PR firms remain attractive for foreign buyers
Earlier this month Japanese multinational media and digital marketing communications firm Dentsu Aegis Network signed an agreement to acquire a stake in Emerald Co. Ltd, a leading full service digital marketing agency in Viet Nam.
Rising demand forces sugar prices up
Authorities' efforts to crack down on contraband and a simultaneous rise in demand have sent sugar prices soaring by 10 per cent in the three weeks since Tet.
Ministry eyes sale of highways, airports
Late last year the Ministry of Transport-owned Viet Nam Expressway Corporation decided to sell a number of expressways including the Cau Gie -Ninh Binh, Ha Noi–Hai Phong and HCM City-Long Thanh -Dau Giay highways.
Banking credit seen growing 13-15% in 2015
Banking credit is expected to grow by 13-15 per cent this year, 1 per cent higher than last year.
MoF ensures transport fare cuts
The Ministry of Finance has formed three inspection groups to ensure transport prices are lowered by operators in Ha Noi, HCM City and Da Nang and the provinces of Binh Duong and Dong Nai following the huge fall in fuel prices.
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.
Small foreign firms make beeline for VN
After investments by large foreign companies in the past decades, Viet Nam is currently seeing an influx of capital from small and medium enterprises from countries and territories all over the world, according to Vuong Dinh Hue, head of the Central Economic Commission.
Banking sector sets ambitious 2015 targets
At a conference held in late December the banking sector announced its main tasks for 2015. But the goals, based on the industry's results in 2014 and not set too high, may yet be difficult to achieve.
HCM City-Vung Tau hydrofoils back on the water
Vina Express Company has resumed operation of two of its hydrofoils between HCM City and Vung Tau after their suspension nearly a year ago.
Banks on track for 12% credit growth target
The State Bank of Viet Nam announced recently that banking credit grew by 10.22 per cent in the first 11 months.
Private investors fund city infrastructure
To raise funds for infrastructure works, HCM City has called for private investments in BT (build-transfer) projects.

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Experts slam failure to save old trees Experts slam failure to save old trees

Distinguished scientists and experts in the field of urban planning raised many challenges at a conference yesterday to review Ha Noi's urban tree planning.

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The Ministry of Home Affairs and the Government Inspectorate have issued a joint circular announcing that whistleblowers will be rewarded up to VND3.4 billion (US$160,000).

Daewoo founder seeks to inspire youth Daewoo founder seeks to inspire youth

As you get older, you spend hours regretting each minute you wasted in your youth, which flies by.

IZ firms find pollution controls too expensive IZ firms find pollution controls too expensive

Many companies in industrial zones claim they lack capital to introduce equipment to save energy and lessen emissions.

Caves in Quang Binh will soon echo with the sounds of runners Caves in Quang Binh will soon echo with the sounds of runners

Quang Binh, home of the biggest cave in the world, Son Doong, is offering visitors treks, caving tours and a race.