Raising Vietnamese export brands

Raising Vietnamese export brands

NDO – Accelerating exports to the markets that Vietnam has signed free trade agreements (FTAs) with, improving product quality and making a difference for products are the main ways of helping Vietnamese enterprises increase their exports in the current climate.  (10 hours ago)

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Notable shifts in FDI inflow structure

  Aug 08, 2017
NDO – The inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI) into Vietnam has increased rapidly so far this year and is shifting in a positive trend. As of July 20, the country had attracted US$12.9 billion in new FDI pledges, alongside another US$5.9 billion in additional pledges, without taking into account the US$3.1 billion, which was both contributed and used by foreign investors to buy stakes in Vietnamese businesses.  

New directions for FDI attraction

  Aug 07, 2017
NDO – According to Prof. Dr. Nguyen Mai, Chairman of the Vietnam Association of Foreign-Invested Enterprises, new directions for attracting foreign direct investment (FDI), which focus on higher quality sources of capital and towards future technologies and services, will create an important opportunity for Vietnam to catch up with the countries that have higher levels of development.  

SEA Games 2017 and interesting features

  Aug 07, 2017
NDO – The 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games is scheduled to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from August 19 to 31. Let’s take a look at some of the interesting features that make the 2017 version of the Games so special. 

For an ASEAN Community of mutual help and sharing

  Aug 01, 2017
NDO – On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the ASEAN establishment (August 8, 1967 – 2017), Politburo member, Deputy Prime Minister, and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh published an article, emphasising the important contributions of Vietnam to the building of a strong ASEAN Community. 

Enhancing development of medical tourism

  Jul 26, 2017
NDO – With approximately 140 million patients seeking transnational care services each year, medical tourism has become a potential sector throughout the world, including in Vietnam. However, the moves to develop medical tourism in Vietnam appear to be slow. 

Raising the position of Vietnam’s art film industry

  Jul 20, 2017
NDO – A series of Vietnamese art films have been released in recent years, many of which have won international prizes and been highly appreciated by film critics. However, the genre has not yet gained popularity as it has not drawn much interest from domestic viewers and has often been doomed to financial failures. 

Vicious lies and slander

  Jul 18, 2017
NDO - One of the tactics employed by hostile forces attempting to disgrace Vietnam is exploiting language differences and unverified news sources to slander and discredit Vietnam in international relationships.  

Accelerating disbursement of public investment

  Jul 10, 2017
NDO - According to the General Statistics Office (GSO), the total social investment in the first half of 2017 increased by 10.5% compared to the same period last year, equivalent to 32.8% of the GDP, but the investment capital of the State sector only increased by 6.8%, less than half of the non-State sector’s growth rate of 14.9%. Accordingly, the State sector has only accounted for 35.9% of the total social investment - lower than the non-State sector with 38.7%. 

Streamlining credit flows for hi-tech agricultural development

  Jul 08, 2017
NDO – Despite positive achievements, Vietnam’s agriculture, particularly hi-tech agricultural sector, is still facing difficulties in accessing loans for further development.  

Online tourism – new trend for tourists

  Jul 05, 2017
NDO – The increasing travel demands of many travellers, especially ‘golden population’ tourists, along with the rapid growth of the internet, mobile technology and low cost airlines, which have been major factors contributing to the growth of both domestic and international online travel agents (OTAs). 

Exploiting resources for economic development

  Jul 04, 2017
NDO - According to the General Statistics Office, the growth rate of Vietnam’s economy rose to 6.17% in the second quarter even higher than that experienced in the first quarter (5.15%), bringing Vietnam’s GDP in the first half of the year to 5.73% higher than the same period of 2016, however, reaching the economic growth rate of 6.7% in 2017 is still considered as a great challenge. 

Crimson and gilded wooden treasures tell Vietnamese history

  Jun 30, 2017
NDO – Wood carving and painting is a profession with a long tradition in Vietnamese culture. In its long history of development, crimson and gilded objects with fine carvings, red paint, and sparkling gold, not only reflect the aesthetics and skills of craftsmen but also express historical values of Vietnamese culture. 

Poet Mai Van Phan: Vietnamese artists can also create permanent art trends

  Jun 30, 2017
NDO – Poet Mai Van Phan is the author of 13 volumes of poetry, many of which were translated into foreign languages. He became the second Vietnamese poet honoured with Cikada Prize - a prestigious award for outstanding poets, focusing on East Asian region. 

Traditional pottery in Quang Nam province

  Jun 27, 2017
NDO – Every visitor to the ancient city of Hoi An, Quang Nam province, is impressed by the rows of ancient houses with their roofs covered by moss, as well as the beautiful pottery and terra-cotta zodiac animals on the streets. However, not everyone knows that these products originate from Thanh Ha ancient pottery village.