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, Myanmar cooperate in State management on religion

Vietnam’s Governmental Committee for Religious Affairs and Myanmar’s Ministry of Religious Affairs signed a cooperation agreement in Hanoi on Dec. 7.

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Trade officials inch forward

Trade ministers were wrapping up three days of WTO talks on Dec.2 with little headway seen on ending an eight-year stalemate on framing a trade liberalisation accord ahead of a 2010 deadline.

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Weaker dong leads to costly imported goods

Prices of imported goods have risen in Ho Chi Minh City since the central bank reduced the value of Vietnamese dong by 3 percent at the end of last month.

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Price of exported rice rises by 10 percent

The price of Vietnamese rice exports on the world market rose by 10 percent after the country won a contract to supply the Philippines.

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Vietnam football team scrapes draw with Thailand

Vietnam and Thailand shared the points in the first game of the SEA Games’s group stage after a 1-1 draw on Dec. 2 at the Laos ’ National Stadium in Vientiane.

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Vietnam urges greater efforts to end Doha talks

Vietnam has called on ministers participating in the WTO conference on December 2 to show that they are strong in commitment and political will to end the eight-year stalemate on framing a trade liberation accord by 2010.

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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.