Bright economic outlook prompts ASEAN to boost trade

ASEAN economic ministers agreed on a variety of measures to boost trade and investment within the bloc and with outside partners, as they expressed confidence on regional economic prospects and headed to the establishment of an ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015.

Vietnam strengthens ties with Turkey

The joint Vietnam-Turkey economic and trade committee meeting in Hanoi on February 23 ended up with its minutes being signed to boost comprehensive ties from diplomacy to climate change.

Agro-forestry-seafood exports rise sharply

The country earned 1.72 billion USD from agro-forestry and seafood exports in October, raising its total export turnover in the first ten months of this year to 15.6 billion USD, a year-on-year increase of nearly 23 percent, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

North in deficit as south runs surplus

Hanoi's trade deficit reaches nearly 10 billion USD, while HCM City reaps a trade surplus of about 300 million USD in the first nine months of this year, statistics offices in the two cities stated.

Foreign-invested sector obtains trade surplus

The foreign-invested sector earned a trade surplus of 1.22 billion USD in the first seven months of the year, according to the Foreign Investment Agency (FIA) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment.

Trade underpins Vietnam-US relations

Vietnam and the US have resumed normal relations for the last 15 years and trade is seen as one of the key elements to their bilateral ties.

According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), two-way trade between Vietnam and the US has grown steadily since relations were normalised in 1995.

RoK’s economy grows 7.2 pct in first half World

RoK’s economy grows 7.2 pct in first half

The Republic of Korea ’s economy is estimated to have grown 7.2 percent year-on-year in the first half of 2010, much higher than the earlier estimate of 5.7 percent, thanks to brisk exports and recovering domestic demand.

French economists confident in Vietnam’s economy

A French expert on Southeast Asia has pointed out Vietnam’s young population and high purchasing power as the economic advantages that have kept foreign investors confident in the country during the global meltdown.

Finland willing to help Vietnam in global integration

Finland is willing to support Vietnam with technological solutions, helping the country better integrate into the global economy as well as deal with difficulties after joining the World Trade Organisation (WTO), said Finnish Ambassador to Vietnam Pekka Hyvonen.