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Mekong Delta shrimp farmers take baby steps towards renewable energy

Cost and technology are the top concerns for shrimp farmers when investing in renewable energy, Tran Van Dau, a farmer in Ca Mau Province, said.

Vietnam has major role in reducing marine debris

Nancy Wallace, director of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Debris Program, talked about the impact of marine debris and Vietnam's role in addressing this issue.


MoT to introduce investment opportunities for North-South Expressway

 The Vietnamese Ministry of Transport (MoT) will hold an investment promotion conference next week to introduce investment opportunities in the Eastern Cluster of the North-South Expressway project in the 2017-2020 period.  

Ha Noi Stock Exchange sets sights on modest profit of $13.2m in 2019

 The Ha Noi Stock Exchange (HNX) eyes VND308 billion (US$13.2 million) in pre-tax profit in 2019, up 0.3 per cent year on year, and VND594.3 billion in total revenue, up 5.66 per cent year on year.

Industry & Trade Ministry to look into cutting industrial energy use

 The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) plans to focus its investigations on businesses that use high volumes of energy as part of its mission to save energy.

Quang Ninh approves pre-feasibility study of largest undersea tunnel

 Approving the pre-feasibility study of the undersea tunnel project through Cua Luc Bay in Quang Ninh province will take the project a step closer to construction.

What to know before attracting investments from private equity firms

 Private equity funds can bring  Vietnamese businesses more than simple capital: they can help in other aspects of operatio, including corporate governance, business ideas, networking, and experience sharing.  

Foreign investors to get easier way into Vietnam’s aviation industry

The International Air Transport Association also estimated that between now and 2020, passenger transportation in Vietnam is expected to rise by 16 percent, and from 2020 to 2030, by 8 percent.

Hyundai Engineering gunning for Dung Quat Refinery expansion project

Investors, especially foreign investors, are lining up to join the project to enhance and expand Dung Quat Refinery despite the uncertain deadline for completing the expansion due to the unapproved environmental impact assessment report.

Ministry of Transport proposes to manage ride-hailing apps as taxis

 Entire under nine-seat cars operating under the ride-hailing application may be managed as taxi operators, according to newswire

Vietnamese retailers urged to team up to compete with foreign rivals

 Competition between domestic and foreign retailers was likely to remain fierce this year, requiring Vietnamese businesses to co-operate in order to maintain their market shares, said an official from the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).

Property investment lending in Vietnam set to be tightened from 2019

 Quality of lending to real estate sector could be rigorously monitored from 2019.

Man of the World 2018 selected as ambassador for VN Fitness Model 2019

 Winner of Man of the World 2018 Cao Xuan Tai has been chosen as ambassador for season three of Viet Nam Fitness Model 2019.

Vietnam's Thao My to play at Women’s Amateur Asia Pacific Championship

Vietnamese golfer Nguyen Thao My has been invited to compete at the Women’s Amateur Asia Pacific Championship at the Royal Golf Club in Japan from April 25-28. 

Vietnam addresses power market reforms

 In 2005, Vietnam introduced an electricity market to ensure the sustainability of the power sector for investors.

US-China trade war de-escalation improves Vietnam’s financial market

 The exchange rate (FX) rate and short-term rates stop to go up while net buying foreign investment flow was reported in the last two months.

VN central bank approves Shinhan’s acquisition of Prudential Vietnam

 The State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) on Thursday issued a decision approving the purchase, sale and transfer of all contributed capital of Prudential Holborn Life Limited at Prudential Vietnam Finance Company Limited to Shinhan Card Co Ltd.

VN central bank resumes dollar purchases to build up foreign reserve

The State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) has resumed the purchase of US dollars from commercial banks after a six month break thanks to favourable conditions in the country’s foreign exchange market. 

Central Bank saves billions by stopping cash-press at Lunar New Year

 The state budget will save hundreds of billions of VND thanks to the State Bank of Vietnam's (SBV) policy of not issuing fresh banknotes with the value lower than VND10,000 in the 2019 Lunar New Year.

VTV may again miss its divestment at the cable television K+ in 2019

 VTV’s plan to divest digital satellite television K+ will be put on a temporary halt due to the government’s decision to clarify its finances, which has been regularly reporting losses for many years.