PRESS DIGEST - Vietnam newspapers - Sept 18
HANOI, Sept 18 |
HANOI, Sept 18 (Reuters) - These are some of the leading stories in the official Vietnamese press on Tuesday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
THOI BAO KINH TE VIETNAM
- Many banks will fail to reach their target of raising their registered capital this year due to the unfavourable stock market and difficulties in seeking strategic partners, bankers said.
- Vietnam will raise the average housing area per capita to 25 square metres by 2020, according to a construction ministry plan.
- State-owned enterprises based in Ho Chi Minh City reported a combined revenue of 81.98 trillion dong ($3.93 billion) in the first eight months of this year, down 23.94 percent from a year earlier, Le Ngoc Thuy Trang, head of the city's corporate finance department, said.
ECONOMIC AND GENERAL NEWS:
VIETNAM NEWS (vietnamnews.vnagency.com.vn)
- Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung will visit China during Sept. 20-21 to attend an ASEAN-China exhibition and the ASEAN-China business and investment summit in Nanning.
- Commodity prices are expected to rise 5-15 percent in October following higher costs of petrol, gas and other items, supermarket operators in Ho Chi Minh City said.
QUAN DOI NHAN DAN
- Two people were swept away by flash floods late last week in the coffee-growing province of Dak Nong, rescue forces in the province said.
- Researchers at Japan International Cooperation Agency have proposed that Vietnam builds two high-speed railway segments -- the 300-km Hanoi-Vinh and 370-km Ho Chi Minh City-Nha Trang -- at a combined cost of $21.4 billion.
- The finance ministry has been seeking a mechanism to attract domestic and foreign investors to buy state-owned companies' bad debt through its Debt and Asset Trading Corp, said Dang Tien Quyet, deputy head of the ministry's corporate finance department. (Reporting by Hanoi Newsroom; Editing by Jijo Jacob)
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