City targets surge in retail sales
The HCM City is eyeing a 12-14 per cent increase in retail sales and services this year to VND740.55 trillion (US$34.75 billion), according to the municipal Department of Industry and Trade.
Firms urged to spur VN-US ties
Viet Nam's ambassador to the US, Pham Quang Vinh, has called upon American businesses to strengthen connections with their Vietnamese counterparts and contribute to further growth in bilateral relations.
With subscription fees for pay TV falling in 2014, the race to add more channels is set to increase among service providers this year.
Nearly 500 leaders and best employees of military-run telecommunications group, Viettel, attended and presented papers on over 20 topics related to the telecommunications industry at a conference here on Thursday.
Experts said the State Bank of Viet Nam will succeed in keeping the Vietnamese dong-US dollar exchange rate from fluctuating to below 2 per cent this year.
Around 200 local and foreign businesses will take part in the fifth Buon Ma Thuot Coffee Festival to be held in Dak Lak Province's Buon Ma Thuot City from March 8-12.
Despite the launch of new motorbike models and promotions, the number of motorbikes sold continues to fall, the Dau Tu (Viet Nam Investment Review) newspaper reports.
The Asia-America Gateway (AAG) submarine cable had been fully repaired as of 12:20pm yesterday, which has helped restore internet capacity from Viet Nam to other countries.
Local stocks rally after ECB announces stimulus
Stocks climbed more quickly towards the end of yesterday's session, boosted by improvement in investor confidence after the European Central Bank announced a big bond-buying programme worth up to one trillion euros (US$1.16 trillion).
The Debt and Asset Trading Corporation (DATC) is negotiating with some banks to buy nearly VND2 trillion (US$94 million) of debt owned by the Viet Nam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines).
The Viet Nam Expressway Corporation (VEC) plans to boost its current charter capital 22-fold to more than VND22.16 trillion (US$1.04 billion), ahead of its privatisation.
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.

Vietnamese firms need long-term vision
Vietnamese firms need long-term vision

In 2014, the Government took the initiative to speed up restructuring of State-owned enterprises, but it also needs to strengthen its focus on another pillar of the economy, the private sector, which is key to the nation's future sucesss, says Wendy Jo Werner, the World Bank Group's Practice Group Manager on Trade and Competitiveness for the East Asia and Pacific region.

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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.

VN Railway Authority head found dead VN Railway Authority head found dead

Director of Viet Nam Railway Authority Nguyen Huu Thang was found dead in his office yesterday in Ha Noi.

Student looks to improve traffic 2    Student looks to improve traffic

South Korean high school student Chihyun Ryu has spent her time in Ha Noi over the last three and a half years walking around Hoan Kiem Lake, and riding on the back of her father's motorbike taking videos of the chaotic traffic.

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.