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Motorbike sales continue to fall Motorbike sales continue to fall

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.


Banking sector reform: M&A boom expected Banking sector reform: M&A boom expected

With the Government's determination to hasten the restructuring of the credit institution system, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the banking sector were projected to boom in the coming years.


First two buildings receive green certificates from World Bank First two buildings receive green certificates from World Bank

Two property projects have become the first ever Vietnamese winners of certificates for resource efficiency from the IFC, a member of the World Bank Group.


Sandisk brings world's highest capacity memory card to VN Sandisk brings world's highest capacity memory card to VN

SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash storage solutions, has launched its latest innovations in Viet Nam.


Circular will revamp stock market Circular will revamp stock market

(Jan 29, 2015)

Since its issuance late last year, Circular 36/2014/TT-NHNN, which set limits on how much banks can lend to stock investors, has had a strong impact on both credit institutions and the securities market. Investors fear that the total amount available for margin loans will drop dramatically after the Circular takes effect on February 1.

Urban property market set for a good year

The domestic real estate market is likely to warm up this year, with the amended Housing Law allowing foreigners to buy property. Viet Nam News reporter To Hang talked with economic expert Nguyen Tri Hieu about this issue as well as the most promising segments in the property market.

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.

Intelligent transport system imperative for crowded HCM City: study

Siemens and consulting firm Arup recently presented a study on intelligent transportation system, which shows how intelligent infrastructure can help cities address rising demand for transport, and at the same time offer transport networks better protection against extreme weather events. Viet Nam News speaks with Siemens Vietnam President and CEO Dr Thai-Lai Pham about the study.

Vissai aims to grow into a global brand

The Vissai Cement Group will make its first shipment of the year to Bangladesh this month, crossing the 10 million tonnes export mark after four years. Founded in 2004, Vissai has five cement plants with a total capacity of 7.5 million tonnes of clinker per year. Its products have been exported to 30 countries and territories. CEO Hoang Manh Truong spoke to Viet Nam News about his desire to develop Vissai into a global brand.

VN shows signs of recovery, despite difficulties

The National Assembly approved socio-economic development targets for 2015, including in GDP and CPI growth. Nguyen Thanh Binh, deputy director of the Ha Noi Institute for Socio-Economic Development Studies, spoke to Viet Nam News about the country's potential for reaching these goals.

VAMC to buy bad debts worth US$4.76 billion

Circular 02 on bad debt classifications and risk provisions will come into effect by April this year, Chairman of the Vietnam Asset Management Company (VAMC) Nguyen Quoc Hung has revealed. He made the announcement while talking to the local media about his company's targets and the methods the company will use for handling bad debts in 2015.

Binh Duong aim to surpass $1.5b in FDI next year after successful 2014

The southern province of Binh Duong announced it exceeded its foreign-direct-investment (FDI) target for 2014 by 65 per cent, despite many difficulties. Viet Nam News talked to chairman Le Thanh Cung to find out how the province became so successful.

Foreign currency lending to continue

The State Bank of Viet Nam will continue to allow credit institutions to give loans in foreign currencies to export companies and petrol wholesalers till the end of 2015.

FDI info system launched

Director o the Ministry ofPlanning and Investment's Foreign Investment Agency Do Nhat Hoang spoke to Dau Tu (Investment) newspaper about how the new national information system for foreign investment would benefit investors.

Revised laws to improve business conditions

The Minister of Planning and Investment, Bui Quang Vinh, spoke to reporters about changes made to the amended Law on Enterprise and Law on Investment, both recently approved at the eighth session of the 13th National Assembly.

Circular will revamp stock marketCircular will revamp stock market

Since its issuance late last year, Circular 36/2014/TT-NHNN, which set limits on how much banks can lend to stock investors, has had a strong impact on both credit institutions and the securities market. Investors fear that the total amount available for margin loans will drop dramatically after the Circular takes effect on February 1.

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.

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.

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