Manufacturing and processing industry occupies nearly 85% of FDI in Q1

Manufacturing and processing industry occupies nearly 85% of FDI in Q1

NDO—Foreign enterprises have invested in 18 sectors in the first quarter of this year, with US$6.54 billion poured into the manufacturing and processing industry, accounting for 84.9% of the total registered foreign direct investment (FDI) capital, according to the Foreign Investment Department.  (Mar 24, 2017)

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Forum looks to tighten Vietnam-Argentina economic links

  Mar 24, 2017
NDO/VNA - A forum was held in Buenos Aires on March 23 to give Argentinean businesses an insight into Vietnam’s economy and the two countries’ economic, trade and investment cooperation potential, which is said to remain untapped.  

Vietnam suspends meat imports from Brazil

  Mar 24, 2017
NDO/ VNA – Vietnam has suspended the imports of meat, livestock and poultry products from 21 factories of Brazil which are suspected of containing unhygienic substances.  

Singaporean developer opens 1st office tower in Vietnam

  Mar 23, 2017
NDO/VNA—Mapletree Investments Pte, Ltd., a Singapore-owned real estate developer, on March 22 saw its first office tower in Vietnam inaugurated by Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung. 

Binh Duong takes lead in foreign investment attraction

  Mar 22, 2017
NDO/VNA – The People’s Committee of southern Binh Duong province attracted over US$1.34 billion in foreign-invested projects in the period from the beginning of this year to March 15, leading the country in foreign investment attraction.  

Shrimp exports expected to reach US$5 billion by 2020

  Mar 22, 2017
NDO/VNA – Shrimp exports are expected to reach between US$4.5-5 billion by 2020, with an annual increase of between 9.5-12%.  

India lifts ban on agricultural products imported from Vietnam

  Mar 22, 2017
NDO - India officially removed the suspension of several agricultural products imported from Vietnam from March 22 including coffee, black pepper, cassava, cinnamon and dragon fruit, according to Vietnam's Ministry of Industry and Trade.  

Asia-Pacific Financial Inclusion Summit opens in Hanoi

  Mar 22, 2017
NDO—The 2017 Asia-Pacific Financial Inclusion Summit themed “Advancing Financial Inclusion in a Digital Age” opened in Hanoi on March 21.  

Vietnam calls for US cooperation in building smart cities

  Mar 22, 2017
NDO/VNA—Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan has called for US businesses’ engagement in providing technology and cooperating in building criteria for smart cities as well as local planning.  

HCM City welcomes Singaporean businesses

  Mar 21, 2017
NDO/ VNA – The southern economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City is improving its business environment to create the best conditions for foreign enterprises, including those from Singapore, to make productive investments.  

Vietnam calls for further investment from Israeli businesses

  Mar 21, 2017
NDO – Vietnam welcomes Israeli investors to do business in the country and further cooperation with Vietnamese partners in various fields for the benefit of both sides.  

Vietnamese start-ups receive support from Google Launchpad Accelerator

  Mar 21, 2017
NDO—Two Vietnamese technology start-ups, namely Haravan and ELSA Speak, were selected to participate in the Google Launched Accelerator programme and given US$50,000 in financial support from Google. 

VND560 billion to support small and medium enterprises in 2017

  Mar 21, 2017
NDO—Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can enjoy a financial aid package worth a total of approximately VND560 billion for 2017, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment.  

Netherlands shares experience in sustainable agricultural development

  Mar 20, 2017
NDO—The Dutch Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City held a seminar in the city on March 20 to share experience in developing sustainable agriculture in Vietnam amid challenges presented by climate change.  

Special administrative-economic zones require special conditions

  Mar 20, 2017
NDO - The establishment of the Van Don, Bac Van Phong and Phu Quoc Special Economic Zones(SEZs) to create new drivers of growth is necessary and urgent, however to realise this plan, breakthroughs in institutions and policies are needed.