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).

Expatriates in Cambodia open two community houses

The Association of Overseas Vietnamese in Cambodia inaugurated two floating community houses on June 29 as gifts from the Ho Chi Minh City Association in Support of Poor Patients.

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Ministry gets document on Vietnamese sovereignty over Hoang Sa

The Foreign Ministry has received a document proving that the Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago belongs to Vietnam .

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Largest commercial complex under construction

The Hanoi Savico Joint-stock Company expects its plaza project covering 60,000 sq.m. would be put into operation by late 2011, becoming the largest of its kind so far in Vietnam .

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Central Highlands to host first world gong fest

The Central Highlands province of Gia Lai will host the first International Gong Festival from November 8 to 11.

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Party elite meets on socio-economic strategy

The Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee met in Hanoi on June 29 to mull the nation’s socio-economic strategy for 2011-2020 under the chair of Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh.

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USAID helps VN open a ‘single window’ to boost trade

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) jointly with the ASEAN Secretariat and the Vietnam Customs on June 29 opened a seminar on building a master plan to create a ‘single window’ customs procedure for Vietnam .

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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.