Vietnam and the European Union (EU) demonstrated their efforts to push the early signing, ratification and implementation of their free trade agreement and Investment Protection Agreement (IPA) during Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s ongoing visit to Europe.
(VNF) – In spite of a lower growth rate in the first months of 2015 than the same period last year, garment and textile export turnover for the whole year is expected to fulfill the year’s target of USD27-27.5 billion, reported the Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex).
(VNF) – Over 14,700 new enterprises in Ho Chi Minh city were licensed for establishment in the first half of the year, with a registered capital of over VND99.7 trillion, said Mr. Thai Van Re, Director of the Municipal Department of Planning and Investment.
(VNF) –Agriculture, forestry and fishery export turnover reached an estimated USD2.6 billion in June 2015, bringing the figure for the first half of the year to USD14.42 billion, a year-on-year decrease of 2.8%, according to the latest statistics by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
(VNF) - The Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority, the Brisbane Airport Corporation and six leading Australian aviation technology, services and training organizers gathered at an aviation workshop from June 24th-26th in Ho Chi Minh city to share their knowledge and expertises with their Vietnamese counterparts.
The Vietnam National Coal – Mineral Industries Holding Corporation Limited (Vinacomin) continued to see growth in production and business activities in the first half of 2015, according to the corporation’s latest statistics.
(VNF) – Commodity export turnover in the Southeastern province of Dong Nai reached nearly USD7 billion in the first half of the year, a year-on-year rise of 14.5%, reported the provincial Department of Industry and Trade.
Ba Ria-Vung Tau province has so far implemented 85 projects, capitalized with of USD1.3 billion relating to the supporting industries, reported the Provincial Department of Industry and Trade.
Export value of wood and wooden products in May 2015 reached almost USD2.56 billion, up 6.9% year on year, reported the Ho Chi Minh City Handicraft and Wood Industry Association (Hawa).
Despite sharp declines in crude oil prices, the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) achieved satisfactory production and business results during the first five months of this year.
Vietnam won a rice supply tender to the Philippines on June 5 with an offer of 410.12 USD per tonnes, according to the Philippines’ National Food Authority (NFA).
Vietnam’s natural rubber exports in the first five months of this year reached a volume of 330,000 tonnes worth USD475 million, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has asked governmental agencies to help facilitate agro-product exports since it faced a decline in the first four months of this year.
Total retail sales of commodities and services in May reached an estimated VND260 trillion, up 0.8% against April and 9.3% over a year earlier, reported the General Statistics Office.
The free trade agreement between Vietnam and the Eurasia Economic Union (EAEU) was signed in Burabai, Kazakhstan on May 29th after more than two years of negotiation, opening up a new chapter in the partnership between Vietnam and the union as well as each EAEU member in particular.
(VNF) - The Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) on May 28th signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance the operation and management capacity of the nation’s expressway system.