NDO/VNA – The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) jointly held a consultation workshop on May 4 on the draft domestic trade development strategy to 2025 with an extended vision towards 2035.
NDO - Vietnam’s spending deficit in the first four months of 2017 was estimated at VND20.1 trillion (nearly US$890 million), the lowest level in recent years, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
NDO - Vietnam exported goods worth an estimated US$61.34 billion in the first four months of 2017, up 15.4% year on year while imports surged 24.9% to US$64.07 billion, according to General Department of Customs.
NDO - The consumer price index in April was flat compared with the previous month but rose 4.3% against the same month last year and 0.9% over December last year, according to the General Statistics Office.
NDO/VNA – Vietnam is taking part in the 25th Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, Belgium, aiming to convey the diversity and quality of Vietnamese aquatic products and seafood to customers in Europe and across the world.
NDO/VNA – The Government Inspectorate disclosed on April 24 the outcomes of its activities in the first quarter of 2017, noting that it found violations of economic regulations involving over VND41.82 trillion (US$1.84 billion) and 168ha of land.
NDO/VNA – The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) in conjunction with the State Security Commission hosted a corporate business forum in Hanoi on April 21 to announce an annual report on Vietnamese businesses in 2017.
NDO – Vietnam’s economy in Q1 recorded the lowest growth rate over the same period during the past two years, reaching only 5.1%. With this increase, according to economic experts, to reach the set target of 6.7% of GDP growth for the whole year, in the second quarter, GDP growth must be at 6.27% (up 1% compared to the first quarter). This high rate of increase requires determination from the Government to direct the implementation of solutions to remove difficulties, promote production and business operation and improve an investment environment.
NDO – April 20 has been chosen as the official ‘Vietnamese Brands’ Day’ in accordance with the Prime Minister's decision ratified in 2008 to recognise contributions as well as encourage Vietnamese enterprises to continue to gain more achievements in their production and business, contributing to mobilising the efforts of agencies at all levels and enthusiasm of the enterprise community to building strong national brand names.
NDO/VNA – The Mekong Times, under the Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia Association for Economic Cooperation Development (VILACAED), organised a conference on measures to boost Vietnam’s economy in 2017 in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on April 15.