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More women in management is good for business

More women in management is good for business

Jan. 14 | New ILO study shows that Vietnam ranks 76th out of 108 countries in proportion of women managers at 23 %. While women are still under-represented in top management, the number of women in senior and middle management positions has increased over the...

Businesses protest port-congestion-surcharge payments

Businesses protest port-congestion-surcharge payments

Sep. 18 | Vietnamese business associations are working to reclaim the port congestion surcharges (PCS) they have had to pay to foreign shipping firms over the last month. Truong Dinh Hoe, secretary general of the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers...

Vietnam attends BEXASIA expo in Singapore

Vietnam attends BEXASIA expo in Singapore

Sep. 3 | Representatives from nearly ten Vietnamese companies along with 10,000 participants of 400 firms from 35 countries around the world are attending the 7thBuild Eco Xpo (BEXASIA) taking place in Singapore from September 1-3. The expo is generally considered...

Hanoi hosts dialogue with former WTO Director-General

Hanoi hosts dialogue with former WTO Director-General

Aug. 13 | At a dialogue with the Vietnamese business community in Hanoi on August 11, Lamy specifically applauded the progress the Southeast Asian nation has made in comprehensive institution and legal reform since its induction into the WTO nearly eight years...

Positive signal for Vietnamese handicraft exports

Positive signal for Vietnamese handicraft exports

Aug. 7 | The US, the EU and Japan remained traditional markets, accounting for a large share of total handicraft export turnover. In addition, enterprises in the handicraft sector were focusing on exploiting new markets such as Brazil, Russia, India, China and...

Vietnam ascending to world’s largest coffee exporter

Vietnam ascending to world’s largest coffee exporter

Aug. 4 | High competitiveness The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) reports Vietnamese coffee exports in the seven months leading up to August jumped 26.9% in volume and 21.9% in value on-year. The country shipped a total of 1.12 million tonnes...

Khanh Hoa, Japan cooperate in tuna fishing

Khanh Hoa, Japan cooperate in tuna fishing

Aug. 4 | A modernized fishing boat made of composite materials was inaugurated at a shipyard in the coastal city of Nha Trang on August 2 in central Khanh Hoa province. The composite VND6 billion boat is the result of a cooperation project between Japanese Yanmar...

Made-in-Vietnam products showcased in Singapore

Made-in-Vietnam products showcased in Singapore

Jul. 17 | Many Vietnamese companies are introducing their products at the Singapore Gifts & Premiums Fair 2014, which is ongoing at Marina Bay Sands exhibition centre from July 16-18. Vietnam’s stand, sponsored by the Vietnam Embassy in Singapore, is showcasing...

Dak Lak coffee shipped to 60 countries, territories

Dak Lak coffee shipped to 60 countries, territories

Jul. 8 | Among the markets, 31 have an export value in excess of US$1 million each while nine have obtained values in excess of US$10 million each including Germany, Japan, Italy, the US, Spain, the Republic of Korea, Switzerland, France and Russia, the provincial...

Hanoi, Vientiane step up agricultural cooperation

Hanoi, Vientiane step up agricultural cooperation

Jul. 2 | A conference discussing measures to promote forestry-agriculture links between the capital cities of Vietnam and Laos was held in Hanoi on June 30. During the event, Hanoi’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and Vientiane’s Department...