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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.



Automobile imports surge despite slow growth Automobile imports surge despite slow growth

(Aug 29, 2014)

Viet Nam has bucked economic difficulties in August 2014 to achieve its highest level of car importation since 2011.

Rolls-Royce launches showroom in Viet Nam

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars officially opened its showroom in the capital city to the public on August 27 as part of its continued expansion across the Asia-Pacific region.

BMW recalls 1,189 vehicles for faulty airbags

Euro Auto, the official distributor of BMW in Viet Nam, announced on Tuesday that it was recalling 1,189 BMW E46 vehicles to replace faulty front passenger-side airbags.

Peugeot sells 1,000 bicycles in 1 year since riding back into VN

In nearly a year since returning to Viet Nam Peugeot has sold over 1,000 bicycles, according to Velo Chic, the French company's authorised distributor.

Doubts raised over budget car assembly plansclosed because of stagnant sales

A Vietnamese auto company's plan to assemble and sell the world's cheapest car in Viet Nam has been met with skepticism as the market seems lukewarm to cheap cars.

BMW World Expo 2014 opens in Viet Nam

The BMW World Exhibition and Expo 2014, which is being held in Viet Nam for the first time, officially opened on Thursday and will run until Sunday at Royal City here.

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.

Thaco unveils new bus models

The Truong Hai Automobile Company (Thaco) has launched four locally produced new bus models, namely Thaco County TB75S, Thaco Town TB82s, Thaco Town TB95S and Thaco Universe TB120S, this year.

July automobile sales zoom to new highs

Viet Nam's demand for automobiles roared ahead in July thanks to healthy summer sales incentives, with top auto makers posting near double-digit increases over last year, an industry group reported.

Automobile imports on the rise

The General Statistics Office (GSO) reported an increase of 59.8 per cent to 31,000 units in imports of Completely Built-Up (CBU) automobiles to the local market.

Toyota Motor Vietnam posts record sales

Toyota Motor Vietnam (TMV) on August 11 announced that it sold 3,759 vehicle units in July, a 25 per cent increase year over year.

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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