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HCM City wants to borrow $1.5 billion for transportation and flood prevention

HCM City wants to borrow $1.5 billion for transportation and flood prevention

Apr. 22 | To have enough capital to invest in traffic works and to prevent flooding in the next three years, Ho Chi Minh City has proposed borrowing $1.5 billion of soft loans from the World Bank (WB). The city government has sent the list of projects proposed...

Southern salt workers earn their living under heat spells

Southern salt workers earn their living under heat spells

Apr. 22 |  In the current heat spell in the southern region, the temperature on the salt fields these days may reach 40°C at noon. But this is the best time for salt workers in Bac Lieu, the largest salt field in the Mekong Delta, to earn their living.   Bac...

Vietnam told not to put high hopes in Long Thanh airport as transit point

Vietnam told not to put high hopes in Long Thanh airport as transit point

Apr. 22 | The Ministry of Transport plans to build Long Thanh into a transit airport to compete with the other regional airports. However, it has been warned that the plan is unfeasible. The State Appraisal Council last week gave the go-ahead to Aviation Corporation...

Many coins gleaned on spice market will make a fortune

Many coins gleaned on spice market will make a fortune

Apr. 14 | The ready-made spice market has been growing more rapidly than one could imagine. [Ready-made spices are mixtures of different spices and dried herbs, sold in packets. Each type of ready-made spice is usually targeted at a particular recipe, or set of...

Businesses seen as foundation for economic growth in 2014

Businesses seen as foundation for economic growth in 2014

Apr. 14 | Businesses that struggled to survive between the years 2011 and 2013 are now leaders in terms of both business administration and independent business strategy. Stabilizing the national economy and controlling inflation in 2013 will facilitate economic...

World Bank rates Southeast Asian economic growth

World Bank rates Southeast Asian economic growth

Apr. 8 | Cambodia , with economic growth forecast at 7.2 percent in 2014, will be one of the countries recording the highest growth in Southeast Asia , according to the World Bank (WB). Cambodia ’s economy is expected to grow by 7.2 percent this year, 0.2 percent...

Vietnam, France mull stronger economic ties

Vietnam, France mull stronger economic ties

Apr. 8 | Minister of Planning and Investment Bui Quang Vinh called for stronger efforts to boost trade and investment with France as he delivered his opening speech at the second Vietnam–France high-level economic dialogue in Paris on April 7. Economic matters...

Dialogue focuses on empowering women and girls

Dialogue focuses on empowering women and girls

Apr. 1 | Roughly 150 delegates from state management agencies, research units, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on March 31 attended a dialogue in Hanoi aimed at strengthening the involvement of women and girls in the social welfare system. Addressing the...

New circular won’t affect indirect investment

New circular won’t affect indirect investment

Apr. 1 | A newly-issued circular from the State Bank of Viet Nam would not affect foreign indirect investment (FII) in Viet Nam, according to experts. The State Bank issued the Circular 05/2014/TT-NHNN on March 12. It contained guidelines on opening and using...