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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...

PM instructs urgent support for foreign firms after riots

PM instructs urgent support for foreign firms after riots

May. 22 | Businesses affected by the disturbances in Ha Tinh, Binh Duong and Dong Nai provinces will have their taxes and land rents waived, reduced or deferred, and receive other assistance, at the request of Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung. The Government Office...

Vietnam told not to put high hopes in Long Thanh airport as transit point

Vietnam told not to put high hopes in Long Thanh airport as transit point

Apr. 22 | The Ministry of Transport plans to build Long Thanh into a transit airport to compete with the other regional airports. However, it has been warned that the plan is unfeasible. The State Appraisal Council last week gave the go-ahead to Aviation Corporation...

Coating industry develops strongly

Coating industry develops strongly

Dec. 18 | Vietnam’s coating industry has achieved significant results in production and investment over the past five years. Nancy, a representative from the China National Chemical Information Centre (CNCIC), made the remark at a press briefing to introduce...

New opportunities for retail industry

New opportunities for retail industry

Dec. 13 | Expanded retail networks and increased service quality will offer the retail sector a wealth of opportunities for development. The General Statistics Office (GSO) reports total retail sales in 2013 are expected to exceed VND2,617 trillion, 12.59% higher...

Vietnam to prioritise industrial aquaculture

Vietnam to prioritise industrial aquaculture

Dec. 12 | Vietnam will develop its aquaculture in an industrial, modern and sustainable way to meet international standards, according to Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat. Speaking at the Asian – Pacific Aquaculture Conference, themed...

Concerns dampen domestic production recovery

Concerns dampen domestic production recovery

Dec. 9 | Experts expect Vietnam to achieve 2013 GDP growth between 5.3–5.4% while keeping annual inflation to 6.2–6.3% but warn domestic production needs more time to make a complete recovery. Macroeconomic results ASEAN Statistics recently lauded Vietnam’s...

Manufacturing drives industrial production

Manufacturing drives industrial production

Nov. 19 | The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) edged up 5.9% in October and 5.4% in the past ten months of this year, driven by an expansion in industrial manufacturing and processing. In the January-October period, industrial processing and manufacturing...

Domestic waterfowl industry targets further growth

Domestic waterfowl industry targets further growth

Nov. 19 | Vietnam plans to increase the meat output of waterfowl by 8-10% a year in coming years, according to the Animal Husbandry Department. The waterfowl sector, which breeds mostly ducks, also targets the volume of waterfowl bred by industrial farming to reach...

Vietnam striving to develop modern retail industry

Vietnam striving to develop modern retail industry

Oct. 21 | Vietnam’s retail sector, with a breath of fresh air from foreign retail distributors, has initially proved its change to better. The total retail sales of goods and services in 2011 reached over 2 trillion VND (90 billion USD), a year-on-year increase...