Business

Pharma, property firms list shares

Vien Dong Pharmaceutical Joint Stock Co (DVD) and Dat Xanh Real Estate Service and Construction Co (DXG) will on December 22 become the latest companies to list on the HCM Stock Exchange.
Business

Monthly CPI growth in HCM City drops

The southern economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City posted December consumer price index (CPI) growth at 1.19 percent, bringing the monthly growth rate down to 0.62 percent on average in comparison to 1.39 percent in 2008.
Business

Mobile providers in end-of-year race

Competition among cell phone operators is becoming stiffer, prompting them to rush to provide new technology services aimed at strengthening their market position, especially toward the end of this year.
Business

PTSC, Talisman Malaysia ink service contract

The Petroleum Technical Services Corporation (PTSC) will provide dynamic positioning vessel, DP2, for its partner, Talisman Malaysia , to serve the latter operation in the joint PM3-CAA project.
Business

Micro financing aims to benefit the poor

Developing small-scaled financial systems in Vietnam as capital channels for low income earners and small-sized enterprises was the major goal of a seminar in Hanoi on December 18.
Business

Vietnam, Kuwait seek ways to boost trade ties

Measures to further boost the trade relationship between Vietnam and Kuwait in the coming time topped the agenda of a meeting held in Hanoi on Dec. 18 by Vietnam ’s Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Business

Bancassurance starts to boom in Vietnam

Insurance companies in Vietnam have started to work with commercial banks to introduce the Bancassurance Service to the country, hoping to raise revenues and expand their market share. 

Bancassurance includes a range of insurance products sold through banking networks and is also known as the Banking Insurance Model or BIM.
Business

VDC to upgrade broadband Internet service in 2010

The VNPT-run Vietnam Data Communications Company (VDC) will increase its broadband Internet capacity to over 100 Gpbs by the end of 2010 to consolidate the leading position held by its MegaVNN service in Vietnam, said a company representative.
Business

Hospitality industry raises image in France

“ Vietnam -a favourite destination” was what Vietnamese travel agents highlighted at a meeting with French partners in Paris on December 14, offering a number of discount tours and new products.
Business

Tourist industry booms at year-end

Tourist and travel companies are smiling as the tourist market booms with numbers registered for tours increase by 10 to 15 percent year-on-year.
Politics

UNI-Apro Post & Logistics Conference opens in Hanoi

The third Post & Logistics Conference of the Union Network International – Asia/Pacific Regional Organisation (UNI-Apro) opened in Hanoi on December 12, drawing the participation of representatives from Asia-Pacific countries and the world.