Vietnam's first-quarter GDP growth hits decade low  Business

Vietnam's first-quarter GDP growth hits decade low

Vietnam’s gross domestic product (GDP) in the first quarter of 2020 grew 3.82 percent, the lowest pace during the 2011-2020 period, head of the General Statistics Office Nguyen Bich Lam said at a press conference in Hanoi on March 27.
Consumer lending boosted ahead of Tet Business

Consumer lending boosted ahead of Tet

The competition to gain a larger share in the consumer finance market is heating up as rising capital demand before Tet (Lunar New Year) is an opportunity for both banks and finance companies.
FPT’s profit up 28 percent in first eight months of 2019 Business

FPT’s profit up 28 percent in first eight months of 2019

Vietnam's information technology giant FPT Corporation reported revenue and pre-tax profit of over 17 trillion VND (732.5 million USD) and nearly 3 trillion VND (129.3 million USD) in the first eight months of this year, up 21 percent and 28 percent, respectively.
Hai Duong aims to make tourism a spearhead Travel

Hai Duong aims to make tourism a spearhead

With its beautiful landscape together with rich cultural value plus a favourable geographical location and convenient transport system, Hai Duong province aims to turn tourism into an economic spearhead by 2020.
Lao Ministry of Health warns of dengue fever nationwide  World

Lao Ministry of Health warns of dengue fever nationwide

The Lao Ministry of Health has advised people across the country to clear potential mosquito breeding sites as the current outbreak of dengue fever has claimed 27 lives and more than 11,000 people have contracted the virus so far this year.
Property market becomes more attractive to foreign investors Business

Property market becomes more attractive to foreign investors

Vietnam’s real estate market became the second most attractive investment field for foreign investors after it lured 1.1 billion USD in foreign direct investment (FDI) during January-April, or 7.5 percent of the total FDI inflow just behind the manufacturing and processing sector.
US-DPRK Summit propels Singapore’s tourism World

US-DPRK Summit propels Singapore’s tourism

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) said on February 13 that foreign tourist arrivals in the country hit a three-year record in 2018, mostly propelled by its hosting of the first summit between US President Donald Trump and leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Kim Jong-un in June 2018.
Vietnam needs a better Government bond market Business

Vietnam needs a better Government bond market

In recent years, the Government bond market has become an important capital mobilisation channel for Vietnam. However, the scale of the country’s bond market is modest compared to national economic scale and to other regional countries.
Binh Duong open for investment Business

Binh Duong open for investment

To reach the targets for economic growth for the 2016 – 20 period, the southern province of Binh Duong will focus on eight major works this year to encourage new investment.