River basins in need of tighter management Society

River basins in need of tighter management

Scientists, researchers and officials from Quang Nam province and Da Nang city on November 21 discussed the management of the Vu Gia-Thu Bon river basin in the Quang Nam-Da Nang coastal area.
Shares end mixed on Vietnam’s exchanges Business

Shares end mixed on Vietnam’s exchanges

Vietnamese shares were mixed on the two local exchanges on November 18 amid fears that possible delays to the US finalising the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will keep local exporters from deeper gl
Vietnam rises in business ease world ranking Business

Vietnam rises in business ease world ranking

The World Bank has ranked Vietnam 90 out of 189 countries in its latest report on the ease of doing business globally; also known as the Doing Business report, which was released on October 28.
Vietnam's urban trains behind schedule Society

Vietnam's urban trains behind schedule

The progress of urban train projects have not met public expectation, said Deputy PM Hoang Trung Hai during a recent meeting to review the progress of urban train projects in Hanoi and HCM City.
S&P warns of Thailand’s credit outlook ASEAN

S&P warns of Thailand’s credit outlook

The Standard and Poor’s Rating Services (S&P) warned that Thailand’s sovereign credit rating is facing a downturn, due to gloomy long-term economic prospects, on September 29.
Mobile providers to test changing carriers Business

Mobile providers to test changing carriers

Three major mobile service providers will run technical tests in December, six months later than planned, for operating switching networks without consumers needing to change phone numbers.
Credit firms struggle to retrieve collateral Business

Credit firms struggle to retrieve collateral

While handling pledged assets is considered an effective tool for credit institutions to retrieve debts and reduce non-performing loans, gaps in regulation have been hindering progress on this front.
Central port in dire need of space Business

Central port in dire need of space

The Quy Nhon General Port in central Binh Dinh province has been overloaded in recent years, having to handle nearly 2.5 times its designed capacity annually.
Environment still in jeopardy as ASEAN works toward change World

Environment still in jeopardy as ASEAN works toward change

Despite more than 40 years of environmental management in the ASEAN region, degradation of the environment continues, affecting the most vulnerable populations, a senior policy advisor for the Institute for Global Environment Strategies said on August 3 at a climate-change forum held in Vientiane, Laos.
HCM City orders polluters to quit Environment

HCM City orders polluters to quit

The deputy chairman of the HCM City People's Committee has said that all polluting companies must be moved out of the centre city by year-end, and that no deadline extensions would be granted.
Vietnam’s manufacturing output expands Business

Vietnam’s manufacturing output expands

Manufacturing growth gathered pace in May, with rising client demand leading to record growth in output and new orders, HSBC Vietnam has said in a monthly report it released on June 1.
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Food safety control transform needed

A national conference on the challenges to Vietnam’s food safety management was held by the Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development (MARD) and the Embassy of Canada in Vietnam in Hanoi on March 19.