Export – a bright spot of economic panorama

Export – a bright spot of economic panorama

Vietnam’s export-import exceeded 420 billion USD for the first time in 2017, of which export recorded the highest growth of 21.1 percent over the past seven years with 29 commodities joining the one billion USD club.

Bad debt ratio at 2.3 percent by end of 2017

Bad debt ratio at 2.3 percent by end of 2017

Non-performing loans (NPLs) of credit institutions were controlled effectively in 2017, helping the NPL ratio of the entire banking system reduce to 2.3 percent from 2.46 percent in late 2016.

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Agriculture sector targets 40 billion USD in export turnover

Agriculture sector targets 40 billion USD in export turnover

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development will strive to achieve agricultural growth of at least 3 percent and earn roughly 40 billion USD from exports this year.

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White Book on IUU fishing in Vietnam announced

White Book on IUU fishing in Vietnam announced

The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) announced the White Book on fighting illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in Vietnam at a ceremony held in Ho Chi Minh on January 14.

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Vietnam, France shake hands in combating corruption

Vietnam, France shake hands in combating corruption

The Government Inspectorate of Vietnam and the French Anti-Corruption Agency signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in preventing and fighting corruption in Hanoi on January 15.

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Kon Tum approves project to grow over 4,600ha of Ngoc Linh ginseng

Kon Tum approves project to grow over 4,600ha of Ngoc Linh ginseng

Local authorities of the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum have approved a project to grow Ngoc Linh ginseng in Tu Mo Rong district, in a bid to preserve and develop the medicinal plant.

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G-bonds worth over 7 billion USD issued in 2017

G-bonds worth over 7 billion USD issued in 2017

G-bonds worth 159.9 trillion VND (7.04 billion USD) and having an average maturity of 13.52 years, up 4.81 years against 2016, were issued last year, according to the Ministry of Finance.

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Vietnam’s role in ASEAN after 15 years

Joining the ASEAN has brought about practical benefits to Vietnam in its drive for national construction and security, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem wrote in an article reviewing the past 15 years of Vietnam’s ASEAN membership, in which he also talked about ASEAN’s future targets, including establishing an ASEAN Community by 2015.

Vietnam among top movers for per capita GDP growth

Vietnam ranks eighth in the list of top ten movers in terms of per capita GDP growth, according to the UNDP’s 2010 Human Development Report launched in Hanoi on Nov. 9.

Vietnam Airlines launches online check-in service

The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines on August 16 officially launched a web check-in service for its outbound flights.

Vietnam to reduce rice exports in 2011

The Vietnam Food Association (VFA) has estimated that the country would export a total of 6 million tonnes of rice this year, 750,000 tonnes less than last year.

Top ten Vietnamese brand names announced

Nielsen Vietnam , a leading market research company in Vietnam , has recently announced top ten most famous brand names this year based on the number of customers of each brand.