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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.



Makers of high-quality goods win prizes Makers of high-quality goods win prizes

(Jan 31, 2015)

The Vietnamese High Quality Goods award will be conferred on 520 firms this year, 42 of them being first-time winners but an equal number winning it every year since its inception 19 years ago.

Ha Noi retail market retains lustre

The retail market in Ha Noi is still attractive for investors, even though it has experienced business impediments during the past, a Ha Noi Industry and Trade Department official said.

Street kiosks provide information in City

Viet Nam Post and Telecommunications in HCM City, in collaboration with Le Group of Companies' Le Digital, yesterday opened telephone-information kiosks to provide public telecommunication services, news and information consultancy for the public and tourists.

City promotes trade in key markets

In its trade promotion activities for this year, the Investment and Trade Promotion Centre of HCM City will focus on key markets of Russia, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Myanmar, Indonesia and Laos via trade fairs and exhibitions to promote Vietnamese goods and overseas business trips.

Growth, inflation under control: PM

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has assured the nation that Viet Nam's gross domestic product (GDP) and inflation are still under control and are expected to hit their targeted 6.2 per cent and 5 per cent for 2015.

Petrol price stabilisation fund pegged at $190 million

The balance of the petrol price stabilisation fund stood at more than VND4 trillion (US$190.4 million) at the end of the fourth quarter of 2014, reported the Ministry of Finance.

Tra fish association protests U.S. raising anti-dumping tariff

The Viet Nam Tra Fish Association issued a press release on January 27 protesting against the actions of the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC).

PetroVietnam urged to focus on oil, gas exploitation

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has urged the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) to quickly restructure its operations this year, following a prime ministerial decision.

Inter RAO Group to build thermopower plant

Inter RAO Group from Russia will build the Quang Trach 2 thermopower plant project on a build-operation-transfer basis in the central Quang Binh province's Quang Trach District.

Chien Cong gets mining licence in Laos

Laos' planning and investment ministry has granted an investment licence to the Chien Cong company to exploit tin, zinc, lead and copper, besides gold in Xiengkhuang and Houaphan provinces.

Rice traders to expand sources

Rice exporters must build new areas for sourcing raw material in direct proportion to their export volumes, the Ministry of Industry and Trade said in a decree issued last week.

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.

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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