Cassava exports to Japan up 26%
The country exported 3.05 million tonnes of cassava, worth US$951 million, in the first eight months of the year.
VAMC to buy bad loans from lenders
The State Bank of Viet Nam has issued a circular with new regulations on encouraging credit institutions to handle non-performing loans (NPLs).
Free trade to bolster VN-France business
Trade and investment between Viet Nam and France will benefit from the Viet Nam-EU Free Trade Agreement (VEFTA), thanks to the market that will open up and the cuts in most taxes, according to Nguyen Canh Cuong, Trade Consellor at the Vietnamese Embassy in France.
FDI boon for City property
The HCM City property sector has attracted more than US$1.42 billion worth of foreign direct investment this year, the city's Statistics Office has reported.
Petrol prices decline sharply
The retail price of petrol fell by VND1,198 to reach VND17,338 (77 US cents) per litre at 3pm yesterday, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) said.
Sales of steel products increase by 25%
The domestic structural steel market has seen a growth rate of between 25 and 30 per cent in sales thanks to the strong recovery of the domestic real estate market, according to independent market watch-dogs.
VN to monitor China economy
The National Financial Supervisory Commission (NFSC) has proposed that a close watch be kept on China's moves in its socio-economic policies in order to react in an appropriate manner.
Tra fish need strong brand to boost sales
The creation and development of a powerful brand name would help the tra fish sector secure a firm foothold in export outlets, especially in the European Union (EU), experts told Vietnam News Agency.
Viet Nam shares drop as oil falls
Viet Nam's benchmark stock index fell for a third day yesterday as volatile global oil prices undermined the country's energy firms.
State firms fail to attract investors at IPO
Many State-owned companies with a charter capital of more than VND1 trillion (US$44.4 million) failed to elicit investors' interest with their recent initial public offering (IPO). Analysts attributed it primarily to their unproductive operation, as well as poor preparation for the IPO.
VN targets $300b in export value
Viet Nam aims to achieve an average annual export growth rate of 11 to 12 per cent during the 2015-20 period to achieve US$300 billion in export value by 2020.
Crab prices fall to their lowest in decades
Crab prices fall to their lowest in decades

Crab breeders in the Mekong province of Ca Mau are worried about imminent losses due to the relentless fall in the prices of the crustacean. The main reason for the 30-40 per cent price decline in recent months is that Chinese traders have stoppedbuying.

Decision to ensure high quality bio-fuel supplies
Decision to ensure high quality bio-fuel supplies

From December this year E5 bio-fuel made by adding ethanol will be produced and sold nationwide, according to the Prime Minister's Decision 53/2012/QD – TTg on the road map for using E5 petrol.

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A tiring push for success seen as doomed to fail A tiring push for success seen as doomed to fail

It is just after seven in the evening when Nguyen Minh Trung gets home. It's been a long day, more than 12 hours, in fact, and he's exhausted.

Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh

Wiping sweat from his forehead, 36-year-old Trinh Duc Sang took big strides along a road covered with muddy coal sludge and dirt to the place that was his home until just three weeks ago. He climbed a rickety ladder that buckled under his weight to reach his neigh-bour's house overlooking a creek. From there, he crossed into his old home.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam 1    Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam

Pham Ba Lu swore thousands of times that he "would not live under the same sky as the United States".

Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA

Nearly 9 million people in Viet Nam, or 10 per cent of the population, suffer from mental disorders, including 2.5 per cent with serious mental illnesses under social protection.

Planning sector needs much simplification Planning sector needs much simplification

Over the years, a total of 71 legal documents and ordinances and 73 decrees have been enacted by the National Assembly and the Government to regulate planning in Viet Nam.