maandag 3 juni 2019

Vietnam: Logistics enterprises, schools work to close skills gap

Logistics enterprises, schools work to close skills gap

VNS/VNA With e-commerce and automation changing the landscape of the logistics sector dramatically, there will be a focus on re-skilling the existing workforce in technology, which will improve the competitiveness of the logistics industry The remark was made by Le Duy Hiep, Chairman of the Vietnam Logistics Business Association (VLA) at a recent forum in Ho Chi Minh... View Article

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Foreign investors race for Vietnam's smart city solutions providers

As Vietnam's cities and provinces are stepping up plans to realize the smart city dream, foreign tech giants are rushing with new ambitious business plans to seize the opportunities.

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Central bank retains top spot on administration reforms

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) ranked first in the administration reform index among ministries and ministry-level agencies for the fourth consecutive year, with a score of 90.57%.

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Funding capacity, asset quality of banks improves

The financial capacity of Vietnam's credit institutions has solidified in recent years, with their charter capital reaching VND 578.9 trillion (USD 24.85 billion) by the end of the first quarter 2019.

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Foreign hotel management brands flock to Vietnam

More luxury hotels have arisen in anticipation of a tourism boom, and their owners are spending big money to hire foreign managers.

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GUIDE TO THE EU-VIETNAM FREE TRADE AGREEMENT

This document was first prepared in 2016, and then revised by HQ and EUD in 2019.  The purpose of this publication is to provide first-hand information on to businesses about the different areas covered by the EU – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement and Investment Protection on Agreement. It has been prepared to help businesses understand... View Article

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Fresh policies take effect since May

A series of policies on false denunciations, new emission standards for second-hand vehicle imports, Labor Code on licensing outsourcing services shall take effect from May 2019. 

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Private-sector 'green finance' needed for sustainable development

Given Việt Nam's investment deficit in sustainable development projects, there is a growing need for innovative solutions that open up opportunities for private investment in sustainable development projects, banking experts said yesterday at the Sustainable Finance Forum in HCM City.

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Vietnamese firms invest USD 183 million abroad

Vietnamese firms invested USD 183 million in overseas projects in the first five months of this year, according to the Foreign Investment Agency (FIA) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment.

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Four Vietnamese firms named in Forbes Global 2000 list

Four Vietnamese firms have been named in this year's Global 2000 list by Forbes, an annual ranking of the world's biggest and most powerful public companies.

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Scenarios for Vietnam's future economy

The National Economics College of Hanoi National University and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation of Vietnam released on May 29 the Vietnam Economic Annual Report 2019 with the theme "On the threshold of a digital economy."

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Number of new firms hit record high in five years

Close to 54,000 enterprises have registered to begin operations in the first five months of 2019, up 3.2% on-year, also the highest number recorded in the period in the past five years.

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Vietnam's economy to overtake Singapore's in next decade: DBS Bank

If Vietnam's economy grows by 6.5% each year over the next 10 years, it will exceed Singapore in size by 2029, according to the Nikkei Asia Review's quoting of a DBS Bank report.

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Vietnam likely to benefit from worldwide shift in production capacity: HSBC

However, to convert its much-touted supply chain potential, Vietnam needs to build more visibility and credibility amongst international firms.

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Vietnam emerges as top electronics manufacturer: Singapore's DBS bank

Vietnam is poised to become a leading electronics powerhouse in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, in the coming years if it sustains its current pace of growth, according to a report from Singapore's DBS Bank.

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Popularity of smart townships in Vietnam offers chances for investors

Rising demand for smart townships would enable investors to change the Vietnamese real estate landscape.

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Fruit, vegetable exports top USD 1.6 billion

Export turnover of fruits and vegetables has exceeded USD 1.6 billion since the beginning of 2019, a year-on-year rise of 8.9%.

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National index of industrial production up 9.4% in five months

Vietnam's index of industrial production index (IIP) in May expanded 4.6% against the previous month and 10% year-on-year, the General Statistics Office said on 29 May.

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Hanoi retains lead nationwide in FDI attraction

Hanoitimes/VOV As of present, Hanoi has total of 4,850 ongoing foreign-invested projects with accumulated capital of USD 41.2 billion, of which, the disbursement rate accounts for 49.7% of the total or USD 20.5 billion. Hanoi remains the top destination for foreign direct investment (FDI) in Vietnam in the first five months of 2019, with USD... View Article

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Vietnam factory activity maintains positive trend in May

Hanoitimes/VOV Vietnamese manufacturers recorded another monthly improvement in business conditions during May, with growth of output and new orders picking up from April. The headline Nikkei Vietnam Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' index (PMI) posted 52.0 in May, down marginally from 52.5 in April but still representing an improvement in business conditions in the Vietnamese manufacturing sector,... View Article

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Ho Chi Minh City calls for investment to build USD 210 million financial hub

Vnexpress/VOV Ho Chi Minh City is soliciting investment to build a VND 4.9 trillion (USD 210 million) financial, banking and trade centre in Thu Thiem New Urban Area. The complex will spread over nearly 14,500 square meters and be built between 2019 and 2021, according to its Department of Planning and Investment. It will require... View Article

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