Vietnam to prioritise industrial aquaculture

Vietnam will develop its aquaculture in an industrial, modern and sustainable way to conform to international standards, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat has said.

Construction begins on Vietnam's largest offshore oilrig

PetroVietnam Marine Shipyard JSC (PV Shipyard) on December 10 start construction work on the Tam Dao 05 offshore oilrig in Ba Ria Vung Tau.

Economic, political benefits of joining TPP

The participation of Vietnam in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement will improve Vietnam's position on economy and policy in the region and world, Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang has said.

National economy to face challenges in 2014

Despite Vietnam experiencing a period of positive economic growth towards the end of 2013, the National Financial Supervision Commission (NFSC) predicts local businesses will continue to face tough challenges in the coming year due to their tight budgets.

Export rice prices increases sharply in November

The price of Vietnam 's 5 percent broken rice saw an increase of 25 USD per tonne in November to fluctuate between 390 and 415 U SD, according to the Vietnam Food Association (VFA).

Economic difficulties still looming

2013 is a "sad" economic year and 2014 will be another difficult year for businesses, economists say.

Vietnam attends WTO's 9th ministerial conference

Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Cam Tu has joined 1,000 other officials from 159 member countries of the World Trade Organisation at its ninth ministerial conference, which opened today in Bali, Indonesia.

PM asks for accelerating production, manufacturing

The socio-economic performance over the past 11 months has recorded significant successes, including stabilizing the macro-economy, keeping inflation at a lower rate than in 2012 and maintaining a growth rate at 5.4%, stressed PM Nguyen Tan Dung.

90% of Vietnamese tea exported in raw form

Le Viet Nga has revealed Vietnam's export tea price is significantly lower than the average global price, attributing it to more than 90% of tea volumes being exported in the form of raw materials.

IFAD assists VN in rural development

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will provide US$33 million in preferential loans under the sustainable rural development project for the poor in the provinces of Ha Tinh and Quang Binh.

Hanoi seminar discusses new growth strategy

Nearly 100 domestic and foreign experts shared experience in drawing up and implementing a new growth strategy in Vietnam.

Made-in-VN products gain much confidence

Up to 71% of customers believe in made-in-Viet Nam products, according to FTA Research & Consultant.

Agriculture sector exports exceed US$25 billion in January-November period

Export revenue from the agriculture, forestry and fishing industries was estimated at US$25.25 billion in the first eleven months of 2013.

Vietnam joins Asia-Pacific food expo

Vietnamese businesses are showcasing a wide range of farm products, food and drinks at the 2013 Asia-Pacific Food Expo (APFE) in Singapore from November 21-25.

November CPI kept at low level

Vietnam's consumer price index (CPI) rose 0.34% in November against the previous month and 5.78% from a year ago, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).

Trade surplus with EU hits US$10.8 billion

Vietnam achieved a trade surplus of US$10.8 billion with the European Union in the first nine months, accounting for 60.6% of its exports to the EU.

Bilateral trade exchange between Vietnam and Israel rises

In recent years, Vietnam - Israel economic and commercial relations achieved remarkable development. Bilateral trade rose sharply and gained impressive figures.

Vietnam strives to boost green growth

The involvement of authorities at all levels, enterprises, social organisations and people in developing green cities in Vietnam through promoting green growth is urgently needed.

Vietnam-China trade expo opens

The 13th Vietnam-China International Trade Fair got underway yesterday in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai with the participation of nearly 500 domestic and foreign businesses.

EU enterprises intend to expand investment in Vietnam

European businesses and entrepreneurs want to increase their investment in Vietnam, particularly in the tourism, agri-business and manufactured goods sectors, according to a senior European Commission (EC) official.