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FDI disbursement up 5.9% in 10 months FDI disbursement up 5.9% in 10 months

Disbursement of foreign direct investments (FDI) posted an encouraging 5.9-per cent increase to US$10.15 billion in the first 10 months of 2014.


Viet Nam's top brands for 2014 announced Viet Nam's top brands for 2014 announced

The Institute of Economic Research and the Global Trade Alliance-Global GTA (UK) announced Viet Nam's Top Brands 2014 at a ceremony held here last Saturday.


Ha Noi factory to make Boeing 777 doors Ha Noi factory to make Boeing 777 doors

MHI Aerospace Vietnam Company (MHIVA) inaugurated a factory that will manufacture Boeing 777's passenger doors in Ha Noi's Thang Long Industrial Park on October 22.


Coc Coc beats Facebook in online VN traffic Coc Coc beats Facebook in online VN traffic

Vietnamese web browser and search engine Coc Coc receives the second largest number of average daily visitors in Viet Nam, leaving social network Facebook behind.


IFC official touts private sector benefits IFC official touts private sector benefits

(Oct 30, 2014)

Viet Nam should take further steps to equitise State-owned enterprises (SOEs) and create ideal conditions for the private sector to flourish, according to Vivek Pathak, the International Finance Corporation's director for East Asia and the Pacific who visited Ha Noi last week. Pathak said the private sector was the engine that will get the country back on track towards robust economic growth.

Credit institutions to help regional farmers

Viet Nam News talks with Secretary General of the Asia-Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association Chamnong Siriwongyotha about how the association helps regional farmers

VN steel exporters oppose Indonesia decision

The Government of Indonesia has imposed an anti-dumping tax on imports of Vietnamese cold rolled steel sheets without consulting the Government of Viet Nam. The imposition of the tax from July 7, 2014 to July 7, 2017 has created difficulties for Vietnamese steel exporters. Vu Van Thanh, deputy general director of the Hoa Sen Group, explains the issue and suggests solutions.

Competitive days ahead for retail sector

Viet Nam will be opening its retail market in 2015 in line with its commitments to the World Trade Organisation.This is expected to create challenges for the domestic retail market, as well as opportunities for the domestic retail property market. Ngo Thi Huong Giang, Savills Viet Nam senior manager for research and consultancy, discusses the issues with Viet Nam News.

Investment in technology needs  large market, say Bayer execs

A member of the Bayer AG board, Michael Koenig, paid his first visit to Viet Nam recently. Viet Nam News asked him and David Champion, general director in Viet Nam, about their company's mission of ‘science for a better life'.

Germany optimistic about VN economic ties

Viet Nam News speaks with Marko Walde, the chief representative of AHK Viet Nam / German Industry and Commerce Viet Nam, about investment flows from Germany into Viet Nam and trade between the two nations.

VN farmers face more fruitful future in US

Viet Nam will be exporting litchi and longan to the United States and is preparing to export more fruit when it joins the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) next year.

Digitization: Emerging business trend of the century

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and DKSH have published their latest Global Market Expansion Services (MES) report, which highlights digitization and how it is impacting corporate business models. Leonard Tan, General Director, DKSH Viet Nam, speaks about the role of digitization in the MES industry.

Support industries need plan for development

Nguyen Mai, president of the Viet Nam Association of Foreign Invested Enterprises (VAFIE), talked to reporters about the development needs of domestic support industries.

Future bright for VN wood product exports

ONP-Viet Nam, a US company that manufactures wood products for exports, has been in Viet Nam since 2010. Patrick McNeal, its President and General Director, speaks to Viet Nam News about entering foreign markets and his company's experience with exports.

Call to protect ailing steel industry

The steel industry is the key to the development of heavy industry, including car making and shipbuilding. However, the sector is facing many difficulties. Viet Nam News reporter Mai Huong interviewed An Sung Gu, chief representative of one of Viet Nam's largest steel producers, Posco-South Asia Ha Noi, about the issue.

Tuan Chau begins construction of 27-hole golf courseTuan Chau begins construction of 27-hole golf course

Tuan Chau Group and Him Lam Corporation celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony of a 27-hole golf course in Tuan Chau-Ha Long International Resort in northern Quang Ninh Province on October 30.

IFC official touts private sector benefitsIFC official touts private sector benefits

Viet Nam should take further steps to equitise State-owned enterprises (SOEs) and create ideal conditions for the private sector to flourish, according to Vivek Pathak, the International Finance Corporation's director for East Asia and the Pacific who visited Ha Noi last week. Pathak said the private sector was the engine that will get the country back on track towards robust economic growth.

First Vietnamese caravan finished off-road trip to Tibet and Mount Everest First Vietnamese caravan finished off-road trip to Tibet and Mount Everest

The first Vietnamese caravan team finished its 6,000km auto trip from HCM City to Tibet and Mount Everest base camp on Sunday. Autodaily introduced a series of photos taken by the team members.

Long road ahead for Long Thanh Airport funding Long road ahead for Long Thanh Airport funding

French company ADPi, a fully-owned subsidiary of the Aeroports de Paris Group (ADP), has said it did not promise to invest US$2 billion in building a new international airport in Dong Nai Province as claimed by a local official last week.

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