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More than 14,000 enterprises established in two months
The average registered capital per new enterprise reached VND10.6 billion (US$466,000), an increase of 29.9% against the same period of last year.
However, in February alone, more than 5,400 enterprises were established, with VND62.2 trillion (US$2.74 billion) worth of registered capital, a decrease of 39.3% in the number of enterprises and 31% in registered capital compared to January.
The fall in number of newly established enterprises was due to a long Tet holiday in late January and early February.
The first two months of this year also saw more than 7,900 enterprises resume their operations, up 7.6% compared to the corresponding period last year.
In the meantime, about 2,500 enterprises were dissolved, up 14.9% compared to the same period of 2016, including more than 2,300 enterprises with a registered capital of less than VND10 billion (US$440,000) while more than 16,300 enterprises registered to suspend operations.
The sectors that attract the participation of a large number of labourers include the processing and manufacturing industry, wholesale and retail sales, automobile and motorcycle repairs and construction, among others.
'Dronejacking' may be the next big cyber threat
Washington (AFP) - A big rise in drone use is likely to lead to a new wave of "dronejackings" by cybercriminals, security experts warned Tuesday.A report by Intel's McAfee Labs said hackers are expected to start targeting drones used for deliveries, law enforcement or camera crews, in addition to hobbyists."Drones are well on the way to becoming a major tool for shippers, law enforcement agencies, photographers, farmers, the news media, and more," said Intel Security's Bruce Snell, in the… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Apple's App Store generated $20 billion for developers in 2016
(Reuters) - Apple Inc said on Thursday its App Store generated $20 billion for developers in 2016, a 40 percent increase from 2015, helped by the popularity of games such as Pokemon Go and Super Mario Run and increased revenue from subscriptions.App Store sales topped more than $3 billion in December, helped by the launch of Nintendo Co Ltd's Super Mario Run, which was downloaded more than 40 million times in the first four days after its launch.Nintendo's Pokemon Go was also the most… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Daughter of Lotte Group founder arrested
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Three attackers killed in Myanmar as violence persists
Maungdaw (Myanmar) (AFP) - Three police officers were attacked with machetes in restive northwestern Myanmar on Saturday by assailants who were shot dead, the military has said, amid lethal violence that authorities have blamed on homegrown Islamist insurgents.Security forces have killed at least 29 people since attacks were launched a week ago on police posts along the Bangladesh border, according to state media.The government says the raids in the majority-Muslim region were carried out by an… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Will locally assembled Kamaz trucks dislodge Chinese products from VN?
Kamaz has announced it will continue assembling trucks in Vietnam, a move which may help dislodge Chinese trucks from the Vietnamese market. Sputnik on December 8 quoted Sergei Kogoghin, general director of Kamaz, as saying that the automobile manufacturer has decided to continue assembling Kamaz trucks in Vietnam in 2017. The general director said Kamaz would discuss details of the plan with other shareholders of the assembling factory, which now takes repair work. On January 1, 2017,… chat_bubble_outline Read More...