Taxes and duties collected in the first nine months of this year by the General Department of Customs rose 13.8 percent year-on-year to nearly VND160 trillion (US$7.27 billion), meeting only 67.6 percent of the annual target.
The Ministry of Finance is likely to raise special consumption taxes on vehicles imported by repatriating Vietnamese citizens (Viet Kieu).
Nearly 200 items belonging to Vietnamese soldiers during the war have been returned to the country under the “Operation Wandering souls” project of New South Wales University, Australia.
(VOV) - A delegation of Australian war veterans will arrive in Vietnam in late July to present wartime objects back to their Vietnamese counterparts in Binh Dinh province.
The State budget deficit was estimated to hit VND92.39 trillion (US$4.35 billion) in the first half of this year, equal to 57 percent of the annual plan set by the National Assembly.
(VOV) - Tourism experts have proposed that the government continue offering unilateral tourist visa exemptions for travellers from major markets to attract more visitors and generate revenue.
(VOV) -The domestic livestock industry is likely to lose out to regional rivals in the coming years unless a proper development strategy is drawn up to increase its competitiveness.
(VOV) - Due to a sharp fall in both volume and price in the first quarter of 2013, rubber exports earned 24.2 percent less than in the same period last year.
(VOV) -Businesses regard value added tax (VAT) reductions as a practical measure to help them through a difficult time.
(VOV) - Not a few commercial banks are willing to reduce interest rates on loans down to 9 or 10 percent, despite low credit growth posing a huge challenge to the national economy.
(VOV) - The National Financial Supervision Committee has forecast that Vietnam’s inflation rate in 2013 will be controlled at less than 7 percent.
The UNESCO office in Vietnam, in conjunction with the Danang Museum of Cham Sculpture, opened an exhibition on the World Heritage Sites of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam in the central city of Danang on March 28.
State budget revenue dropped by 1.9 percent in the first two months of the year to US$5.52 billion, accounting for 14.1 percent of the year’s estimated total.
The Government has taken measures to ease difficulties facing businesses during the prolonged economic downturn.
An Vat Sai Gon (Noshing in Sai Gon), by Chu Thi Hong Anh and photographer Tran Viet Duc, is hoped to inspire all lovers of eating out in Ho Chi Minh City.