Export revenues inch up 1 percent in July Business

Export revenues inch up 1 percent in July

The outlook is becoming brighter for Vietnam ’s export activities as turnover reached 4.75 billion USD in July this year, a slight increase of 1 percent compared to June’s figures.

PC viruses cost 4.5mllion USD a month

Computer virus attacks have cost Vietnamese computer users an average of 327 billion VND (18 million USD) since January 2008 to Aril of this year, according to a survey by the Bach Khoa Internetwork Security Centre (BKIS).

Malaysia-GCC trade down during January-April

Malaysia's total trade with the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) was valued at 8.37 billion Malaysian Ringgits (2.3 billion USD) during January-April this year, down 26.5 percent as compared with the same period in 2008, said Bernama news agency.

HCM City alarmed at gender imbalance at birth

Ho Chi Minh City saw an alarming gender imbalance as among newborns in the first four months of this year with a birth rate of 115 boys for every 100 girls, compared to 110 for every 100 in late 2008, said a municipal senior official.

MPI predicts positive developments for national economy

The national economy will see positive developments in the second half of the year although its major industries have experienced sharp decreases in the first half due to the global financial crisis and economic recession, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI).