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7/24/2017 3:04:41 PM

Opinion: Why Vietnam needs to expand its visa exemption policy

Nguyen Quoc Ky, CEO of local tour organizer Vietravel, believes Vietnam’s current visa-free travel policy is insufficient and should be expanded to more countries. He explained his view in this piece sent to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.

  • Da Nang determined to build startup city

    Da Nang determined to build startup city

    Public: 7/22/2017 11:04:49 AM

    The central city of Da Nang is determined to a build startup destination for innovation and creativity, said Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Nguyen Xuan Anh.

  • Vietnam world’s fifth-largest exporter of suitcases, handbags

    Vietnam world’s fifth-largest exporter of suitcases, handbags

    Public: 7/21/2017 3:19:32 PM

    Vietnam is the world’s fifth-largest exporter of suitcases, backpacks, and handbags, the country’s Leather, Footwear and Handbag Association (LEFASO) announced on Thursday.

  • The story of Uber – Grab and traditional taxi

    The story of Uber – Grab and traditional taxi

    Public: 7/21/2017 10:41:22 AM

    The Vice Minister of Transport Nguyen Hong Truong informs that on the upcoming July 20, the Ministry of Transport will have a meeting with Uber, Grab and related agencies to conclude a solution to manage this service.

  • Four big firms share lucrative ice cream market

    Four big firms share lucrative ice cream market

    Public: 7/21/2017 10:33:49 AM

    Kido Foods (KDF) dominates the ice cream market, with a 35 percent share, while Unilever, Thuy Ta and Vinamilk hold 10 percent, 10 percent and 9 percent of market share, respectively.

  • Vietnam firms to join Thai organic expo

    Vietnam firms to join Thai organic expo

    Public: 7/17/2017 5:34:41 PM

    Several Vietnamese firms will participate in the 7th Organic and Natural Exhibition (ONE 2017), slated to be held at Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre in Bangkok from July 27 to 30.

  • Expanding export markets for agricultural products

    Expanding export markets for agricultural products

    Public: 7/14/2017 10:41:41 AM

    In 2017, the agriculture sector is facing two major challenges including the complicated situation of climate change and increasing competitiveness in the market. In order to improve on the 3% GDP growth in 2016, with export revenue of just US$33 billion, the agricultural sector is prioritising the restructuring of production to meet the market demand and adapt to climate change.

  • Vietnam, Turkey target two-way trade of USD 4 billion by 2020

    Vietnam, Turkey target two-way trade of USD 4 billion by 2020

    Public: 7/14/2017 10:08:50 AM

    Vietnam and Turkey have agreed to strive for two-way trade of USD 4 billion by 2020 during the seventh meeting of the Vietnam-Turkey Joint Committee in Hanoi on July 13th.

  • Vietnamese railway focuses on improving services

    Vietnamese railway focuses on improving services

    Public: 7/13/2017 10:53:07 AM

    Better services on way as Vietnam Railways undergoes revamp.

  • Domestic brands gain better recognition internationally

    Domestic brands gain better recognition internationally

    Public: 7/12/2017 11:15:33 AM

    The appearance of 11 Vietnamese brands in the list of Asia’s top 1,000 this year has demonstrated domestic firms’ increasing awareness about building and affirming their own brands.

  • World's tallest TV tower unlikely to proceed

    World's tallest TV tower unlikely to proceed

    Public: 7/11/2017 4:06:03 PM

    Future of VTV Tower in Hanoi's West Lake area in doubt following withdrawal of investors.

  • Vietnam to lift restrictions on foreign investors: PM

    Vietnam to lift restrictions on foreign investors: PM

    Public: 7/11/2017 10:06:35 AM

    Vietnam will lift restrictions in areas including services, telecommunications, financing and banking among others, facilitating foreign investors’ engagement and raising their ownership stakes in domestic firms, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

  • Vietnam's deputy defense minister on why military must engage in business activities

    Vietnam's deputy defense minister on why military must engage in business activities

    Public: 7/10/2017 2:35:27 PM

    The Vietnamese military needs to get involved in business activity, but the scope of it is larger than the public may understand, Deputy Minister of Defense Nguyen Chi Vinh has said.

  • Ministries discuss selling Trang Tien Plaza to private investors

    Ministries discuss selling Trang Tien Plaza to private investors

    Public: 7/10/2017 10:29:15 AM

    The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) wants to sell all the state capital in Trang Tien Plaza, while the State Capital Invetsment Corporation (SCIC) and the Ministry of Finance (MOF) want to retain 51 percent of capital.

  • How many super-rich are there in Vietnam?

    How many super-rich are there in Vietnam?

    Public: 7/6/2017 2:30:16 PM

    Vietnam has over 200 super-rich people who have $30 million and more. The figure is lower than that of Singapore (2,170), Indonesia (1,950) and Thailand (1,250).

  • Bilateral trade between Vietnam and Malaysia sees sharp rise

    Bilateral trade between Vietnam and Malaysia sees sharp rise

    Public: 7/5/2017 3:52:29 PM

    Vietnam Trade Office in Malaysia said total bilateral trade between Malaysia and Vietnam in the first five months of 2017 reached USD 3.974 billion, up 27.9% against the same period in 2016.

  • Vietnamese Goods in Thailand Fair 2017 to open in Bangkok

    Vietnamese Goods in Thailand Fair 2017 to open in Bangkok

    Public: 7/4/2017 4:01:25 PM

    (VNF) - The Central Group Vietnam will cooperate with the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) to hold the Vietnamese Goods in Thailand Fair 2017 at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok in the Thai capital.

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