Gov't seeks housing to reach more buyers Business

Gov't seeks housing to reach more buyers

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh has urged the Ministry of Construction to implement policies that would make social housing projects more accessible to low-income buyers.
Business

Homebuyer support package launched

A credit package worth some 20 trillion VND (952.3 million USD) will be released to support homebuyers interested in commercial and urban housing projects, reported Xay Dung, the Ministry of Construction's e-paper.
Vietnam, US defence chiefs hold talks Politics

Vietnam, US defence chiefs hold talks

Defence Minister General Phung Quang Thanh and his US counterpart Ashton Carter agreed that defence cooperation during the past time has met the requirement of the 2011 MoU between the two countries.
Trapped Vietnamese nationals in Nepal receive support Society

Trapped Vietnamese nationals in Nepal receive support

The Vietnamese Embassy to India has contacted six out of a total 20 Vietnamese nationals who were travelling in Nepal at time of the deadly earthquake on April 25, Minister Counsellor of the embassy Tran Quang Tuyen said on April 26.
EU provides IT packages to gov't agencies Business

EU provides IT packages to gov't agencies

The European Trade Policy and Investment Support Project (EU-MUTRAP) on January 6 provided information and technology (IT) equipment to departments and units under three ministries and the National Office of Intellectual Property.
Business

Purchasing power up as Tet festival nears

Vietnam's total retail sales of goods and services in November increased by three percent month-on-month and 12.2 percent year-on-year to 265.33 trillion VND (12.62 billion USD).

Rising shopping demand during months near the year-end and approaching the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday led to the increase in people's purchasing power.
Business

Rubber industry needs to improve competitiveness

Vietnam ranked the world's third largest natural rubber producer and the fourth largest exporter following Thailand , Indonesia and Malaysia in 2013. Currently, when the rubber supply exceeds the demand, Vietnam needs to enhance the competitive edge to be able to maintain its rank in the global market, the Vietnam Business Forum Magazine (VBF) reported.
Party, State leaders meet with voters Politics

Party, State leaders meet with voters

President Truong Tan Sang on June 26 met with voters in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, to inform them of the outcomes of the freshly-ended 7th session of the 13th National Assembly.
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Central Highlands reviews socio-economic situation

Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang presided over a meeting held in Gia Lai province on June 28, reviewing the implementation of socio-economic development goals set for the Central Highlands in the first half of 2014 and outlining key tasks for the remainder of the year.
Credit continues growth trend in April Business

Credit continues growth trend in April

Total lending as of April 22 increased 0.62 percent compared to the level at the end of 2013, a representative from the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) said at a regular press conference in Hanoi on April 25.
Business

Commercial banks urged to run associated credit programme

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has asked some commercial banks to implement an associated credit programme between investors, contractors, construction material suppliers and banks, in a bid to tackle difficulties for businesses operating in construction and property.