Foreign telecoms in Vietnam for long-term

Ericsson Vietnam ’s Deputy General Director, Denis Brunetti, has recognised the country as a potential market, citing an increasing influx of foreign investors in the industry as evidence, in an interview with Vietnam News Agency.

More relief for storm victims

The Vietnamese Red Cross will provide an additional 350 million VND to help people in the central region, which was the hardest hit by Typhoon Mirinae, stabilise their lives.

Viettel qualified for WCA 2009 final round

Vietnam’s military-run Telecom Corporation, Viettel, has entered the World Communication Awards (WCA) 2009 Finalists for the Best Operator in a Developing Market and the Best Regional Operator.

Urgent aids to Typhoon Mirinae victims

Vietnam will provide 225 billion VND (12.6 million USD) and 10,000 tonnes of rice to central and Central Highlands provinces to help them overcome the consequences of Typhoon Mirinae.

Auto imports climb in October

Vietnam imported roughly 9,000 vehicles worth 140 million USD in October, up 20.7 percent in terms of volume but down 3.4 percent in terms of value.

Garments, textiles earn largest export value

Earning 7.5 billion USD from exports in the first ten months of this year, garment and textiles surpassed crude oil, topping the list of Vietnam’s major export items for the first time.

According to the General Statistics Office, the country earned 5.4 billion USD in ten months from exports of crude oil, 2.1 billion USD less than from garments and textiles.

Farm-forestry-aquatic export earnings drop

By the end of October Vietnam had earned only 13.7 billion USD from agricultural, forestry and aquatic exports, down 8.9 percent from the same period last year despite considerable larger volumes.