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maandag 23 oktober 2017

Vietnam: Logistics FDI rises in the face of retail expansion

Logistics FDI rises in the face of retail expansion

Vietnam's appeal as a destination for foreign logistics providers is rising on the back of its expanding retail market.

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Ministry calls for clear policies for start-ups

Creating encouraging polices and a clear legal system is crucial to attracting investment to creative start-ups, according to a Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) official.

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Automated customs system pilot takes off

The municipal Customs Department on Monday officially started piloting an automated customs management and supervision system of imported and exported goods at the Noi Bai International Airport.

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It's Official: IKEA Confirms Plans to Expand to Vietnam, Philippines

After H&M opened its very first flagship store in Saigon this year, furniture retailer IKEA will be the next world-famous Swedish brand to establish a presence in Vietnam.

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Observers update year-end estimate

International organisations are continuing to show optimistic forecasts about Vietnam's whole-year growth, with the country remaining one of the region's top performers thanks to strong production recovery.

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Smart city goals propel Hanoi building projects

Hanoi will focus its foreign investment attraction on transport, logistics, healthcare, education, and waste treatment in a move to become a smart city in the future.

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APEC 2017 – Opportunity for Vietnam to assert its position

The Moscow-based REGNUM News Agency and the Research Support Foundation "Workshop of Eurasian Ideas" held a roundtable focusing on APEC 2017 and Vietnam in Moscow, Russia, on October 17. Grigory Trofimtruk, Chairman of the Expert Council of the Eurasian Ideas foundation, stressed that Vietnam is playing an important role in the region and the global political process. Hosting APEC 2017 is a chance for the country to showcase its achievements and the stability of its economy.

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Shrimp exports to EU rebound

Shrimp exports to the EU constantly increased in August and September, making it the biggest consumer of the Vietnamese product, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (Vasep).

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Social media could give SMEs global reach: experts

Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which make up 90 percent of businesses in Vietnam, should take advantage of new marketing tools like social media to have access to global value chains, experts said at a meeting held on October 17 in HCM City.

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Benefits of e-Customs Declaration Portal

After 6 months of operation (from March to the end of September 2017), e-Customs Declaration Portal (http://tkhqdt.customs.gov.vn) has step by step affirmed its efficiency in facilitating related parties in the search.

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Seminar looks to lure more foreign investment

Adjusting preferential policies for investment projects according to development plans in different areas is essential to attract more foreign direct investment (FDI), Chairman of the Vietnam Association of Foreign Invested Enterprises Nguyen Mai said at October 17 seminar in Hanoi.

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Digital economy becoming vital: Deputy PM

The digital economy is becoming ever more important to the global economy, said Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam at the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) investment forum that opened on Wednesday (October 18) in Hanoi.

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PwC: Vietnam a rising economy in Asia

PwC's special report, "Spotlight on Vietnam", developed in line with the country's hosting of the APEC 2017 meetings, provides a snapshot of Vietnam's bright future. Having been the Knowledge Partner for the APEC CEO Summit for the last eight years, PwC has taken the lead in helping businesses understand Vietnam, delivering key insights on what it takes to be a successful business in this leading emerging market.

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Building material market remains stable

The domestic building material market remained stable in the first nine months of this year, according to the Ministry of Construction.

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JICA official: Payment delay – barrier to ODA-funded projects

Payment and site clearance delay are major barriers to official development assistance (ODA)-funded projects in Vietnam, chief representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Vietnam Fujita Yasuo told a press conference in Hanoi on October 18.

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Vietnam masters rice-seed production technology

Vietnam can control up to 70.5 percent of seed production technology, with 90 percent for purebred rice and 66 percent for hybrid rice.

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Grand Opening Of New Shrimp Feed Production Line In Vinh Phuc Vietnam

Saturday October 7th marked the grand opening of the shrimp feed production line located in our Vinh Phuc factory of De Heus in Vinh Phuc, Vietnam. With this factory De Heus is able to respond to the rapid growth of shrimp farming sector in the North of Vietnam.

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Product safety and compliance required in global supply chains

Product safety, responsible sourcing, compliance, and transparency are the backbone of successful and respected supply chains and were all discussed at the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA)'s 2017 Product Safety and Compliance Conference.

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OVs give advice to HCM City's hi-tech agriculture development

Nearly 100 overseas Vietnamese (OV) experts, intellectuals and entrepreneurs in agriculture have given advice to Ho Chi Minh City in developing hi-tech farming during a conference in the city on October 19.

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Technology transfer through FDI: Room for Improvement

The Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) sector no doubt has significantly contributed to the development of Vietnam in recent 30 years. However, one of the great advantage from FDI, which is technology transfer, remains lower than expected.

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Vietnam to become next outsourcing hotspot

The latest report by PwC forecasts that outsourcing will be among the top five most attractive sectors for foreign investment in Vietnam. In a new report titled 'Spotlight on Vietnam' by PwC, business process outsourcing is highlighted as a key opportunity for foreign investors in the country, together with renewable energy, luxury hotels, modern agribusiness and the food sector, and retail banking.

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Unilever takes hit from hurricanes, strong euro

Unilever, the Anglo-Dutch food and consumer products giant, said Thursday (Oct 19) that sales were down in the third quarter, hit by the strong euro and economic fallout from the hurricanes in the United States.

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Exports to APEC: "A golden opportunity"

The exports of many of Vietnam's key commodities, such as telephones and components, textiles, footwear, and agricultural and fishery products, have been greatly boosted thanks to the country's efficient exploitation of major markets in APEC economies.

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Vietnam needs APEC economies' experience in financial inclusion

Vietnam needs experience shared by APEC member economies to promote financial inclusion, Deputy Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) Nguyen Thi Hong has said.

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Vietnam to become ideal destination for outsourcing

Vietnam has set objective to become an ideal destination in business process outsourcing (BPO).

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SME Vietnam Network to connect and support SMEs

A network to connect and support Vietnamese small and medium - sized enterprises (SMEs) on Saturday was launched in HCM City in order to drive the country's economy.

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Abbott Vietnam: Blazing Trails In Local Healthcare

The Ministry of Health recently presented the Excellence Award to Abbott Vietnam for its long-term commitment and significant support in improving healthcare in the country.

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