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Saturday,  Jul 21, 2018,09:14 (GMT+7)
The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has sold over US$2 billion to local commercial banks this week to stabilize the foreign exchange market. However, the greenback has got firmer against the local currency.
Thursday,  Jul 5, 2018,19:49 (GMT+7)
HCMC – United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will pay his first visit to Vietnam from July 8 to 10, Ngo Toan Thang, deputy spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told a news briefing in Hanoi City today, July 5.
Thursday,  Jul 5, 2018,09:36 (GMT+7)
The Government’s Decree 116 on auto manufacture, assembly, import, maintenance, and warranty services is not in line with international practices as it restricts auto imports into Vietnam, according to business executives at the Midterm Vietnam Business Forum 2018.
Wednesday,  Jul 4, 2018,12:09 (GMT+7)
DANANG – The People’s Committee of Danang City has approved three infrastructure projects worth a combined VND40 billion (US$1.73 million).
Wednesday,  Jul 4, 2018,09:04 (GMT+7)
Despite keen interest in traffic infrastructure development projects in Vietnam, Japanese investors are unlikely to participate in public-private partnership (PPP) projects without minimum revenue guarantees, said Nagai Katsuro, Deputy Ambassador of Japan to Vietnam.
Tuesday,  Jul 3, 2018,19:10 (GMT+7)
CANTHO – The Trung Luong-My Thuan expressway project, passing through Tien Giang Province’s Cai Lay District, may not be completed by late 2020 as planned, as site clearance work at some points along the route is facing obstacles.
Tuesday,  Jul 3, 2018,17:16 (GMT+7)
HCMC - The HCMC People’s Court on July 2 sentenced Dang Thanh Binh, former deputy governor of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV), to three years in prison for negligence leading to serious consequences at Vietnam Construction Bank (VNCB), local media reported.
Tuesday,  Jul 3, 2018,12:19 (GMT+7)
HCMC – National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has announced that owing to Typhoon Prapiroon lashing the Korean Peninsula, the airline would reschedule all July 3 flights to and from Busan International Airport in South Korea and Fukuoka Airport in Japan to ensure safety for passengers.
Tuesday,  Jul 3, 2018,08:58 (GMT+7)
The central bank will absolutely intervene in the forex market if problems with demand and supply affect macro-economic stability, governor of the central bank Le Minh Hung told a meeting on July 2.
Monday,  Jul 2, 2018,19:36 (GMT+7)
HANOI, HCMC – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc pointed out major risks to the country’s socioeconomic growth, such as disasters, social disturbances, traffic safety violations and corruption, at a national teleconference between the Government and local administrative units today, July 2.
Monday,  Jul 2, 2018,09:03 (GMT+7)
June rice exports amounted to 604,000 tons worth US$317 million, taking the respective figures in January-June to 3.56 million tons and US$1.81 billion, up 25% in volume and 42% in value year-on-year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Sunday,  Jul 1, 2018,11:50 (GMT+7)
There are good reasons for concern, when the average price consumer index (CPI) in the first half of this year reached 3.29%, compared to the annual target of below 4% pledged by the Government and endorsed by the National Assembly.
Saturday,  Jun 30, 2018,20:10 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The former chairman of the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV), Tran Bac Ha, has lost his membership of the Communist Party of Vietnam as he has been found responsible for lending irregularities.
Saturday,  Jun 30, 2018,09:18 (GMT+7)
The European Union-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is expected to be formally signed late this year, but there is a long way to go for the deal to take effect and enterprises of both sides to enjoy tariff incentives and investment protection.
Friday,  Jun 29, 2018,16:42 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Government has asked relevant ministries to introduce tough regulations on the selection of investors keen on road infrastructure projects under public-private partnerships, especially the build-operate-transfer (BOT) format.
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