NDO - Vietnam’s Trade Promotion Agency signed a cooperative agreement with Thailand’s Kasikornbank on May 23 as part of a series of measures to boost trade between the two countries to US$20 billion by 2020. (May 23, 2017)
NDO - Vietnam posted a trade deficit of US$2.74 billion for the first four months of this year, which increased pressure on foreign exchange rates. However, due to the large reserve of foreign currencies, exchange rates are expected to remain stable in the coming time.
NDO/VNA – Vietnam’s first oil refinery operator Binh Son Refinery and Petrochemical Co Ltd (BSR) has planned its domestic initial public offering (IPO) with 5-6% of its capital in the fourth quarter of the year.
NDO - The Vietnamese government will not revise its growth target for 2017, remaining determined to ensure the economy will grow by 6.7%, Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh told the National Assembly on May 22.
NDO/VNA - The 23rd APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting (MRT 23) wrapped up in Hanoi on May 21 after two working days, producing practical outcomes that will contribute to boosting the process of realizing APEC Year 2017’s themes and priorities, and laying the foundation for the next steps towards the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week in November.
NDO/VNA - Ministers and vice ministers from Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Malaysia, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam met in Hanoi on May 21 to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement on the margins of the 23rd Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministers Responsible for Trade (MRT 23).
NDO - Fruit and vegetable exports in the first four months of the year surged by 32.6% over the same period last year to US$1 billion, which is considered a new record as the peak time is yet to arrive.
NDO - The government will work to advance the formation of a start-up ecosystem in Vietnam, said Deputy PM Vuong Dinh Hue during discussions with representatives of the start-up companies along with small and medium-sized enterprises on May 19.
NDO/VNA – The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), in coordination with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, is working with Australia’s relevant agencies towards the early lift of Australia’s ban on the import of shrimp and shelled raw shrimp.
NDO/ VNA – A Vietnam-Indonesia forum on trade, business and investment promotion has been held in Surabaya city, the capital of Indonesia’s East Java province to update local firms on the business climate in Vietnam.
NDO - More than 30 projects in the north central province of Thanh Hoa worth a total of VND135.3 trillion (US$6 billion) were given the green light at an investment promotion conference held on May 18.