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maandag 12 maart 2018

Vietnam: First duty-free ASEAN cars arrive in Vietnam

First duty-free ASEAN cars arrive in Vietnam

Over 2,000 Honda cars from Thailand - the first batches of cars to enjoy zero percent import duty under the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (AFTA) have been imported to Vietnam.

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VFA urged to increase high-quality rice production

The Vietnam Food Association (VFA) was urged to work with other units to continue shifting rice production towards higher output of high-quality rice and applying technological advances in production and processing to maximize the value of rice.

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Vietnam beer market one of the hottest in the world

Euromonitor, in its latest report, commented that Vietnam will be the next major battlefield for brewers. Drinking beer is a feature of Vietnam's culture. Vietnamese drink beer to celebrate a victory, to make acquaintances and to show apologies to friends. They drink beer everywhere, in both luxury restaurants and pavement beer shops.

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Foreign farmers pour investments in Da Lat

Da Lat, the 'city of thousands of pine trees', located 1,500 meters above sea level on Langbian Plateau, has attracted agriculture investors from Japan, Singapore and the Republic of Korea (RoK) who are growing vegetables, flowers and strawberries.

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Vietnam becoming ideal location for foreign startups

Vietnam has become an ideal location to start a business, not only for young overseas Vietnamese people but also for expats thanks to the country's strong economic growth in recent years. Vietnam has had many programmes that have helped create a dynamic startup ecosystem by facilitating a wide range of supporting activities, such as training, mentorship and business incubation and acceleration.

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EU investors pump more than $21.56 billion in Vietnam

EU investors have funded projects in 54 provinces and cities in the period, focusing on HCM City, Ha Noi, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Quang Ninh and Dong Nai, according to the data. The Netherlands topped the list with $7.2 billion, totalling 26 percent of EU investment in the country. The UK and Gemany followed with $3.7 billion, or 17.6 percent, and $2.7 billion, or 13 percent, respectively.

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Big investments in agriculture lift competition

Speaking at a meeting in HCM City recently, Phung Duc Tien, Deputy Chairman of the National Assembly's Science, Technology and Environment Council, said agriculture remained one of the key sectors. This year it was expected to grow further, with exports of agricultural, forestry and aquatic products already topping US$6.1 billion, an increase of more than 30% year-on-year, he said.

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Use of organic fertilisers – inevitable trend: minister

Boosting clean agriculture in a sustainable and effective manner with the use of organic fertilisers is an inevitable trend, affirmed Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong at the ministry's conference seeking ways to develop organic fertilisers on March 9.

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Manufacturing retains its dominant position in FDI projects

Vietnam's strong FDI figures show that, while investors are aware of the challenges they may face, they are still confident in the ability of the Vietnamese market to create a return on their investment. The more important insight into Vietnam's FDI figures lie in the shifts in industry focus and nationality of investors. Investors' changing preferences shed important light on future opportunities and challenges in Vietnam's investment landscape.

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