Hanoi is striving to attract over 500 million USD in foreign direct investment (FDI) in June 2019, raising the total FDI capital to nearly 5.3 billion USD in the first half of the year, according to insiders.
Consumption of bio-fuel E5 RON 92 nationwide increased 31.8% in the first half of this year to 1.78 million cubic metres, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
The life insurance sector pumped over VND215 trillion (US$9.34 billion) into the economy in the first half of this year, according to the Insurance Association of Vietnam (IAV).
Exports of plastic products were worth US$1.43 billion in the first half of the year, a year-on-year increase of 20%, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
The Vietnam Technological and Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Techcombank) posted a record pre-tax profit of VND5.19 trillion (US$223.5 million) in the first half of the year – approximately double that of the same period in 2017.
The total state budget revenue reached VND651.7 trillion (US$28.7 billion) in the first half of this year, equivalent to 49.4% of the estimate and up 14.3% year-on-year, Deputy Minister of Finance Huynh Quang Hai reported at a meeting in Hanoi on July 18.
Vietnam enjoyed a trade surplus of US$3.37 billion in the first two quarters of 2018, the highest level over the last five years.
The Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) not only reached the majority of its targets for the first half of 2018, but also went beyond expectations, statistics showed.
As many as 64,531 new enterprises have been set up in the first half of 2018 with a total registered capital of VND649 trillion (US$28.6 billion), up 5.3% and 8.9% from the same period last year, respectively.
Japan overcame 86 countries and territories to become the largest foreign investor in Vietnam in the first six months of this year, with US$6.47 billion, or 31.8% of the total registered capital.
Northeastern Quang Ninh province’s economic growth is estimated at 10.16% in the first half of 2018, according to the provincial Department of Planning and Investment.
Hanoi drew in more than US$5.9 billion in FDI in the first half of 2018, making it the country’s largest six-month FDI attractor for the first time in three decades, said Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung on June 17.
The use of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) in Vietnam in the first half of 2018 grew 6.54%, lifting the usage rate of IPv6 in the country to 14.43%.
PVI Holdings continued to maintain its top position in the field of non-life insurance with revenue hitting VND4.17 trillion (US$187.65 million) in the first half of 2016.
Hanoi reeled in more than US$5.2 billion through exports in the first six months of 2016, up 0.1% year-on-year, according to the municipal Department of Industry and Trade.
Trust indexes in electricity supply continued to improve in the first half of this year, according to the Electricity of Vietnam.
A number of travel firms that exclusively serve Chinese tourists in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa have been found violating many regulations in the first half of this year.
The number of babies born in the first half of this year increased 9.9% compared to the same period last year.
The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho made big strides in economic development over the first half of this year, according to the municipal Department of Planning and Investment.
Total official development assistance (ODA) and concessional loans committed for Vietnam was over US$2.56 billion in the first half of 2016, surging by 61% year on year.