceremony on July 2 to receive its first Airbus 350-900 aircraft and announce its upgrade service quality programme and new brand identifying system, marking a major step in bringing the airline into the international arena.

CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security 2    CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security

The Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam (CAAV) has issued a plan for better management and prevention of theft of passengers' baggage and cargo, and to ensure aviation security.

Son makes Dad prize wheelchair 1    Son makes Dad prize wheelchair

Le Van Hoa works through his lunchtime at a workshop at the Hue College of Industry every day, despite the extreme heat. He is finalising an electric wheelchair designed for his father who was paralysed in a motorbike accident 12 years ago.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.