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).

Foreign investors register to invest 1.25 billion USD in January

Foreign investors register to invest 1.25 billion USD in January

Foreign investors registered to invest nearly 1.25 billion USD in Vietnam in January, which will include funding for new projects, in addition to existing projects and buying stakes in projects, which will equal 75.9 percent, compared to the same period last year.

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Salary of workers increased by 9.3 percent in 2017

Salary of workers increased by 9.3 percent in 2017

The average monthly salary increased by 9.3 percent in 2017, according to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.

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Vietnamese consumers open to buying electric vehicles

Vietnamese consumers open to buying electric vehicles

Up to 33 percent of Vietnamese buyers are open to considering an electric vehicle (EV) as their next car, demonstrating the country’s strong potential to speed up the electrification of automobiles.

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Vietnam’s property market expected to grow

Vietnam’s property market expected to grow

Analysts expect the real estate market, especially the residential land segment, to continue to grow solidly this year thanks to huge infrastructure works in many places around Vietnam accompanied by a raft of property developments.

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Vietnam targets to send 110,000 workers abroad

Vietnam targets to send 110,000 workers abroad

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) has set a target to send 110,000 labourers to work abroad in 2018, with 40 percent being women.

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Vietnam sees boom in renewable energy projects

Vietnam sees boom in renewable energy projects

Vietnam has seen a boom in renewable energy projects, in a bid to meet the nation’s future demands for power, after the Government scrapped plans to build a nuclear power plant in Ninh Thuan province.

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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.