ADB trims Vietnam’s growth forecast, warns of lending growth risks

ADB trims Vietnam’s growth forecast, warns of lending growth risks

NDO - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has revised its 2017 growth forecast for Vietnam, decreasing it to 6.3%, and warned of the risks associated with strong credit growth as the government seeks to boost the economy by lowering interest rates. (8 hours ago)

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Vietnam international agriculture fair kicks off

  Sep 21, 2017
NDO – The 17th Vietnam international agriculture fair, AgroViet 2017, officially kicked off on September 21 at the Phu Tho Gymnasium in Ho Chi Minh City, with the participation of over 200 domestic and international businesses. 

Vietnamese Goods Hanoi Fair 2017 kicks off

  Sep 21, 2017
NDO – The Vietnamese Goods - Hanoi Fair 2017, organised by the Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade, will open on the evening of September 21 at the Agriculture Trade Promotion Centre, No.489 Hoang Quang Viet Street, Cau Giay district, Hanoi. 

Mekong countries emphasise infrastructure connectivity

  Sep 20, 2017
NDO/ VNA - Countries in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) should enhance their economic and infrastructure connectivity to promote economic development in the sub-region, Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Dang Huy Dong said at a forum on September 19. 

Vietnamese, Chinese businesses seek cooperation opportunities

  Sep 20, 2017
NDO/VNA – Nearly 50 businesses from Fujian province of China and Vietnam’s northeastern province of Quang Ninh gathered at a seminar in Ha Long city, on September 19, to seek investment and trade cooperation opportunities. 

Policies and mechanisms needed to improve business environment: experts

  Sep 19, 2017
NDO – It is necessary to develop facilitative policies and mechanisms and create a favourable business environment for enterprises to achieve the set target of 6.7% economic growth this year, experts have suggested. 

Around 600 business conditions to be cut

  Sep 16, 2017
NDO – It is expected that about 464-612 business conditions, equivalent to an estimated 38.15% to 50.3% of the total business conditions, will be cut in the near future, according to the Minister of Industry and Trade (MOIT) Tran Tuan Anh at a meeting on September 15.  

WB launches country partnership framework for Vietnam

  Sep 14, 2017
NDO/VNA – The World Bank (WB) Vietnam launched on September 14 the Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for Vietnam for the 2017-2022 period, which aims to support the realisation of the targets set in the country’s socio-economic development plan for 2016-2021.  

APEC SMEs Working Group’s meeting opens in Ho Chi Minh City

  Sep 13, 2017
NDO/VNA – The 45th meeting of the APEC Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Working Group kicked off in Ho Chi Minh City on September 13. 

Vietnam-China Bac Luan Bridge II inaugurated in Quang Ninh

  Sep 13, 2017
NDO/VNA – The Vietnam-China Bac Luan (Beilun) Bridge II was inaugurated in Mong Cai city, in Vietnam’s northern province of Quang Ninh, on September 13. 

Deeply joining global value chain

  Sep 13, 2017
NDO - According to many experts, Vietnam is sitting in a low position in the global value chain because the country only joins low value-added activities, mainly assembling and processing. 

Building brand for Vietnamese agricultural products

  Sep 14, 2017
NDO - Vietnam's agricultural sector has exported many agro-forestry and aquatic products, many of which have export revenue exceeding more than US$ 1billion per year. But still over 80% of agricultural products have yet to be integrated with a brand and are sold without logos or labels. This is a big disadvantage, weakening Vietnamese agricultural products’ competitiveness in the world market. For that reason, building brands for agricultural products is highly necessary. 

Quang Ninh makes efforts to increase the Provincial Competitiveness Index

  Sep 13, 2017
NDO – During recent years, with the active and creative implementation of three strategic breakthroughs, focusing on the comprehensive and basic reform of administrative procedures, Quang Ninh province has gained many positive results in business environment and the provincial competitiveness index (PCI). 

Appropriate growth plan considered for 2018

  Sep 12, 2017
NDO – The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) has outlined three scenarios for economic growth in 2018, in preparation for the next year's socio-economic development plan with GDP growth expected to be at 6.4-6.8%. 

Boosting banking credit efficiency to achieve economic growth target

  Sep 11, 2017
NDO - It is necessary to ensure the quality and efficiency of banking credit in order to attain the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth target of 6.7% in 2017, according to economist Vu Dinh Anh.