The National Committee on Traffic Safety has announced that Vietnam saw a 19% year-on-year decline in the number of traffic accidents in the first half of this year - the biggest fall in many years.
The Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE) has reported its pre-tax profits dropped by almost half year-on-year to 200 billion VND (8.63 million USD).
VOV.VN - The real estate market of Danang city enjoyed thriving developments in three key segments during the first half of 2019, as reported by real estate service provider Savills Vietnam.
VOV.VN - Complicated procedures have been hindering the progress of real estate projects in major cities, insiders have claimed.
VOV.VN - Equity purchases overwhelmed the influx of foreign direct investment into Ho Chi Minh City during the first half of 2019 whilst the southern metropolis saw a moderate number of new FDI firms established during the reviewed period.
Though many banks have posted positive profits in the first half of 2019, their bad debts have continually increased in the wake of high credit growth in risky business segments.
In the first six months of 2019, Vietjet’s revenue from air transport continued growing by 22 percent and its air transport profit increased by 16 percent year on year.
Ho Chi Minh City’s realty sector experienced a hazy first half of the year, with dwindling supply of both high-end and pocket-sized apartments, according to insiders.
VOV.VN - The total export value of wood and wooden products posted over US$4.8 billion during the first half of 2019, putting them on the 6th place among the export staples that brought home billions of dollars.
VOV.VN - Shrimp exports are expected to gain a boost during the remainder of 2019 thanks to positive impacts from the free trade agreements Vietnam has signed, particularly the freshly signed EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement.
More than 75,000 trading accounts were opened on the derivatives market as of the end of June, officials announced on July 25.
Disbursement of official development assistance (ODA) in the first half of the year was estimated at more than 4.17 trillion VND (179.7 million USD), accounting for only 6.9 percent of the National Assembly’s plan and 12.7 percent of that assigned by the Prime Minister, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI).
Many leading Vietnamese securities firms reported lower profits in the first half of 2019, according to the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE).
Vietnam spent almost 11.4 billion USD to import materials for garment and textile production in the first half of the year, up 5.6 percent from the same period last year, according to the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS).
Vietnam raked in 221.47 million USD from exporting over 28,000 tonnes of cashew nut to China in the first half of this year, up 24.8 percent in value and 53.2 percent in volume year-on-year, according to the General Department of Customs.
The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has reported a foreign currency reserve amount of 68 billion USD in the first half of 2019, the highest level so far.
Vietnam imported a total of 75,437 assembled cars in the first six months of 2019, six times more than in the same period last year, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
Vietnam exported 3.44 million tonnes of steel and iron worth 2.24 billion USD in the first half of this year, up 21 percent in volume and 4 percent in value from the same period last year.
Over 11.4 trillion VND (491.3 million USD) was poured into 11 projects of agricultural product processing in the first half of 2019, according the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical JSC (BSR) has reported that it earned 906 billion VND (39.3 million USD) in profit in the first half of this year.