Vietnam, EU to sign EVFTA on June 30 in Hanoi

European Union - Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the EU - Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA), and assigned the EU to sign the deals with Vietnam on June 30 in Hanoi.

VN needs US$18-20 billion for infrastructure development annually

Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue called on bussineses from the Republic of Korea (RoK) to join infrastructure projects in Viet Nam as the Southeast Asian country needs around US$18-20 billion each year for infrastructure development.

Agro-forestry and fishery exports up 2.1% in first six months

The total export value of the agricultural, forestry and fishery sector in the first six months of this year was estimated at US$19.75 billion, a year-on-year increase of 2.1%.

Ninh Binh heeds automobile industry development

Defining the support industry and the automobile assembly and manufacturing as spearhead sectors of the local economy, the northern province of Ninh Binh has in the past few years adopted incentives and policies to develop these fields.

Aquatic product exports hit US$3.2 billion in five months

The aquatic export turnover was estimated at VND3.2 billion in the first five months of 2019, a year-on-year decline of 1.7 percent, according the Agro Processing and Market Development Authority under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Exports of vegetables, fruits up 10%

The exports of vegetables and fruits over the first five months of 2019 witnessed an increase of 10.3% against the same period last year, reaching US$1.83 billion, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Vietnam's new businesses hit 5-year high

The number of newly established enterprises reached nearly 54,000 in the first five months of 2019, which is the highest figure in the last five years, according to the Statistics Office.

African swine fever continue ravaging Ninh Binh

After the first pigs detected with African swine fever (ASF) at a household in the Ninh Khang commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh on March. Now, ASF is spreading 7 out of 8 districts in the province.

January-May foreign investment pledges hit four-year record

Foreign direct investment (FDI) pledges to Vietnam in the first five months of 2019 reached US$16.74 billion, the highest figure in the last four years, according to the Foreign Investment Agency (FIA).

Auto sales down despite of strong discounts

Despite huge reductions in the price of motor vehicles, car dealerships said sales have been unexpectedly slow in recent weeks.

Gov't tightens scrap import

The Government has recently issued Decree 40 to guide the Law on environmental protection especially to amend and supplement regulations on scrap imports for production materials.

Japan among top 10 importers of Vietnam's tra fish for first time

Vietnamese tra fish, a major foreign currency earner, has gradually won the trust of Japanese consumers as seen in the market's emergence as one of the 10 biggest tra fish importers of Vietnam.

Ninh Binh moves up to 29th in 2018 PCI ranking

The northern province of Ninh Binh was ranked 29th in the 2018 Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI), scoring 63.55 points, as announced by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI).

Vietnam to become manufacturer of established global brands

Vietnam's garment and textile sector is set to expand its market share globally, taking advantage of free trade agreements (FTAs) to become "a manufacturer of the world's established brands", a trade and investment official has said.

Ninh Binh sees high growth in industrial production in Q1

The northern province of Ninh Binh recored an industrial production index growth of 21.4 percent in the first quarter of 2019, according a report released by the Department of Industry and Trade.

Vietnam maintains trade surplus in first four months of 2019

Vietnam maintained a trade surplus of US$711 million in the first four months of this year, much lower than US$3.7 billion recorded in the same period in 2018.

Agriculture, forestry and fishery exports to hit USD3.5 billion in April

Export turnover of agricultural, forestry and fishery products is expected to hit USD3.5 billion in April 2019, bringing the total figure for the first four months of the year to USD12.4 billion.

Nearly 2 trillion VND invested in upgrading north-south railway

The Ministry of Transport has approved a 1.95 trillion VND (83.85 million USD) project on upgrading weak bridges along the railway connecting Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City.

Vietnam invests in 190 projects in Cambodia

Vietnam has so far invested in 190 projects worth nearly 2.9 billion USD in Cambodia, according to the Saigon Giai phong (Liberated Saigon) newspaper.

Vietnam's economy grows 6.79% in first quarter

The Vietnamese economy expanded 6.79% in the first quarter of 2019, the General Statistics Office (GSO) announced on March 29.