ASEAN ministers seek joint response to challenges

ASEAN ministers seek joint response to challenges

(VEN) - Economic Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) noted the strong rebound of trade and investment within the bloc as they met in Cambodia in mid-September for their 54th annual meeting. Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Hong Dien led the Vietnamese delegation to the meeting, themed “addressing challenges together”.
Japan, Vietnam to cooperate on avoiding supply chain disruptions

Japan, Vietnam to cooperate on avoiding supply chain disruptions

(VEN) - The two-day visit to Vietnam by Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has created an impetus for a more substantive and effective new development stage in the two countries’ extensive strategic partnership.
Malaysia, Vietnam talk trade, Halal industry cooperation

Malaysia, Vietnam talk trade, Halal industry cooperation

(VEN) - Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s March 21-22 visit to Vietnam has created an impetus for stronger cooperation between the two sides ahead of the 50th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties between the two countries.
Vietnamese diplomacy boosts extensive global integration

Vietnamese diplomacy boosts extensive global integration

(VEN) - As a key and pioneer force, the diplomatic sector will continue to expand and deepen foreign relations and promote Vietnam’s role in important multilateral mechanisms. Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son spoke to the media about the 2021 achievements and key 2022 tasks.
Lao mission in Geneva joins Vietnamese counterparts on Lunar New Year festival

Lao mission in Geneva joins Vietnamese counterparts on Lunar New Year festival

Ambassador Latsamy Keomany, Head of the Lao Permanent Mission to the UN, WTO and other international organisations in Geneva, has extended best wishes to Vietnamese Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai and staff on the occasion of Tet (Lunar New Year) festival.
Key milestones in Vietnam-Indonesia strategic partnership

Key milestones in Vietnam-Indonesia strategic partnership

Below is key milestones in the Vietnam-Indonesia diplomatic relations.
ASEAN strives for greater solidarity

ASEAN strives for greater solidarity

(VEN) - Leaders from the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) held their first in-person summit in two years, meeting in Cambodia from November 10 to 13 along with their partners from China, Russia and the United States to discuss enhanced solidarity and the bloc’s central role.
ASEAN youth leaders explore ways to future-proof the region with sustainable solutions

ASEAN youth leaders explore ways to future-proof the region with sustainable solutions

More than 30 ASEAN youth leaders have shared their views with the Deputy Secretary General of ASEAN on what young people can do to help move the region forward sustainably.  
Dong Nai to promote ASEAN Community idea, ideals

Dong Nai to promote ASEAN Community idea, ideals

(VEN) - The Dong Nai People's Committee has prepared a five-year plan (2021-2025 with vision until 2030) that will propagate the idea and ideals of the ASEAN Community in the province.
Vietnam seeks solutions to facilitate trade with ASEAN nations

Vietnam seeks solutions to facilitate trade with ASEAN nations

(VEN) -  ASEAN is an important import and export market of Vietnam. To minimize impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on trade, Vietnam has devised solutions to overcome difficulties.
RCEP enters into force in 2021 as driving force for economic recovery

RCEP enters into force in 2021 as driving force for economic recovery

(VEN) - The recently signed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement, which forms the world’s largest trade bloc, is expected to become a driving force for the economic recovery of the Asia-Pacific region from the unprecedented impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Signed on November 15, 2020, the pact’s 15 members include the 10 countries of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), Australia, China, Japan, the Republic of Korea (RoK), and New Zealand. 
ASEAN 2020 Chairmanship raised Vietnam’s stature, PM says

ASEAN 2020 Chairmanship raised Vietnam’s stature, PM says

(VEN) - Last year was a special year for ASEAN and a particular challenge for Vietnam as the 2020 ASEAN Chair. It provided an opportunity for Vietnam to display creative, responsible and effective leadership.
Vietnam’s 2020 achievements stand out against pandemic backdrop

Vietnam’s 2020 achievements stand out against pandemic backdrop

(VEN) - Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh spoke with the media about Vietnam’s increasingly active roles on the regional and international stage.
Online matching holds promise for Thai investment in Vietnam

Online matching holds promise for Thai investment in Vietnam

(VEN) - Online business matching has become the best solution to develop Vietnamese-Thai trade in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. In 2021, the Thai Embassy in Vietnam and Vietnamese authorities will continue promoting online business matching to further develop bilateral trade. Vietnam Economic News’ Hoa Quynh & Thu Thuy spoke with Thai Trade Counselor in Vietnam Pannakarn Jiamsuchon about bilateral trade.
Vietnam doubles trade surplus, boosts int’l trade deals despite pandemic

Vietnam doubles trade surplus, boosts int’l trade deals despite pandemic

(VEN) - Vietnam experienced major difficulties in 2020 due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, but nonetheless fulfilled the dual task of fighting the disease and maintaining a stable environment for socioeconomic development.
New trade pact facilitates Vietnamese exports through single rulebook

New trade pact facilitates Vietnamese exports through single rulebook

(VEN) - The newly signed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement among 15 Asia-Pacific nations provides easier conditions for Vietnamese exporters to meet rules of origin.
RCEP signing: Highlight of Vietnam’s 2020 ASEAN leadership

RCEP signing: Highlight of Vietnam’s 2020 ASEAN leadership

(VEN) - “The signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement marked a significant milestone in the international economic integration process of Vietnam and all countries involved in the negotiations,” Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh told the media.
Vietnam reaffirms leadership role as ASEAN Chair amid pandemic

Vietnam reaffirms leadership role as ASEAN Chair amid pandemic

(VEN) - What the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has done in 2020 with Vietnam playing the role of its Chair has dispelled all doubts (if any) about the bloc’s internal strength and cooperation possibilities in the context of complicated global changes, especially in terms of economic development, trade and investment. 
Vietnam affirms its global position at APEC

Vietnam affirms its global position at APEC

(VEN) - As the Chair ASEAN for 2020 and a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for 2020-2021, Vietnam’s position at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum has improved. At the recent 27th APEC Summit, held online, the leaders of 21 member economies adopted the Post-2020 Vision of APEC proposed by Vietnam in the city of Da Nang in 2017.
11th ASEAN Regional Tripartite Social Dialogue Conference held online

11th ASEAN Regional Tripartite Social Dialogue Conference held online

The 11th ASEAN Regional Tripartite Social Dialogue Conference was held virtually on December 17 by the Ministry of Labour Invalids and Social Affairs and the ASEAN Services Employees Trade Union Council (ASETUC).
ASEAN to strive for 23 percent renewable energy in regional grids

ASEAN to strive for 23 percent renewable energy in regional grids

(VEN) - Energy ministers of the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations, meeting from November 17 to 20 at an online summit hosted by Vietnam, set a target of a 23 percent renewable energy share by 2025.
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Prime Minister demands faster disbursement of public investment capital

Prime Minister demands faster disbursement of public investment capital

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh demanded faster pace of public investment capital disbursement while chairing the Cabinet meeting on Thursday.
Trade ministry to support enterprises in boosting exports

Trade ministry to support enterprises in boosting exports

The Trade Promotion Agency under the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) will collaborate with relevant agencies in carrying out measures to help enterprises expand their shares in foreign markets, said Vu Ba Phu, head of the agency.
Food and beverage industry to do well this year despite modest economy

Food and beverage industry to do well this year despite modest economy

The food and beverage market is forecast to grow by over 18% this year to 720 trillion VND (30.7 billion USD).
Leaders pay tribute to President Ho Chi Minh on Party’s founding anniversary

Leaders pay tribute to President Ho Chi Minh on Party’s founding anniversary

A delegation of Party, State, and Viet Nam Fatherland Front (VFF) leaders paid tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum in Ha Noi on February 3 on the occasion of the 93rd founding anniversary of the Communist Party of Viet Nam.
Hunting for real estate investment opportunities after Tet

Hunting for real estate investment opportunities after Tet

Although the market faced a standstill at the end of 2022, wealthy investors are still hunting for potential business opportunities after the Lunar New Year holiday.
Calligraphy for the new year

Calligraphy for the new year

The sight of old men in traditional costumes writing calligraphy during Lunar New Year was once very popular in the days gone by. The tradition has long disappeared in modern times but it is being revived at the Spring Calligraphy Festival held in the capital Hà Nội. After two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, calligraphers, both local and international, are excited to be able to write again.
The joy of Tết for Mông people

The joy of Tết for Mông people

Unlike the majority of Vietnamese Kinh people, every year the Mong people often welcome the Lunar New Year around one month earlier. This year, the Mong people in mountainous Ha Giang Province have had a happier and better Tet after two years of COVID.
My Phong Nha

My Phong Nha

Phong Nha stands out with more than 300 caves, some of which are internationally famous. The caves and jungle create a unique landscape and terrain that you can rarely find in other places in the world.
Fireworks show to welcome the New Year 2023 in HCMC

Fireworks show to welcome the New Year 2023 in HCMC

(VEN) - Residents in Vietnam’s southern hub – Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) – gathered for a countdown event with a beautiful fireworks show to welcome the New Year 2023 at the Bach Dang Speed Ferry Terminal.
Vietnam – Potential destination for Italian businesses

Vietnam – Potential destination for Italian businesses

This year, Vietnam and Italy celebrate the 45th founding anniversary of the Vietnam-Italy diplomatic ties with many achievements in all fields, including the growth of economic cooperation. The remarkable achievements were contributed by trade and investment promotion activities organized by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (ICHAM). Vietnam Economic News’ reporter talked with Mr. Michele D'Ercole - Chairman of ICHAM in Vietnam about these matters.
Prime Minister demands faster disbursement of public investment capital

Prime Minister demands faster disbursement of public investment capital

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh demanded faster pace of public investment capital disbursement while chairing the Cabinet meeting on Thursday.
Deputy FM highlights role of economic diplomacy in service of national development

Deputy FM highlights role of economic diplomacy in service of national development

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has accompanied the Ministry of Planning and Investment and agencies to attract high-quality investment, connect and support foreign enterprises to invest and expand operations in Việt Nam, as well as to strengthen exchange and cooperation with investment funds and study international investment trends.
Việt Nam supports expansion of UN Security Council

Việt Nam supports expansion of UN Security Council

Addressing the first meeting of the Intergovernmental Negotiations on Security Council reform at the 77th UN General Assembly on January 26 (local time) in New York, Ambassador Nguyễn Phương Trà also emphasised improving the working method of the UNSC and limiting the use of veto power.
Prime Minister assigns tasks to Deputy Prime Ministers

Prime Minister assigns tasks to Deputy Prime Ministers

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has signed decision 19/QD-TTg assigning tasks to the Deputy Prime Ministers.
Food and beverage industry to do well this year despite modest economy

Food and beverage industry to do well this year despite modest economy

The food and beverage market is forecast to grow by over 18% this year to 720 trillion VND (30.7 billion USD).
Moving ahead with 2023’s Global Priorities: Electrification and Decarbonization

Moving ahead with 2023’s Global Priorities: Electrification and Decarbonization

In 2023, the United Arab Emirates is taking center stage in the global efforts to address climate change and sustainability. Recently, leaders have gathered for Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, kicking off a year of events leading up to the UAE-hosted COP28 at the end of the year.
Hanoi eyes 950 firms in support industries this year

Hanoi eyes 950 firms in support industries this year

Hanoi has set a target to have about 950 enterprises operating in the field of supporting industries this year, an increase of approximately 20 compared to 2022.
Vietnam to reduce environmental impact of textile-garment industry by 2030

Vietnam to reduce environmental impact of textile-garment industry by 2030

The Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS) has set a goal of helping Vietnam's textile and garment industry be more environmentally friendly by 2030.
Greening foreign investment

Greening foreign investment

(VEN) - The government’s declared commitment to reduce net carbon emissions to zero by 2050 has prompted a wave of high-quality, sustainable foreign direct investment (FDI) projects.
Southeast region prepares for new FDI wave

Southeast region prepares for new FDI wave

The southeast region is preparing necessary conditions in infrastructure, administrative procedures and human resources to welcome a new wave of foreign direct investment (FDI), as investors have flocked to the region right from the beginning of this year.
January FDI nears US$1.7 billion

January FDI nears US$1.7 billion

Vietnam attracted foreign direct investment (FDI) worth US$1.69 billion as of January 20 this year, down 19.8 percent annually, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
Viet Nam calls for more investment in green growth

Viet Nam calls for more investment in green growth

Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha called on foreign businesses to boost investment, support Viet Nam in green growth, and well implement international commitments on sustainable development and climate change, including UNCOP26 commitments to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.
Tax revenue up 4.4 percent year-on-year in January

Tax revenue up 4.4 percent year-on-year in January

Tax revenue in January was estimated at VND165.7 trillion (US$7.06 billion), or 12.1 percent of the ordinance estimate, up 4.4 percent year-on-year, the General Department of Taxation reported on January 31.
State-owned banks under capital increase pressure

State-owned banks under capital increase pressure

Vietnam’s four biggest State-owned banks have an urgent need for capital increase in 2023 as their charter capital is too low, with some unable to ensure the regulated minimum capital adequacy ratio (CAR), according to industry insiders.
Positive prospects for Vietnam’s stock market this year

Positive prospects for Vietnam’s stock market this year

2022 was an eventful year for the Vietnamese stock market with many records set.
Positive 2023 securities market forecasts

Positive 2023 securities market forecasts

(VEN) - Vietnam’s securities market experienced strong volatility in 2022, stemming from investor caution in the face of global economic and political uncertainties.
Vietnam looks ahead to 2023 climate summit

Vietnam looks ahead to 2023 climate summit

(VEN) - World leaders are hoping the COP28 Climate Change Summit, scheduled for November 30 to December 12, 2023, in the UAE will achieve expectations not met at the COP27 summit held in Egypt in November 2022.
Preserving nature, facilitating business

Preserving nature, facilitating business

(VEN) - In the past few years, the natural resources and environment sector of Hung Yen Province has advised authorities on state management of natural resources and the environment, contributing to provincial economic growth, industrialization and modernization.
AkzoNobel Vietnam protects Cu Lao Xanh lighthouse against harsh weather

AkzoNobel Vietnam protects Cu Lao Xanh lighthouse against harsh weather

AkzoNobel, a leading global paints and coatings company and the major producer of Dulux brand, has completed repainting the Cu Lao Xanh Lighthouse project with Dulux Weathershield®. It is the third lighthouse in Vietnam recoated under the “Lighthouse Protection Campaign” of AkzoNobel.
JTI Vietnam commits to net zero greenhouse gas emissions

JTI Vietnam commits to net zero greenhouse gas emissions

Climate change is the most urgent issue of our time, and to limit its impact on life on earth, the rise in mean global temperature should not exceed 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. The private sector plays a huge role in helping to achieve this goal, and companies must commit and take concrete action in accordance with the Paris Agreement.
Managed security provides IT talent gap solution for businesses in SEA

Managed security provides IT talent gap solution for businesses in SEA

Global cybersecurity company Kaspersky today reveals the state of MSSP in the region, particularly the main benefits that local SMBs and enterprises gain from this outsourcing model.
Headquarters of Vietnam-Korea Institute of Science and Technology inaugurated

Headquarters of Vietnam-Korea Institute of Science and Technology inaugurated

An inauguration ceremony of the headquarters of the Vietnam-Korea Institute of Science and Technology (VKIST) was held at the Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park in Ha Noi on January 17.
WHO to share mRNA vaccine technology with VietNam

WHO to share mRNA vaccine technology with VietNam

Vietnam, along with Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan and Serbia will receive support from the World Health Organization (WHO)'s mRNA technology transfer hub in South Africa, announced the World Health Organization (WHO) on February 23.
Welcoming the year of digital data for Vietnam

Welcoming the year of digital data for Vietnam

(VEN) - In 2022, the government assigned more important functions and tasks in digital transformation, government, economy, society, technology, and electronic transactions to the Ministry of Information and Communications.
Hunting for real estate investment opportunities after Tet

Hunting for real estate investment opportunities after Tet

Although the market faced a standstill at the end of 2022, wealthy investors are still hunting for potential business opportunities after the Lunar New Year holiday.
Vietnamese university up 97 places in Webometrics ranking

Vietnamese university up 97 places in Webometrics ranking

Vietnam National University (VNU) - Hanoi climbed 97 places to rank 661st in the latest Webometrics Ranking of World Universities in 2023, which was announced on February 1 by the Cybermetrics Lab, a member of the Spanish National Research Lab.
PM inspects national key transport projects

PM inspects national key transport projects

The first phase of the 652.86km North-South Expressway has 11 component projects, three of which are invested in public-private partnerships (PPP). The rest, including the Mai Sơn-National Highway 45 project, are funded with public investment.
A great chance to invest in commercial property

A great chance to invest in commercial property

Vietnam's commercial real estate sector is still in its infancy and is mostly focused on Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. However, industry analysts assert that the market area has a great deal of untapped potential.
Nestlé Vietnam and the journey to sustainable development

Nestlé Vietnam and the journey to sustainable development

(VEN) - With nearly three decades of operation in Vietnam, Nestlé Vietnam has been implementing many initiatives to improve human health and protect the planet through its commitments and sustainable development strategy. Recently, the company has continued to be honored as the Most Sustainable Business in Vietnam.
VIMC embarks on strong recovery

VIMC embarks on strong recovery

(VEN) - In the context of the strong recovery of the maritime transport market, the Vietnam Maritime Corporation (VIMC) has brought into play its internal strength to achieve successful business results in 2022.
MM Mega Market launches a new modern Giá tốt business model

MM Mega Market launches a new modern Giá tốt business model

Recognizing changes in shopping behaviors, MM Mega Market has publicly launched its new business model – Giá tốt. Giá tốt is currently present in big cities and provinces in Vietnam with more than 250 Giá tốt partners, including Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Da Nang, Binh Duong, Bien Hoa, Quy Nhon, Buon Ma Thuot, Rach Gia, etc.
PVCFC develops experts’ system

PVCFC develops experts’ system

(VEN) - The PetroVietnam Ca Mau Fertilizer Joint Stock Company (PVCFC) recently held its annual review on accreditation of professionals and on the competency gap for experts at its headquarters in Ho Chi Minh City and Ca Mau Province.
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Khmer's ginger cake of love and faithfulness

According to legend, the cake is also a symbol of faithfulness between husband and wife.
Dutch diplomat donates Vietnamese paintings to national museum

Dutch diplomat donates Vietnamese paintings to national museum

The ambassador collected the two lacquer paintings Kieu Hanh (Proud) and Nhung Nu Hon Tinh Yeu (Kisses of Love) when she worked in Vietnam from 1997-2001.
Tet impressive in foreign ambassadors

Tet impressive in foreign ambassadors' eyes

Tet (Lunar New Year holiday) is always an interesting experience for foreigners in Vietnam. Enjoying the Tet atmosphere, foreign ambassadors have shared their feelings about the biggest traditional festival in the country.
Norwegian Ambassador experiences Vietnamese Tet traditions

Norwegian Ambassador experiences Vietnamese Tet traditions

Norwegian Ambassador to Vietnam Hilde Solbakken and her family are enjoying a lot of Vietnamese traditions during their first Tet (Lunar New Year) in the country, including “xin chu” (asking for calligraphy from scholars).
Five-day holiday for workers during Reunification Day period

Five-day holiday for workers during Reunification Day period

As the Hùng Kings' festival coincides with Reunification Day and International Workers' Day, workers will enjoy a rare five-day holiday.
Vietnam plans to attract Chinese tourists

Vietnam plans to attract Chinese tourists

Vietnam's tourism industry has targeted to serve about 110 million tourists in 2023, including 8 million foreign visitors.
The lure of Pu Luong

The lure of Pu Luong

(VEN) - Surrounded by high mountains and offering a cool climate all year round, the Pu Luong National Nature Reserve in the northern province of Thanh Hoa offers wild scenery and unique culture.
Tourism is back, big time

Tourism is back, big time

(VEN) - Although it failed to achieve the goal of welcoming five million foreign tourists in 2022, major tourism sector efforts have resulted in its strong recovery during the final months of the year, promising even more positive changes in 2023.
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