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Gas, condensate found off southern Viet Nam coast Gas, condensate found off southern Viet Nam coast

Three companies on August 20 announced the discovery of gas and condensate in the fourth well in Blocks 05-1b and 05-1c off the southern Viet Nam coast.


Two new seaplanes to boost luxury tourism Two new seaplanes to boost luxury tourism

Hai Au Aviation is introducing today two of its three new Cessna seaplanes from the US that promises to provide a unique and breath-taking experience for tourists in Viet Nam.


Vietnamese customers prefer smartphones with 5-inch screens Vietnamese customers prefer smartphones with 5-inch screens

Twenty-five per cent of the Vietnamese customers want their next smartphone to have a 5-inch screen.


Car industry faces development roadblocks Car industry faces development roadblocks

Viet Nam's ambitious master plan for the development of its fledgling automobile manufacturing industry for 2020 to 2030, which the government recently endorsed, is facing major stumbling blocks.


Car industry in need of overhaul Car industry in need of overhaul

(Aug 28, 2014)

Mechanical engineering is the key to the growth of Viet Nam's underdeveloped car industry, which is plagued by too many small operators, limited production of sophisticated components and a low localisation rate.

VNPT official outlines restructuring strategy

The Government has signed Decision 888/QD-TTg approv-ing the restructuring plan of the Viet Nam Post and Telecom Group (VNPT) for the 2014-15 period.

VASEP to ramp up promotion of seafood

The value of Viet Nam's farm, forest and fisheries exports reached US$17.43 billion in the first seven months of 2014, up nearly 12 per cent year on year.

New decree streamlines bidding

The recently issued Decree 63/2014/ND-CP, which has details of the Law on Bidding, is expected to ensure transparency and efficiency, and help avoid any overlap during the bidding process.

Petrol price hike follows global market

The adjustment in the selling price of petroleum has stirred a controversy, especially in its transparency though it has become more flexible.Tran Van Thinh, General Director of the Viet Nam National Petroleum Group (Petrolimex) told Vietnam News Agency about the publicity and transparency in petrol trading.

We are fearless against our competitors: BMW chief

The luxury car market has been buzzing this year with the appearance of new brands and models. But Sergio Solero, managing director of BMW Group Asia, tells Viet Nam News his company is not fazed by competition.

Less reliance on foreign imports

Viet Nam is a developing country, and it has lacked equip-ment and materials to improve infrastructure to develop a market for domestic consumption and exports because it lacked local suppliers.

Credibility critical for VN's economic future

Viet Nam's economy has been stable for the first half of the year with a GDP growth rate of 5.18 per cent and inflation at 1.38 per cent. Dr Vo Tri Thanh, Deputy Director of the Central Institute for Economic Management talks about the issue.

AIA gives wheels to dreams of needy children

In recent years, AIA Vietnam and the National Fund for Vietnamese Children have jointly organised many community-oriented activities for underprivileged children. Stephen Clark, Chief Executive Officer of AIA Vietnam, shares with the press his thoughts about these community activities.

Electric bikes need regulation

Introduced to Viet Nam only 4-5 years ago in major cities, the popularity – and availability – of electric bikes has exploded nationwide over the last two years.

Global gypsumboard producer expands distribution in VN

An interview with Mr. David Victor Thomas, General Director, Knauf Viet Nam was conducted to reveal underlying reasons for this key player to invest heavily in Viet Nam's construction material market.

VietJet passenger wins Honda bike in lucky drawVietJet passenger wins Honda bike in lucky draw

VietJet on August 28 announced the first winner of a Honda SH 125, the monthly prize in the airline's latest mega promotion, "Enjoy Flying with VietJet and Win a Car."

Car industry in need of overhaulCar industry in need of overhaul

Mechanical engineering is the key to the growth of Viet Nam's underdeveloped car industry, which is plagued by too many small operators, limited production of sophisticated components and a low localisation rate.

First Vietnamese caravan finished off-road trip to Tibet and Mount Everest First Vietnamese caravan finished off-road trip to Tibet and Mount Everest

The first Vietnamese caravan team finished its 6,000km auto trip from HCM City to Tibet and Mount Everest base camp on Sunday. Autodaily introduced a series of photos taken by the team members.

Thai firm snaps up Metro, eyes VN market Thai firm snaps up Metro, eyes VN market

Thailand's Beri Juker Public Co. Ltd (BJC) signed a deal earlier this month to buy the Viet Nam operations of Germany wholesaler Metro for US$876 million.

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