HCM City seeks to expand orchid market

HCM City seeks to expand orchid market

HCM City is working with several provinces to set up orchid supply chains and mitigate shortages there, especially during holidays when supply dwindles and prices shoot up.

Vietnam’s beekeeping aims to generate a buzz

Vietnam’s beekeeping aims to generate a buzz

The rate of ‘foreign’ honeybee species kept in Vietnam should be raised from 75% at present to 80% in 2020 in order to increase the quality and productivity of honey, heard a conference in Hanoi on August 17.

Quang Nam meeting with Japanese enterprises held

Quang Nam meeting with Japanese enterprises held

Vietnamese and Japanese enterprises discussed how to intensify Japan’s investment in Vietnam in general, and the central province of Quang Nam in particular at a meeting in Hoi An ancient town on August 17.

HCM City food, foodstuff sales rise by 13.7%

HCM City food, foodstuff sales rise by 13.7%

Retail sales of food and foodstuffs in Ho Chi Minh City were worth VND66.744 trillion (US$2.9 billion) in the first seven months of this year, or 17.46% of total retail sales.

Agro businesses seek to overcome barriers to Europe

Agro businesses seek to overcome barriers to Europe

Vietnamese agro-firms should increase high added value for their products by improving business production procedures in line with international practices, especially in packaging and designing, heard a workshop held in Ho Chi Minh City on August 17.

Vietnam, southern African countries share experience in developing MSMEs

Vietnam, southern African countries share experience in developing MSMEs

Vietnam has plenty of experience in developing micro, small- and medium-sized enterprise (MSMEs) which Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries could learn from, said South African Ambassador to Vietnam Mpetjane Kgaogelo Lekgoro at a workshop in Hanoi on August 17.

Online sellers keep tax officers busy

Online sellers keep tax officers busy

As there are no records about online sales, officials find it difficult to identify taxpayers and calculate the tax amounts they owe.

Imports of animal feed continue upward trend

Imports of animal feed continue upward trend

VOV.VN - Imports of animal feed and raw materials for animal feed production hit US$232 million in July, down 37.58% compared to the previous month but up 7.11% against the same period last year, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs.

Ecommerce platform Sendo gets US$51m from new investors

Ecommerce platform Sendo gets US$51m from new investors

Ho Chi Minh City-based ecommerce portal Sendo.vn has raised US$51 million in a round of Series B funding from eight foreign investors, Sen Do Technology JSC (Sendo) said in a statement issued today, August 16, by PRNewswire.

Sendo raises US$51 million in Series B funding

Sendo raises US$51 million in Series B funding

Sen Do Technology JSC, the operator of Vietnamese customer-to-customer marketplace Sendo, has announced that it has secured an investment of $51 million in Series B funding led by the SBI Group from Japan, with SoftBank Ventures Korea, Daiwa PI Partners, and SKS Ventures as new investors.

PPP agri-groups called to build effective cooperation mechanism

PPP agri-groups called to build effective cooperation mechanism

Working groups under the public-private partnership (PPP) format for agriculture products should build an effective cooperation mechanism in order to develop the market, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh said at an annual meeting of the group in Hanoi on August 16.

HCM City attracts RoK investment to smart urban development

HCM City attracts RoK investment to smart urban development

Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan on August 16 urged the Republic of Korea (RoK) SM Group to invest in the city’s latest innovative urban area, particularly in the spheres of transport, telecommunications, and housing for scientists.