Tet surge in cell-phone sales Business

Tet surge in cell-phone sales

Mobile phone sales, which did not see the usual spike during last month’s festive season, seem set to surge in the run-up to the Lunar New Year (Tet).
HCM City promotes key transport projects Business

HCM City promotes key transport projects

HCM City has recently called for private investment under the public-private partnership (PPP) model to kick off several key transport infrastructure projects under in the context of a limited State budget amid increasing transport demand.
Vietnam hobbled by weak logistics sector Business

Vietnam hobbled by weak logistics sector

Vietnam has emerged as a powerful manufacturing powerhouse in Asia but “weak logistics activities have limited its trade competitiveness”, the deputy minister of industry and trade said at a logistics forum held in HCM City on November 24.
Top 100 products, services honoured Business

Top 100 products, services honoured

The Consumption Consultation magazine and Vietnam Economic Times hosted a ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City on November 25 to honour 100 products and services voted by consumers this year.
10 billion USD e-commerce targeted by 2020 Business

10 billion USD e-commerce targeted by 2020

The e-commerce market is expected to surge in the next five years, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, which has set an online sales target of 10 bln USD or 5 pct of total retail sales.
Poverty fund: no one left behind Society

Poverty fund: no one left behind

President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Nguyen Thien Nhan spoke to the Vietnam Economic Times about the operation of the fund for the poor over the past 16 years.
Vietnam must not be dump site: official Society

Vietnam must not be dump site: official

Phan Xuan Dung, Chairman of the National Assembly Committee for Science, Technology and Environment (NACSTE), talks to Vietnam Economic Times about the country’s science and technology level.
Vietnam joins 4th industrial revolution Sci-Tech

Vietnam joins 4th industrial revolution

Vietnam must build a creative and sustainable eco-system for the Internet of Things (IoT) in order to take part in the international IoT supply chain and achieve a turnover of 10 billion USD by 2020.