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Thai rice price forecast to drop further

The Thai Office of Agricultural Economics (OAE) has warned that the price of Thai rice from April to May might plummet after the rice pledging scheme ended and rice from Vietnam entered the market.
Business

Delta rice stockpile project begins

Enterprises have begun purchasing 1 million tonnes of rice for stockpile in the Mekong Delta under a Government programme that aims to ensure farmers make a profit.
Mekong Delta pins hope on bumper rice crop Business

Mekong Delta pins hope on bumper rice crop

The Mekong Delta’s total rice output is expected to reach 9.3 million tonnes in the 2013 summer-autumn crop, said the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) at a conference in Can Tho city on May 23.
Business

VFA to hoard up rice from February

The Vietnam Food Association (VFA) will start buying 1 million tonnes of rice for stockpile on February 20 under a plan recently approved by the Prime Minister.
Business

March CPI growth predicted at 0.5 percent

Market experts have said they expect the consumer price index ( CPI ) will increase by 0.4-0.5 percent in March, compared to 1.37 percent in February, due to lower food prices, purchasing power and input prices.
Business

Vietnam expects higher export of major products

After significant export growth of 33.3 percent in 2011, Vietnam expects this year to attain further growth for its major products, including textiles and garments, leather and footwear, wood products and seafood.
World rice prices may soar next year Business

World rice prices may soar next year

The price of rice will rise to 700 USD per tonne next year even though India has returned to the market, according to the CEO of The Rice Trader, a leading trade publication and analyst of the global rice industry.