Russia asked to ease seafood restrictions
The National Agro-Forestry Fisheries Quality Assurance (Nafiqad) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has asked Russia to ease restrictions on Vietnamese seafood exports to the Eurasian Economic Community.
City targets high growth in 2015
The nation's commercial hub will keep its economic growth target for 2015 high at 9.5-10 per cent and initiate several business-friendly measures to achieve it, HCM City People's Committee Chairman Le Hoang Quan said on Saturday.
German official sees more ASEAN potential
German companies have already made substantial investments in many Asian countries, but they can still do much more in the region, the Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy of Germany said at a meeting in HCM City last Saturday.
Information deficit, new rule worries dampen shares
The last trading week was sluggish because of a lack of supportive information and concerns over new regulations regarding financial institutions' capital adequacy ratio.
VN, Hong Kong to strengthen commercial ties
The Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the Hong Kong-Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce last Friday signed an agreement to further expand investment and trade between their two business communities.
New body to facilitate revival, growth of tea industry
Viet Nam has organised a steering committee that will enable the country's tea industry to recover, become highly competitive and achieve sustainable development in the future.
Petroleum firms continue reducing petrol prices
Petroleum retailers last Saturday lowered the price of petroleum by VND1,140(5.3 US cents) per litre and diesel by VND450 to VND 590 (2.1 to 2.8 cents) per litre.
Airbus exhibits new A350 XWB aircraft in Ha Noi
Airbus, one of the world's leading aircraft manufacturers, has flown in its all-new A350 XWB jet plane here for the first time as part of a five-city Asian demonstration tour.
Seafood firms honoured for positive influence
Viet Nam Fisheries Magazine and the Viet Nam Fisheries Society (VFS) has recognised 101 seafood enterprises for their positive impact on the industry and contributions to social welfare.
An Giang and Israel explore fish farming deals
Authorities of this Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province had a working session last Friday with visiting Israeli businesses seeking partnerships in fish farming and processing.
Seminar shows cocoa sector the way forward
The agricultural sector, companies, and researchers should do more research into the cocoa market, analysing its value chain and socio-economic impact, and utilise the by-products of the crop to develop the sector, a seminar heard in HCM City on Wednesday.
Preference for dollar loans boosts credit growth
Preference for dollar loans boosts credit growth

Companies prefer borrowing in foreign currency than the dong, with banks' foreign currency credit growth topping 20 per cent as of October.

Technology offers SCG financial, green benefits
Technology offers SCG financial, green benefits

Siam Cement Group, a leading regional conglomerate in production of building materials, has installed a waste heat recovery (WHR) system to reduce electricity consumption at each of its manufacturing sites. Viet Nam News spoke with Surapon Oonchuen, Manager of Operations and Maintenance at SCG Cement and Building Materials, about WHR technology.

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Singaporeans unite to help scammed Vietnamese tourist Singaporeans unite to help scammed Vietnamese tourist

The assistance that Singaporeans gave a Vietnamese tourist who was scammed when he bought an iPhone 6 in Singapore has earned much attention and applause from Vietnamese newspapers and netizens.

Old apartments remain in state of disrepair Old apartments remain in state of disrepair

There are more than 1,500 old apartment buildings at risk of collapse across Viet Nam, but in the last decade, only five per cent were rebuilt.

Province backs cable car to cave 1    Province backs cable car to cave

Authorities in central Quang Binh Province have given the go ahead for a highly controversial cable car system connecting various sites in the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to the world's biggest cave, Son Doong.

Edward Scissorhands among free outdoor films Edward Scissorhands among free outdoor films

Saigon Outcast will hold two free Thursday outdoor film screenings this month.

Tax not the solution to online gaming issue 1    Tax not the solution to online gaming issue

A 10 per cent tax on the online gaming industry recently proposed by the Ministry of Finance aims to address the connection between the increase in gaming addiction and game-related crimes among youngsters by charging them more to fuel their addiction.