Business

ASEAN market access paper launched

The European Union-ASEAN Business Council (EU-ABC) has launched a region-wide position paper of recommendations to boost market access as well as increase trade and investment between Europe and ASEAN.
Tra fish output increases, exports down Business

Tra fish output increases, exports down

Tra fish output in the Mekong Delta increased in the first six months of 2015 but export value of tra fish products experienced a downfall, according to Deputy Chairman and General Secretary of the Vietnam Pangasius Association Vo Hung Dung.
Good progress on Vietnam-EU free trade deal Business

Good progress on Vietnam-EU free trade deal

The progress on and quality of negotiations for an EU-Vietnam free trade agreement (EVFTA) have been ensured, making the target for the conclusion of the talks feasible, Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang said following his working session with EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom in Brussels on June 23.
Norway to boost cooperation ties with ASEAN World

Norway to boost cooperation ties with ASEAN

Norway wants to foster cooperation with ASEAN for mutual benefit, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberge highlighted at a meeting with visiting ASEAN Secretary General Le Luong Minh in Oslo on June 15.
Tuna value likely to drop in Q2 Business

Tuna value likely to drop in Q2

Vietnam would continue to decrease tuna's export value in the second quarter of this year, partly due to its falling price on the world market, the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) forecast.
ASEAN

ASEAN, RoK step up customs collaboration

Trade activities between ASEAN and the Republic of Korea (RoK) will be promoted as the two sides have signed an agreement fostering their customs cooperation, announced the Korea Customs Service (KCS) on May 22.
World

Malaysia sees trade surplus for 208 straight months

Malaysia recorded the 208th consecutive month of trade surplus in February 2015, with a value of 4.52 billion RM (1.25 billion USD), according to the country’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI).
Business

HCM City pushes exports to ASEAN market

Ho Chi Minh City will focus on furthering product penetration in the ASEAN market in 2015 as it has been a key market for the municipality’s exports in recent years.
Healthy environment needs to help SMEs compete in ASEAN Business

Healthy environment needs to help SMEs compete in ASEAN

Experts have suggested Government and State management agencies create a healthy investment climate for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to compete in the 600-million-strong ASEAN market in anticipation of the year-end establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).
Vietnam’s economy: time for acceleration Business

Vietnam’s economy: time for acceleration

New free trade agreements are opening up promising avenues for the Vietnamese business community to expand their operation but also present numerous challenges, forcing domestic enterprises to take a new approach, Nhan dan (People) newspaper reported.
FDI expected to surge in 2015 Business

FDI expected to surge in 2015

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Vietnam is forecast to increase significantly this year, as many large FDI projects are expected to be issued licences in the next few months.
Vietnam hopes for further ties with Ethiopia Politics

Vietnam hopes for further ties with Ethiopia

Vietnam always wishes to expand mutually beneficial cooperation with African countries, including Ethiopia, said Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh during talks with his visiting Ethiopian counterpart Demeke Mekonnen in Hanoi on November 28.
Politics

Vietnam, Malta seek further cooperation

A delegation of the National Financial Supervisory Commission led by Chairman Vu Viet Ngoan paid a working visit to Malta on November 4-5, aiming at promoting trade and investment between the two countries.