Steel imports rise in first quarter

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VOV News English 2 day(s) ago

Steel imports rise in first quarter

(VOV) -Vietnam imported 2.2 million tonnes of steel valued at US$1.5 billion in the first quarter of 2014, up 1.5% in volume and down 3.7% in value compared to a year earlier.

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BUSINESS IN BRIEF 17/4

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VietnamNet English 4 day(s) ago

Vietnam in global top 10 for foreign remittances

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Tough road ahead for Vietnam's rice exports

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Báo Dân Trí English 5 day(s) ago

Tough road ahead for Vietnam's rice exports

Rice exports in Vietnam are suffering due to tough international markets and lax management over production and processing.

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Processing and manufacturing industry sees positive signs

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VietnamPlus English 6 day(s) ago

By the end of the first quarter of 2014, the processing and manufacturing industry obtained relatively high growth, the Vietnam Economic News reported, adding that while the sector’s inventories decreased gradually the market for industrial products remained difficult.

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Investors express confidence in Vietnam's economic outlook

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VietnamPlus English 6 day(s) ago 1 related news

Overall economic picture in 2014 is brighter than previous years, provided economic restructuring is further accelerated, economist Vu Dinh Anh told the Voice of Vietnam (VOV). The national economy grew at a rate of more than 5.4% in 2013. Excess inventory and bad debts were reduced.

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Customs rapped over vague tax bills for FDI firms

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Báo Đầu Tư English 6 day(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Customs rapped over vague tax bills for FDI firms

Since early 2013, the General Department of Taxation has been inspecting foreign invested enterprises operating in Vietnam, especially processing and manufacturing enterprises operating in industrial zones. After each inspection, a majority of enterprises were told they owed outstanding tax arrears. The amount of tax imposed on each enterprise has reached up to hundreds of billions of Vietnam dong.

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Ministry wants new housing projects stopped

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

The Ministry of Construction has made a proposal to Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung about requiring localities to stop allowing new residential projects this year.

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Rice exports in Q2 face competition from Thailand

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VietnamPlus English 1 week(s) ago 1 related news

Vietnam’s rice exports plunged in the first quarter of this year and are forecast to see increasing competition from Thailand and the potential fluctuation of domestic rice prices in the year’s second quarter.

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Televisions to advertise digital compatible logo

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VietNam News English 2 week(s) ago

Effective May 1, all televisions sold in Viet Nam must bear the "Digital Compatible" logo in order to help buyers recognise the standards and authorities to better control the market.

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Domestic coal inventory reaches 8 million tonnes

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VietNam News English 2 week(s) ago 1 related news

The coal industry continued to face difficulties in consumption in the early months of 2014, with coal inventories reaching 8.42 million tonnes.

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Investors returns to high-end real estate

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VietnamPlus English 2 week(s) ago

With low deposit interest rate and less attractive investment in other sectors, many investors have returned to the high-end real estate segment, the Vietnam Business Forum reported.

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Cement and steel sales rebound in March

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SaigonTimes English 2 week(s) ago

Cement and steel sales rebound in March

HCMC - The peak season of construction activities in Vietnam has supported sales of cement and steel products though the property market has not showed clear signs of recovery.

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Ministry to crack down on mineral exports

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VietNam News English 2 week(s) ago

Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang has said he will work closely with local administrations to stop illegal exports of minerals by 2015.

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Agriculture ministry wants 400,000 tons sugar export

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SaigonTimes English 2 week(s) ago

Agriculture ministry wants 400,000 tons sugar export

HANOI - The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has proposed that the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MIT) allow local companies to export 400,000 tons of sugar to China this year in order to reduce inventory this year.

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Local spending rises 5.1 percent in Q1

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VietnamPlus English 2 week(s) ago

Consumer spending rose 5.1 percent in the first quarter of this year reaching 33.4 billion USD, up 10 percent on the same period of 2013, the General Statistics Office (GSO) announced on March 31.

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