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PVN tops local enterprise revenue PVN tops local enterprise revenue

The National Oil and Gas Group (PVN) has been named as Viet Nam's largest company in terms of revenue, the VNR500 report announced yesterday.


Ha Noi's red books' issuance reaches record high Ha Noi's red books' issuance reaches record high

Data from Ha Noi Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) show that the capital city has issued more than 40,000 house ownership certificates, or red books, this year.


Flappy Bird creator among top Internet millionaires: website Flappy Bird creator among top Internet millionaires: website

American entertainment website TheRichest has listed Nguyen Ha Dong, the Vietnamese creator of the Flappy Bird game, among the top 10 Internet millionaires who made money out of thin air.


Pilot project allows people to fuel cars themselves Pilot project allows people to fuel cars themselves

Car drivers can now fuel their vehicles themselves, as part of a pilot project that began at two filling stations in Ha Noi on December 1.



Viet Nam draws interest from private equity Viet Nam draws interest from private equity

(Dec 27, 2014)

Private equity investors are paying more attention to the Vietnamese market, readying additional resources in expectation of better long-term results, according to the Grant Thornton global private equity report for 2014 to 2015.

Firms urged to tackle trade barriers

Vietnamese businesses are not fully aware of technical barriers to trade, said Duong Dinh Giam, general director of the Industrial Policy and Research Institute, at a seminar yesterday in HCM City.

Capital city trade deficit tops $13 billion in 2014

The capital recorded a trade deficit of approximately US$13.8 billion in 2014, according to the municipal Statistics Office.

Travel firms decrease tours for Russian visitors

Charter flights between Moscow and Viet Nam's travel destinations are to be cancelled starting January next year. The cancellation is the result of the declining number of Russian tourists visiting Viet Nam due to the recent devaluation of the ruble.

SMEs backbone of Ha Noi's economy

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) account for over 95 per cent of businesses in Ha Noi and provide most jobs in the city, said Mac Quoc Anh, vice chairman and general secretary of the Ha Noi Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Association.

Viet Nam enjoys trade surplus with Chile

Two-way trade between Viet Nam and Chile surpassed $791.9 million in the first 11 months of this year with the balance of trade in favour of the Southeast Asian nation.

Lam Dong moves to draw investment

The Central Highlands province of Lam Dong organised a trade promotion conference on December 25 with the goal of drawing more investors to the locality and the region at large.

Mekong named a best-value destination

Viet Nam's Mekong Delta has been chosen among the 10 best-value destinations for 2015 by Rough Guides, a British publisher of travel and reference guides.

Annual FDI tops $20b on manufacturing

The total foreign direct investment (FDI) registered in the country topped US$20.23 billion in 2014, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment's Foreign Investment Agency.

ADB provides $85 million for rural infrastructure in central provinces

The Government and Asian Development Bank (ADB) on December 26 signed a loan agreement for $85 million in additional financing to expand investments in rural infrastructure in six central provinces.

Prime Minister approves scrap imports

The prime minister has permitted the import of 36 different kinds of scrap as production materials, newly launched site Vietnamplus reported on December 26.

CapitaLand celebrates 20 year of operations in VNCapitaLand celebrates 20 year of operations in VN

Singapore's property developer CapitaLand Limited (CapitaLand) and its wholly owned serviced-residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), celebrated its 20th year in Viet Nam.

Foreign currency lending to continueForeign currency lending to continue

The State Bank of Viet Nam will continue to allow credit institutions to give loans in foreign currencies to export companies and petrol wholesalers till the end of 2015.

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