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Govt: ICT market holds high growth potential
Thursday,  Oct 19,2017,23:14 (GMT+7)
HANOI – The Government has urged ministries to create a favorable environment for businesses investing in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector, saying the market holds high growth potential, heard an ICT investment forum on October 18.
Startup investment program to be on air next month
Thursday,  Oct 19,2017,23:14 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Shark Tank Vietnam, a reality television show designed to help startups call for funds from brilliant but tough investors, will be put on air in November.
Vietnam Airlines to add more flights to Khanh Hoa
Thursday,  Oct 19,2017,23:14 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Vietnam Airlines will add more flights and open new domestic and international air routes to the central province of Khanh Hoa, according to a cooperation agreement between the provincial government and the national flag carrier.
SCIC to sell over 48 million Vinamilk shares next month
Thursday,  Oct 19,2017,23:13 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC) will offload over 48.3 million shares of Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company (Vinamilk) on November 11, with conditions eased for non-resident foreign investors.
Red tape makes Metro Line No.1 at risk of suspension
Thursday,  Oct 19,2017,23:12 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The construction of Metro Line No.1 in HCMC is facing a slowdown and a possible suspension due to the complicated disbursement procedures in Vietnam, not the lack of capital, according to the HCMC Management Authority for Urban Railways (MAUR).
Pork traders given more days to adhere to city’s traceability rule
Thursday,  Oct 19,2017,23:12 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The management boards of Hoc Mon and Binh Dien wholesale markets have given pork traders a few more days to fully adhere to the traceability standards issued by the HCMC government, as traders said they need more time to smoothen out the whole process.
Round-up
Thursday,  Oct 19,2017,23:11 (GMT+7)
Conference on strategic mindset
Vietnam holds high potential for BPO sector: report
Thursday,  Oct 19,2017,23:10 (GMT+7)
HCMC – With a talented, low-cost and growing information technology workforce, Vietnam holds high potential to develop the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector, one of the five most attractive fields to foreign investors, according to the report “Spotlight on Vietnam” just released by consulting firm PwC Vietnam.
Ministry proposes 713-km section of North-South Expy
Thursday,  Oct 19,2017,23:09 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Ministry of Transport is seeking the Government’s approval to quickly develop 713 kilometers of the North-South Expressway at an estimated cost of over VND130.2 trillion (US$5.7 billion).
Wood processors have great demand for modern machinery
Thursday,  Oct 19,2017,23:09 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The demand for advanced woodworking machinery of local wood processors is rising rapidly given their strong business performance, according to industry players joining the 12th International Woodworking Industry Fair (VietnamWood).
Tourism sector mulls ways to realize this year’s target
Thursday,  Oct 19,2017,23:09 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The tourism sector is finding ways and calling for strong support from the Government, especially in terms of publicity and launch of new services, to realize the high target of 13 million foreign arrivals this year, insiders said.
VN-Index almost flat
Thursday,  Oct 19,2017,23:07 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Having failed to hit a new high of 830 points, the VN-Index closed almost unchanged on October 18 as selling pressure accelerated following the recent rallies.
Former MHB chairman prosecuted
Thursday,  Oct 19,2017,18:26 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Prosecutors on Tuesday completed legal proceedings against Huynh Nam Dung, former chairman of Mekong Delta Housing Development Bank (MHB), and 16 other accomplices for alleged violations that led to VND5 trillion losses, Dan Tri news website reports.
State enterprises likely to get nod for arms trade
Thursday,  Oct 19,2017,18:23 (GMT+7)
HCMC - The Prime Minister would have the jurisdiction to allow certain State-owned enterprises to trade in military weapons, equipment and technologies, according to a draft decree on military weapon trade prepared by the Ministry of Defense.
Vietnam’s poverty reduction should focus on ethnic minorities
Thursday,  Oct 19,2017,18:22 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Vietnam should continue accelerating poverty reduction among its poorest groups and communities, and the current poverty reduction programs for ethnic minorities (EM) must be among the top priority actions, according the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
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