HCM City plans to trace poultry origins Business

HCM City plans to trace poultry origins

After gaining encouraging results from a pilot programme that allows consumers to check the origin of pork, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Industry and Trade last weekend announced a new plan to use information technology to control and trace the origin of poultry meat and eggs also.
Housing market slows but expected to pick up Business

Housing market slows but expected to pick up

Though the real estate market is said to be in a rather strong growth phase, it is still showing signs of slowing down and some unstable aspects, which could badly affect it if they are not addressed.
VN Index up for a fourth day Business

VN Index up for a fourth day

Vietnamese shares were mixed on June 30 while investors became more confident in property companies on expectations of higher second-quarter performances.
Culture - Sports

Local lanterns light up markets

With only three weeks to go before the Mid-Autumn Festival, markets are full of people buying mooncakes and colourful lanterns made by local artisans and manufacturers.

Food exports drive up local prices

The increasing unofficial export of many kinds of food items including poultry eggs, pigs, sugar and coconuts to China has pushed their prices up in the domestic market.

The price of poultry eggs in HCM City markets has risen significantly, with salted duck eggs now costing 5,000 VND (0.24 USD) each, compared to 3,500 VND earlier.

Furthermore, traders are finding it difficult to purchase enough eggs despite offering higher prices, reports the Sai Gon Tiep Thi newspaper.

Genetically modified products found in markets

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) are found in more than a third of processed and unprocessed agricultural produce sold in HCM City markets and supermarkets, a report by the Department of Science and Technology has revealed.