Workshop held to raise consumer responsibility of firms Business

Workshop held to raise consumer responsibility of firms

The Republic of Korea (RoK)’s experience in improving businesses’ sense of responsibility to their customers were presented at a workshop in the central city of Da Nang on February 3 in the context of historically poor consumer rights protection in Vietnam.
HNX launches VN's first total return index Business

HNX launches VN's first total return index

The Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX) on December 15 officially launched HNX30 Total Return Index (HNX30 TRI), which is the first-ever total return index calculated and introduced in Vietnam.
Business

Retail market moves towards modernisation

Many giant international retail groups such as Auchan, Robinson and Walmart are likely to set up more convenience stores, supermarkets and big commercial centres in Vietnam when the country completely opens its retail market next year, said the Vietnam Business Forum Magazine (VBF).
Fisheries urged to cut seed dependence Business

Fisheries urged to cut seed dependence

Vietnam should reduce its dependence on fish seed imports to increase its seafood export profits in the future, said Deputy Minister of Agricultural and Rural Development Vu Van Tam.
Business

Garment sector restyles production model

Vietnam's garment and textile sector is exerting efforts to renovate its production methods so it could maintain its status as one of world's largets garment producers.
Experts discuss ways to promote disease prevention Health

Experts discuss ways to promote disease prevention

More than 100 health, livestock and environment experts from 17 countries are discussing ways to promote collaboration in disease prevention in the face of several newly emerging diseases at a three-day workshop that began in Hanoi on October 13.
Business

First domestic ETF gets listing licence

Vietnam's first domestic exchange-traded fund, the VFMVN30 ETF, attracted major interest right on July 9, the day it received the licence for its initial public offering.
Society

Proper policies needed to reduce transport costs

Transport costs of cargo and passengers by road always have a huge impact on the price of other commodities and services, in which freight charges account for a large amount of expenditure of the state budget.
Alcohol, cigarette tax hikes planned to cut consumption Business

Alcohol, cigarette tax hikes planned to cut consumption

Special consumption tax on alcoholic drinks and cigarettes is likely to increase by 15-30 percentage points in mid-2015, with the Ministry of Finance making a proposal to the effect to the Government as part of efforts to reduce their consumption.
Business

Trans-Pacific trade deal poses ongoing questions

The local market will be opened after Vietnam is officially admitted into the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Tran Quoc Khanh, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, told Tuoi tre (Youth) newspaper.
Politics

Vietnam’s options in international integration

The 11th Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) identified uniform and comprehensive implementation of external activities, proactive and active international integration, maintenance of a peaceful and stable environment, and creation of favourable conditions for national sustainable development as steps to turn Vietnam into an industrialised and modernised country by 2020.