Seminar discusses challenges for oil

Oil and gas industry players should optimise operations and costs to sustain their margins as prices continue to decline, Steven Yap, consulting firm Deloitte's Southeast Asia energy and resources leader, told a seminar in Ho Chi Minh City on July 17.
Agricultural produce dominates parliament sessions Business

Agricultural produce dominates parliament sessions

Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang on June 11 was grilled on policies to promote the selling of farm products, a burning issue that National Assembly (NA) deputies had questioned Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat about earlier the same day.
State President tours Central Highlands Kon Tum province Politics

State President tours Central Highlands Kon Tum province

President Truong Tan Sang visited a number of localities in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum on September 22-23 to monitor the construction of new-style rural areas, the allocation of farm land to ethnic minorities, the maintenance of security and the implementation of judicial reform.

HCM City to reassess public projects

“From now until the end of the year, authorities of districts and departments in the city will have to reassess all projects” in accordance with the Law on Public Investment, which will come into force next January, Director of Department of Planning and Investment Thai Van Re was quoted by Saigon Times Daily as saying.

Malaysia confirms to continue search for MH370

Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein on Aril 19 affirmed that the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370 will continue despite plans to regroup and reassess the operation.
Vocational training hot at Q&A session Politics

Vocational training hot at Q&A session

Labour Minister Pham Thi Hai Chuyen was the third Cabinet member to participate in a live question and answer session on June 13 at the National Assembly's ongoing fifth session.

PM funds more education reform

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved the allocation of 105 million USD for the second phase of a secondary school development project, according to a report on the Government website.

FDIs create most jobs, growth

Foreign-invested enterprises are more likely to contribute to capital formation, tax revenues and job creation when compared to State-owned enterprises and the domestic private sector, according to a new report rolled out by the UN Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO).

Regulators plan new VN30 index

The HCM Stock Exchange issued detailed guidelines late last week for a new benchmark index – the 30 VN – and a committee was formed to govern the index.