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maandag 9 juli 2018

Vietnam: Deputy PM praises role of overseas Vietnamese businesses

Deputy PM praises role of overseas Vietnamese businesses

Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh has praised the role played by the Business Association of Overseas Vietnamese (BAOOV) in mobilizing the OVs community's participation in the motherland's construction and defense over the past nine years since its establishment.

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Vietnam posts US$2.71 billion trade surplus in six months

Vietnam produced a trade surplus of US$2.71 billion in the first six months of 2018 thanks to the performance of the FDI sector, the General Statistics Office (GSO) announced on June 29.

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Aquatic product export estimated at US$3.94 billion in first half

Export value of aquatic products was estimated at US$732 million in June, bringing the figure for the first half of the year to US$3.94 billion, up 10.5 percent annually, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

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Nine localities record over 10% GRDP growth in six months

Nine localities recorded over 10% growth in gross regional domestic product (GRDP) in the first sixth months of this year, reported the General Statistics Office (GSO).

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Program promotes Vietnam localities in Italy

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Vietnam in Italy have recently held a program namely "Vietnam Provincial Roadshow in Italy" as part of activities to celebrate the 45th founding anniversary of the two countries' diplomatic ties and fifth anniversary of the bilateral strategic partnership.

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5 Business lessons learned on the golf course

Golf, a four-hour (or more) adventure through greens, fairways, bunkers, and other hazards, remains one of the greatest ways to build and maintain solid business relationships.

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Over 64,500 new enterprises set up in first half of 2018

As many as 64,531 new enterprises have been set up in the first half of 2018 with a total registered capital of VND649 trillion (US$28.6 billion), up 5.3% and 8.9% from the same period last year, respectively.

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Vietnam is world's fourth most optimistic country in Q1

With 9 points higher than in the last quarter of 2017 on the back of increased positivity about local job prospects and the state of personal finances, the Vietnam consumer confidence index in the first quarter of 2018 was at its highest in a decade, which made the Southeast Asian nation the fourth most optimistic country in the world.

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Manufacturing and processing sector sees impressive growth in H1

Manufacturing and processing sector grew by 13.02% in the first half of 2018, the highest in seven years, contributing 2.63 percentage points to the country's economic growth, said Director General of the General Statistics Office (GSO) Nguyen Bich Lam.

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Vietnam's FTA with EU goes beyond other pacts: minister

The deal could increase the value of Vietnam's exports value into the EU to $16 billion in the first one or two years. Vietnam's free trade agreement with the European Union goes beyond all other trade pacts in enabling exports, and the nation should reap due benefits, says Industry and Trade Minister Tran Tuan Anh.

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Local demands swell animal feed production and IT application

With Vietnam's strong demand for agricultural production, especially livestock production, Vietnam has become all the more attractive to foreign animal feed makers and foreign IT firms who are expanding their business and investment in the country.

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Industrial production up 10.5% in six months

VOV Vietnam's index of industrial production (IIP) increased 10.5% on-year in the first half of 2018, the General Statistics Office (GSO) reported. The metric was higher than the 7% growth recorded in the same period last year, the GSO said. The GSO attributed this year's IIP growth to breakthroughs in the processing and manufacturing sector,... View Article

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Tech can improve competitiveness of Vietnam's corn

Over the last five years, the high demand in the Vietnamese corn sector combined with the limited available land and the continuous increases in imported corn volume force Vietnamese farmers and the local corn sector to apply science and technological solutions to increase their capacity.

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AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals to Upgrade Rotterdam Chlor-Alkali Plant

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals will upgrade its Rotterdam chlor-alkali plant to strengthen development of the local industrial cluster. The company is preparing to invest in a second, independent production line for chlorine and caustic soda and will also implement a series of other upgrades, starting with the implementation of new 'e-flex' technology, which automatically adjusts production in line with electricity supplies.

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Hanoi boosts administrative reforms to support businesses

Administrative procedures will continue to be reformed while more convenient services for enterprises will be developed in Hanoi to help improve the business climate and competitiveness of the capital city, said the municipal Department of Planning and Investment (DPI).

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Agricultural produce and cement see upbeat export in first half

Besides agricultural produce, the cement sector posted phenomenal export growth in the first half of the year. Buoyant cement and clinker exports in the first half of this year reached 15.4 million tons, helping the sector achieve 85 per cent of its full-year export target right in the first half of this year.

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VN exports to Germany up 8.6 per cent in five months

Vietnam's exports to Germany hit US$2.85 billion in the first five months of this year, up 8.6 per cent compared to the same period last year.

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Garment-textile sector raises export target to US$35 billion

The garment-textile sector expects to gross US$35 billion in export turnover in 2018, higher than the target set at the beginning of the year, thanks to a large number of orders from foreign partners and bright prospects of the world and domestic economies.

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Agribank lends over US$219 million to develop hi-tech agriculture

The Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Agribank) has so far provided more than VND5.1 trillion (US$219.3 million) in soft loans for hi-tech agricultural projects across Vietnam.

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Björn Stenvers New CEO Eye Care Foundation

Björn Stenvers, currently executive director at the 'Fonds de Dotation de L'ICOM', will change his position at the International Council of Museums in Paris to become executive director at the Eye Care Foundation.

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Human resource training key to agriculture 4.0

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Nguyen Xuan Cuong, stressed the significance of improving human resource training to meet the requirements of agriculture 4.0, which refers to farming practices that use technological advances of the Fourth Industrial Revolution to increase productivity and sustainability.

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Vietnam, UK cooperate in developing information model development

The Ministry of Construction of Vietnam and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the UK signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on July 5 on cooperation in applying a building information model (BIM) in Vietnam's construction industry with an aims to build a master strategy of digitalization in the field in Vietnam.

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EVFTA a 'golden' opportunity

The tax incentive mechanism of the EU-Viet Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) will bring great benefits to Vietnamese industries and products, according to Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh.

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Dulux Professional Accompanies Vietnam Property Awards 2018

Dulux Professional – the comprehensive solution of paint products and services offered to customers under the project channels from leading global paints and coatings company AkzoNobel is honored to accompany the Vietnam Property Awards as Silver Sponsor.

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Promise for further export growth after strong first half of 2018

The country's exports are estimated to have reached US$113.93 billion during the first half of 2018, a year-on-year rise of 16%, according to the General Statistics Office of Vietnam (GSO).

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Vietnam, Finland sum up innovation partnership project

The IPP Grand Harvest Day took place in Hanoi on July 6, concluding the four-year implementation of the Vietnam-Finland Innovation Partnership Program (IPP) Phase 2. The event showcased IPP results, thematic group discussions, networking activities, and an open forum on "Developing a sustainable entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem".

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Heineken Vietnam Continues to Inspire the Business Community

Heineken Vietnam—recognized the most sustainable manufacturing company in Vietnam in 2017—continues to inspire the business community with its sustainability commitments and competitiveness enhancement at the National Conference on Sustainable Development organized on July 5.

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New regulations on the management of Industrial Parks and Economic Zones

On 22nd May 2018, the Vietnamese government issued Decree No.82/2018/ND-CP ("Decree 82") to regulate the management of industrial zones (IZ) and economic zones (EZ) in Vietnam. Decree 82 will be in effect from July 10, 2018, and will replace Decree No. 29/2008/ND-CP.

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