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EVN to let three power generation firms go public
Friday,  Jan 19,2018,14:58 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Three power generation corporations under Vietnam Electricity Group (EVN) will launch their initial public offerings (IPOs) this year to raise capital for power plant projects.
NutiFood dairy product to hit U.S. stores
Friday,  Jan 19,2018,14:57 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Vietnamese firm NutiFood on January 18 struck a deal with American company Delori Foods to export one of its dairy products to the U.S. market.
VAMC recovers VND30.7 trillion bad debts
Friday,  Jan 19,2018,14:57 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Vietnam Asset Management Company (VAMC) recovered bad debts totaling VND30.7 trillion (US$1.35 billion) last year, way above the target of VND22 trillion and up by VND2.7 trillion over 2016, said a Thoi Bao Ngan Hang news report.
HCMC has more funding for infrastructure
Friday,  Jan 19,2018,14:57 (GMT+7)
HCMC – HCMC will have more money to fund urgent transport infrastructure projects aimed to reduce traffic congestion.
Traders: Environment tax on E5 bio-fuel still high
Friday,  Jan 19,2018,14:56 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Fuel traders have complained about the high environment protection tax on E5 bio-fuel, saying it has made the retail price of E5 unattractive, news website Dan Tri reports.
Round-up
Friday,  Jan 19,2018,14:55 (GMT+7)
Standard Chartered puts Vietnam’s growth at 6.8% this year
Friday,  Jan 19,2018,14:54 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Standard Chartered Bank has forecast Vietnam’s economy will grow by a solid 6.8% this year, buoyed by strong manufacturing activity, heard a global research briefing in HCMC on January 17.
Stocks make nice turnaround
Friday,  Jan 19,2018,14:53 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Stocks staged a nice rebound on January 18 after crashing in the previous session, lifting the VN-Index up 15.56 points, or 1.5%, at 1,050.25.
Loss-making Mai Linh seeks help
Friday,  Jan 19,2018,14:52 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Mai Linh Corporation, a traditional taxi operator, has written to relevant agencies seeking support for its heavy losses, Phap Luat newspaper reports.
Govt to apply same price to all wind farms
Friday,  Jan 19,2018,14:47 (GMT+7)
CAN THO – The Government will set a single price for wind farms nationwide, which will be higher than the current level, said Bac Lieu Province chairman Duong Thanh Trung.
Trade ministry seeks ways to back local steel makers
Friday,  Jan 19,2018,14:47 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Ministry of Industry and Trade will continue taking trade remedies in line with regulations of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and free trade agreements to protect local steel producers from the fierce competition of imported products, according to news website Vietnamplus.
Dong Nai proposes internal roads for Long Thanh airport project
Thursday,  Jan 18,2018,23:35 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The government of Dong Nai Province has proposed the Ministry of Transport develop an internal road network in the Long Thanh International Airport project site to facilitate construction work, Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper reports.
Metro line contractors bemoan late payments
Thursday,  Jan 18,2018,23:34 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Some contractors of the Metro Line No.1 project have complained the Management Authority for Urban Railways (MAUR) of HCMC has not made payments on time although the city government transferred MAUR VND1,173 billion (more than US$51.6 million) for contractor payments in November 2017. 
Stock market crashes
Thursday,  Jan 18,2018,23:23 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Stocks took a nosedive on January 17 as sellers locked in profit after recent strong gains, with the VN-Index shedding a hefty 28.27 points, or 2.66%, at 1,034.69.
Capital found for Long Xuyen bypass
Thursday,  Jan 18,2018,23:12 (GMT+7)
CAN THO – A road bypassing An Giang Province’s Long Xuyen City will be constructed using surplus funding from the Mekong Delta infrastructure development project, according to the provincial Department of Transport.
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