Society

Hanoi to stop licensing new taxi firms

Hanoi Department of Transport has proposed that city authorities halt the granting of business licences to taxi companies as of March to tighten their operations in the city.
Business

Osaka brings advanced technologies to HCM City

A delegation of 17 companies from the Japanese city of Osaka presented advanced industrial technologies in various fields at a seminar on Jan.21, saying they saw HCM City as a place with high investment potential.
Business

Industry to lead growth

The industrial sector is expected to continue to contribute significantly to the country’s GDP growth this year after the industry grew by 12 percent during the last year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

The ministry made these projections with respects to the recovery of the industrial sector last year, which helped the country achieve a notable growth rate of 5.32 percent. The industrial sector currently accounts for nearly 40 percent of the country’s GDP.
Politics

Vietnam, Singapore diplomats hold exchanges

Vietnamese and Singaporean diplomats joined in the first-time exchanges at ministerial assistant level in order to boost mutual understanding and tighten relations in Hanoi from Dec. 10-12.
APEC ministers push for free trade area World

APEC ministers push for free trade area

The 21st APEC Ministerial Meeting ended in Singapore on Nov. 12 after issuing a joint statement that called for the building of a Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP).