ASEAN’s greater influence affirmed ASEAN

ASEAN’s greater influence affirmed

A Malaysian senior official asserted the centre role played by ASEAN and its greater influence during a banquet for the bloc’s foreign and economic ministers in Kuala Lumpur, on April 25.
Several important trade agreements to be signed in 2015 Business

Several important trade agreements to be signed in 2015

Free trade agreements (FTAs) between Vietnam and the Eurasian Economic Union, the Republic of Korea (RoK) and the European Union will be signed within 2015, affirmed Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang at a conference held in Hanoi on April 16.
Business

Vietnamese, Chinese senior officials talk economic issues

Minister of Planning and Investment Vu Huy Hoang and Chinese Minister of Commerce Gao Hucheng reached consensus on initiatives to boost bilateral economic, trade and industrial cooperation during their working session in Beijing on April 8.
Hanoi turns off the lights for Earth Hour Society

Hanoi turns off the lights for Earth Hour

Hanoi saved 241,000 kWh of electricity, worth around 400 million VND (18,800 USD) thanks to citizens turning off unnecessary lights and electrical equipment from 8.30-9.30pm on March 22, for the 2015 Earth Hour campaign.
Society

Warehouses built for China trade

Vietnam's Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) recently approved a plan for developing a warehousing system at the Vietnam-China border posts.
Business

Poor infrastructure hinders border trade development

International economic integration, the ASEAN Community formation, and trade and transportation cooperation within the Great Mekong Sub-region are offering Vietnam the opportunity to serve as a gateway between China and the ASEAN.
Authorities crackdown on tobacco smuggling Business

Authorities crackdown on tobacco smuggling

Controlling the trading and transportation of smuggled tobacco products in the local tobacco market has to be given top priority, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT).
EVN commits to meeting increased demand in 2015 Business

EVN commits to meeting increased demand in 2015

The electric sector has sets a goal of producing 141.8 billion kWh of commercial electricity in 2015, or up 10.4 percent against last year, in order to meet demand which is expected to rise rapidly this year.
Business

Processing, manufacturing industry performs well in 2014

The processing and manufacturing industry is a highlight of the industry and trade sector in 2014 with a growth rate of 8.7 percent and an 11.1 percent increase in sales index, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) reported on December 31.
State President meets 2014 national trademark awardees Politics

State President meets 2014 national trademark awardees

State President Truong Tan Sang met with representatives of the 63 businesses winning the Vietnam National Trademark Award 2014 in Hanoi on December 25, urging them to seize opportunities stemming from free trade agreements to accelerate the country’s growth.