Enhancing the logistics sector’s competitiveness

Enhancing the logistics sector’s competitiveness

NDO - Logistics is considered as one of the arteries of an economy and the bridge for trade between domestic and global markets, but in Vietnam the sector’s growth is still not on par with its significant role. (Feb 23, 2017)


Vietnamese, Cambodian state banks foster partnership

  Feb 17, 2017
NDO/VNA—Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) Le Minh Hung and Governor of the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) Chea Chanto have agreed to step up the two banks’ win-win cooperation.  

Vietnamese tuna loses competitive edge in Japan due to high taxes

  Feb 15, 2017
NDO/VNA – Vietnamese tuna exporters have struggled to compete with Thai and Philippine firms in the Japanese market due to high taxes, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).  

Vietnam ranks 5th among Asian countries exporting to Canada

  Feb 15, 2017
NDO - Vietnam continued to enjoy a trade surplus with Canada in 2016 and ranked 5th among Asian countries in terms of export revenue with Canada after China, Japan, the Republic of Korea and Taiwan (China).  

Agriculture ministry vows to push forward with SOE equitisation

  Feb 15, 2017
NDO/VNA – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) is determined to punish those whose lack of responsibility led to the prolonged equitisation of State-owned enterprises (SOEs), said MARD Deputy Minister Ha Cong Tuan.  

Vegetable exports rise 14% in January

  Feb 14, 2017
NDO/VNA—Vegetable exports in January rose 14% year on year to US$230 million, reported the General Statistics Office. 

New driver for State-owned enterprise equitisation

  Feb 14, 2017
NDO - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc last year issued a new decree known as Decision 58 aiming to equitise 240 State-owned enterprises (SOEs) from now until the end of 2020.  

Banks under pressure to reduce lending interest rates

  Feb 13, 2017
NDO—Early this year, the Government asked credit institutions to cut costs to reduce lending interest rates and to help enterprises to reduce the cost of loans, which will require considerable effort from the whole banking system.  

Raising businesses’ confidence in the government

  Feb 13, 2017
NDO - It is a good sign when in the first month of 2017 Vietnam attracted approximately US$1.4 billion of foreign direct investment (FDI), amid fears that the US withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership would significantly affect the FDI inflow into Vietnam.  

Trade ministry urges Australia to lift ban on shrimp imports

  Feb 12, 2017
NDO/VNA – Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh has just called on the Australian Government to soon lift its ban on prawn and uncooked shelled shrimp imports, saying that it poses negative impacts on Vietnam’s shrimp breeding and processing sector.  

Deputy PM Dung urges finalisation of upgrade plan for Tan Son Nhat Airport

  Feb 10, 2017
NDO – Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has emphasised the need to finalise the plan to upgrade Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City at a working session with the Ministry of Defence’s Airport Design and Construction Consultancy One Member Limited Liability Company (ADCC) on February 8. 

Project on regionally-connected infrastructure approved

  Feb 09, 2017
NDO/VNA – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a project on developing domestic infrastructure in connection with the regional systems.  

Vietnam's import-export revenue tripled after 10 years of joining WTO

  Feb 09, 2017
NDO- The import and export activities of Vietnam have seen many changes after a decade of being a member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) with import-export revenue increasing threefold compared to 2007.  

Boosting sustainable development of support industry

  Feb 09, 2017
NDO—Several of Vietnam’s important industrial sectors have yet to be paid due attention or have been invested in in an over-diversified or unplanned manner, resulting in low added value to the economy. There is no other way for Vietnam to develop a sustainable industry than to promote the support industry, which is the basis for the sustainable development and growth of Vietnam’s industries. 

Bac Ninh kicks off gems and jewellery expo

  Feb 09, 2017
NDO—Bac Ninh’s provincial Association of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises opened the Gemstone, Jewellery and Art Gemstone Fair on February 8 in Kinh Bac Cultural Centre, Bac Ninh Province.