Int'l arrivals on the rise Int'l arrivals on the rise

International visitors to Viet Nam in August reached an estimated 665,000, surging 12 per cent against last month and 7.5 per cent against the same period last year, data from the General Statistics Office (GSO) revealed.

PM assigns ACV to be investor of Long Thanh Airport PM assigns ACV to be investor of Long Thanh Airport

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked the Airport Corporation of Viet Nam (ACV) to be investor of the Long Thanh International Airport in the southern Dong Nai Province.

SBV devalues dong by another 1% SBV devalues dong by another 1%

The State Bank of Viet Nam unexpectedly devalued the dong by another one per cent this morning, its third currency depreciation this year.

Businesses in the dark on Trans Pacific Partnership Businesses in the dark on Trans Pacific Partnership

While trade ministers struggle to hash out a final agreement on the ground-breaking Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Vietnamese companies are largely in the dark about the pact's potential benefits and drawbacks, business surveys have found.

Taxi booking app Vrada makes its debut in Phu Quoc Island Taxi booking app Vrada makes its debut in Phu Quoc Island

(Sep 03, 2015)

Residents and tourists on Phu Quoc Island can hail a taxi using their smart phone following the launch of the Vrada taxi application on September 2.

Telephone exports hit $20 billion

Viet Nam's exports of telephones and their components hit nearly US$20 billion, a year-on-year increase of 31.1 per cent, in the first eight months this year.

Alibaba authorises Viet Nam reseller

Chinese e-commerce group Alibaba has authorised CleverAds Company to be its reseller in Viet Nam, announcing the partnership in Ha Noi on August 31.

City uses more IT in public services

HCM City has increased the use of information technology in public administration, helping usher in e-governance, according to a Government report.

Online shopping day begins

Autumn Online Shopping Day, a part of Online Friday to be held on December 4, starts on August 28.

Google introduces cloud platform to Vietnamese start-ups

Google and Gimasys introduced the Google Cloud Platform to Vietnamese start-ups on August 26, especially those operating in e-commerce.

VNPT to have the largest 3G coverage area: VNPT

The Viet Nam Post and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) is increasing its investment in the 3G network to ensure maximum coverage area nationwide by October this year, said Tran Manh Hung, chairman of the group's member council.

Transport Ministry pilots IT application in passenger transport

The Ministry of Transport has asked the Government to permit pilot implementation of a project to apply information technology in the management of contract-based passenger transportation (Grabcar) developed by GrabTaxi Vietnam.

Apple Inc. appoints two retailers in Viet Nam

Apple Inc. has chosen FPT Shop and The gioi di dong (Mobile World) as its two main retailers to directly import its hi-tech products from Apple Singapore.

Businesses fined for spam messages

Six companies have been fined a total of VND535 million (US$23,732) for sending spam messages promoting gambling and providing illegal digital services.

VN enterprises pay more attention to developing e-commerce

E-commerce will be the number one tool for Vietnamese enterprises to effectively advertise their products and services to customers, especially those in international markets.

VINECO constructs $44.45 million greenhouse system in Vinh PhucVINECO constructs $44.45 million greenhouse system in Vinh Phuc

VINECO, a subsidiary of Vingroup, kicked off construction of the first greenhouse system, valued at VND1 trillion (US$44.45 million), in the northern Vinh Phuc province on August 28.

Decision to ensure high quality bio-fuel suppliesDecision to ensure high quality bio-fuel supplies

From December this year E5 bio-fuel made by adding ethanol will be produced and sold nationwide, according to the Prime Minister's Decision 53/2012/QD – TTg on the road map for using E5 petrol. Dinh Van Ngoc, general director of Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical Company Limited (BSR), a large ethanol supplier for processing E5 petrol, spoke to the media about these issues.

Crab prices fall to their lowest in decades Crab prices fall to their lowest in decades

Crab breeders in the Mekong province of Ca Mau are worried about imminent losses due to the relentless fall in the prices of the crustacean. The main reason for the 30-40 per cent price decline in recent months is that Chinese traders have stoppedbuying.

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