Vietnam tightens ties with Russia, Philippines

Vietnam tightens ties with Russia, Philippines

Vietnam attaches importance to defence ties with Russia, affirmed Nguyen Chi Vinh, member of the Party Central Committee and Deputy Defence Minister, at a reception in Hanoi on September 20 for Russian Ambassador to Vietnam Konstantin Vnukov.

Unemployment rate drops to five-quarter low in Q3

Unemployment rate drops to five-quarter low in Q3

The rate of unemployment among people of working age dropped to 2.26 percent in the second quarter, the lowest for the past five quarters, according to the latest newsletter on the labour market update released by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) on September 15.

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Rice export goal raised to 5.6 million tonnes this year

Rice export goal raised to 5.6 million tonnes this year

The Vietnam Food Association (VFA) revised up the goal of rice export to 5.6 million tonnes this year from the 5.2 million tonnes set in July thanks to a strong rise in contracts signed during August and positive signs of the market.

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Petrolimex tops Forbes’ Vietnamese companies list

Petrolimex tops Forbes’ Vietnamese companies list

Gas station operator Petrolimex is the firm with the highest revenue in the local stock market, according to the business magazine Forbes Vietnam.

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Leather, shoe exports top 9.6 billion USD

Leather, shoe exports top 9.6 billion USD

Leather and footwear exports in the first eight months topped 9.64 billion USD, a year-on-year increase of 12.2 percent, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

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Vietnamese consumers increasingly tech-savvy: Nielsen

Vietnamese consumers increasingly tech-savvy: Nielsen

Vietnam is home to a growing number of tech-savvy “connected consumers” that global corporations will increasingly seek to court, according to a study conducted by Nielsen in cooperation with Demand Institute.

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Derivatives market’s first month a success

Derivatives market’s first month a success

According to reports by the Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX), Vietnam’s derivatives market has finished its first month in operation with significant results and growing attention from investors.

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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.