Hanoi meets land auction goals Society

Hanoi meets land auction goals

Hanoi was well on track to fulfilling its target of land use right auction income for 2010 although some problems still remained unresolved, said a high-ranking city official.
Business

Better information security urged

Electronics enterprises were encouraged to implement measures to improve information security, respect customer privacy and increase the quality of their services in order to succeed in e-trading activities, a conference heard on Nov. 30.
Business

Tissue paper demand to rise

Paper tissue consumption in Vietnam is expected to increase annually at a rate of 12.5 percent until 2015, reaching 150,000 tonnes, according to speakers at a conference on paper consumption held recently in HCM City.
NA deputies query hot transportation issues Politics

NA deputies query hot transportation issues

National Assembly deputies on Nov. 23 queried a number of hot transportation issues related to the North-South Railway Express, infrastructure, traffic jams and the restructure of the Vietnam Shipping Industry Group (Vinashin).
Business

Garment, footwear firms to receive honours

Eighty-four outstanding enterprises in the textile and garment, and leather and footwear sectors will receive awards in Hanoi on Nov.18 at a ceremony to be attended by Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong.
Business

Stocks sag despite heavier trades

Accelerated sales extended the gloom on the nation's stock exchanges by another day, with the VN-Index shedding an additional 1.5 percent to close at 426.89 points on Nov. 16.
Sci-Tech

Taiwanese IT products received high marks

Nearly 70 percent of Vietnamese users highly appreciate the quality, creativeness, and reliability of Taiwanese information and communication technology products, a survey by US-based market research firm AC Nielsen has found.
Business

Online labour market continues growing

The online job market in Vietnam in the third quarter of this year continued the growing trend of 2010 with the increase of 7 percent in labour demand and 12 percent in labour supply in comparison to the previous quarter.
Hanoi theatres fail to attract sponsors Society

Hanoi theatres fail to attract sponsors

Theatres in Hanoi have been finding it difficult to get sponsorship or support themselves through ticket sales without funding from the State – unlike their southern counterparts.
Society

Forest stewards group receives certification

The Quang Tri Smallholder Forest Certification Group has been awarded the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification making it the first group of small forest owners in Vietnam to receive the internationally recognised standard for environmentally responsible, socially beneficial and economically viable forest management.
Business

Profit-taking ends stock rally

Accelerated sales on the HCM Stock Exchange depressed the VN-Index on Oct. 27 to a close of 450.01 points – a decline of 1.12 percent.
Business

Hike in input prices worry snack makers

Rising prices of raw materials needed to make Tet (Lunar New Year) festival sweetmeats have made enterprises worry their production costs will be higher than selling prices mandated by the Government's price stabilisation programmes.