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Gold export duty increased to 2%

09:49 | 03/29/2015

The finance ministry (MoF) has increased the export duty on gold jewellery of more than 95% purity from zero to 2%.

Vietnam coffee favoured in Singapore

17:41 | 03/26/2015

Vietnamese coffee accounted for one-fourth of Singapore’s total coffee import volume in 2014, marking its strong foothold in the regional market.

Wave of M&As forecast for Vietnam

11:33 | 03/26/2015

With a raft of free trade agreements on the way, a checklist of equitisations, and new legislation in place to support foreign investment, a new wave of M&As are forecast to sweep across Vietnam.

Decree brings change to securities market

09:43 | 03/26/2015

Vietnam's State Securities Committee (SSC) on March 25 held a workshop to publish changes to Decree 58/2012/ND-CP, which aim to implement and amend the Securities Law in order to improve the efficiency of the national stock market.

Vietnam bank stocks trouncing Asia signal end of bad-debt crisis

09:58 | 03/26/2015

Vietnam’s bank stocks are rallying at the fastest pace in Asia, signaling a recovery from the bad-debt crisis that’s weighed on economic growth for three years.

Ballet performed to mark 140 years of “Carmen” premiere

08:58 | 03/26/2015

The ballet “Carmen” will be performed by artists of the Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) at the Ho Chi Minh City Opera House on March 29 to mark the 140th anniversary of the premiere of the “Carmen” opera.

IPU President hails Vietnam’s preparations for IPU-132

22:21 | 03/25/2015

Vietnam will do its utmost to prepare for and make the 132nd Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly (IPU-132) a success, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung assured IPU President Saber Chowdhury during a reception in Hanoi on March 25.

PM demands speedier customs clearance

21:28 | 03/25/2015

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung spoke of the need to push reform during a working session with the General Department of Customs and relevant agencies in Hanoi on March 25.

Vietnam stamp design used among ASEAN nations

17:11 | 03/25/2015

The stamp and postmark designed by Vietnamese artists will be produced as a joint issue stamp within the ASEAN region on August 8, 2015 to celebrate the 48th founding anniversary of ASEAN and the formation of the ASEAN Community on December 31, 2015.

Conference to discuss cooperation on malaria elimination

08:45 | 03/25/2015

Over 100 delegates from 17 member countries of the Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN) will gather at a conference in the central province of Quang Nam on March 25-27 to discuss enhancing links among nations to fight malaria.

PM Dung meets Vietnam Red Cross Society

21:33 | 03/24/2015

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung met with representatives from the Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRCS) on March 24 at the Government Headquarters.

US investors interested in business expansion in Vietnam

10:31 | 03/24/2015

(VOV) -US-owned Intel Corporation recently announced plans to expand production in Vietnam to enable it to produce most of its chips here.

Conger processing factory construction begins in Bac Lieu

08:51 | 03/24/2015

The construction of a conger eel processing plant began in Hong Dan commune in the southern province of Bac Lieu on March 23.

Asia’s about to spawn a new tiger economy

12:34 | 03/23/2015

Perched along one of the world’s most crucial shipping routes, and with a young and growing population, Vietnam is - once again - being tipped for economic lift-off, after years of disappointment.

Ecuador, Vietnam record strong increase in bilateral trade

11:37 | 03/23/2015

Two-way trade between Vietnam and Ecuador reached US$659 million in 2014, a year-on-year record increase of 83%, according to statistics released by the Central Bank of Ecuador.