Consumers splash out on imported flowers Business

Consumers splash out on imported flowers

Imported flowers have become a favourite of a large number of consumers for the Lunar New Year (Tet) Festival, despite their higher prices compared with that of locally produced flowers.
Culture - Sports

Wild veggies a new delectable, healthy dish

As many as 126 breeds of wild vegetables specific to Vietnam are being scientifically identified and studied to ensure that the increasingly common addition of such plants to restaurant and family menus is a healthy choice. Tuoi Tre newspaper reports.
Environment

Sa Pa joins "Clean Up the World Weekend" campaign

Sa Pa, the travel hotspot of the northwestern province of Lao Cai, will launch " Clean Up Sa Pa " drive to respond to the "Clean Up the World Weekend " campaign founded by Australian Ian Kiernan, reports the Tuoi Tre newspaper.
Business

Vinalines could lose petrol import quota: ministry

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has requested the Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) Corporation to reorganise its petrol import and consumption, saying it must use at least 50 percent of the minimum petrol import quota allocated for the year by the ministry.
Business

Fuel price hike to hit struggling business

Businesses already struggling to survive in both domestic and international markets are going to be very hard hit by the second rise in fuel prices in less than two months, economists say.
Business

Banks to help enterprises refinance debt

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has asked commercial banks to reschedule enterprises' loans that they have not been able to pay back on time because of negative economic conditions.
Business

Poor Tet sales leave firms with stockpiles

Many companies that participated in HCM City 's Tet price-stabilisation programme are struggling to liquidate the stocks they had built up following unusually sluggish demand during the year's biggest festival.
Business

Petrol tariff rises from zero to 4 percent

The Ministry of Finance on Wednesday decided to hike import tariffs on petrol products from the current zero percent to 4 percent to ensure the interests of the State, enterprises and consumers.
Da Nang receives gifts from Truong Sa Society

Da Nang receives gifts from Truong Sa

The People’s Committee of central Da Nang city on Oct. 27 held a ceremony to receive stones and a tropical almond tree as gifts from Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago.
Business

Breweries work up a lather

Local beer businesses have built more beer breweries and begun importing foreign beer brands to meet high consumption demand, industry experts say.
Society

Thousand best wishes to Hanoi programme reviewed

The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation in Vietnam (HSBC) has reviewed its “Thousand best wishes to Hanoi” programme and granted 100 scholarships worth 500 million VND to a fund of Tuoi Tre newspaper.
Society

Tenants protected by new regulation

Tenants in Ho Chi Minh City can register for electricity supply independent of their landlords under a new regulation passed by the city to safeguard lessees from being gouged by house owners.