The export of many agricultural products, especially industrial crops such as pepper, rubber, tea, and cashew nuts, fell remarkably from January to July due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The "Vitality of Vietnam" programme run by the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) aims to promote Vietnam's image, encourage investment, develop human resources for business, and support community development.
VOV.VN - Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung, head of the ASEAN Coordinating Council Working Group on Public Health Emergencies, attended a high-level dialogue on July 30 discussing ASEAN’s economic recovery post COVID-19.
The 2020 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting (MRT) took place virtually on July 25, highlighting COVID-19-related issues.
VOV.VN -Media outlet New Straits Times of Malaysia recently published an article praising Vietnam in its role as ASEAN Chair for 2020 for its ability to manage and formulate a comprehensive regional economic recovery plan.
External activities should be held online more frequently in the context of COVID-19, said Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh at a meeting of the inter-sectoral steering committee for international integration in politics-defense-security in Hanoi on July 8.
The consumer price index (CPI) is projected to increase by between 3.5% and 4% this year, according to experts at a seminar held in Hanoi on July 2, which focused on national market and price movements in H1 and forecasts for the whole year.
Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh and Japanese Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy Nishimura Yasutoshi has had a phone discussion on ways to facilitate two-way trade as well as the significance of border trade and the CPTPP to post-epidemic economic recovery in the region and the world.
VOV.VN - The World Bank Group and the Australian Government have agreed to extend their strategic partnership in Vietnam, committing a further AUD5 million to support Vietnam’s economic recovery and protect the most vulnerable from the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A conference promoting investment and development cooperation in Hanoi is scheduled to take place on June 27, with the aim of popularising the capital city as a safe and attractive destination for investors.
VOV.VN - The Japanese government is to bring up to 250 business executives to Vietnam on a charter flight after it relaxes its COVID-19 restrictions on travel to the country, scheduled for late June, Nikkei Asian Review has reported.
VOV.VN - Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh has pointed out the three "bottlenecks" that exist in the road to economic recovery following the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, largely in labour supply sources, input supply, and the general market.
World Bank (WB) Country Director for Vietnam Ousmane Dione said the bank will continue supporting the Southeast Asian country on its development path at a meeting with Politburo member Nguyen Van Binh, head of the Party Central Committee's Economic Commission in Hanoi on June 10.
Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh and Minister of Finance and Economy of Brunei Dato Amin Abdullah on June 10 affirmed that the countries will continue close cooperation and exert efforts to open trade routes via international commercial flights and sea routes right after the pandemic is placed under control.
Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Industry and Trade will for the first time in several years allow businesses to offer promotions of up to 100% in June and July to boost demand that has taken a hit from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Political Bureau on June 5 issued a conclusion on ways to address impact of the COVID-19 for national economic recovery and development.
VOV.VN - ASEAN Economic Ministers adopted the Hanoi Plan of Action during a special meeting on June 4 in an effort to boost the bloc’s economic co-operation and connect its supply chains amid the complex nature of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic both regionally and globally.
The Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) held a workshop in Hanoi on June 1 to look into bottlenecks in Vietnam’s development post-COVID-19.
The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) said on May 27 it is actively promoting the dissemination of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) among the country’s business community, helping them grasp opportunities and access incentives when the deal is implemented.
With success in containing the spread of COVID-19, Vietnam now holds advantages in economic recovery, according to former Deputy Prime Minister Vu Khoan.