National retail sales surge 8.6 percent in first quarter

National retail sales surge 8.6 percent in first quarter

Vietnam’s total revenue from retail trade and services rose 10 percent year-on-year to exceed 1 quadrillion VND (44.05 billion USD) in the first quarter of 2018, reported the General Statistics Office (GSO).

Foreign investors keen on Vietnam’s consumption growth

Foreign investors keen on Vietnam’s consumption growth

Foreign investment funds are interested in fields benefiting from the growing middle class in Vietnam, listed companies and those with plans to make initial public offering (IPO) in the areas of food, retail, digital technology, aviation, tourism, oil and gas, banking and real estate, said an entrepreneur.

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Experts: Vietnam sees opportunities for strong growth in 2018

Experts: Vietnam sees opportunities for strong growth in 2018

The Vietnamese economy’s growth momentum in early 2018 has laid a foundation for expectations of strong economic development throughout the year, said Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Van Hieu.

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Vietnam’s footwear boasts competitive edges in few decades

Vietnam’s footwear boasts competitive edges in few decades

Despite challenges, Vietnam’s leather and footwear sector will still have a competitive edge for the next two decades, according to Deputy Chairman of the Vietnam Leather, Footwear and Handbag Association (LEFASO) Diep Thanh Kiet.

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SBV tightens supervision of credit institutions

SBV tightens supervision of credit institutions

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) can take early intervention measures against weak credit institutions in the supervision process from July this year, according to a new SBV regulation.

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Vietnam imports 2,300 tonnes of beef from US, Australia

Vietnam imports 2,300 tonnes of beef from US, Australia

Vietnam spent some 15 million USD importing nearly 2,300 tonnes of beef from Australia and the United States in the first two months of this year, according to the General Department of Customs.

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4.5 million USD for national trade promotion

4.5 million USD for national trade promotion

The national trade promotion programme in 2018 will support key sectors, markets and prioritise the development of brand names of some key products.

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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.