Investors turn away as gold loses its sheen
Do not tough gold" is advice that many experts are giving Vietnamese investors amid a relentless fall in the prices of the metal both here and globally.
M&A picks up speed in banking
At an extraordinary meeting on July 11 Sacombank shareholders approved plans to merge with Southern bank and issue three-fourths of a share for each share of the latter.
Tourism suffers from uncertain data
The disparities in figures on international tourist arrivals released by the National Administration for Tourism (VNAT), the General Statistics Bureau, and the Immigration Department are posing difficulties to official agencies in assessing and drafting socio-economic policies.
Speculators returning to City housing market?
The HCM City real estate market is seeing an increase in people buying apartments to resell soon or lease out.
Interest on bank deposits starts to rise
After a long time banks have increased deposit interest rates, which have gone up by 0.1-0.5 per cent.
Overseas Vietnamese drive housing market
Huge investments in housing by the Overseas Vietnamese community have helped the market pick up steam.
Seaports attract investment from major firms
According to the HCM City Stock Exchange, Sai Gon Port Company Limited will make its initial public offering (IPO) on June 30.
Decline in exports of Mekong Delta produce
After the country's exports of farm produce, seafood and forestry products declined in the first five months, the Mekong Delta is making efforts to boost its agricultural exports.
Private interest in State firms
After several years of sluggishness, the Government's State-owned enterprises (SOEs) restructure programme regained speed early last year, with plans in place to complete equitisation of 432 SOEs in 2014 and 2015.
Inward remittances continue to rise in HCM City
Overseas Vietnamese have sent home remittances of US$1.4 billion through HCM City-based banks in the first four months of this year, a year-on-year increase of 19.6 per cent.
The ups and downs of devaluing the dong
On May 7 the State Bank of Viet Nam decided to weaken the dong by 1 per cent, reducing its daily reference rate against the US dollar from VND21,458 to VND21,673, the second devaluation this year.

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Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water 1    Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water

By the time Nguyen Thi Thung, grey-haired and sporting traditional ba ba brown clothes, stops her motorbike near the gates of Ha Noi Cancer Hospital, patients, relatives and street vendors holding empty bottles are already queued up.

Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane

The national flagship carrier Vietnam Airlines held a ceremony on July 2 to receive its first Airbus 350-900 aircraft and announce its upgrade service quality programme and new brand identifying system, marking a major step in bringing the airline into the international arena.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam 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".