Business

Retail giants target Vietnam

Foreign retail giants have shown their interest in developing modern retailing in Vietnam by pouring money into trade centres and supermarkets.
Giant painting session to brighten Children's Day Society

Giant painting session to brighten Children's Day

A total of 365 children from different ethnic groups and countries will paint a record-breaking canvas to send a historic message as part of the activities to celebrate International Children's Day in Hanoi on June 1.
Business

Vietnam goods ‘need more support'

The Government should develop policies to protect made-in-Vietnam products from the threat of smuggled and low-quality goods in the domestic market, while enhancing trade promotion for them, experts said at a conference on May 8.
Business

Foreign firms heat up domestic retail market

France-based Auchan, one of the world’s largest hypermarket chains, plans to invest 500 million USD over the next decade in Vietnam, after many years absent from the country.

Economists have described the group’s return as tinder that fuels the country’s hot retail market.
Business

Saigon Co.op, FairPrice to open hypermarkets in Vietnam

The Saigon Union of Trading Co-operatives, Limited (Saigon Co-op) and Singapore NTUC FairPrice Co-operative, Limited (FairPrice) announced their Saigon Co.op – FairPrice joint venture on May 4 with a proposed new chain of hypermarkets.
First international tourism fair opens in Hanoi Travel

First international tourism fair opens in Hanoi

More than 400 domestic and foreign businesses, including airlines, travel agencies and hotel and resort operators, are taking part in the first Vietnam International Travel Mart (VITM), which opened in Hanoi on April 18.
Travel

Hanoi welcomes 5.12 million visitors in Q1

The capital city of Hanoi received 5.12 million tourists, including 615,000 foreigners, in the first quarter of 2013, representing a year-on-year increase of 17 percent.
Travel

Vietnam earns 53.5 trillion VND from tourism in Q1

Vietnam earned 53.5 trillion VND (about 2.5 billion USD) from tourism in the first three months of this year, about one third of the sector’s total revenue in 2012, statistics from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism show.
Business

Consumers encouraged to buy local products

The campaign “Vietnamese people use Vietnamese goods” has received a warm response from local enterprises and consumers since its launch by the Party’s Political Bureau in 2009.
Business

Vietnamese firm wins brand lawsuit in China

Vietnamese dried fruit manufacturer Vinamit has won a four-year lawsuit against its former Chinese distributor who stole its brand name for the dried jackfruit chip product in China.