NDO – 2015 was an extremely animated year for Vietnamese sports with numerous proud achievements to cheer about, including the national contingent’s encouraging results at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games and sparkling performances by athletes at international competitions.
NDO/VNA – The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on December 29 announced the top 10 culture, sports and tourism events in 2015, which were voted on by 121 journalists representing media agencies across the country.
NDO – Vietnam’s consumer price index (CPI) in December increased 0.02% against the previous month and 0.6% compared to the same period last year, bringing the average CPI of 2015 up 0.63% against 2014, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO). This is the smallest increase over the past 14 years, equivalent to just one eighth of the inflation target set for the year (below 5%) by the National Assembly.
NDO – 2015 has marked a new development step for Vietnam’s economy, with the outcomes achieved over the past years creating a solid foundation for the next five-year period towards greater and more sustainable growth.
NDO - The economy of Hanoi continued to thrive in 2015 with a Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) of US$27.6 billion, up 9.24% over 2014, and an average income per capita of around US$3,600, 1.8 times higher compared to 2010.
NDO - The world economy’s fragile recovery in 2015 produced significant impacts on Vietnam’s export growth. Local enterprises were faced with pressures to cut prices due to inundated supplies of goods while overall demand on the global market remained weak.
NDO - Vietnam's joining in a series of bilateral and multilateral trade agreements, including the BTA, WTO, EVFTA and TPP, has opened up great opportunities for the entire economy to integrate deeper into the world, particularly the agricultural sector - a pillar of the Vietnamese economy.
NDO – Vietnamese cinema has witnessed remarkable events and shifts in 2015 after a long time struggling to find a direction for its development. The shifts can be seen not only in the increase in the number of quality films but also through initial achievements from films making their debut worldwide.
NDO – In 2015, the phrase “high arts” has been mentioned many times as an encouraging sign of the country’s performing arts. It can be said that 2015 has been a landmark year, bringing many world renowned artists and classic works featured on Vietnamese stages.
NDO - 2015 is drawing to an end with many significant diplomatic achievements, especially in multilateral diplomacy. With such achievements, we can have a reliable belief in a stronger position for Vietnam’s multilateral diplomacy in the coming years.
NDO - The last five years have seen considerable positive results in the restructuring of commercial banks. Nevertheless, the system of credit institutions still needs to be reinforced to make it more competitive in the next stage of development.