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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Myanmar National Tele & Communications Co Ltd (MNTC) has officially received a licence to begin offering nationwide telecommunications services under the Mytel brand name.
This year marks Vietnam’s 10th year after accession into the World Trade Organization.
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.
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.
The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MoPI) pledged to provide the best possible conditions for Japanese enterprises to operate in Vietnam and cooperate with Vietnamese localities.
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.
Vietnam’s GDP is expected to grow at 6.6% in 2017 following a drought-induced slowdown in 2016, according to Standard Chartered Bank’s Global Research Briefing.
Life insurer Dai-ichi Vietnam on January 16 held the ceremony to sign the contract to cooperate with Bac A Bank to provide bancassurance.
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.
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.
A set of criteria defining Vietnam’s iconic ‘nuoc mam,’ or fish sauce, has been issued by the country’s seafood and fish sauce association.
Amway has been found not following a number of required procedures in order to carry out multi-level marketing (MLM) activities in Vietnam.
Its founder believes that foreign ride-hailing services help many locals, but also threaten so many others.
Competition is brewing among local and international coffee players.
An ANZ economist believes the country’s economic journey so far can provide good lessons for Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.