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Viet Nam rolls with Southeast Asia's tech growth Viet Nam rolls with Southeast Asia's tech growth

Investors, start-up founders and experts gathered in Singapore for a two-day Tech in Asia 2016 conference. Viet Nam News talked with some of them to discover why Viet Nam is becoming a hot-spot for start-ups.


Lawmakers increase tax on vehicles with large engine displacement Lawmakers increase tax on vehicles with large engine displacement

Lawmakers decided to reduce tax on vehicles with small engine displacement, while increasing tax on vehicles with engine displacement of more than 2,500cc.


$4b casino resort project to break ground in Hoi An $4b casino resort project to break ground in Hoi An

Construction of the Nam Hoi An Casino Resort Project will begin in the UNESCO heritage city of Hoi An in the central Quang Nam Province on April 23.


VN on the rise in ASEAN banks' ranking VN on the rise in ASEAN banks' ranking

Viet Nam's lenders are gathering speed, posting the second-highest growth by country in this year's ranking of the top 100 banks in the ASEAN.



VNPost to develop logistics centre in Da Nang VNPost to develop logistics centre in Da Nang

(Apr 29, 2016)

The Viet Nam Post Corporation (VNPost) will build a logistic and e-commerce centre in Da Nang's Hoa Khanh Expansion Industrial Zone at a cost of VND196 billion (US$8.7 million).

Italian businesses wish to expand trade, investment in Viet Nam

Italian enterprises, particularly those in the northwestern region of Liguria, hope to promote business opportunities abroad, especially in markets like Viet Nam, said President of the Genova Chamber of Commerce and Industry Paolo Odone at a recent seminar in Genova city, Italy.

VN's economic growth expected to reach 6.9%

Viet Nam's economic growth is expected to edge up further to 6.8-6.9 per cent in 2016 and 2017.

VN sees 12% hike in FDI disbursement

Disbursement of foreign direct investment (FDI) surged to an estimated US$4.7 billion in the first four months, a year-on-year rise of 12 per cent, the General Statistics Office (GSO) reported.

VN exports rise 6% in first four months

Viet Nam's total exports saw a year-on-year increase of 6 per cent in the first four months of this year to US$52.87 billion, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).

Rice lacks national brand: scholar

Building a national brand name for Vietnamese rice would help increase rice export value and prestige in the world market, the rector of Can Tho University said yesterday at a seminar held in HCM City.

Firms tend to cater to the young

Nguyen Thanh Truc of HCM City's Binh Thanh District was looking to buy porridge for her sexagenarian parents at a supermarket.

Long Van Company to tap coal in Laos

Viet Nam and Laos signed a contract on April 28 to allow a Vietnamese company to survey and tap coal in Xam Nuea city, Houaphan Province, in Laos.

Vietnamese semiconductor firms urged to follow the region

Vietnamese semiconductor firms should roll with the region's players to build up a local ecosystem and move up the regional supply chain, officials at Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) have said.

Business MoU inked ahead of TPP

The HCM City Union of Business Associations yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with foreign business associations to support enterprises when the country becomes a member of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.

The agro-forestry-fisheries export rise by 11%

The agro-forestry-fisheries export turnover in April was estimated at US$2.97 billion. This brings the figure for the first four months of this year to over $10 billion, up 11 per cent against the same period last year.

Products for health: 11th Việt Nam International Medical ExhibitionProducts for health: 11th Việt Nam International Medical Exhibition

Following years of development under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Health and enabling companies to carry out a programme called "For Public Health", Pharmedi Vietnam - Pharmed & Healthcare returns to the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre in HCM City's District 7 from September 21 to 26 this year.

TPP to aid domestic financial sector: economistTPP to aid domestic financial sector: economist

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will bring both opportunities and challenges to the finance sector in Viet Nam. Viet Nam News asks Alan Pham, chief economist of VinaCapital Corporate Finance Viet Nam Ltd., about them.

South Korea, Japan, Singapore scouting for real estate opportunities in Viet Nam South Korea, Japan, Singapore scouting for real estate opportunities in Viet Nam

On April 12 South Korean securities firm Mirae Asset Securities Co announced it would join hands with global investment company AON BGN, a former AON Holdings, to take over Keangnam Ha Noi Landmark Tower in Ha Noi.

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