Business

Furniture expo opens in HCM City

Some 150 local and foreign enterprises are taking part in the Vietnam International Furniture & Home Accessories Fair 2010 (VIF 2010) which opened on March 11 in Ho Chi Minh City.
Business

Furniture expo to open next week

Some 150 local and foreign enterprises are taking part in the Vietnam International Furniture & Home Accessories Fair 2010 (VIF 2010) which will take place from March 11 to 14 at Saigon Conventional & Exhibition Centre in HCM City ’s district 7.
Business

Footwear exports to top 6.2 bln USD

Leather and footwear exports could top 6.2 billion USD this year, up from 5.3 billion USD last year according to the Leather and footwear Research Institute.
Business

FDI inflow likely to surge by 10 percent in 2010

The flow of foreign direct investment (FDI) and the amount of disbursed FDI in Vietnam are forecast to increase by 10 percent year-on-year in 2010 to 22-25 billion USD and 10-11 billion USD, respectively.

The Foreign Investment Agency (FIA) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment made the prediction amid the context that foreign investors are now optimistic about Vietnam’s rapid economic recovery and development prospects both in the medium and long terms.

Business

Advertising industry to hold first exhibition

The country’s first ever International Advertising Equipment and Technology Exhibition, VietAd 2010, is scheduled to open on August 5 in HCM City . It is expected to attract nearly 250 domestic and foreign companies.
Business

International fairs help boost trade, tourism

A series of international fairs opened on Dec. 2 to boost trade relations between Vietnamese businesses and their foreign partners as well as to promote the tourist industry in countries in the Mekong region and Japan.
Business

Drug industry targets growth

The pharmaceutical industry wants to meet 60 percent of market demand by 2010 by producing specialised medicine and improving its distribution network, according to the Drug Administration Department.

Most drugs produced locally are low-priced generic products, the department said.
Society

Festival honours rice growers: PM

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung applauded the country’s first Rice Festival for heightening the values of the age-old rice civilization and honouring rice growers while addressing the festival’s opening ceremony in the Mekong delta province of Hau Giang on Nov. 28.
Business

Domestic garment makers turn to home customers

A series of high-grade products pinned with the Viet Tien, Garment 10 and An Phuoc trademarks for export are now being showcased at stores in the Vinatex chain to lure domestic buyers.

The Viet Tien Company has hired out the entire first floor, thousands of sq.m. large, of the Vinatex outlet at No. 25 Ba Trieu street , Hanoi , to display its products.
Society

HCM City students aspire to foreign jobs

Most students in Ho Chi Minh City want to work for multinational corporations and foreign companies because they believe that they would have opportunities to learn, promote their creativity and gain promotion.
Business

Foreign firms target promising Vietnam, Indonesia

Many foreign companies, including automobile makers and retail corporations from Japan , China and the Republic of Korea , are eyeing Vietnam and Indonesia as potential markets due to strong domestic demand.
Business

Energy exhibition opens in Hanoi

An international exhibition on energy efficiency and the environment (Entech Hanoi 2009) opened in Hanoi on June 18 with over 60 booths of foreign companies, including some from Busan city of the Republic of Korea.