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maandag 25 september 2017

Vietnam: Optimizing manufacturing supply chain development in Vietnam

Optimizing manufacturing supply chain development in Vietnam

Huge investments by Samsung Electronics in principally the manufacture of smartphones has driven an increase in exports from Vietnam over the past couple of years, says Ph.D. Nguyen Thang.

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EP, Vietnam strives for EVFTA ratification in next nine months

The European Parliament (EP)'s Committee on International Trade (INTA) and the Vietnamese Government have agreed that they have to make concerted efforts for the ratification of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) in the next eight or nine months.

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Vietnamese, European parliaments attain high mutual trust: official

The National Assembly of Vietnam (NAV) and the European Parliament (EP) have attained high mutual trust through meetings, delegation exchanges and straightforward dialogues.

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Party official: Vietnam attaches importance to free trade agreements

Vietnam attaches special importance to free trade agreements with foreign partners in general and the EU – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) in particular, said Politburo member Nguyen Van Binh, who is head of the Party Central Committee's Economic Commission.

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Vietnam, EU work to ratify free trade deal

The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is under final legal review to be ratified early next year. Both sides are gearing up to settle differences to effectuate the deal whose negotiations concluded in December, 2015.

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Draft law to globalise logistics areas

Vietnam might, for the first time, allow 100 percent foreign-invested firms in three logistics service areas, paving the way for an influx of foreign investment capital in the sector.

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City wants investment in solar power

HCM City has called for more investment in solar power in the city due to the great potential of the sector.

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EU inflows to ride out EVFTA delays

A delay in the EU's ratification of its free trade agreement with Vietnam until next summer will not affect the EU's investment flow into the Southeast Asian country.

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Deputy Prime Minister meets EU leaders

Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue and Vice President of the European Commission (EC) Jyrki Katainen met in Brussels on September 18, during which they concurred to strengthen all-level visits.

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DBAV Appoints New Chairman

The Dutch Business Association in Vietnam (DBAV) is delighted to announce the appointment of Pavel Poskakukhin as the acting Chairman of its Board from August 8 to December 31, 2017, succeeding Marcel Hassink. DBAV would like to convey its appreciation to Marcel Hassink. His leadership, enthusiasm and expertise have been a great asset to the association in his time as Chairman. We wish Marcel every success in his future endeavor. Pavel Poskakukhin has recently become Associate Director,[...] READ MORE

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Conference discusses difficulties, solutions in making HCM City a smart city

The difficulties involved in developing smart cities and possible solutions were on the agenda of a conference on "General Solutions for Smart City" (Smart City 360 Degrees) held in HCM City on September 19.

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Tasks ahead for higher global value chain integration

In order to join the global value chain (GVC), Vietnam needs to expand production scale as well as improve labour capacity, product quality, and administrative capabilities.

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Gov't urged to improve business climate

Removing barriers and improving the business environment would contribute to reaching economic growth targets in the context of a tight State budget, director of the National Economic Issues Department Tran Quoc Phuong said on September 19 at a Hanoi conference.

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MPI draft proposes maximum incentives in three special EZs

The Ministry of Planning and Investment's (MPI) draft law on developing special economic zones (EZs) will provide EZ investors with major incentives, and in particular, investors of innovative startup projects will receive the most benefits.

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Vietnam posts 11.5% IT revenue growth

Vietnam's revenue from information and technology in 2016 reached nearly US$68 billion, posting an 11.49 percent year-on-year increase.

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Aquaculture Innovation Challenge Selects Winning Innovation

The hope of Seafood Trade Intelligence Portal, Solidaridad and Fresh Studio, the organizers of the AIC, is that this interest grows into new partnerships that will shape and improve the aquaculture sector in Vietnam in the near future.

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VN firms spending less on RD

Innovation was critical for the growth of factory productivity, but Vietnamese firms spent less on R&D than in most other Southeast Asian countries.

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Lower costs herald solar flare-up

Solar energy has bright prospects in Vietnam, and solar energy development in the country can benefit from the massively decreased costs of solar technology, write Sonia Lioret and Rainer Brohm of the MoIT/GIZ Energy Support Programme.

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PM calls for WB's continued capital mobilisation support

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has called on the World Bank (WB) to intensify its coordination and mobilisation of capital from international donors in order to develop suitable projects that meet Vietnam's development investment demands.

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Gov't plans to use IT to connect trade promotion groups

The application of information technology (IT) is a crucial tool to enhance trade promotion activities nationwide by strengthening information exchange between trade organisations, officials said during a seminar held in Hanoi on September 20.

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KLM WhatsApp Available Worldwide!

KLM now offers customers worldwide booking confirmation, check-in notification, boarding pass, flight status updates and asking questions in 10 different languages on WhatsApp via the official and verified WhatsApp Business application. KLM is one of the first companies and the very first airline worldwide with a verified WhatsApp business account.

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Forum seeks ways to reform public finance

The Ministry of Finance with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on September 21 in Hanoi held the first annual Vietnam Finance Forum under the theme 'Public Finance Reform Towards Sustainable Development.

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Ministry to regulate e-trading

The Ministry of Finance has developed a draft circular that provides a general legal framework on the electronic trading activities at the stock market.

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Asian, European ministers seek ways to tackle trade protectionism

Economic leaders from Asia and Europe nations have gathered for the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Seoul, the Republic of Korea, to discuss ways to cope with rising protectionism in trade and to cooperate in the next industrial revolution.

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Zuellig Pharma Vietnam Celebrates Warehouse And Office Opening

Zuellig Pharma Vietnam has officially opened its Tan Tao II warehouse and office space in Ho Chi Minh City, a cutting edge facility that utilizes sophisticated solar technology and thermal isolation systems to ensure product integrity.

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World Bank Group announces new strategy in Vietnam

The World Bank Group on September 22 announced the Vietnam Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for 2017 - 2022 at a workshop in Dong Thap province in the presence of World Bank Country Director for Vietnam Ousmane Dione and representatives from 13 Mekong Delta provinces.

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HCM City focuses on hi-tech agriculture

HCM City has identified hi-tech agriculture as a key sector and is striving to become a hub for the development and supply of crop and animal strains in the southern region.

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Foreign capital flows to Vietnam's pharmacy sector

Attracting foreign capital will allow Vietnamese pharmacy firms improve their competitiveness and develop the national pharmacy industry. However, analysts warn that the market may fall into foreign hands.

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HCM City comprehends startup ecosystem

The government has approved a National Program to Support an Innovative Startup Ecosystem in Vietnam until 2025, initiated by the Ministry of Science and Technology.

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Intellectual Property protection increases startups' competitiveness

Intellectual Property protection is a leverage to promote innovation and improve competitiveness of enterprises including startups. Vietnam is fine-tuning its legal system for intellectual property protection to create a healthy competition environment and boost enterprises' growth.

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5 Reasons Golfing is Good For Your Business

Golf can be one of the most challenging and frustrating games that you will ever play. Unlike other sports, your opponents are not trying to hit, tackle or throw one by you. No, in golf, you're playing against the course and the conditions. Sure, the goal is to get the lowest score. But, how well you do is all about you. Your playing partners can't do anything to defeat you--your winning or losing is determined by how well you play. Like in business, your fate is in your hands.

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Why Vietnam still attracts emerging-market bulls

While a high debt-to-gross domestic product ratio of 62% and the lack of a current-account surplus give some investors pause, low labor costs and a highly specialized workforce have allowed Vietnam to become a key part of Southeast Asian supply chains, wrote analysts at Pavilion in Montreal.

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Progress on special zones law to ease investment

The Department for Economic Zones Management of the Ministry of Planning and Investment is in the process of completing the draft Law on Special Administrative-Economic Units, with adjustments being made in terms of local operations, organization, administration and foreign investment policies.

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Vietnam strategises to reach yearly export value target

Vietnam will adopt multiple solutions to reach its target of US$200 billion in total export value for the year, a year-on-year increase of 13 percent, officials said.

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