Technology helps brands stand out: experts Business

Technology helps brands stand out: experts

The use of 4.0 technologies and digital marketing provides a competitive edge as well as brand differentiation for companies, experts said at a conference held recently in Ho Chi Minh City.
Vietcombank seeks bancassurance partnership Business

Vietcombank seeks bancassurance partnership

The Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank), coded VCB on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange, plans to invite bids from insurers for exclusive rights to distribute life insurance products through its network.
Storm over special tax regime Business

Storm over special tax regime

A special high tax proposed by some provinces and cities is being questioned by economists due to its controversial impacts on Vietnam’s tax policies.
Revisions needed in IP compliance Business

Revisions needed in IP compliance

Revision of the legal framework on intellectual property to ensure compliance with the EU – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement during enforcement should focus on efficiency as violations remained rampant.
Russia to take stake in Dung Quat oil refinery Business

Russia to take stake in Dung Quat oil refinery

Negotiations under which PetroVietnam will sell a 49 percent stake in the Dung Quat refinery, the country's sole oil processing facility, to the Russian oil company Gazprom Neft are expected to be soon concluded.
Society

Pay TV needs stronger channels in Vietnam

In the 10 years since its inception in Vietnam, the pay TV industry has enjoyed spectacular growth, driven largely by the country's impressive economic expansion. The Ministry of Information and Communications estimates that out of the 22 million TV subscribers at the end of 2012, about million subscribed to pay TV.
World

DPRK gives condition on inter-Korea talks on tours

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) wants the Republic of Korea (RoK) to send private businesses to a working-level meeting over suspended tours to a border mountain resort, Seoul's Unification Ministry said on July 26.