A forum was held by the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) in Hanoi on November 15 to discuss trade and investment cooperation between Vietnam and Japan.
Permanent Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem hosted a reception in the city on November 14 for Joe Lonsdale, a founding partner of San Francisco-based venture capital fund 8VC.
The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has issued a decree asking businesses to enhance customer information privacy after an alleged breach of mobile retail chain The Gioi Di Dong (Mobile World) revealed personal information of more than five million customers.
A forum on accelerating the process of reforming and improving the efficiency of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) was held by “Tap chi Kinh Te va Du Bao” (the Journal of Economics and Forecasting) in Hanoi on November 6.
Vietnam shipped abroad 264,000 tonnes of rice in October this year for 136 million USD, pushing the total figures so far this year to 5.2 million tonnes worth 2.6 billion USD, up 1.7 and 14.1 percent year-on-year.
Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has decided to maintain safeguard measures for steel billets and steel bars imported from a number of countries and territories including China, the US, Canada, Germany, France, Japan and the Republic of Korea.
Although completing the majority of its economic targets for 2018, Ho Chi Minh City is still burdened with heavy pressure from its budget collection, said Nguyen Thanh Phong, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee at a meeting on November 1.
Ho Chi Minh City’s consumer price index went up 0.64% month-on-month and 3.42% year-on-year in October, announced the municipal Statistical Office on October 30.
Thriving economic cooperation has been a highlight of the Vietnam-Japan extensive strategic partnership, with bilateral trade value growing steadily towards a more balanced relationship in recent years.
The third Coffee Expo Vietnam 2018 will be held in Ho Chi Minh City next week, attracting 250 brands from 10 nations.
More than 400 executives representing local and foreign businesses, brands, agencies, publishers, and technology companies took part in the 2018 Mobile Marketing Association Forum held in HCM City on October 26 to discuss the opportunities and challenges for enterprises from the explosive growth of mobile marketing.
Struggling to attract domestic funds, banks are rushing to seek foreign capital ahead of the central bank’s tightened policy on medium- and long-term lending early next year.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has lauded operation of the US firm, Coca-Cola, in Vietnam, with the generation of thousands of jobs and the production of diverse products using domestic materials.
Vietnam will need to import more than 300,000 tonnes of raw cashew nuts in the remaining months of the year for processing to meet the demand of importers, according to processing companies.
Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho Truong Quang Hoai Nam vowed to provide all possible support to Singaporean firms to do business in the locality, during a Singapore-Can Tho trade and investment promotion seminar on October 17.
Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung on October 15 hosted a reception for Finish Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintila and a business delegation, during which he said the capital city always welcomes enterprises from Finland to study market and seek cooperation opportunities here.
Embracing free trade policies, reducing over-regulation and costs of doing business, and investing in human capital and infrastructure are three ingredients that help Vietnam become a top emerging economy in less than three decades, said a writing posted on the US hakernoon.com.
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