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).

Bribery to be eradicated in trade activities

Eradicating bribery in trade activities and between businesses and State agencies is a major target of the national anti-corruption strategy recently issued by the Government.

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Travel agents flock to former imperial city

As many as 33 travel agents, including foreign companies, joined a recent tour of the former imperial capital, Hue city, also a UNESCO-recognised world cultural heritage site, to find out about its special tours and tourist hotspots.

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Prime Minister meets Asian leaders in RoK

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung met with the King of Brunei, the President of the Philippines and Myanmar ’s Prime Minister in Jeju, in the Republic of Korea (RoK) on June 1, on the sidelines of the 20 th anniversary of ASEAN-RoK ties.

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Slight growth in agro-forestry, seafood exports

Vietnam earned 6.44 billion USD from agro-forestry and seafood exports in the first five months of 2009, a year on year rise of just 1 percent.

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Nation proud of its disadvantaged child academics

Children living in extreme difficulties with excellent academic records have the right to be proud of their educational achievements as they make a significant contribution to society and to the nation’ s development, said State President Nguyen Minh Triet.

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Meeting of Senior ASEAN Transport Official opens

The 28th ASEAN Senior Transport Officials Meeting (STOM 28) opened in Hanoi on Dec. 7 with the participation of representatives from the ten member countries.

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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.