Vietnam manufacturing starts 2017 firing on all cylinders

Vietnam manufacturing starts 2017 firing on all cylinders

VOV.VN - The manufacturing sector starts the new year amid a surge in new orders with the Industrial Production Index having increased 8.30% in December, 2016 over the same month in 2015, reports the General Statistics Office.

New e-gaming rules alter the betting scene

New e-gaming rules alter the betting scene

Electronic gaming services in Vietnam, which are accessible to foreigners only, will have to meet more stringent business requirements under a new decree coming into force on February 15.

Cashew sector predicted to keep stable growth

Cashew sector predicted to keep stable growth

Vietnam’s cashew nuts exports in 2016 posted rapid growth, reaching 348,000 tonnes, generating a year-on-year increase of 19.1% in export turnover, heard a conference in Ho Chi Minh City on January 16.

Foreign investment flows into solar energy

Foreign investment flows into solar energy

Vietnam has become an attractive destination for Chinese and Taiwanese solar panel makers who want to make use of tax advantages to export to the US and Europe, according to Dau Tu (Investment) newspaper.

Japan signs ODA loan agreements with Vietnam

Japan signs ODA loan agreements with Vietnam

VOV.VN - On January 16, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed agreements with the Vietnam government to provide ODA loans of up to a total of US$234 million (21 billion yen) of assistance for two projects.

Firms hopeful about 2017

Firms hopeful about 2017

Vietnamese firms are mostly optimistic about their business results for 2017, driven by the improved macro-economy coupled with Government efforts to improve the business climate and remove obstacles.

Tra fish exports hit US$1.66 billion

Tra fish exports hit US$1.66 billion

VOV.VN - Tra fish (Vietnamese catfish) exports in 2016 increased by 7% to US$1.66 billion, accounting for 24% of total seafood export value.

Vung Ang II thermal power plant BOT project agreement clinched

Vung Ang II thermal power plant BOT project agreement clinched

The Vung Ang II thermal power build-operate-transfer (BOT) project agreement was inked between the General Directorate of Energy (GDE) of the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Vung Ang II thermal power joint stock company on January 16 in Hanoi.

SBV aims to hold inflation under 4% in 2017

SBV aims to hold inflation under 4% in 2017

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) will control inflation under 4% and stabilise the macro economy to reach a GDP growth of 6.7%, as well as ensure a safe operation for the banking system, a high ranking official of the central bank said.

Agreements with India, Japan get approval

Agreements with India, Japan get approval

The Government has approved a protocol on adjustments to the Agreement on Double Taxation Avoidance with India, which was signed in Hanoi on September 3, 2016.