Cashless economy target too high: experts

Cashless economy target too high: experts

The Prime Minister recently ratified a project to stimulate non-cash transactions in 2016-20 with a view to reducing the cash transactions rate to under 10%.

Panasonic Vietnam doubles production capacity

Panasonic Vietnam doubles production capacity

Panasonic Eco Solutions Vietnam Co Ltd (PESVN) announced a decision on February 27 to construct a new wiring device and circuit breaker factory in Binh Duong with an aim to double the company’s production capacity in Vietnam.

Pharmaceutical M&A on the horizon

Pharmaceutical M&A on the horizon

Vietnamese pharmaceutical market harbours immense potential, but domestic enterprises are exploiting only half of this at best.

European F&B businesses seek opportunities in Vietnam

European F&B businesses seek opportunities in Vietnam

VOV.VN - The European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development led a high-level trade mission comprising 29 business representatives to Vietnam on February 28 to explore market opportunities.

Consumer price index rises slightly in February

Consumer price index rises slightly in February

The country’s consumer price index (CPI) in February inched up 0.23 percent from last month and 5.02 percent year-on-year, the General Statistics Office (GSO) announced on February 28.

February price index in HCM City up 0.5%

February price index in HCM City up 0.5%

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) in Ho Chi Minh City increased by 0.5% on a monthly basis in February, the municipal Statistics Office said on February 28.

Vietnam Manufacturing Expo slated for April this year

Vietnam Manufacturing Expo slated for April this year

Measurement and automated assembling technology will be the focus at the “Vietnam Manufacturing Expo 2017” which will take place from April 26 – 28 at the International Centre For Exhibition (I.C.E) in Hanoi.

VietJet officially lists 300 million shares on HOSE

VietJet officially lists 300 million shares on HOSE

The VietJet Aviation Joint Stock Company listed more than 300 million shares on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HOSE) on February 28, becoming the first airline to debut on the southern bourse.

Mekong organic farming initiative receives US grant

Mekong organic farming initiative receives US grant

An initiative by the Mekong Youth Farm Network (Y-Farm) that focuses on youth engagement in organic farming and educating the younger generation in sustainable agriculture has won a grant from the US Department of State.

Agro-forestry-fishery export value increases

Agro-forestry-fishery export value increases

The export value of agricultural, forestry and fishery products is estimated to see a year-on-year increase of 1.4% to US$4.3 billion in the first two months of 2017.

Telephone exports to RoK soar

Telephone exports to RoK soar

The Republic of Korea (RoK) surpassed the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to become the biggest importer of telephones and components from Vietnam in January, with revenue of nearly US$230 million, a year-on-year surge of 107.7%.

City officials seek tax on sales via Facebook

City officials seek tax on sales via Facebook

HCM City officials are seeking ways to collect taxes from small- and home-based business owners who are selling merchandise on social media, such as Facebook, in a bid to reduce tax losses in the municipal budget.

HCM City and Hanoi lead e-business index

HCM City and Hanoi lead e-business index

HCM City and Hanoi continue to lead Vietnamese localities in e-commerce, The Vietnam E-commerce Association (Vecom) announced at the 2017 Vietnam Online Business Forum in Hanoi last week.

Vietnam attends India-CLMV business forum

Vietnam attends India-CLMV business forum

Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Cao Quoc Hung has suggested India back four ASEAN members, namely Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV).