Vietnamese government targets 6.8% in GDP growth in 2019

Vietnamese government targets 6.8% in GDP growth in 2019

NDO/VNA – The Government will strive for gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 6.8% in 2019, according to a direction freshly inked by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.  (21 hours ago)

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  May 19, 2018
NDO – The Vietnam Competition Authority (VCA) issued a decision on May 18 to launch an official investigation into Grab’s purchase of Uber’s business in Vietnam. 

Legal framework needed to run special administrative-economic zones

  May 19, 2018
NDO/VNA – The building of a legal framework plays an important role in forming special administrative-economic zones and attracting investments in these areas, said Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung at a workshop in Hanoi on May 18. 

Domestic firms urged to improve product quality, added value

  May 19, 2018
NDO/VNA – Improving the quality and added value of products is crucial for Vietnamese firms to access and fully tap the US market, experts said at the Vietnam-US Business Forum held in Ho Chi Minh City on May 18. 

Public capital disbursement must be publicised: Deputy PM

  May 16, 2018
NDO/VNA – Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue has requested the Ministry of Planning and Investment and Ministry of Finance to monthly publicise the disbursement of capital for public investment projects by ministries, sectors and localities.  

EC delegation inspects Vietnam’s efforts to fight IUU fishing

  May 15, 2018
NDO/VNA - A working delegation of the European Commission (EC)’s Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries began a fact-finding trip to Vietnam on May 15 to inspect the implementation of recommendations related to the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, said a local official. 

Fitch raises sovereign rating for Vietnam

  May 15, 2018
NDO/VNA - Fitch Ratings has upgraded Vietnam's sovereign rating based on rising foreign-exchange reserves and strong economic growth. 

40% FDI enterprises choose commercial arbitration in cases of dispute

  May 12, 2018
NDO – The proportion of FDI enterprises choosing to use commercial arbitration in cases of dispute is 40%. 

Garments become second largest foreign currency earner

  May 11, 2018
NDO/VNA - The textiles and garment industry gained the second-largest export value in the first four months of this year, after the export value of phones and their components, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.  

Vietnam’s government revenues up 12% in first four months

  May 11, 2018
NDO - Government revenues in the first four months of 2018 were estimated at VND446.4 trillion (US$19.6 billion), up 12% over the same period last year, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) has reported. 

Vietnam's SOE equitisation faces strong headwinds

  May 11, 2018
NDO - The equitisation of state-owned enterprises (SOE) has seen notable results recently, with many companies growing stronger, but the process remains plagued with numerous problems meaning it has failed to meet expectations and has fallen behind schedule. 

Vietnam, Cambodia promote border trade

  May 10, 2018
NDO/VNA – Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Do Thang Hai and Cambodian Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak have discussed ways to speed up the construction of Da market – the first model border one between the two countries – scheduled to be completed at the end of 2018.  

Huge potential for boosting Vietnamese textile and garment exports to Australia

  May 09, 2018
NDO – Vietnam has become an important supplier in terms of textiles and garments to the Australian market, with increasing growth in both value and supplier ratings, heard a workshop in Hanoi on May 9. 

Vietnamese economy projected to grow 6.83% in 2018: think tank

  May 09, 2018
NDO - Vietnam’s economic growth in 2018 could exceed the National Assembly’s target and reach 6.83%, according to a forecast released by the Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR). 

Vietnam, Australia hold second policy dialogue on agriculture

  May 09, 2018
NDO/VNA – Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and Australia’s Department of Agriculture and Water Resources signed off on two agreements at the second high-level agricultural policy dialogue in Canberra on May 8.