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, EU likely to sign FTA soon

Vietnam, EU likely to sign FTA soon

Vietnam and the European Union (EU) are likely to sign the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) soon, Daniel Muller, ASEAN Regional Manager for the German Asia-Pacific Business Association, said in an interview granted to Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reporters in Germany.

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Fruit, vegetable exports continue growth trend in two months

Fruit, vegetable exports continue growth trend in two months

Vietnam exported 293,960 tonnes of fruits and vegetables worth 620 million USD in the first two months of 2018, a year-on-year rise of 47 percent and 47.6 percent, respectively.

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Local retail market charms foreign investors

Local retail market charms foreign investors

Vietnam, ranked among the world's top 30 retail markets with the best opportunities by A.T. Kearney, continues to prove its attractiveness as two foreign investors have entered the local retail sector this year.

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February’s CPI edges up due to strong demand during Tet

February’s CPI edges up due to strong demand during Tet

The consumer price index (CPI) in February edged up 0.73 percent monthly and 3.15 percent annually, largely driven by people’s high demand for commodities and services to be used in the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival, the country’s largest holiday in a year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).

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Poverty reduction policy should be encouraging: Deputy PM

Poverty reduction policy should be encouraging: Deputy PM

The average household poverty rate in Vietnam dropped by 1.51 percent from 2016 to 6.72 percent in 2017, according to the national target programme on sustainable poverty reduction.

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Vietnam makes headway on IP rankings

Vietnam makes headway on IP rankings

Vietnam got a 30 percent increase in its score on the sixth Intellectual Property (IP) Index report just released by the US Chamber of Commerce (AmCham)’s Global Innovation Policy Centre (GIPC).

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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.