US Ambassador: Vietnam-US relationship grows further

“Looking beyond the record of the past fifteen years towards the prospects for our relationship in coming years, I continue to see huge potential for further growth in the economic relationship between the United States and Vietnam .”

First business directory published

An estimated 100,000 copies of the first-ever Vietnam Business Directory compiled since the country joined the World Trade Organisation (WTO) will be published by the fourth quarter of this year.
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Vietnam urges investment from OVs in UK

A seminar was recently held in London to provide the UK-based Vietnamese business community with detailed, up-to-date information on the trade and investment environment in Vietnam .

Vietnamese investors in Laos shift to new fields

Vietnamese investors in Laos are planning to expand their investment into such new fields as post and telecommunications, finance, banking and insurance in addition to their current interests in mining, hydro-electricity and industrial crops.

VN keeps drawing foreign firms despite lingering snags

European businesses are increasingly shifting their investment focus from China to Vietnam as a safer destination amidst shrinking global investment, said Alain Cany, European Chamber of Commerce Chairman.

The EuroCham representative said a lot of European CEOs visiting Vietnam have approached him recently with the message that “they are going to do less in China and want to do more in other Asian countries.”

Vietnam, Cuba boost cooperative ties

Vietnamese and Cuban senior officials expressed their pleasures with results in bilateral cooperation agreed at the 26 th meeting of inter-governmental committee for economic, scientific and technological cooperation.

Vietnam sees bustling franchise sector

In the first half of this year, the Ministry of Industry and Trade granted licences for the franchise deals of 15 overseas companies, mostly from the US, Belgium and Canada, in the food and beverage, fashion and information technology industries in Vietnam.

The figure reflected a noticeable growing interest from foreign groups in franchise operations in Vietnam, where the consumer market is getting more powerful and the population has now reached 85 million people.

Vietnam, Canada boost development cooperation

Vietnam will continue to be a priority recipient of Canada ’s official development assistance (ODA) and Canada will send a delegation to Vietnam early next year to help ODA projects get going.

Hanoi, Leipzig tighten economic ties

Representatives from 12 Hanoi companies have met with Leipzig businesses to seek future partners following the fourth Vietnam Business Forum in Berlin from Sept. 11-13.

World friends join National Day celebrations

Vietnamese embassies around the world, including Germany, Cuba and Indonesia, held celebrations to mark the 64th anniversary of the August Revolution and Vietnam’s National Day (September 2).