Banking & Finance

Banks’ settlement of debts hindered by asset regulations

Banks’ settlement of debts hindered by asset regulations

Aug. 13 | Nguyen Quoc Hung, chair of the Vietnam Asset Management Company (VAMC), an arm of the State Bank in charge of buying debts from banks to help liberalize banks from bad debts, said... Read more »

Business

Hanoi hosts dialogue with former WTO Director-General

Hanoi hosts dialogue with former WTO Director-General

Aug. 13 | At a dialogue with the Vietnamese business community in Hanoi on August 11, Lamy specifically applauded the progress the Southeast Asian nation has made in comprehensive institution... Read more »

Industry

Hanoi, Vientiane step up agricultural cooperation

Hanoi, Vientiane step up agricultural cooperation

Jul. 2 | A conference discussing measures to promote forestry-agriculture links between the capital cities of Vietnam and Laos was held in Hanoi on June 30. During the event, Hanoi’s... Read more »

Investment

Vietnam’s first ETF lures investor interest

Vietnam’s first ETF lures investor interest

Aug. 13 | Managed by Vietfund Management Company, the fund had a minimum initial capital of VND50 billion (US$2.35 million). However, Pham Khanh Lynh, deputy general director of the company,... Read more »

Markets

Positive signal for Vietnamese handicraft exports

Positive signal for Vietnamese handicraft exports

Aug. 7 | The US, the EU and Japan remained traditional markets, accounting for a large share of total handicraft export turnover. In addition, enterprises in the handicraft sector were... Read more »

Trade

Trade-economics – key pillar in Vietnam-Sweden ties

Trade-economics – key pillar in Vietnam-Sweden ties

Mar. 19 | Swedish Secretary of Foreign Affairs Frank Belfrage reiterated on March 18 that trade-economics has become an important pillar in Vietnam-Sweden relations over the past 45 years. While... Read more »

Society

Hanoi steps up Ebola preventative measures

Hanoi steps up Ebola preventative measures

Aug. 7 | The Hanoi Health Department is strictly monitoring the highly aggressive and infectious Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) to prevent it from entering and spreading widely in Vietnam. Director... Read more »

Statistics

Work begins on huge FDI projects

Work begins on huge FDI projects

Jun. 30 | The Manpower Group, for example, started recruiting manpower for the $9 billion petrochemical project in Nghi Son in Thanh Hoa province on June 26. The first workers hired will... Read more »

One year late, FDI projects may be revoked: new rules

Feb. 13 | The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MOPI) has announced the amended draft Investment Law to create a more favorable and transparent environment for... Read more »