HCM City’s August CPI up 0.06%

HCM City’s August CPI up 0.06%

HCM City’s consumer price index (CPI) rose 0.06% in August against July, according to the municipal Statistics Office.

Vietnam's beer market slowly recovers

Vietnam's beer market slowly recovers

Domestic beer consumption in the second half of the year is expected to improve over the first six months, while next year the beer industry can grow by 20% compared to the low base this year.

Industrial production index falls to eight-year record low

Industrial production index falls to eight-year record low

VOV.VN - The industrial production index has risen only 2.2% during the first eight months of the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, recording the lowest growth over the past eight years, according to figures recently released by the General Statistics Office (GSO).

Vietnam urged to join global value chain through EVFTA

Vietnam urged to join global value chain through EVFTA

VOV.VN - The Government should provide additional assistance in reducing costs and simplifying administrative procedures to help local firms get more involved in the global value chain and therefore make the most of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), insiders believe.

Public investment hits five-year high

Public investment hits five-year high

Public investment in August and the first eight months of this year increased 45.4% and 30.4% year-on-year, respectively, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).

EU, US consumers keen on Vietnamese tuna, shrimp

EU, US consumers keen on Vietnamese tuna, shrimp

VOV.VN - There remains a growing demand for canned and processed seafood products in both the United States and EU markets, despite the global COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).

Center for Economic Situation Administration

Center for Economic Situation Administration

Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has signed an order on the establishment of the "Center for Economic Situation Administration,” which will handle economic and social rehabilitation following the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Investors urged to focus on business upgrades ahead of 2021 recovery

Investors urged to focus on business upgrades ahead of 2021 recovery

Secretary-General of the Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) Duangjai Asawachintachit has urged investors to focus on enhancing productivity and efficiency through automation and human resource training by taking advantage of the key promotion measures offered to them, in order to prepare for the economic recovery expected in 2021.

ASEAN prioritises RCEP signing by year’s end

ASEAN prioritises RCEP signing by year’s end

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has agreed to prioritise its signining of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) with six free trade partners by the end of this year.

Commerce Ministry relaxes face mask retailing regulation

Commerce Ministry relaxes face mask retailing regulation

Since the lifting of the regulation requiring mask manufacturers to supply their product to only the government, private surgical mask makers are now allowed to retail their products to general consumers, however at a price no higher than US$0.08 each.

Japan- largest import market for Vietnamese transport vehicles

Japan- largest import market for Vietnamese transport vehicles

VOV.VN - The first seven month of the year saw Vietnam's export of transport vehicles and spare parts to Japan reach US$1.2 billion, accounting for 28% of the nation's overall export turnover of this commodity group, according to the General Department of Customs.