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FDI disbursement up 5.9% in 10 months FDI disbursement up 5.9% in 10 months

Disbursement of foreign direct investments (FDI) posted an encouraging 5.9-per cent increase to US$10.15 billion in the first 10 months of 2014.


Viet Nam's top brands for 2014 announced Viet Nam's top brands for 2014 announced

The Institute of Economic Research and the Global Trade Alliance-Global GTA (UK) announced Viet Nam's Top Brands 2014 at a ceremony held here last Saturday.


Ha Noi factory to make Boeing 777 doors Ha Noi factory to make Boeing 777 doors

MHI Aerospace Vietnam Company (MHIVA) inaugurated a factory that will manufacture Boeing 777's passenger doors in Ha Noi's Thang Long Industrial Park on October 22.


Coc Coc beats Facebook in online VN traffic Coc Coc beats Facebook in online VN traffic

Vietnamese web browser and search engine Coc Coc receives the second largest number of average daily visitors in Viet Nam, leaving social network Facebook behind.



Malaysia-VN trade to reach $10b Malaysia-VN trade to reach $10b

(Oct 31, 2014)

Bilateral trade value between Malaysia and Viet Nam is expected to garner more than US$10 billion in 2014.

Viet Nam, DPRK sign air transport deal

Viet Nam and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) have signed an aviation transport agreement to allow airlines from both countries to penetrate deeper into each countries' aviation markets.

More foreign companies invest in livestock industry

More foreign investors are pouring money into Viet Nam's livestock industry as it has seen stable annual growth rate of seven per cent in recent years.

Viet Nam attends social entrepreneurship forum

A Vietnamese delegation attended the ASEAN Forum on Social Entrepreneurship in Singapore on Thursday to learn lessons offered from Singapore's social enterprise model, as well as other ASEAN member states.

City ups regional business links

Links between businesses in HCM City and other cities and provinces in the southern region have improved as a result of a cooperation programme begun in late 2011.

VN overseas investments total $1b in nine months

In the first nine months of 2014, 83 Vietnamese projects were granted licences to invest overseas with a total registered capital of more than US$1 billion.

VASEP wants tax on tuna imports scrapped

The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) has asked the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) to cut the tax on tuna imports to zero per cent.

PetroVietnam asked to finalise oil refinery expansion project

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has asked the Viet Nam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) to complete the Dung Quat Oil Refinery expansion project proposal, reports Vneconomy.

Transport Ministry to crackdown on cargo weight violations at ports

The Ministry of Transport (MOT) has said it would enforce stricter measures to stop overweight cargo shipments, such as temporarily shutting ports and firing directors who violated the MOT's weight regulations.

Transfer pricing inflicting heavy losses

Appropriate policies and enhanced management capacity are critical in the fight against transfer pricing to ensure a healthy business investment environment in Viet Nam, said experts on Wednesday.

S Korea export potential mostly untapped

South Korea has high demand for fisheries and farm produce, making it a promising market for Viet Nam, according to the Viet Nam Trade Promotion Agency (Vietrade).

Tuan Chau begins construction of 27-hole golf courseTuan Chau begins construction of 27-hole golf course

Tuan Chau Group and Him Lam Corporation celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony of a 27-hole golf course in Tuan Chau-Ha Long International Resort in northern Quang Ninh Province on October 30.

IFC official touts private sector benefitsIFC official touts private sector benefits

Viet Nam should take further steps to equitise State-owned enterprises (SOEs) and create ideal conditions for the private sector to flourish, according to Vivek Pathak, the International Finance Corporation's director for East Asia and the Pacific who visited Ha Noi last week. Pathak said the private sector was the engine that will get the country back on track towards robust economic growth.

Long road ahead for Long Thanh Airport funding Long road ahead for Long Thanh Airport funding

French company ADPi, a fully-owned subsidiary of the Aeroports de Paris Group (ADP), has said it did not promise to invest US$2 billion in building a new international airport in Dong Nai Province as claimed by a local official last week.

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