HCM City expected to become int’l financial centre

HCM City expected to become int’l financial centre

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the Government Advisory Group to submit a document by April 30 outlining necessary steps to turn Ho Chi Minh City into an international... Read more »
Nearly 16,200 firms suspend operations in two months

Nearly 16,200 firms suspend operations in two months

Nearly 16,200 businesses suspended operations in the first two months of this year, up 19.5 percent annually, reported the General Statistics Office. Read more »
HCMC tourism authorities propose tax cuts to ease coronavirus pain

HCMC tourism authorities propose tax cuts to ease coronavirus pain

The Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Department wants a 50 percent cut in taxes for tourism-related businesses to mitigate losses caused by the coronavirus epidemic. Read more »
VASB proposes tax cut to increase trading liquidity

VASB proposes tax cut to increase trading liquidity

Trading taxes for investors are expected to cut with an aim to encourage investors to increase their activity amid domestic and global adverse impacts. VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — The... Read more »
German businesses keen on Viet Nam’s healthcare sector

German businesses keen on Viet Nam’s healthcare sector

The rising demand for healthcare has made Viet Nam a promising destination for domestic and foreign investors. — Photo congthuong.vn German healthcare enterprises are increasingly interested in the Vietnamese market,... Read more »
General economic census to be conducted in 2021

General economic census to be conducted in 2021

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has signed a decision to conduct a general economic census across the country in 2021. Read more »
Amazon confirms two employees in Italy have contracted coronavirus

Amazon confirms two employees in Italy have contracted coronavirus

WASHINGTON — Amazon.com Inc said late on Sunday that two employees in Milan, Italy, have contracted the coronavirus and are under quarantine. “We’re supporting the affected employees who were in... Read more »
Navigos Group fosters e-learning ecosystem

Navigos Group fosters e-learning ecosystem

Navigos Group, the leading human resources service provider in Vietnam, is continuing to reinforce its market position in the country’s online education and recruitment industry, following the successful acquisition of... Read more »
Viet Nam develops modern supply system for farm products

Viet Nam develops modern supply system for farm products

Viet Nam is working to develop a system of modern agricultural product supply centres to promote the consumption of farm produce, enhance food safety and hygiene, and improve the competitive... Read more »
HCM City, a fertile land for start-ups

HCM City, a fertile land for start-ups

Start-ups showcase their products at a fair in HCM City. The city has a number of programmes to attract young people seeking to set up business. — VNS Photo HCM... Read more »
Hải Phòng tourism prepares for recovery after COVID-19 epidemic

Hải Phòng tourism prepares for recovery after COVID-19 epidemic

Part of the Cát Bà tourism complex, Hải Phòng City. — VNA/VNS Photo An Đăng HẢI PHÒNG — The tourism sector in the northern coastal city of Hải Phòng is... Read more »
South Korea reports 476 new coronavirus cases, raising total to 4,212

South Korea reports 476 new coronavirus cases, raising total to 4,212

SEOUL — South Korea reported on Monday 476 new coronavirus cases, taking its national tally to 4,212, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said. The death toll... Read more »
145.9-million-USD wind power plant to be built in Tra Vinh

145.9-million-USD wind power plant to be built in Tra Vinh

Construction of Hiep Thanh wind-power plant at a cost of nearly 3.37 trillion VND (145.9 million USD) began in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh late last week. Read more »
Ministry assigns urgent tasks to protect Quảng Trị tunnels

Ministry assigns urgent tasks to protect Quảng Trị tunnels

A model of humans under the Vịnh Mốc Tunnel has attracted visitors to the site. In its 2,000 days of existence, 17 babies were born in the underground tunnel. —... Read more »
HCM City plans emergency hospitals in fight against COVID-19

HCM City plans emergency hospitals in fight against COVID-19

A quarantined area at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in HCM City for treatment of patients infected with the new coronavirus. — VNA/VNS Photo HCM CITY — The HCM City... Read more »
First Vietnamese female boxer wins WBO Asia Pacific competition

First Vietnamese female boxer wins WBO Asia Pacific competition

Nguyen Thi Thu Nhi has become the first Vietnamese female boxer to win the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Asia Pacific competition in Cambodia on February 29. Read more »
State budget collection tops 9.3 billion USD in two months

State budget collection tops 9.3 billion USD in two months

Total State budget collection was estimated at 214.2 trillion VND (9.31 billion USD) in the first two months of this year, or 14.2 percent of the yearly estimate, reported the... Read more »
Reference exchange rate down 5 VND at week’s beginning

Reference exchange rate down 5 VND at week’s beginning

The State Bank of Vietnam set the daily reference exchange rate at 23,219 VND per USD on March 2, down 5 VND from the last working day of previous week... Read more »
Five Vietnamese sailors missing as vessel sinks off Japan

Five Vietnamese sailors missing as vessel sinks off Japan

Five Vietnamese sailors were reported missing after a cargo vessel sank off the coast of Aomori prefecture in Japan on February 29, according to a Vietnamese official. Read more »
Half of businesses anticipate lower 2020 revenues

Half of businesses anticipate lower 2020 revenues

Fifty percent of businesses in Vietnam say their revenues could fall at least 16 percent this year due to the coronavirus impact. Read more »
Sweet start-up brings Central Highlands honey to the world

Sweet start-up brings Central Highlands honey to the world

Trần Thị Hoàng Anh (right) introduces her honey products at a trade fair. — Photo gialai.gov.vn Khánh Vân GIA LAI — Three years ago, Trần Thị Hoàng Anh from Central... Read more »
Vietnamese people in EU countries stay calm despite COVID-19 cases increasing

Vietnamese people in EU countries stay calm despite COVID-19 cases increasing

Photo taken on Saturday shows the empty tables of a restaurant in Milan, Italy. — XINHUA/VNA Photo Khoa Thư LOMBARDY — Thanh Hà is still taking her six-week-old baby outside... Read more »
Hà Nội beat HCM City to lift National Super Cup

Hà Nội beat HCM City to lift National Super Cup

Hà Nội players celebrate their National Super Cup victory at Thống Nhất Stadium on Sunday. They defeated HCM City 2-1 to take their third title. — Photo of Hà Nội... Read more »
Nhi crowned WBO Asia Pacific champion

Nhi crowned WBO Asia Pacific champion

Vietnamese Nguyễn Thị Thu Nhi celebrates her win at the WBO Asia Pacific Boxing Title Match’s minimum-weight discipline. — VNS Photo Nam Trung HÀ NỘI — Nguyễn Thị Thu Nhi... Read more »
February CPI falls by 0.17 per cent

February CPI falls by 0.17 per cent

Customers shop at Big C Thang Long supermarket in Ha Noi. Demands for goods declined in February after Lunar New Year. — VNA/VNS Photo Tran Viet The February consumer price... Read more »
Ban on drinking scenes on TV

Ban on drinking scenes on TV

A drinking scene in the film Lời Nguyền Gia Tộc (Clan Curse). — Photo phunuonline.com.vn HÀ NỘI — As part of a new decree, actors on TV or in film... Read more »
Shares may continue falling as no signs of disease control

Shares may continue falling as no signs of disease control

A customs official checks the temperatures of passengers at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCM City. The most positive information that could help stock markets would be the effective... Read more »
Ministry proposes new electricity tariffs

Ministry proposes new electricity tariffs

Wokers of the Electricity of Viet Nam in Quang Binh Province checking the power grid. The Ministry of Industry and Trade was raising new retail electricity tariff options for comments.... Read more »
Project preserves cải lương with new plays

Project preserves cải lương with new plays

Young and veteran artists perform in a show that is part of a theatre project launched last year by veteran cải lương artists of HCM City. — Photo courtesy of... Read more »
Going green in HCM City with eco-friendly products

Going green in HCM City with eco-friendly products

Nguyễn Thị Dạ Lý at the Naheli Vina office in HCM City’s District 2. Photo courtesy of Nguyễn Thị Dạ Lý HÀ NỘI — As a travel enthusiast, Nguyễn Thị... Read more »
Banks’ diversified income sources protect profits amid epidemic

Banks’ diversified income sources protect profits amid epidemic

In response to the central bank’s appeal, many banks cut their lending interest rates by 0.5-1.5 percentage points to support affected customers. — Photo tinnhanhchungkhoan.vn On February 7, the banking... Read more »
PM, Gov’t Advisory Group aim to turn HCM City into int’l financial centre

PM, Gov’t Advisory Group aim to turn HCM City into int’l financial centre

HCM City needs too improve its legal framework to become an international financial centre, experts say. — VNS Photo Văn Châu HCM CITY — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has... Read more »
Đức finishes second at ITF U18 event in Cambodia

Đức finishes second at ITF U18 event in Cambodia

Vũ Hà Minh Đức poses with his second-place trophy of the ITF J5 Phnom Penh. — Photo sggp.org.vn HÀ NỘI — Vũ Hà Minh Đức of Việt Nam lost in... Read more »
Travellers from Iran or Italy asked to fill in medical declarations

Travellers from Iran or Italy asked to fill in medical declarations

Travellers submit health declaration forms at Cam Ranh Airport in Khánh Hòa Province. — VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — Travellers who have been through Iran or Italy have been asked... Read more »
Local wood firms need to seek alternative materials suppliers to cope with COVID-19

Local wood firms need to seek alternative materials suppliers to cope with COVID-19

A timber production line of Đà Lạt Processing and Exploiting Company Limited in the Central Highlands province of Lâm Đồng. — VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — Local wood processing enterprises... Read more »
Agricultural land market still an obstacle for enterprises

Agricultural land market still an obstacle for enterprises

Rice field in Ninh Thành Commune, Ninh Giang District, Hải Dương Province. — VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — A failure to improve the agricultural land market has discouraged the private... Read more »
Visa policies for foreigners undergo major changes

Visa policies for foreigners undergo major changes

Foreign tourists by Hoàn Kiếm Lake, Hà Nội. Under new immigration laws, visitors on a tourist visa will need to do more paperwork for a trip longer than 30 days.... Read more »
HCM City approves adjustment of Northwestern urban area plan

HCM City approves adjustment of Northwestern urban area plan

A section of National Highway No 22 in HCM City’s Hoc Môn District. — VNS File Photo. HCM CITY — The People’s Committee of HCM City has approved the adjustment... Read more »
Trà Vinh to get $145m wind power plant

Trà Vinh to get $145m wind power plant

The plant’s ground-breaking ceremony on Friday. — Photo congthuong.vn TRÀ VINH — The construction of Hiệp Thạnh wind-power plant, valued at nearly VNĐ3.37 trillion (US$145 million) began in the Mekong... Read more »
Water issues to be severe in many localities: experts

Water issues to be severe in many localities: experts

Along with Mekong Delta, the central region will suffer prolonged drought and saline intrusion during the rest of this year’s dry season. — Photo http://baoquangngai.vn HÀ NỘI — Along with... Read more »
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