Vietnam footwear exports to EU grow Business

Vietnam footwear exports to EU grow

Thanks to the preferential tariffs under the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement, footwear exports to the bloc’s 27 member countries increased by 19.2 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2021.
Ba Ria-Vung Tau economy grows in Q1 Business

Ba Ria-Vung Tau economy grows in Q1

The southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau managed to achieve positive economic growth in the first quarter of 2021 driven by a surge in industrial production, port services and domestic travel.
More women in informal sector in Q1: GSO Society

More women in informal sector in Q1: GSO

The third COVID-19 resurgence has weakened the labour market recovery momentum gained in the second half of 2020 and forced many labourers, particularly women, to shift to informal employment, according to the latest report by the General Statistics Office (GSO).
Vietcombank posts record credit growth in Q1 Business

Vietcombank posts record credit growth in Q1

The Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank) posted credit growth of nearly 3.7 percent in the opening quarter of 2021, a record high for many years, Chairman of the Board of Directors Nghiem Xuan Thanh has said.
GDP growth target of 6.5-percent remains major challenge: Deputy Minister Business

GDP growth target of 6.5-percent remains major challenge: Deputy Minister

Vietnam's gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the first quarter of 2021 was 4.48 percent, lower than the 5.2 percent scenario projected for the “new normal” situation, said Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Tran Quoc Phuong, noting that this adds more pressure on the remaining months of this year so the target of 6.5-percent growth can be achieved.