Vietnam needs to target halal markets Business

Vietnam needs to target halal markets

Vietnam has missed out on 23.6 billion USD in exports to halal markets, according to experts who spoke at a recent seminar on standards needed for halal certification.
Thailand prepares to cope with global oil price hike World

Thailand prepares to cope with global oil price hike

The Energy Ministry of Thailand is planning to use 1.5 billion baht (about 49 million USD) from the state Oil Fund to support local oil prices, expected to rise one baht per litre in the short term after drones struck Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities on September 14.
PM wants stronger trade, investment ties with Saudi Arabia Politics

PM wants stronger trade, investment ties with Saudi Arabia

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc suggested Vietnam and Saudi Arabia step up cooperation in various fields such as trade, labour, and investment while hosting the new Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Vietnam Saud F.M Al Suwelim in Hanoi on September 10.
Eight-month rice exports down Business

Eight-month rice exports down

Vietnam exported about 4.54 million tonnes of rice for nearly 2 billion USD in the first eight months of this year, up 0.3 percent in volume but down 14.9 percent in value from a year earlier, according to the Agro Processing and Market Development Authority (Agrotrade).
Party, State leader receives new ambassadors Politics

Party, State leader receives new ambassadors

Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong hosted receptions in Hanoi on August 7 for new ambassadors of Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Colombia, Kazakhstan, Australia, Armenia, Morocco, India, Germany and Malaysia, who came to present credentials.
Seven-month rice export up in volume, but down in value Business

Seven-month rice export up in volume, but down in value

Vietnam exported 4.01 million tonnes of rice worth 1.73 billion USD in the first seven months of 2019, up 2.1 percent in volume but down 14.3 percent in value year on year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Nearly 67,000 labourers sent overseas in H1 Society

Nearly 67,000 labourers sent overseas in H1

Vietnam sent 66,983 labourers to work abroad during January-June, accounting for 55.82 percent of the yearly plan, according to statistics from the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA)’ Department of Overseas Labour.
Vietnam proactive in multilateral mechanisms Politics

Vietnam proactive in multilateral mechanisms

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s attendance at the G20 Summit in Japan on June 28 - 29 aims to affirm the Party’s foreign policy of proactively participating in multilateral mechanisms.