Business

Experts discuss role of trade zones

Vietnamese and foreign experts gathered at a seminar in Hanoi on June 10 to share their experience in developing free trade zones (FTZs) and special economic zones (SEZs).
Society

Project helps improve life of ethnic women in Quang Nam

Ethnic minority women in the central province of Quang Nam are enjoying a better life thanks to a project co-funded by the Luxembourg Government and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
Business

Ministry proposes ways to improve export competitiveness

According to the Agency of Foreign Trade under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Vietnamese exports still show some limitations which must be surmounted for them to become more competitive. A report by the ministry's Vietnam Economic News.
Vietnam, Japan lift bilateral relations to new height Politics

Vietnam, Japan lift bilateral relations to new height

During their talks in Tokyo on March 18, President Truong Tan Sang, now on a state visit to Japan , and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed to establish the extensive strategic partnership between the two countries for peace and prosperity in Asia. Following is the full text of the statement on the establishment.
Business

TPP a chance to promote institutional reform: official

Coming into the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, when opportunities and challenges are facing Vietnam's exports, which sectors should Vietnamese enterprises pay attention to? To provide answers to the questions, Vietnam Business Forum, the weekly magazine of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has an interview with Nguyen Thai Duong, Deputy Director of the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
Business

Automobile industry needs strategic focus: magazine

In any angle of product, sedan seems to be the apparent face of the Vietnamese automobile industry, said an article published on the Vietnam Business Forum - a weekly magazine of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Business

Vietnam’s agriculture to be spotlighted at WEF

Agriculture Minister Cao Duc Phat is scheduled to deliver a keynote speech at the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2014 in Davos, Switzerland, this week, radio The Voice of Vietnam reported on January 21.
Business

Economic restructuring to be accelerated this year

The Government has committed to undertaking economic restructuring in 2014, focusing on investment, credit organisations, the financial market, State-owned enterprises (SOEs), agriculture and rural areas, and industry and service.
Politics

Deputy PM calls for joint effort to deal with disasters

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh delivered an opening speech at the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) High-Level Meeting on Disaster Prevention and Relief in Response to Climate Change in Hanoi on November 18, calling for cooperation in disaster risk reduction, management and mitigation.
Business

Vietnam, EC step up support of SMEs

Minister of Planning and Investment Bui Quang Vinh and Vice President of the European Commission (EC) Antonio Tajani signed a Letter of Intent on fostering support to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Hanoi on November 13.
Business

More FDI flows into science-technology

Foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction in the January-September period has so far exceeded the year’s target and topped 15 billion USD, a surge of 36.1 percent year-on-year, with a large amount seen flowing into science and technology, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI).
Business

Programme boosts Vietnam’s handicraft development

The “Joint Programme on Green Production and Trade to Increase Income and Employment Opportunities for Rural Poor” has actively contributed to the development of Vietnam’s handicrafts and raised rural people’s income.
Business

Red River Delta targets higher GDP

The Prime Minister has recently approved a master plan on socio-economic development from now until 2020 in the Red River Delta.

Under the plan, the region’s contribution to national gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to increase from 24.7 percent in 2010 to 26.6 percent in 2015 and 28.7 percent in 2020.