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).

Leadership guru to lecture in HCM City

John Maxwell, a leading motivational speaker and author of more than 50 internationally popular books on management, will lecture in HCM City on July 3 rd as part of a month-long Asian tour.

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Central bank caps credit growth at 30 percent

The central bank will restrain credit growth this year to no more than 30 percent, under a plan approved by the Government, State Bank of Vietnam Governor Nguyen Van Giau said on June 17.

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Book series traces lives of prisoners

A new book series that details the lives of 3,276 Vietnamese patriots who died at Con Dao prison during the war for national liberation has been released in HCM City.

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Vietnam urges East Asian economies to unite

East Asian economies should strengthen economic and trade cooperation and inter-regional investment to overcome the economic crisis as quickly as possible and chart a course towards a better future, said a Vietnamese senior official.

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NA okays yearly GDP growth rate of 5 percent

The National Assembly agreed to revise down its target GDP growth rate to around 5 percent for this year at the end of its fifth session in Hanoi on June 19 after working for 26 days.

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New rules clear a path for foreign capital

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on June 18 signed Decision 88/2009/QD-TTg on the promulgation of a regulation regarding contributions of capital by foreigners investing in Vietnamese enterprises.

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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.