Policies needed to revitalise automobile industry Business

Policies needed to revitalise automobile industry

Vietnam needs a range of sound policies to develop the automobile sector in the face of fierce competition with foreign rivals as the import tariff will slump to zero percent once the country joins the ASEAN Free Trade Area by 2018.
Downpours trigger landslides in Quang Nam Society

Downpours trigger landslides in Quang Nam

Heavy downpours have triggered landslides and disrupted transport in mountainous Bac Tra My district, the central province of Quang Ngai over the past two days, taking a toll on its infrastructure and local houses.

Grassroots elections held across Philippines

Some 54 million voters across the Philippines went to the polls on October 28 to elect the chairs and members of barangay councils, the smallest political unit in the Philippines.

Wood exporters enhance growth outlook

Earnings from wood exports are estimated to exceed 3.77 USD billion for the first nine months of this year, up 12 percent on 2012 figures, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).

Opportunities and challenges for farm exports

Experts at a recent seminar hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development shared the view that Vietnam’s World Trade Organisation (WTO) membership has both positively and adversely affected the country’s agricultural sector, radio The Voice of Vietnam reports.

Vietnam goods ‘need more support'

The Government should develop policies to protect made-in-Vietnam products from the threat of smuggled and low-quality goods in the domestic market, while enhancing trade promotion for them, experts said at a conference on May 8.

Stocks plunge on poor outlook

Lower petrol prices have failed to boost investor confidence, and declining inflation is now being viewed by some market watchers as a sign that the global economy may go into another recessionary spiral again.

VN set to reach farm export target

Vietnam 's agricultural, forestry and fishery industry has overcome both production and business challenges to reach its export value target for the year, experts have said.

Companies urged to build trademarks

Vietnamese companies should unite to build and develop industry brands on the international market or they will continue to struggle for global recognition.