Dak Lak: total retail sales rises 13.7 pct in 10 months  Business

Dak Lak: total retail sales rises 13.7 pct in 10 months

The total retail sales of goods and services of the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak in the first 10 months of this year increased 13.7 percent year-on-year to over 66.3 trillion VND (more than 2.84 billion USD), according to the provincial Department of Statistics.
Vietnam enjoys trade surplus with Israel Business

Vietnam enjoys trade surplus with Israel

Vietnam-Israel trade reached over 790 million USD in the first nine months of 219, with Vietnam’s export revenue of about 410 million USD, according to the Vietnam Trade Office in Israel.
Demand for Vietnamese seafood on the rise Business

Demand for Vietnamese seafood on the rise

The domestic fishing industry should promote production of tra fish and shrimp by the end of this year to take advantage of the export potential of both commodities on the world market, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
First Son La longan week underway in Hanoi Business

First Son La longan week underway in Hanoi

The northwestern mountainous province of Son La has been searching for a stable market for its fresh agricultural products during an event underway at Big C Thang Long supercenter in Hanoi until July 27, hoping to make longan its key farm produce.
Vietnam’s textile industry needs to spin new yarn Business

Vietnam’s textile industry needs to spin new yarn

Continued dependence on raw and auxiliary materials imports will constrain Vietnam’s textiles and garment industry from taking real advantage of various Free Trade Agreements signed by the country, industry insiders said.
Father’s legacy helps sons keep village craft alive Society

Father’s legacy helps sons keep village craft alive

Like many other craft villages around the country, a village making kitchen god statues in Thua Thien-Hue province struggles to survive in the market economy. But one family has set aside economic rules to preserve the craft.
SMEs face tough market as FTAs kick in Business

SMEs face tough market as FTAs kick in

Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) contribute 40 percent of national GDP but the proportion is expected to fall as competition will increase under new international free trade agreements.