ADB raises Vietnam’s 2017 growth forecast to 6.7%

ADB raises Vietnam’s 2017 growth forecast to 6.7%

NDO - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has updated its growth forecast for Vietnam in 2017 to 6.7%, following a similar move by the World Bank two days earlier. (Dec 13, 2017)

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Actions determined to facilitate business operations

  Dec 12, 2017
NDO – There are indications that the task of cutting from one third to half of the current business conditions, that may hinder the business investment, in 2018 is feasible. The fact has been proven that, only with the synchronous and timely participation of the whole State management system, the attractiveness of Vietnam’s business environment has been promoted significantly in the world rankings. 

Supporting agricultural enterprises

  Dec 12, 2017
NDO – Various trade fairs, introducing high-quality agricultural products and handicrafts from Hanoi and other provinces across the country have taken place. Through the fairs, many high-tech applied agricultural enterprises have found more and more agents and partners, while diversifying their products, expanding their production scales and applying more advanced technology models. The result shows the important role of the units that have been organised, such as the Hanoi Promotion Agency (HPA). 

Regional Specialties Fair highlights distinguished products across Vietnam

  Dec 12, 2017
NDO - The Vietnamese Regional Specialties Fair 2017 officially opened at the Royal City Trade Centre in Hanoi on November 23, showcasing thousands of specialties from 55 provinces and cities around the country at 250 pavilions. 

Hanoi’s exports make sharp breakthrough

  Dec 11, 2017
NDO – In order to increase export turnover, Hanoi has implemented activities on trade promotion, cooperation, and support among enterprises in the city. The capital’s export turnover made breakthroughs in 2017, with one of six socio-economic targets exceeding the plan. 

Automated system for seaport customs management unveiled

  Dec 11, 2017
NDO/VNA – The Ministry of Finance and Vietnam Customs officially put the Vietnam Automated System for Seaport Customs Management (VASSCM) into operation in the northern port city of Hai Phong on December 11. 

Vietnam needs to enhance public investment in food safety: WB official

  Dec 11, 2017
NDO – Vietnam needs to develop a master set of measures to ensure food safety, whilst strengthening public investment in food safety institutions, Ousmane Dione, Country Director of the World Bank (WB) in Vietnam, has recommended.  

World Bank raises Vietnam’s growth forecast to 6.7% for 2017

  Dec 11, 2017
NDO - The World Bank has revised its 2017 growth forecast for Vietnam to 6.7% from the projection of 6.3% made last October, citing stronger momentum in domestic demand, manufacturing, and services. 

Forum connects Vietnamese startups in US and Vietnam

  Dec 11, 2017
NDO/VNA – A forum to connect Vietnamese startups in the United States and Vietnam themed “Lessons from Silicon Valley: Vietnam’s path to startup success” was organised in San Francisco city on December 9. 

Vietjet awarded 'most favourite airline' title

  Dec 11, 2017
NDO - The budget carrier Vietjet Air was awarded the title of "The Most Favourite Airline" in 2017 at the '2017 Trust and Use Award' ceremony held on December 8.  

Vietnam Coffee Day held in Lam Dong province

  Dec 11, 2017
NDO – A Vietnam Coffee Day was held for the first time in Da Lat city, the Central Highland province of Lam Dong on December 10, featuring a wide variety of attractive activities. 

Vietnam’s seafood sector looks to long-term growth

  Dec 10, 2017
NDO - Vietnam’s seafood exports have seen rapid growth over the past 11 months and this year’s total revenue is expected to reach an all-time high, but more efforts are needed to ensure this growth is sustainable.  

Workshop seeks to boost Vietnamese coffee sector

  Dec 09, 2017
NDO - A workshop was held in the Central Highlands city of Da Lat on December 9 as part of the first Vietnam Coffee Day to discuss the current state of the Vietnamese coffee sector and the measures required to bolster the sector’s growth in the years ahead.  

Vietnam Fatherland Front to help push aquatic exports to Australia

  Dec 09, 2017
NDO/VNA - The Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) will join together with the relevant agencies to organise a dialogue between 100 Vietnamese seafood businesses in the Mekong Delta region and Australia’s Seafood Importers Association (ASIS) to promote seafood shipments to Australia, VFF President Tran Thanh Man has stated.  

US slaps import duties on Vietnamese steel products allegedly originated in China

  Dec 08, 2017
NDO/VNA – The US Department of Commerce has slapped heavy import duties on a number of steel products from Vietnam after it decided that they originated in China, violating the US’s anti-dumping and anti-subsidy orders.