Vietnam’s tourist sector wastes opportunities

Although tourism is one of the key economic sectors that bring in a large amount of foreign currency to the country, each year, the lack of unique organised tours means the sector is losing out on opportunities to develop.

Irish IT firms seek partnerships in Vietnam

Ireland's strength in the information and communication technologies sector presents great potential for strengthening collaboration with its Vietnamese counterparts, the Irish ambassador to Vietnam said during a business forum on April 15 in HCM City.

Car imports drop 75 percent in January

The import value of automobiles in the first month of this year reached only 45 million USD, a 76.4 percent decrease over December, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).

Border trade zone launches promotion campaign

The south-western border province of An Giang introduced its duty free Tinh Bien trade zone and announced a festival to spotlight Vietnam’s ‘high-quality products’, at a press briefing in Phnom Penh on August 18.

Car sales rev back up

The Vietnamese Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (VAMA) has reported increases in car sales in May and June, seeing this as an optimistic sign for market prospects through the year’s end, after suffering a sharp drop in April due to the Government’s imposition of a higher special consumption tax.