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).

Rice prices in Mekong Delta rise sharply

Continuous increases in the prices of rice in the Mekong Delta over the past time have excited local farmers as they have driven up farmers’ profits to 30 percent of their production costs.

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Vietnam predicts GDP growth rate of 6.7 pct

An apparent recovery trend that the national economy has shown in the past eight months provides experts with the grounds to predict that Vietnam will achieve a GDP growth rate of 6.7 percent and rein in inflation to below 8 percent this year.

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Construction of Asia’s largest instant coffee plant underway

Work on Asia’s largest instant coffee processing plant, a wholly Indian investment, started on September 3 in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak.

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Party, State leaders join school year opening ceremony

Party, State leaders join school year opening ceremony

Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh on September 4 attended the new school year opening ceremony at Chu Van An High School in Hanoi, hailing the school’s achievements.

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Vietnam looks for more Belgian tourists

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) and Vietnamese Embassy in Belgium on September 4 co-organised a programme to promote the country’s image as an attractive and safe tourism destination.

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Domestic air market becomes more competitive

The arrival of two new Vietnamese carriers Air Mekong and Blue Sky Air is expected to stir up competition in the domestic market, which is currently overloaded.

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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.