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Best practices on developing smart cities in APEC shared

Best practices on developing smart cities in APEC shared

Nearly 100 delegates from 21 member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) discussed best practices sharing of standards and conformity assessment implementation on smart cities in the APEC region at a workshop in Ho Chi Minh City on August 18.

Trade deficit with Thailand does not harm the economy

Trade deficit with Thailand does not harm the economy

VOV.VN - At a recent forum in Hanoi, the country’s top economic experts gathered to exchange views on the goal of trade policy to reduce or eliminate the trade deficit with Thailand, reported the Vietnam Investment Review.

Growing a digital economy in Vietnam

Growing a digital economy in Vietnam

VOV.VN - Vietnam should use emerging information technology including cloud computing, e-commerce and the internet of things to shore up the digital economy, said experts at the second Vietnam Private Sector Forum.

Thai agricultural exports have increased

Thai agricultural exports have increased

The trade value of Thai agricultural products during the past five months of this year amounted to 720 billion baht, an increase of 2% over the same period of last year.

Vietnam looks to get more creative

Vietnam looks to get more creative

Reports on the role of creative centres in developing a thriving local creative economy will be launched in Hanoi on August 1.

Government targets 6.4-6.8% growth in 2018

Government targets 6.4-6.8% growth in 2018

The Ministry of Planning and Investment is targeting an economic growth rate of 6.4% to 6.8% for Vietnam in 2018, according to a document sent to ministries and local authorities with guidelines to develop the socio-economic plan for 2018.

Prague exhibition introduces Vietnam’s sea, islands’ beauty

Prague exhibition introduces Vietnam’s sea, islands’ beauty

An exhibition on “Vietnam: The Nation and People – View from Sea and Island” opened in Prague, the Czech Republic on July 12, aiming to introduce the beauty of Vietnam’s culture, local fishermen and the country’s maritime economy.

Concerted action needed for M&A breakthrough

Concerted action needed for M&A breakthrough

It is forecasted that the value of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals in 2017 will not exceed those of 2015 and 2016, thus, the market needs a boost from enterprises and the government to leverage the opportunities from foreign capital to make a breakthrough.

Macro economy remains stable in six months

Macro economy remains stable in six months

Vietnam’s macro economy remained stable in the first six months of 2017 while inflation was curbed so as to reach the national steering committee on price management’s yearly target of 4%.

Vietnam economy rebounds strongly with GDP at 6.2%

Vietnam economy rebounds strongly with GDP at 6.2%

VOV.VN - The Vietnam gross domestic product jumped to 6.2% for the three months leading up to July on the back of a resurgence in exports of Samsung Electronics, reports the Nikkei Asian Review.

Vietnam’s economy grows 5.73 pct in first half

Vietnam’s economy grows 5.73 pct in first half

Vietnam’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew by an estimated 5.73% in the first half of this year, Director of the General Statistics Office (GSO) told a press conference in Hanoi on June 29.

Excess preconditions drag economy

Excess preconditions drag economy

A report on 2017 Business Conditions launched recently by the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) shows that 234 business sectors require new legal prerequisites. There currently are around 300 legal documents laying out business sector prerequisites.