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HCM City firms’ exports increase by 9.2 percent

HCM City firms’ exports increase by 9.2 percent

Export revenues by Ho Chi Minh City-based enterprises in the first six months of the year reached 19.6 billion USD, a 9.2 percent increase year-on-year, according to the municipal People’s Committee.

Experts have high hopes for inflation scenarios

Experts have high hopes for inflation scenarios

VOV.VN - The 2019 average inflation set to jump by 3.17 - 3.41 per cent would yield a number of positive effects on the country’s macro-economic stability, experts have said.

Fewer road crashes but more traffic jams in H1

Fewer road crashes but more traffic jams in H1

Vietnam saw a decline in road accidents in the first half of 2019 while the number of prolonged traffic congestion was on a rise, according to the latest report of the National Committee for Road Safety.

Banking expert clarifies reasons behind six-month credit growth

Banking expert clarifies reasons behind six-month credit growth

VOV.VN - The soaring credit growth recorded during the first half of 2019 can be attributed to efforts by local firms to complete periodical business reports and some banks’ application of Basel II standards, a senior banking expert has claimed.

Car sales surge 21 percent in first half of 2019

Car sales surge 21 percent in first half of 2019

Car sales reached 281,473 units during the January-June period, a year-on-year rise of 21 percent, the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (VAMA) reported on July 9.

Veggie, fruit exports rise 3.9 percent in H1

Veggie, fruit exports rise 3.9 percent in H1

Vietnam’s vegetable and fruit export value hit 2.06 billion USD in the first six months of 2019, up 3.9 percent year-on-year, said the Agro Processing and Market Development Authority under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Hanoi posts 7.21 percent GRDP growth in H1

Hanoi posts 7.21 percent GRDP growth in H1

Hanoi posted a 7.21 percent increase in Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) in the first half of the year, it was reported at the 9th session of the municipal People’s Council that opened on July 8.

Industrial, economic zones attract 8.7 billion USD in FDI in H1

Industrial, economic zones attract 8.7 billion USD in FDI in H1

Vietnam’s industrial and economic zones attracted 340 foreign-invested projects with a total newly-registered capital of 8.7 billion USD in the first six months of 2019, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s Economic Zone Management Department.

Việt Nam’s six-month industrial production up 9.13%

Việt Nam’s six-month industrial production up 9.13%

The country’s index of industrial production (IIP) recorded a year-on-year rise of 9.13 per cent in the first six months of this year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO)’s latest report.

Banks short of credit growth quota for 2019

Banks short of credit growth quota for 2019

Though there remains six months, some banks have almost used up the assigned quota for the whole year, and experts said it would be difficult for the banks to get an expansion approval from the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV).

Cargo via seaports up 13 percent in H1

Cargo via seaports up 13 percent in H1

Nearly 309 million tonnes of cargo were handled through Vietnam’s seaports in the first half of this year, up 13 percent year-on-year, according to the Vietnam Maritime Administration.

Vietnam's insurance industry keeps thriving in first half of 2019

Vietnam's insurance industry keeps thriving in first half of 2019

Vietnam’s insurance industry maintained positive growth in the first half of this year, with total revenue surging by 24.35 percent year-on-year to nearly 71.15 trillion VND (3 billion USD), the Ministry of Finance’s Insurance Supervisory Authority (ISA) has reported.

Six-month CPI growth lowest in three years: GSO

Six-month CPI growth lowest in three years: GSO

The consumer price index (CPI) in the first half of 2019 increased on average 2.64 percent against the same period last year, the lowest pace recorded over the past three years, General Statistics Office (GSO) General Director Nguyen Bich Lam announced on June 28.

Vietnam attracts less FDI in first half of the year

Vietnam attracts less FDI in first half of the year

Foreign investors registered to pour 1.73 billion USD into Vietnam in June, bringing the total amount of foreign direct investment (FDI) committed to the country in the first six months of the year to 18.47 billion USD, down 9.2 percent year on year.

Trade balance accrues upward trajectory

Trade balance accrues upward trajectory

VOV.VN - Vietnam’s trade balance has been back on an upward path after recording a surplus worth US$70 million between January and mid-June.