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).

Vietnam, Saudi Arabia see great potential from each other

State President Nguyen Minh Triet and Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali Ibrahim Al Naimi of Saudi Arabia both said bilateral cooperation should be based on each other’s strengths such as Vietnam ’s agriculture and the Middle-East country’s energy.

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EC helps street children to return home

A European Commission-funded project to support street children officially entered its second phase for 2009-2011 on June 11.

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Joining the WTO a positive move for Vietnam’s economy

Vietnam’s economy has made positive progress after two years of belonging to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), said several reports delivered at a seminar held in Can Tho City on June 11.

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Vietnamese-Russian partnership evolves positively

The Russian Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City , Nikolai Dmitrievich Ubushiev, has said that several programmes to expand cooperation between regions and cities in Russia and Vietnam have been exceptionally successful.

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Vietnam snatches five golds at Asian youth wushu champs

Vietnamese athletes bagged five gold medals at the Asian Youth Wushu Championships 2009 that is taking place in Macau , China , from June 8-11.

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Go Green to build eco-village

A project to build an ecological village has been launched in An Sang Village, Lao Cai province, to protect the environment and promote afforestation.

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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.