Viet Nam telecom firms all set for 4G race
On January 18 Viet Nam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) began commercial testing of its 4G, or fourth generation mobile telecom technology, services in HCM City and the Phu Quoc Island, with speeds reaching as high as 100 Mbps.
Investors, tourists eye Phu Quoc island
Despite huge investment flows into Phu Quoc Island, Government officials revealed that the number of projects actually underway is much lower than expected.
SBV praised for forex mechanism
Experts say the new mechanism for exchange rate introduced by the State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) has created flexibility, enabling both credit institutions and enterprises to exercise greater control over their business operations.
Gov't keeps eye on carriers after drop in fuel prices
The Ministry of Transport has instructed relevant agencies to closely monitor fees charged by carriers to ensure the decrease in fuel prices is factored in.
Sugar farmers reduce crop amid low prices
Tay Ninh Province authorities have instructed relevant agencies to monitor the measuring of commercial cane sugar (CCS), a disagreement over which has led to disputes between sugar refineries and farmers.
Kien Giang demands Phu Quoc dredging stop
Kien Giang Province authorities have urged the Ministry of Natural Re-sources and Environment and Navy to stop the export of sand mined by dredging Naval Port Zone 5 in Phu Quoc Island and then to stop the dredging itself since it caused erosion along the coast.
Overseas education costs Viet Nam $3b annually
While the Ministry of Finance has not decided on a date for issuing sovereign bonds worth US$3 billion on the international market to refinance the country's debts, the same amount of foreign currency is allowed to be spent every year to allow Vietnamese to study abroad.
Are banks reviving love affair with property?
The HCMC Development Commercial Bank (HDBank) has signed an agreement with the Saigon Real Estate Joint Stock Company (SAIGONRES) to provide credit and financial guarantees.
Department seeks funds for Da Lat railway
The Viet Nam Railway Department has drafted plans to lease out infrastructure in the Da Lat-Trai Mat rail section to mobilise private investment for developing railway infrastructure.
Tortuously slow procedures delay HCMC metro
Time-consuming and elaborate procedures are the main causes for the delays in building metro lines in HCM City, a meeting on urban railway projects heard at the city People's Committee office early this month.
Real estate gains from stock market doubts
Tran Thanh Vu, general director of a construction and building materials trading company that is listed in HCM City, recently decided to sell some of his stock holding in his company when its share appreciated by more than 400 per cent.


Teacher's long fight for justice pays off Teacher's long fight for justice pays off

Nguyen Than spent years trying to prove the innocence of his former student, wrongfully convicted on a murder charge 18 years ago.

Passion motivates circus artists to take risks Passion motivates circus artists to take risks

The circus has always been about performers attempting precarious and daring acts in exchange for the intangible reward of the roar of the crowd.

New flowers grown for Tet New flowers grown for Tet

Farmers in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta will offer new varieties of flowers for the upcoming Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, which falls on February 8 this year.

VN strives to reform customs ahead of FTAs VN strives to reform customs ahead of FTAs

The World Trade Organisation's Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) would boost customs reforms to facilitate trade across borders in line with international standards, an official has said.