Vietnam, Kazakhstan eye all-around cooperation

Vietnam and Kazakhstan have committed to enhancing cooperation in various areas ranging from politics to economics, trade, industry, customs, judiciary, investment, culture, sports, tourism and aviation.

Vietnam, Japan expand construction cooperation

An ongoing workshop in Hanoi is offering a chance for engineers, experts and enterprises from Vietnam and Japan to share experience in underground structures, transportation and geotechnics.

US becomes leading importer of Vietnamese shrimp

The US has surpassed Japan to become the largest market for Vietnamese shrimp, the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) announced on November 7.

Paris seminar highlights investment in Vietnam

A conference themed "Vietnam - a new strategic partner of France in Asia" was held in Paris on November 5 to introduce the investment environment in Vietnam.

Rice export touches nearly US$ 2.5 bln.

Viet Nam shipped over 5.7 million tons of rice and earned nearly US$ 2.5 billion in export revenue in the first ten months of this year, according to the Viet Nam Food Association (VFA).

Seafood export turnover hits USD5.5 billion in ten months

Seafood export turnover during the Jan-Oct period reached USD5.5 billion, a year-on-year rise of 7.3 percent, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Processors (VASEP).

Shrimp exports up in 2013

Vietnam expects to bring in US$2.5-2.6 billion from shrimp exports in 2013, 15% more than last year's total, owing to the stability of an average monthly turnover of US$250 million.

German bank funds power, healthcare projects in Vietnam

The Ministry of Finance and the German Reconstruction Bank signed agreements totalling EUR140 million for two projects to develop power supply and enhance capacity for the provincial hospital system on October 31.

Export structure shifts vigorously

Viet Nam has witnessed a relative export expansion in both scale and speed and seen a positive shift in export structure.

IMF: Gov't succeeds in regaining macroeconomic stability

IMF Resident Representative for Viet Nam Sanjay Kalra applauded on the Government's success in stabilizing the macroeconomy, curbing with the inflation rate and accelerating the export turnover.

WB: VN ranks 99th in doing business

Viet Nam is ranked 99th out of 189 economies in the latest World Bank's report "Doing Business 2014.".

Industrial production index up 5.4% in ten-month period

The index of industrial production (IIP) saw a 5.4% year-on-year increase in the January-October period, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment.

VN attracts US$19.2 billion in FDI

Viet Nam has attracted US$19.2 billion in direct foreign investment (FDI) so far this year, up 65.5% from a year earlier, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).

EUR10 million pledged for second phase of Vietnam-Finland innovation initiative

The second phase of the Vietnam-Finland Innovation Partnership Programme (IPP) has received a total investment pledge of 10 million euros for efforts aimed at fostering innovation activities in Vietnam from 2014-2018.

Local businesses get updated on EU's policies toward FTAs

The EU's policies towards Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) were the highlights of an October 21 conference in Ho Chi Minh City.

Vietnam's economy regaining growth momentum

Vietnam's gross domestic product (GDP) expanded 5.5 percent in the third quarter of 2013. Compared with the second quarter, the growth is 0.5 percent higher. This is a good sign for the economy, especially towards the end of the year.

PM: Vietnam values and effectively manages ODA

The Vietnam Government will always value and effectively manage ODA from the international community and will not betray their trust, said Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

Inaugural Vietnam - Russia economic forum opens in Hanoi

The first Vietnam-Russia economic forum commenced on October 16 in Hanoi, bringing government officials and enterprises from both countries together to discuss measures to boost bilateral trade ties.

Vietnam, Italy explore investment opportunities

Business players from Vietnam and Italy were brought together at a forum in Ho Chi Minh City on October 15 to explore co-operation opportunities in trade and the manufacturing industry.

Vietnam, Belgium enhance bilateral ties

Vietnam and Belgium have agreed to work towards closer co-operation and comprehensive bilateral relations at the second session of the Vietnam-Belgium Joint Committee on Economic Co-operation in Hanoi from October 14-15.