Retail sales up 9.5 percent in January Business

Retail sales up 9.5 percent in January

Total revenue from retail trade and services reached 361 trillion VND (15.84 billion USD) in January, surging 3 percent over December and 9.5 percent over the same month last year.
Vietnam warned of increasing dependence on foreign capital Business

Vietnam warned of increasing dependence on foreign capital

Indexes for 2017 second quarter reflected Vietnam’s increasing dependence on foreign direct investment (FDI), said the Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR) in its recent report on the performance of the economy in the quarter.
Vietnam enjoys strong export growth Business

Vietnam enjoys strong export growth

Vietnam exported 16.7 billion USD worth of goods in April, raising the total export turnover in four months to 61.3 billion USD, a year-on-year increase of 15.4 percent.
Binh Duong records positive export growth Business

Binh Duong records positive export growth

Export turnover of southern Binh Duong province reached 6.36 billion USD in the first quarter of 2017, a year-on-year rise of 16.1 percent, according to the provincial Department of Industry and Trade.
Trade deficit reaches 3.4 billion USD in seven months Business

Trade deficit reaches 3.4 billion USD in seven months

Vietnam's trade deficit was estimated to have reached 3.37 billion USD in the first seven months of 2015, 300 million USD more than 3.07 billion USD in the year’s first half, the General Statistics Office (GSO) reported on July 27 in Hanoi.
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NA economic targets did far better than expected

Ten of the 14 economic targets by the National Assembly last year were surpassed. However, there are concerns about the positive results. Thoi Bao Kinh Te (Economic Times) Newspaper talked to Mai Xuan Hung, Deputy Chairman of the NA's Economic Committee.