PM criticises 13 ministries, localities for slow disbursement of public investment

PM criticises 13 ministries, localities for slow disbursement of public investment

NDO - Minister and Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung conveyed the Prime Minister's criticism of ministers and chairmen from People's Committees of 13 ministries and provinces in relation to the slow disbursement of public investment in 2017.  (8 hours ago)

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NDO/VNA – A conference calling for investment in the three central Lao provinces of Savannakhet, Bolykhamsay and Khammouane took place in Ho Chi Minh City on July 19.  

Vietnam announces crude oil reserves plan

  Jul 19, 2017
NDO/ VNA - Vietnam must reach crude oil stock levels that are equal to no less than 90 days of net imports following the International Energy Agency (IEA)’s criteria by the year 2020. 

Viettel profits VND1 billion from international investment

  Jul 18, 2017
NDO - Vietnam’s military-run telecommunication group Viettel earned a pre-tax profit of nearly VND1 billion (US$41.2 million) from foreign markets in the first six months of 2017, a year-on-year increase of 155.7%.  

Lowered lending rates to boost economic growth

  Jul 17, 2017
NDO - The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV)’s recent move to cut a number of policy rates is expected to act as a lever to achieve the economic growth target, but the central bank and credit institutions are still facing numerous challenges to realise such a goal. 

Why State Bank of Vietnam has kept deposit rates unchanged

  Jul 14, 2017
NDO - The State Bank of Vietnam has recently decided to lower the interest rates on short-term loans to priority sectors by 0.5 percentage points and some policy rates by 0.25 percentage points.  

Trade deficit for 2017 forecast at US$5 billion

  Jul 14, 2017
NDO – Trade deficit for the whole of 2017 is forecast at US$5 billion, equal to 2.5% of export turnover, lower than the level permitted by the National Assembly, said the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT).  

World Bank: Vietnamese economy’s outlook positive, growth projected at 6.3%

  Jul 13, 2017
NDO - Vietnam’s medium-term outlook remains positive, with gross domestic product projected to increase slightly to 6.3% in 2017, according to a report released by the World Bank on July 13.  

Vietnam trade portal launched as one-stop shop for export-import regulations

  Jul 12, 2017
NDO - The General Department of Customs has launched a trade portal as a single place for businesses to learn about Vietnam’s export-import regulations and procedures, the latest government effort to realise its commitments in facilitating trade. 

Vietnam’s growth projected to accelerate towards year-end

  Jul 10, 2017
NDO - Vietnam’s economy is forecast to expand by 6.9-7.2% in the third quarter of 2017 and 7.3-7.5% in the final quarter, according to the National Financial Supervisory Commission (NFSC). 

Many industrial production sectors see high growth

  Jul 10, 2017
NDO - The index of industrial production (IIP) in the first six months of this year was reported at a year-on-year increase of 6.2%, with the majority of industrial production sectors demonstrating high growth.  

Boosting credit to support economic growth

  Jul 10, 2017
NDO - Vietnam’s credit growth hit 8% in the first half of 2017, the highest level recorded in recent years and the full-year figure is highly likely to meet the target of 18%, given the fact that credit growth usually accelerates in the final months of the year. 

Shrimp exports expected to increase in last six months

  Jul 08, 2017
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IMF reduces growth forecast for Vietnam in 2017 to 6.3%

  Jul 08, 2017
NDO - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revised its growth forecast for Vietnam in 2017 down to 6.3% from its previous projection of 6.5% in May.  

Vietnam’s central bank cuts policy rates to boost growth

  Jul 08, 2017
NDO - The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) announced it would cut a number of policy interest rates by 0.25-0.5 percentage points from July 10 in a move to increase credit to the economy and stimulate growth.