Vietnam’s major trade pacts: Where challenges offer opportunities
09:21 | 06/03/2020 Economy- Society
(VEN) - In 2020, free trade agreements (FTAs) are expected to continue providing Vietnam with export and investment attraction opportunities. Businesses need to take the initiative in making the best of those opportunities, Vo Tri Thanh, Director of the Institute for Brand and Competitiveness Strategy, told Vietnam Economic News’ Ngoc Thao.
Covid-19 epidemic risks consumer price surge
08:58 | 04/03/2020 Economy- Society
(VEN) - The Ministry of Finance foresees difficulties in keeping the consumer price index (CPI) growth under four percent in 2020, warning that prices must be maintained at a stable level from the first quarter of the year to reach the target.
Vietnam engages in concerted fight against Covid-19 epidemic
09:26 | 26/02/2020 Economy- Society
(VEN) - Although it is said to face high risks of a Covid-19 outbreak, Vietnam so far has effectively prevented the spread of the epidemic, maintaining major balances in the national economy as well as stable production and business activities, especially in imports and exports. These results are attributed to the strong determination of the Vietnamese government and the whole political system to fight against Covid-19 as an enemy, and willingness to sacrifice economic profit to protect people’s health and life.
Southeastern region: Performing well in building new-style rural areas
09:30 | 24/02/2020 Economy- Society
(VEN) - Vietnam’s southeastern region is currently the country’s leader in building new-style rural areas. So far, 311 out of its 445 communes meet new-style rural areas standards (a 35.8 percent increase compared to the end of 2015), with all communes in the southern provinces of Dong Nai and Binh Duong meeting all criteria of the program.
Hanoi boosts trade of farm produce with provinces
15:00 | 20/02/2020 Economy- Society
(VEN) - In recent years, Hanoi has launched and implemented many cooperative programs to expand trade in farm produce with other provinces and cities, ensuring sufficient supply for residents and visitors to the capital and enabling businesses, cooperatives and producers from other provinces/cities to access modern retail facilities in the capital.
“Phở” makes splash in Thailand
09:42 | 13/02/2020 Economy- Society
(VEN) - Thai consumers are fussy as far as foreign foods go, but even they cannot resist the iconic Vietnamese broth with rice noodles, herbs, and meat - known the world over as Pho, perhaps also because it reminds them of some of their traditional noodle dishes.