Foreign funds eye retail market Business

Foreign funds eye retail market

With a scale of nearly 180 billion USD and an annual two-digit growth rate, the Vietnamese consumer retail market is being squeezed by foreign investors.
Rice exports up nearly 18 percent in H1 Business

Rice exports up nearly 18 percent in H1

Vietnam earned 1.71 billion USD from exporting nearly 3.5 million tonnes of rice in the first half of this year, up 17.9 percent in value and 4.4 percent in volume year-on-year.
Prime Minister lays emphasis on public investment disbursement Business

Prime Minister lays emphasis on public investment disbursement

The disbursement of public investment capital should be one of the criteria to measure the performance of agencies, sectors and localities, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said in conclusion of the online conference between the Government and localities on July 2.
Fisheries exports drop in June Business

Fisheries exports drop in June

The COVID-19 pandemic is still influencing Vietnam’s fisheries exports, with export value down 10 percent in June to just 626 million USD following a sharp decline in May of 16 percent, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).
Footwear sector to improve supply chain to take advantage of EVFTA Business

Footwear sector to improve supply chain to take advantage of EVFTA

Vietnam’s leather and footwear industry should improve its supply chain performance to take advantage of the milestone trade deal that the country has signed with the EU and to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 crisis, speakers said at a recent international footwear conference.
HCM City boosts cooperation with Denmark Politics

HCM City boosts cooperation with Denmark

Ho Chi Minh City is willing to partner with Denmark in potential areas, said Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Duong Anh Duc at a working session with Troels Jakobsen, Counselor of the Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam, on July 1.
Top legislator receives Japanese ambassador Politics

Top legislator receives Japanese ambassador

National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan received Japanese Ambassador Yamada Takio in Hanoi on June 30, expressing her hope that the diplomat will uphold sound cooperation results recorded during his predecessors’ terms and help promote the two countries’ relations to a new height.
EVFTA expected to boost admin reform Business

EVFTA expected to boost admin reform

Minister - Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung and Chairman of the European Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EuroCham) Nicolas Audier co-chaired a dialogue with European enterprises in Vietnam on June 30.
Retailers need support as EVFTA takes effect Business

Retailers need support as EVFTA takes effect

The opening of the domestic market as committed in the EU – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) will lead to the strong penetration of foreign businesses to expand their retail chains in the country.