Logistics decree underwhelms

20/03/2018 11:38

While signalling a breakthrough improvement in the local logistics service market, Vietnam’s new regulations have raised concerns over e-commerce among EU investors.

Other crops to be planted on 120,138ha of rice fields in the south

19/03/2018 15:45

Some 120,138 ha of rice fields affected by a lack of water and saltwater intrusion in the southern region will be used to grow other crops in 2018, according to the Department of Crop Production under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).

Vietnam’s green dream within reach

17/03/2018 16:21

Starting from a single green building, Singapore has risen to become the green city of Southeast Asia aiming to green out 80 per cent of the construction works in the city. Do Ngoc Diep, specialist at the Green Building Project of the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation, looks at Vietnam’s chances of realising its dream of becoming “a green spot” in the region.

HCMC leads Vietnam E-commerce Index in 2018

17/03/2018 11:12

PSNews - The Vietnam Online Business Forum 2018 took place on March 14, in Hanoi by the Vietnam E-Commerce and announced the Vietnam E-commerce Index in 2018 of provinces and cities across the country. 

Suffering downstream of polluting coal plants

14/03/2018 20:19

The heavy toll taken by coal-fired power plants has prompted many pro-environmental international organisations to oppose banks in several nations that plan to provide loans for these plants in Vietnam, which mandatorily still considers coal a big power generator for the energy-thirsty country.

Japan - Potential market for Vietnam’s IT firms

14/03/2018 15:34

Japan – one of countries leading the way in implementing the advances of the 4th Industrial Revolution, is witnessing strong investment from Vietnam’s information technology (IT) firms.

CPTPP – a progressive trade direction in 21st century

13/03/2018 20:28

One year after the US’s withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the remaining 11 Asia-Pacific countries, including Vietnam, have signed a new Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) to remove tariff barriers in the region.

PM attends Vietnam-New Zealand Business Forum

13/03/2018 13:43

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc advocated boosting cooperation between Vietnam and New Zealand in fields of mutual interest such as education-training, organic agriculture, smart agriculture, and infrastructure while addressing the Vietnam-New Zealand Business Forum in Auckland on March 13.

Japanese businesses see promise in Vietnam

12/03/2018 21:09

 Economics, trade, and investment between Vietnam and Japan have seen constant developments over recent years with Japan having always been one of Vietnam’s most important partners, has said Vietnam Chamber of Commerce of Industry (VCCI) Vice President Hoang Quang Phong.

Vietnam’s agriculture targets 3.05% growth in 2018

11/03/2018 14:44

Vietnam’s agriculture reached an export value of US$36.5 billion last year. With positive signals in the first two months of 2018, the sector aims to grow 3.05% this year with an export value of US$40.5 billion, higher than previous plans.

63% of local firms expect positive impact from CPTPP

10/03/2018 16:08

63% of businesses in Vietnam believe the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) signed on March 8 will have a positive impact on their operations, according to HSBC’s comprehensive survey of global businesses.

Localities urged to gear towards shrimp production targets

09/03/2018 21:05

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has asked People’s Committees of cities and provinces with large areas of shrimp farms to employ different solutions in order to reach targets set in the national action plan for the development of the shrimp industry through 2025.