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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.

  • Vietnam, Indonesia agree to lift two-way trade to US$10 billion

    Vietnam, Indonesia agree to lift two-way trade to US$10 billion

    Public: 7/22/2017 6:33:11 PM

    Viet Nam and Indonesia have agreed to work closely together to advance relations both in depth and width amid profound changes in the region and the world.

  • 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.

  • HCM city intensifies investment in Lao provinces

    HCM city intensifies investment in Lao provinces

    Public: 7/21/2017 11:02:41 AM

    The Investment and Trade Promotion Center of Ho Chi Minh (HCM) city on July 19th organized a conference to promote trade, investment and tourism in three Lao provinces: Savannakhet, Khammouane and Bolikhamxay.

  • 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 ships footwear to nearly 100 countries

    Vietnam ships footwear to nearly 100 countries

    Public: 7/20/2017 2:25:48 PM

    Vietnam has shipped footwear products to nearly 100 countries worldwide, with 72 of them buying at least USD 1 million of the products, reported the Vietnam Leather and Footwear Association (LEFASO).

  • South Korea now Vietnam's 2nd largest trade partner

    South Korea now Vietnam's 2nd largest trade partner

    Public: 7/20/2017 1:46:23 PM

    South Korea has surpassed the US, the EU, and ASEAN for the first time to become Vietnam’s second-largest trade partner.

  • Huge potentials for Vietnam-Guangdong-Hong Kong economic cooperation

    Huge potentials for Vietnam-Guangdong-Hong Kong economic cooperation

    Public: 7/20/2017 9:48:30 AM

    With their own potentials and strength, Vietnam, Guangdong province of China and Hong Kong could enhance their cooperation regarding investment and trade for economic development and common interests, heard a business symposium in Hanoi on July 19.

  • 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, Malaysia to discuss signing of fishery agreement

    Vietnam, Malaysia to discuss signing of fishery agreement

    Public: 7/14/2017 10:41:06 AM

    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said he will direct relevant agencies to work with Vietnam to facilitate the signing of an agreement on fishery cooperation while meeting Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh on July 13th.

  • 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.

  • Food courts in Vietnam moving to suburbs

    Food courts in Vietnam moving to suburbs

    Public: 7/13/2017 11:25:37 AM

    The food court model, popular in Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand, is thriving in Vietnam. While many food service chains huddle together in central business districts and pay high retail rent, some new food service models are moving to the suburbs.

  • 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.

  • Vietnam Trade Information Portal launches in Hanoi

    Vietnam Trade Information Portal launches in Hanoi

    Public: 7/12/2017 3:49:39 PM

    The Vietnam Trade Information Portal (VTIP), supported by the World Bank (WB) to help Vietnam fulfill tasks related to regulations in the WTO’s trade facilitation agreement, was launched in Hanoi on July 12th.

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