Ministry tightens corporate bond issuances to prevent risks Business

Ministry tightens corporate bond issuances to prevent risks

The corporate bond market had seen exponential growth in recent years as banking credit for several sectors was narrowed, forcing firms to shift to bond issuance to raise capital, Nguyen Khac Quoc Bao, head of the Financial and Bank Department at the HCM City Economics University, told Thoi bao Kinh doanh (Business Times).
MoIT seeks ways to boost coffee exports Business

MoIT seeks ways to boost coffee exports

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has said that improving product quality and brand development are key for coffee export growth as coffee exports dropped in both volume and turnover in the first nine months of this year.
Vietnam to restrict import of scrap Business

Vietnam to restrict import of scrap

The General Department of Vietnam Customs will study and submit to the Ministry of Finance a proposal to the Government to restrict imports of scrap materials and move towards a ban on scrap imports to Vietnam.
 PM prescribes remedies for pharmaceutical sector Health

PM prescribes remedies for pharmaceutical sector

The lack of a master plan has been blamed for Vietnam having to import up to 80 percent of its processed pharmaceutical materials although the country has an abundant source of pharmaceutical materials and was one of top exporters of raw pharmaceutical materials in the 1980s.
VN web travel agencies warned: shape up or ship out Travel

VN web travel agencies warned: shape up or ship out

Google and Singaporean sovereign fund Temasek have forecast the Vietnamese online tourism services market to be worth 9 billion USD by 2020, and said local companies should work quickly or risk losing the market to international companies.
Consumer electronics likely to boom Business

Consumer electronics likely to boom

The consumer electronics market is set for a strong period of growth with many new stores opening amid a revival after a downturn, industry insiders forecast.
Retailing firms target rural markets Business

Retailing firms target rural markets

Many domestic producers have moved their markets to rural areas as local fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) firms are facing severe competition with imported products in urban areas.
Wood exports set to climb this year Business

Wood exports set to climb this year

Vietnam's wood industry is expected to gain a total export value of wood and wooden products of 7.7 billion USD for this year, higher than 7.1 billion USD in 2015.
Beverage sector needs to strategise Business

Beverage sector needs to strategise

Local beverage enterprises should have reasonable strategies on production and consumption to gain growth in the situation of high inventory at present, said experts.