Online Friday 2020 launched

Online Friday 2020 launched

VOV.VN - The Department of E-commerce and Digital Economy under the Ministry of Industry and Trade announced on January 17 that the Online Friday 2020 program was deployed on January 3 through the website www.onlinefriday.vn and via Online Friday apps on both iOS and Android.

Vietnam’s retail pie sweet but hard to get: JLL

Vietnam’s retail pie sweet but hard to get: JLL

As one of the most dynamic economies in the region, Vietnam’s young retail market has great potential as it is increasingly more competitive and attractive to foreign investors, said Trang Le, head of Research and Consulting Services at JLL Vietnam.

VND to average slightly weaker in 2020 ​

VND to average slightly weaker in 2020  ​

VOV.VN - The Vietnamese dong (VND) would average just slightly weaker by around 1 percent to VND23,475/USD in 2020 due mainly to an predicted decrease in foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows and higher imports.

RCEP expected to be signed in Vietnam this year

RCEP expected to be signed in Vietnam this year

VOV.VN - Countries involved in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) have begun a legal review aimed at signing the trade pact this year in Vietnam, said Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh at a press conference held in Nha Trang city on January 17 to unveil the outcomes of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting.

Vietnam increases coal, ore and mineral imports

Vietnam increases coal, ore and mineral imports

Vietnam had a trade deficit of more than 1 billion USD with Australia last year, one year after the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) came into effect.

Vietnam to develop seaport planning

Vietnam to develop seaport planning

Vietnam will develop a seaport master plan for 2021-30, with an aim to enhance infrastructure connectivity, reduce logistics costs and promote marine economic development.

Flurry of activity upcoming in M&A

Flurry of activity upcoming in M&A

Driven by strong economic growth prospects and potential for state-owned enterprise equitisation, more Singaporean investment is expected to flow via mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the months to come in Vietnam, focusing on finance, property, and fintech.

PM urges better coordination in managing State capital

PM urges better coordination in managing State capital

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc urged better coordination between the Commission for the Management of State Capital at Enterprises (CMSC) and ministries, sectors and corporations at a review conference of the CMSC on January 16.

Da Nang airport serves 15.5 million passengers in 2019

Da Nang airport serves 15.5 million passengers in 2019

Da Nang International Airport served a total of 99,000 domestic and international flight arrivals, carrying 15.5 million passengers and about 40,000 tonnes of goods and parcels in total last year, according to Danang Today.

Vietnam, Japan promote investment to develop food chains

Vietnam, Japan promote investment to develop food chains

Vietnam and Japan have achieved many positive outcomes in agriculture cooperation, and the two sides will continue working together to build sustainable food value chains in the near future, according to the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).