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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.



Phu Quoc plans golf course, eco-tourism resort Phu Quoc plans golf course, eco-tourism resort

(Aug 30, 2014)

Phu Quoc Island is planning to implement a VND28 trillion (US$1.3 billion) project for the construction of the Bai Vong international golf course and eco-tourism complex.

Land-use projects stuck in red tape

Enterprises have not benefitted from the Government's Resolution 43/NQ-CP, issued more than two months ago to reform the administrative procedures for investment projects that involve land use.

VN second for business expansion in ASEAN

Viet Nam is the second most listed location for business expansion in ASEAN, according to a survey released on Thursday by the US Chamber of Commerce and the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (AmCham Singapore).

Supermarkets stock up ahead of holiday

With the National holiday approaching, retailers, electronics stores and supermarkets have kicked off a series of promotions and increased supply of essential goods to meet demand.

Solutions sought for steel importers

Seeking to end regulatory obstacles that might slow their growth, steel importers met with government officials to discuss concerns about Circular 44/2013/TTLT-BCT-BKHCN.

Credit growth projected at 4.5% in first eight months

Viet Nam's credit is expected to grow by 4.5 per cent and its deposits, by 8.21 per cent, by late August, according to the State Bank of Viet Nam.

Air Busan launches Busan-Da Nang chartered flights

South Korea's Air Busan has introduced chartered flights between Da Nang and Busan this month to boost tourism between the two cities.

Mobile phones, textiles are top Vietnamese exports

Mobile phones and electronic components had the largest share of the total Vietnamese export revenue in the first eight months of 2014, according to the General Statistics Office of Vietnam.

Petrolimex cuts price of gasoline

The Viet Nam National Petroleum Group (Petrolimex) reduced the selling price of its RON 92 gasoline by VND470 (2.23 US cents) per litre to VND23,740 ($1.13) per litre from midday Friday.

Disbursed FDI rises 4.5% as registered capital falls

Viet Nam gained a year-on-year increase of 4.5 per cent in total disbursed foreign direct investment (FDI) to US$7.9 billion for the first eight months of 2014.

More foreign tourists visit VN in August

The number of foreign tourists visiting Viet Nam increased by 9.5 per cent month-on-month in August 2014, according to figures from the General Statistics Office (GSO).

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.

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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