PM urges lower interest rates, stable taxes Business

PM urges lower interest rates, stable taxes

The Government has instructed corresponding administrative authorities to aim for a 0.5 percent decrease in lending interest rates from now until the end of 2017, while keeping taxes, fees and other charges unchanged, in order to propel the current disbursement rate in public spending and boost businesses’ productivity.
Tra Vinh works to reduce poverty rate Society

Tra Vinh works to reduce poverty rate

The Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh is making a beeline for sustainable poverty reduction, aiming to cut the rate of impoverished households in the locality by 2.5 percent by the end of this year.
Credit balance of social policies bank rises Business

Credit balance of social policies bank rises

The Vietnam Bank for Social Policies (VBSP) said it had a total credit balance of nearly 166.43 trillion VND (7.3 billion USD) as of June 30, 2017, up 5.8 percent compared with the end of last year.
UXO victims need livelihood support Society

UXO victims need livelihood support

Top priority should be given to creating new livelihood for victims of war-era unexploded ordnance (UXO) to help them return to normal life, said an official from the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA).
Bond demand hits seven-month high Business

Bond demand hits seven-month high

Demand for Government bonds has hit a seven-month high, helping the State Treasury successfully issue all 5-15 year bonds worth 4 trillion VND (175.43 million USD) set for bidding last week.