Business

Ministry to tighten screws on overseas investments

The Ministry of Planning and Investment is considering drastic new measures to tighten oversight of outward investment by firms, according to Vietnam Investment Review.

Overseas investment has risen significantly in recent years to around 1 billion USD this year, and is expected to rise to at least 2.2 billion USD next year.
Business

Vietnam, UK boost cooperation in auditing

State Audit of Vietnam (SAV) and the UK ’s National Auditing Office (UK NAO) on November 10 co-organised a conference to draw up a plan of action for the development strategy for SAV by 2020.
UK keen to be key in public-private partnership Business

UK keen to be key in public-private partnership

An UK diplomat has expressed interest in his country working as Vietnam ’s key partner in the Public Private Partnership (PPP) sector as there is now a great emphasis on PPP from both Government and the public sector in Vietnam.
Society

HCM City hosts e-government conference

Vietnam will build a public and private cooperation mechanism in building e-government, and rank 63 provinces and cities in terms of information technology (IT) application and e-government implementation, said Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan.
Business

Government moves to upgrade IT infrastructure

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has requested the Ministry of Information and Communications to complete submissions for a Government strategy to upgrade the country's information technology (IT) infrastructure by 2020 by this Thursday.
Business

BMI optimistic on outlook for VN's coffee, dairy sector

Business Monitor International (BMI) is optimistic on the outlook for Vietnam 's coffee production and dairy sector and forecasts that in 2014, coffee production will grow by 23 percent and milk production grow by 41 percent up from 2009.
Politics

Vietnam attends regional ombudsman conference

Deputy Inspector General of the Vietnamese Government Inspectorate Nguyen Van San led a Vietnamese delegation to the 11th Asian Ombudsman Association Conference which wrapped up in Bangkok, Thailand, on Nov. 5.
Society

Seminar highlights VN’s anti-corruption efforts

International delegates praised the Vietnamese government’s determination and efforts in the fight against corruption through its issue of a national strategy on anti-corruption through 2020 and the president’s approval of the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).
World

RoK unemployment falls in September

Unemployment in the Republic of Korea came in at 3.4 percent in September, its lowest level since December last year and down by 3.7 percent from the previous month, according to a report on October 14 by the RoK’s National Statistics Office (NSO).