Manufacturing sector drives economic growth Business

Manufacturing sector drives economic growth

The manufacturing and processing industry drove economic growth in 2019 with production volume increasing 11.29 percent over the previous year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
Retail sales in Vietnam hit four-year high Business

Retail sales in Vietnam hit four-year high

Retail sales of goods and services in Vietnam reached 4.94 quadrillion VND (214.8 billion USD) in 2019, representing a rise of 11.8 percent over the previous year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
Number of new businesses hits record Business

Number of new businesses hits record

A total of 138,100 businesses with a combined registered capital of 1.73 quadrillion VND (over 74.7 billion USD) were set up in 2019, up 5.2 percent and 17.1 percent, respectively, from the previous year.
Census: Vietnam has over 96.2 million population Society

Census: Vietnam has over 96.2 million population

Vietnam had a total population of over 96.2 million people as of April 1, 2019, with males accounting for 49.8 percent and females 50.2 percent, according to the population and housing census 2019 that was announced at a conference in Hanoi on December 19.
Revised GDP in line with international practices Business

Revised GDP in line with international practices

The revision of the size of Vietnam’s gross domestic product (GDP) for 2011-2017 is in line with international practices and serves as a foundation for the country's development path in the next 10 years, an official has said.
Workshop discusses migrants’ health in Vietnam Society

Workshop discusses migrants’ health in Vietnam

Health of migrants in Vietnam was the focus of a workshop held in Hanoi on December 10 by the Ministry of Health, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the World Health Organisation.
Pork price pushes up November CPI Business

Pork price pushes up November CPI

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) of November increased by 0.96 percent compared to last month, the highest growth for November’s CPI in the last nine years.