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Hanoi (VNA) – Some 60 percent of local enterprises in a survey expect their business to do better in the second quarter of 2018 against the first quarter.

The General Statistics Office (GSO) said this on March 29 while releasing the results of the survey on business trends of manufacturing and manufacturing enterprises in the first quarter of 2018.

According to the survey, 33 percent of businesses said they had better business performance in the first quarter compared to the previous quarter, while 24.6 percent of them faced difficulties in doing business and 42.4 percent of them said their businesses were stable.

In the second quarter of this year, 55.7 percent of surveyed enterprises expect their businesses to do better, while 10.4 percent of them predict difficulties and 33.9 percent of the enterprises expect stable business.

The GSO also said in the first quarter of this year, 26,785 newly established enterprises were registered, with a total capital of 278.5 trillion VND, up 1.2 percent in terms of the number of enterprises and 2.7 percent in terms of registered capital year-on-year. - VNA