New strategy is expected to promote logistics service development

New strategy is expected to promote logistics service development

At a workshop to collect opinions on the draft of this development strategy held by the Ministry of Industry and Trade in Hà Nội on Wednesday, Trần Thanh Hải, deputy director of the Import-Export Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), said that the draft also provides solutions to increase internal strength of the enterprise and have training of high-quality human resources for this industry.
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MPI's head highlights three strategic breakthroughs for economic development by 2030

Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyễn Chí Dũng discusses the pivotal role of three strategic breakthroughs - institutions, infrastructure, and human resources - in Việt Nam's vision to become a developed country with high income by 2030 and 2045.
56 Vietnamese exhibitors participate in Ambiente Frankfurt 2024

56 Vietnamese exhibitors participate in Ambiente Frankfurt 2024

A total of 56 Vietnamese enterprises showcased their products at Ambiente 2024 - a leading exhibition fair on consumer goods and gifts in the world that is underway from January 27-30 in Frankfurt, Germany.
2023 remittances to HCM City highest in a decade

2023 remittances to HCM City highest in a decade

Foreign remittances to HCM City topped US$9.46 billion last year, an increase of 43.3 per cent from 2022 and the highest in the last 10 years, deputy director of the State Bank of Việt Nam’s city branch, Nguyễn Đức Lệnh, has said.
Foreign investment flows into Việt Nam increase 40% in January

Foreign investment flows into Việt Nam increase 40% in January

This was an encouraging figure compared to the same month of last year when foreign investment registered in Việt Nam saw a yearly decline of 20 per cent, the FIA said.
CPI increases by 0.31 % in January GSO

CPI increases by 0.31 % in January GSO

Year-on-year, January CPI saw a 3.37 per cent rise, and core inflation increased by 2.72 per cent, according to a monthly report released yesterday by the General Statistics Office.
Vietnam optimistic about economic growth in 2024

Vietnam optimistic about economic growth in 2024

(VEN) - Although the 6-6.5 percent economic growth target for 2024 is challenging, the Government is highly determined to implement strong measures and strategies to reach the set goal.
Việt Nam economy to grow by 6% in 2024 HSBC

Việt Nam economy to grow by 6% in 2024 HSBC

The strong inflows of Foreign Direct Investment will likely continue in 2024, buttressing Việt Nam’s manufacturing sector. The nascent recovery of the global trade cycle will boost Việt Nam’s exports. Furthermore, Việt Nam is likely to witness a gradual uptick in international tourism.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade reviews the licensing of petroleum business

The Ministry of Industry and Trade reviews the licensing of petroleum business

Key traders must report specifically on the petroleum distribution system, including owned stores, leased stores, gasoline retail agents, gasoline retail franchisees and general gasoline trading agents.
Việt Nam’s seafood exports forecast to recover slightly in H1

Việt Nam’s seafood exports forecast to recover slightly in H1

Given global economic difficulties and high interest rates, consumers will not be really strong in their spending decisions, and global seafood consumption demand is unlikely to increase sharply, according to VASEP.
MoT asks VMA to support shipping container goods to Europe and America

MoT asks VMA to support shipping container goods to Europe and America

Due to conflicts in the Red Sea area since the end of last year, shipping companies have had to change routes, not going through the Suez Canal but having to go around the Cape of Good Hope, extending ship journeys by 10 - 14 days compared to before.
Retail and consumer industry set for strong recovery in 2024

Retail and consumer industry set for strong recovery in 2024

Consumer activities and shopping are back in full swing, as indicated by the latest data from the Ministry of Industry and Trade. December 2023 witnessed vibrant service trade activities, driven by preparations for major year-end holidays and the arrival of the new year in 2024.
Counter-cyclical fiscal policy recommended to continue in 2024

Counter-cyclical fiscal policy recommended to continue in 2024

According to experts, in 2023, although there were still many difficulties in promoting economic growth, the positive effects of fiscal and monetary policies were shown.
Việt Nam

Việt Nam's economy poised for 6% growth in 2024, fueled by export recovery: AMRO

Việt Nam's economic outlook for 2024 is anticipated a 6 per cent growth, driven by a rebound in exports, AMRO forecasts.
Bringing e-commerce into the tax net

Bringing e-commerce into the tax net

There were currently many problems in e-commerce tax management.
EU increases official controls on durian from Việt Nam

EU increases official controls on durian from Việt Nam

Durian from Việt Nam, both chilled and fresh, for the first time will be subject to identity and physical checks on 10 per cent of consignments.
Standard Chartered’s seminar discusses Vietnam’s economic outlook 2024

Standard Chartered’s seminar discusses Vietnam’s economic outlook 2024

(VEN) - Standard Chartered Bank organized flagship Global Research Briefing in Ho Chi Minh City. The event attracted key clients of the Bank and business leaders, delivering valuable insights from economists to lend perspectives of Vietnam's dynamic economy and capitalizing on its immense potential.
Việt Nam poised for semiconductor investment boom MPI

Việt Nam poised for semiconductor investment boom MPI

Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyễn Chí Dũng highlighted Việt Nam's preparedness for the upcoming semiconductor industry investment wave.
Prime Minister promotes Việt Nam

Prime Minister promotes Việt Nam's potential as a leading trade destination within ASEAN

The talk was organised by the Vietnamese Ministry of Planning and Investment, the Geneva-based Vietnamese mission, the Young Presidents' Organisation (YPO) and the investment firm VinaCapital.
PM affirms Việt Nam’s potential for AI, semiconductor and automotive technology

PM affirms Việt Nam’s potential for AI, semiconductor and automotive technology

During the talks, businesses shared their desires for collaboration and opportunities to cooperate with Việt Nam in the fields of AI development, automotive technology, semiconductor chips, and ecosystems.
Việt Nam has great potential in development of carbon credit market

Việt Nam has great potential in development of carbon credit market

2023 marked a significant milestone for the forestry sector as Việt Nam successfully sold 10.3 million forest carbon credits (10.3 million tonnes of CO2) for the first time through the World Bank (WB) for US$51.5 million, said Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyễn Quốc Trị.
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HCM City promotes economic collaboration with Washington state

HCM City promotes economic collaboration with Washington state

Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Vo Van Hoan hosted a reception on April 11 for Washington State Senator Joseph Nguyen and a delegation from the state.
Banks’ charter capital up,  total asset value down

Banks’ charter capital up, total asset value down

(VEN) - The State Bank of Vietnam’s latest data show that the total charter capital of credit institutions reached more than VND1 quadrillion as of January 31, 2024, an increase of 0.7 percent over the end of 2023. Specifically, state commercial banks reached VND217.882 trillion, equal to the capital they had at the end of 2023; joint-stock commercial banks had VND543.191 trillion, up 0.12 percent from the end of 2023; and joint-venture and foreign banks VND163.165 trillion, the same as that at the end of 2023.
Public investment projects big push for construction materials sector

Public investment projects big push for construction materials sector

The amended Land Law and newly-approved Law on Real Estate Business will positively impact real estate market recovery and facilitate the rebound of the local construction materials market.
A pilgrimage to find inner peace

A pilgrimage to find inner peace

Địa Tạng Phi Lai Pagoda has become a must-visit site for thousands in the past five years, especially during the Lunar New Year festive season. This spiritual tourism destination charms visitors with its majestic yet serene landscape, tranquillity and unique architectural features.
Female artists tell stories in strokes

Female artists tell stories in strokes

The exhibition entitled HerStory: Women in Art features 12 paintings and four sculptures by Nguyễn Thị Hoà, Cristina González, Mai Minh Hằng, Nguyễn Thị Thanh Lưu, Nguyễn Thị Thu Hiền and Alix Aymé.
a pilgrimage to find inner peace

A pilgrimage to find inner peace

Địa Tạng Phi Lai Pagoda has become a must-visit site for thousands in the past five years, especially during the Lunar New Year festive season. This spiritual tourism destination charms visitors with its majestic yet serene landscape, tranquillity and unique architectural features.
experts work to have con moong cave recognised by unesco

Experts work to have Con Moong Cave recognised by UNESCO

The cave has been excavated many times and determined to be the oldest site in the country containing traces of ancient humans from the Paleolithic to the Neolithic period, from about 60,000 years to 7,000 BC.
ha noi sees improved performance in hospitality market

Hà Nội sees improved performance in hospitality market

The average room rate increased by 2 per cent quarter on quarter and 11 per cent year on year. Movenpick Hà Nội (four-star) recently resumed its operation after renovation, which supported this increase.
female artists tell stories in strokes

Female artists tell stories in strokes

The exhibition entitled HerStory: Women in Art features 12 paintings and four sculptures by Nguyễn Thị Hoà, Cristina González, Mai Minh Hằng, Nguyễn Thị Thanh Lưu, Nguyễn Thị Thu Hiền and Alix Aymé.
photo exhibition features vietnamese revolutionary cinema

Photo exhibition features Vietnamese revolutionary cinema

More than 100 photos featuring Vietnamese revolutionary cinema are on displayed on Nguyễn Huệ Pedestrian Street as part of the first Hồ Chí Minh City International Film Festival 2024 from April 6-13.
New decrees contribute to perfecting anti-IUU fishing regulations

New decrees contribute to perfecting anti-IUU fishing regulations

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development held a conference in Hanoi on April 11 to popularise new contents in regulations on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing prevention and combat prescribed in newly-issued legal documents.
Revised land law shows fair policy towards OVs: Ambassador

Revised land law shows fair policy towards OVs: Ambassador

Overseas Vietnamese (OV) are thrilled to hear about new provisions in the Land Law (revised) passed recently by the National Assembly (NA), which demonstrates the attention of the Party, the State, the Government, and the NA in ensuring equal rights between OVs and Vietnamese citizens residing inside the country to purchase and own land use right and houses in their homeland, said Vietnamese Ambassador in Hungary Nguyễn Thị Bích Thảo.
New legal documents in second half of March 2024

New legal documents in second half of March 2024

VEN lists the latest legal documents issued by the Vietnamese Government, ministries and state agencies.
Prime Minister issues directive to enhance cybersecurity

Prime Minister issues directive to enhance cybersecurity

Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính has recently issued a significant directive aimed at bolstering cybersecurity measures. This directive serves to reinforce prior initiatives undertaken by the Prime Minister to fortify cybersecurity across various sectors and regions.
Dong Nai expands role of industry promotion collaborators

Dong Nai expands role of industry promotion collaborators

(VEN) - With their efficient performance, industry promotion collaborators in the southeastern province of Dong Nai have helped improve industry promotion activities in the region qualitatively and quantitatively.
Leather & footwear industry to increase local content

Leather & footwear industry to increase local content

(VEN) - The leather and footwear industry, a leading exporter of Vietnam, has reached an average export growth of more than 10 percent per year. The sector set a target of increasing its local content rate to 75-80 percent in 2025.
Gia Lai calls for  private investment in IC infrastructure

Gia Lai calls for private investment in IC infrastructure

(VEN) - Thanks to good support policies, industrial clusters (IC) in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai are attracting many businesses from the private sector in accordance with the set target of the province.
Support centers  give new impetus to industrial development

Support centers give new impetus to industrial development

(VEN) - Building industrial development support centers is a major goal pursued by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), local authorities, and businesses.
Government listens to partners, investors

Government listens to partners, investors

(VEN) - At the recent Prime Minister’s meeting with FDI enterprises and Annual Vietnam Business Forum (VBF) held on March 19, 2024, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh committed to creating favorable conditions for domestic and foreign investors with the spirit of “harmonious interests, shared risks.”
Vietnam, Latvia enjoy enormous potential for stronger trade, investment links: Ambassador

Vietnam, Latvia enjoy enormous potential for stronger trade, investment links: Ambassador

With good friendship and mutual trust, Vietnam and Latvia hold enormous potential and room for promoting bilateral trade and investment, particularly in such spheres as information technology, agro-forestry-fisheries, pharmaceutical, wood processing, and labour, a diplomat has said.
French businesses interested in Vietnamese market

French businesses interested in Vietnamese market

French enterprises gathered at a recent talk held by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) of Nièvre province and the administration of Nevers city to seek investment opportunities and promote economic and trade cooperation with Vietnam.
German businesses to expand presence in Vietnam

German businesses to expand presence in Vietnam

The German Business Association (GBA) announced its 2024 action plan with enthusiasm and groundbreaking commitments. Under the leadership of the newly elected Board of Directors and Chairman, GBA is focusing on enhancing interaction with its members, expanding its presence in the northern region, and driving strategic development initiatives to strengthen the bilateral economic relations between Vietnam and Germany.
Banks’ charter capital up,  total asset value down

Banks’ charter capital up, total asset value down

(VEN) - The State Bank of Vietnam’s latest data show that the total charter capital of credit institutions reached more than VND1 quadrillion as of January 31, 2024, an increase of 0.7 percent over the end of 2023. Specifically, state commercial banks reached VND217.882 trillion, equal to the capital they had at the end of 2023; joint-stock commercial banks had VND543.191 trillion, up 0.12 percent from the end of 2023; and joint-venture and foreign banks VND163.165 trillion, the same as that at the end of 2023.
Tax sector

Tax sector's budget revenue increases by nearly 11% in first quarter

The tax sector’s total state budget revenue in the first quarter of 2024 was estimated at 490.2 trillion VND (19.64 billion USD), equal to 33% of the estimate for the year, and 10.9% higher than the figure of the same period last year, the General Department of Taxation announced on April 9.
Over 163,000 new stock trader accounts created during March

Over 163,000 new stock trader accounts created during March

More than 163,000 new stock trader accounts were created during March this year, an increase of over 50,000 accounts compared to January, marking March the month with the most accounts created in the last six months, according to the Vietnam Securities Depository and Clearing Corporation (VSDC).
Vietnam attends ASEAN’s policy dialogue on finance, banking

Vietnam attends ASEAN’s policy dialogue on finance, banking

A Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) Pham Quang Dung attended a policy dialogue between central bank governors of ASEAN countries and financial institutions' Chief Executive Officers on April 4 in Luang Prabang, Laos.
Cô Tô calls for actions to prevent plastic pollution in tourism activities

Cô Tô calls for actions to prevent plastic pollution in tourism activities

Authorities have requested local accommodations and tourism businesses to increase the use of environment-friendly and recycled products
UNEP helps monitor plastic pollution in Vietnam

UNEP helps monitor plastic pollution in Vietnam

The Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment (ISPONRE) under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) are building steps to implement a project on enhancing the capacity of plastic pollution management in Vietnam.
Mekong Delta provinces brace for forest fire threats

Mekong Delta provinces brace for forest fire threats

Many localities in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta have raised forest fire warnings because of prolonged dry and hot weather.
Preserving forests is everyone

Preserving forests is everyone's business in Tuyên Quang

Tuyên Quang province has implemented robust mechanisms and policies to effectively harness the potential of its forests. These initiatives have garnered strong support from the local community, leading to improved forest management, protection and development.
Game design degrees expected to boost industry growth

Game design degrees expected to boost industry growth

With the emergence of university-level courses focusing solely on the gaming industry in recent years, Vietnam is looking forward to a growth boost in the industry for digital economy development in the near future.
Vietnam termed a bright spot in R&D field: RoK newspaper

Vietnam termed a bright spot in R&D field: RoK newspaper

Vietnam is seen a next generation workshop and a growing market to become an advanced research and development (R&D) centre, said an article published by Dong-a Ilbo newspaper of the Republic of Korea (RoK).
Over 20 million cyberattack warnings detected in Q1

Over 20 million cyberattack warnings detected in Q1

More than 20 million cyberattack alerts were uncovered in the first quarter of 2024, up 33% year-on-year, Spokesman of the Ministry of Public Security Lieutenant General To An Xo said at the Government’s regular press conference on April 3.
PM orders more efforts to ensure information security

PM orders more efforts to ensure information security

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has signed to issue an official dispatch requesting ministries, sectors and localities to exert efforts to ensure information security, given recent increases in cyberattacks, especially the presence of ransomware.
HCM City boosts partnership with foreign NGOs

HCM City boosts partnership with foreign NGOs

The Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organisations (HUFO) in coordination with the city's working group for foreign non-governmental organisations (NGOs) held an annual conference with foreign NGOs on April 12 to discuss cooperation orientations for the coming time.
Vietnam sends over 35,900 workers abroad in Q1

Vietnam sends over 35,900 workers abroad in Q1

Vietnam sent more than 35,900 labourers to work abroad under contracts in the first quarter of 2024, according to the Department of Overseas Labour under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA).
Bến Tre to develop concentrated farming areas, improve produce quality

Bến Tre to develop concentrated farming areas, improve produce quality

Bến Tre Province is restructuring agriculture towards establishing concentrated farming areas to produce high-quality products and improve farmers’ incomes.
PM orders sufficient water for residents during saline intrusion

PM orders sufficient water for residents during saline intrusion

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on April 8 signed an official dispatch asking competent officials to take proactive response to ensuring sufficient fresh water supply for local residents in the Mekong Delta region which has been hard hit by prolonged heat waves and saline intrusion.
Vietnam Airlines to launch direct flights from Hanoi, HCM City to Manila

Vietnam Airlines to launch direct flights from Hanoi, HCM City to Manila

Vietnam Airlines is scheduled to launch direct flights from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to Manila, the Philippines, from June 17.
Military Insurance targets top four spot in non-life insurance market for 2024

Military Insurance targets top four spot in non-life insurance market for 2024

Military Insurance Corporation (MIC) targets to secure a position among the top four non-life insurance markets in 2024, achieving a 33 per cent growth in insurance revenue, a 25 per cent growth in profit compared to 2023, and maintaining a minimum dividend ratio of 10 per cent.
Vietnam a shining example in national brand development

Vietnam a shining example in national brand development

(VEN) - Vietnam has been recognized as a shining example in national brand development, achieving a rapid growth rate in its brand value.
Viettel, VNPT win Vietnam

Viettel, VNPT win Vietnam's first 5G spectrum auctions

The military-run telecom service provider Viettel and the Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) have recently won Vietnam's first successful auctions for 5G spectrum licenses, Director General of the Authority of Radio Frequency Management Le Van Tuan told a monthly press conference on April 8.
Female artists tell stories in strokes

Female artists tell stories in strokes

The exhibition entitled HerStory: Women in Art features 12 paintings and four sculptures by Nguyễn Thị Hoà, Cristina González, Mai Minh Hằng, Nguyễn Thị Thanh Lưu, Nguyễn Thị Thu Hiền and Alix Aymé.
Vietnamese bread tops TasteAtlas world

Vietnamese bread tops TasteAtlas world's 100 tastiest sandwiches rankings

Bread was first made popular in Việt Nam by the French since 1859, but a source from the HCM City’s Tourism Department said it could have been present in the country earlier than that, through trade and commerce with Europeans.
Phu Tho launches “Returning to the UNESCO Heritage Site” tour

Phu Tho launches “Returning to the UNESCO Heritage Site” tour

(VEN) - On the occasion of the Hung King’s Death Anniversary and the Hung Temple Festival 2024, Phu Tho Province launched the tour “Returning to the UNESCO Heritage Site.”
Programmes and policies improve Khmer people’s livelihood

Programmes and policies improve Khmer people’s livelihood

The southern province of Sóc Trăng has the highest concentration of Khmer people in Việt Nam, accounting for 30 per cent of their total population. The implementation of the socialisation policy for housing in the locality has achieved positive results, addressing the issue of housing for impoverished Khmer households, while solving social welfare problems and reducing poverty.
A pilgrimage to find inner peace

A pilgrimage to find inner peace

Địa Tạng Phi Lai Pagoda has become a must-visit site for thousands in the past five years, especially during the Lunar New Year festive season. This spiritual tourism destination charms visitors with its majestic yet serene landscape, tranquillity and unique architectural features.
Experts work to have Con Moong Cave recognised by UNESCO

Experts work to have Con Moong Cave recognised by UNESCO

The cave has been excavated many times and determined to be the oldest site in the country containing traces of ancient humans from the Paleolithic to the Neolithic period, from about 60,000 years to 7,000 BC.
Quang Ngai Tourism Week 2024 to take place from April 22 to May 5

Quang Ngai Tourism Week 2024 to take place from April 22 to May 5

The Quang Ngai Tourism Week 2024 will take place from April 22 to May 5.
Hà Nội sees improved performance in hospitality market

Hà Nội sees improved performance in hospitality market

The average room rate increased by 2 per cent quarter on quarter and 11 per cent year on year. Movenpick Hà Nội (four-star) recently resumed its operation after renovation, which supported this increase.
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