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VN seeks to match ASEAN productivity VN seeks to match ASEAN productivity

Viet Nam is endeavouring to be shoulder-by-shoulder with Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand in the field of labour and employment by boosting labour productivity.


Restructuring credit institutions top priority Restructuring credit institutions top priority

Viet Nam News reporter Ngoc Bich talks with the State Bank of Viet Nam's Governor Le Minh Hung about the opportunities and challenges that the banking system will face in the near future.


PM calls for business friendly decrees PM calls for business friendly decrees

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc urged ministries to hasten the process of drafting decrees providing guidelines for investment and business activities, under Dispatch 789/TTg-PL that he signed last weekend.


Fitch affirms Viet Nam rating at 'BB-' with a stable outlook Fitch affirms Viet Nam rating at 'BB-' with a stable outlook

Fitch Ratings on Wednesday affirmed Viet Nam's long-term foreign and local currency IDRs at 'BB-' with a stable outlook.



Canadian firms eye HCM City biz opportunities Canadian firms eye HCM City biz opportunities

(May 30, 2016)

A delegation of leading enterprises from Richmond, a coastal city in western Canada - led by Councillor Chak Au - visited HCM City on Friday to seek co-operation opportunities.

Foreign investment in VN hits $10b

Foreign investors registered to pump approximately US$10.16 billion into Viet Nam in the first five months of this year, surging 136 per cent from a year ago, statistics from the Ministry of Planning and Investment reveals.

My Thuan Bridge to cost $247m

An investment of VND5.5 trillion (US$247 million) is needed for construction of the proposed cable-stayed bridge My Thuan No 2, according to Project Management Unit No 7 (PMU7).

Dong Nai firm exports cocoa to RoK, Japan

A company in Dinh Quan District, in the southern province of Dong Nai, recently exported 12 tonnes of cocoa to South Korea and one tonne of chocolate made from Vietnamese-grown cocoa to Japan, vietnamplus.vn reports.

Malaysia enacts tax on rolled coil

Malaysia has imposed anti-dumping taxes ranging between 3.06 per cent and 23.78 per cent on cold rolled coil imported from Viet Nam, mainland China and South Korea.

Restructuring agriculture sector critical: conference

Restructuring the agricultural sector to improve quality and promote co-ordination between farmers and firms is critical for the sustainable development of the sector amid unpredictable movements in the global market.

More than 44,000 firms set up this year

There were more than 44,700 newly established enterprises in Viet Nam with total capital of VND349.5 trillion (US$15.5 billion) in the first five months of this year.

Japanese investors to flock to central region

Viet Nam and Da Nang in particular could emerge as huge potential markets for Japanese businesses.

Foreign visitors reach over 4 million so far

Foreign arrivals to Viet Nam have reached over 4 million so far this year, up 20 per cent year on year, with an increase being seen in most tourist market.

Toshiba to supply STGs for Coal-Fired Plants

Toshiba Corporation has received an order to supply steam turbines and generators (STGs) for the extension of the Vinh Tan 4 coal-fired thermal power plant owned by Electricity of Viet Nam (EVN).

Traditional markets lack VN goods

Despite positive results of the "Vietnamese give priority to use Vietnamese goods" campaign, the ratio of Vietnamese goods being sold in traditional markets remains quite modest.

Nearly 100 top global brands to come to 2016 Cool Kid Fashion ShanghaiNearly 100 top global brands to come to 2016 Cool Kid Fashion Shanghai

Cool Kids Fashion Shanghai, to be held together with the 2016 CBME China, the world's largest sourcing event for baby and maternity items, will attract nearly 100 top international and local brands.

Edible oil producers import tax cut looms Edible oil producers import tax cut looms

Analysts said the biggest problem for the domestic edible oil sector is that 90 per cent of raw materials they use are imported, mainly from Indonesia and Malaysia.

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