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Forbes names Vingroup boss again in rich list Forbes names Vingroup boss again in rich list

Founder and chairman of Vietnamese firm Vingroup Pham Nhat Vuong has once again been named by American business magazine Forbes in the list of the richest persons on the planet.


PM reiterates Formosa's investment term while accepting mistakes PM reiterates Formosa's investment term while accepting mistakes

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has agreed to maintain an investment term of 70 years for the Taiwan-invested Formosa project in the central Ha Tinh Province.


More remittances to fund property purchases More remittances to fund property purchases

Viet Nam is expected to see rising remittances enter the property market, following the amended housing law that allows Viet Kieu (overseas Vietnamese) to own a house in the country.


Viet Nam's e-commerce revenue in 2014 touched $3b Viet Nam's e-commerce revenue in 2014 touched $3b

Business-to-customer (B2C) e-commerce in Viet Nam garnered a total revenue of US$2.97 billion in 2014, accounting for 2.12 per cent of the country's gross retail sales of goods.



Gold export duty increased to 2% Gold export duty increased to 2%

(Mar 28, 2015)

The finance ministry (MoF) has increased the export duty on gold jewellery of more than 95 per cent purity from zero to two per cent.

Asian share markets close on mixed note

Asian stock markets ended on a mixed note on March 27.The Nikkei 225 lost 185.49 points to close at 19,285.63, while the Topix Index slipped 16.04 points to end at 1,552.78 in Tokyo.

HNX Index continues its recovery

The HNX-Index continued its recovery this morning by gaining 0.21 per cent to close at 83.31 points, trading 23.9 million shares, worth VND271.4 billion (US$12.9 million).

Healthy banks attract int'l interest: analysts

Domestic commercial banks can forge strategic co-operation with foreign investors if they clear their bad debts and prove their future potentials, analysts say.

State Treasury fails to sell 10-year coupons

The State Treasury of Viet Nam could only offload less than a third of Government bonds offered for sale on March 25.

VN, Japanese indices slip

Vietnamese and Japanese indices closed down on March 26. The Nikkei 225 lost 275.08 points to close at 19,471.12, while the Topix Index reduced 23.19 points to end at 1,568.82 in Tokyo.

HNX-Index gains, helped by large-cap shares

The HNX-Index gained 0.11 per cent to close at 83.24 points, with 23.9 million shares being traded, worth VND296.2 billion (US$14 million).

Decree brings change to securities market

Viet Nam's State Securities Committee (SSC) yesterday held a workshop to publish changes to Decree 58/2012/ND-CP, which aim to implement and amend the Securities Law in order to improve the efficiency of the national stock market.

Asian stocks reflect mixed market sentiments

Stock markets in Asia continued to reflect mixed market sentiments on March 25.

PVI aims for VND229 billion in after-tax profit

The PetroVietnam Insurance Corporation (PVI) has set a target to earn after-tax profit of more than VND229 billion (US$10.9 million) in 2015.

Stocks fall despite recovery by blue chips

Blue chips recovered this morning, but were unable to help improve the national stock market.

BIDV-MetLife JV launches new productBIDV-MetLife JV launches new product

BIDV MetLife—a joint venture (JV) between Vietnam's leading bank BIDV and U.S. life insurer MetLife—have launched Gia An Toan Mt (EduCare), an innovative child education savings insurance product.

PPP decree to attract investmentPPP decree to attract investment

The Tendering Management Department under the Ministry of Planning and Investment introduced a decree, governing private-public-partnership (PPP) projects in Viet Nam yesterday, at a meeting in Ha Noi.

PR firms remain attractive for foreign buyers 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.

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