Public procurement role in WTO highlighted

The Ministry of Planning and Investment and the Secretariat of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) jointly held a seminar entitled, “Government Procurement Agreement within WTO” (GPA) in Hanoi on May 10.

E-commerce to aid competitiveness

The application of e-commerce can help local businesses enhance their competitiveness and boost the country's industrialisation and modernisation, said a ministry official at a seminar held in HCM Cityon April 21.
ADB meeting gives Vietnam a progress showcase Business

ADB meeting gives Vietnam a progress showcase

The 44th annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), to take place in Hanoi from May 3-6, is a unique opportunity for Vietnam to profile its progression to a middle income country to the entire world.

Vinacomin prioritizes to boost coal, mineral sale

The Vietnam Coal and Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin) will give priorities to boosting the sale of coal and minerals in April and in the second quarter of this year, as the prices are at a high level.
Masan gains fail to lift VN-Index Business

Masan gains fail to lift VN-Index

A strong performance on April 14 by financial conglomerate Masan Group (MSN) failed to prevent the VN-Index from declining for a second straight day. The Index closed at 460.63 points, a loss of 0.08 percent from the previous day.
OV businesspeople boost Vietnam-US ties Business

OV businesspeople boost Vietnam-US ties

The US branch of the Business Association of Overseas Vietnamese (BAOOV) will offer the best assistance to Vietnamese companies wishing to do business in the US, affirmed its President David Huy Ho.

Cuba adopts roadmap to update economic model

Delegates to the 6 th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) on April 18 approved the Guidelines of Economic and Social Policy, which boast a wide range of adjustments including a roadmap to update Cuba ’s future economic model.

Honorary professorship conferred on Australian

Hue University (HU) College of Medicine and Pharmacy conferred the “Honorary Professor” title on Prof. Michael Patrick Dunne, from the Queensland University of Technology’s School of Public Health , at a ceremony on April 18.
PM hails administrative reform work Politics

PM hails administrative reform work

Administrative reforms have seen positive results, making important contributions to the common achievements of the country, said Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

German group seeks to boost Delta productivity

Germany-based Bayer CropScience, a leading crop protection and science company, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Cuu Long Rice Research Institute to create a research platform for sustainable crop solutions for the Mekong Delta in the face of climate change.
HIV testing reference centre available in Hanoi Health

HIV testing reference centre available in Hanoi

The Hanoi-based Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases has recently inaugurated a reference centre for laboratory HIV testing with the aim of bettering the treatment for the people living with HIV/AIDS.

HCM City prioritises hi-tech investment

Remarkable improvements in the investment and business environment have drawn more foreign and local hi-tech investors to Ho Chi Minh City, the biggest economic hub in Vietnam.

In late 2010, the city welcomed the First Solar Technology Group from the US to join its hi-tech industry, which has to date seen the presence of Intel (US), Sanyo and Nidec (Japan), and Robert Bosch (Germany), which are among the world’s leading names in the field.