President hails year of achievements

Fourth, to consolidate national defence and security, firmly protect national independence, sovereignty, unity, territorial integrity while maintaining political security, social law and order and protect the people's peaceful life.

Volatile retail climate to last through 2012

The domestic retail market will continue experiencing difficulties next year due to volatile business conditions, experts told the "World and Vietnam: Forecast 2012" seminar held in the capital over the weekend.

Better get used to high-priced food

Catastrophic flooding and crop losses in Thailand, the world's leading rice exporter, are raising concerns that another food crisis may be in the offing. Further disquieting is the possibility that the world may have already entered a new era where persistently high food prices are the “New Normal.”

Fertiliser industry aims to curb speculation

Efforts to stabilise fertiliser prices and avoid speculation will ensure demand is met for the winter-spring crop, the Fertiliser Association of Vietnam said.

"The association will take all necessary steps to avoid price volatility and speculation as it has occurred in previous years," association chairman Nguyen Hac Thuy said.

Bumper year for cash crops

The global market has turned favourable for Vietnamese exporters of products like rubber, seafood, coffee, cashew and pepper, analysts said.

VN-Index closes unchanged

The VN-Index closed nearly unchanged on Dec. 22 at 481.53 points, against a background of volatile trading on the HCM Stock Exchange, with shares opening strongly only to recede by the end of the session.

Exports to ASEAN up over 16 percent

Vietnam posted a year-on-year increase of 16.2 percent in export value to ASEAN to 6.4 billion USD in the first nine months of the year, reported the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Blue chips help Index inch up on southern bourse

A recovery in blue chips in the final minutes of yesterday's session on the HCM City Stock Exchange saved the market from registering another decline, allowing the VN-Index to end the day up marginally at 508.68 points, an increase of 0.24 percent over Monday's close.
Vietnam’s presence alters pepper market Business

Vietnam’s presence alters pepper market

India’s Financial Times carried an article on Dec. 28, saying that the dynamics of the pepper trade have changed significantly over the last few years as Vietnam entered the global market as a key producer.

Vietnam urges Cote d’Ivoire parties to unite, resolve differences

Vietnam urges all parties in the Cote d’Ivoire to unite efforts and resolve differences in the spirit of reconciliation and dialogue that has been the hallmark of the Ouagadougou agreements, thus helping to ensure the prevailing positive political climate before and after the November elections.

SCIC plans massive share sell-off

The State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC) plans to reduce its stake in 200 enterprises, in which it represents the State as a shareholder. The SCIC is now managing State stakes in many small enterprises in which State holdings were unnecessary, said Minister of Finance Vu Van Ninh.