Manufacturing output keeps rising
The manufacturing sector maintained its recent period of growth in February, with new orders and output both rising at faster rates than at the start of the year, HSBC's Purchasing Managers' Index reveals.
Local auto market offers hopes of growth
US automaker Ford reported record sales in Viet Nam every month in the latter part of 2014 as its market share rose to nearly 9 per cent. Viet Nam News speaks with Jesus Metelo Arias, managing director of Ford Viet Nam, to hear the full story and where he sees the Vietnamese auto industry in 2015.
VN businesswomen in Forbes' Asia top 50 list
Two Vietnamese entrepreneurs have been named by Forbes as being among the top 50 powerful businesswomen in Asia.
VN to strive for competitive edge
Improving the business climate and national competitive edge was an urgent and key task, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung told a monthly government meeting in Ha Noi yesterday.
Official says progress made on GP.Bank restructuring
The reorganisation of Global Petrol Bank (GP.Bank) has seen progress, its chief executive officer Pham Quyet Thang said in an interview with news website ttvn.vn.
Vietnam Airlines hopes to buy Noi Bai's Terminal 1
National carrier Vietnam Airlines (VNA) has asked the transport ministry to allow it to buy Terminal 1 (T1) at Noi Bai International Airport in Ha Noi.
New free trade deal to heighten economic ties with South Korea
The Viet Nam-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) will serve as a milestone to strengthen the two countries' economic relations, expected to reach US$70 billion in trade by 2020.
Japan steps up efforts to attract visitors from VN
A seminar to promote attractive destinations in Japan's Kanagawa Prefecture near Tokyo was held in HCM City yesterday, with the participation of nearly 30 Vietnamese travel agencies.
Shares drop off on both bourses
Stocks edged lower yesterday on the two exchanges as investor sentiment continued to weaken on slow liquidity.
Firms increase retail prices of cooking gas
The price of cooking gas in HCM City has risen by VND5,000 (25 US cents) per 12kg canister from March 1, the second price increase so far this year.
Transport firms to develop infrastructure in new year
The transport sector would focus on infrastructure investments in the new year, Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai said on Saturday in a meeting on key transportation projects.
Businesses hope for State reforms in 2015
Businesses hope for State reforms in 2015

The local business community in Viet Nam is hoping that this will be breakthrough year in terms of reforming economic institutions and administrative procedures.

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Confiscated bikes set for charity sale Confiscated bikes set for charity sale

The National Traffic Safety Committee plans to sell motorbikes and bicycles driving on expressways that have been banned for their use.

Cycling race escort dies in accident Cycling race escort dies in accident

A member of a motorbike escort group for the Binh Duong Open International Women's Bike Race died yesterday after being hit by a motorbike tour group.

Vietnamese cuisine book journeys out of 5-star resort's kitchen Vietnamese cuisine book journeys out of 5-star resort's kitchen

The five-star Furama Resort has released a 120-page cookbook titled A Journey Through Viet Nam's Cuisine, featuring recipes from the resort's culinary library.

HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels

A series of activities on climate change and energy have been launched by 350.org Viet Nam aimed at raising people's awareness about the threat of a carbon bubble.

Da Nang to teach archipelago history Da Nang to teach archipelago history

The history of Da Nang and its relationship with the Hoang Sa Archipelago (Paracel Islands) will be introduced into the curricula at secondary and high schools in the central coastal city this year, officials have announced.