Despite strong growth, investment into innovative start-ups in Vietnam remains relatively modest compared to the region and the world.
The PM has signed Directive No. 10/CT-TTg on enhancing management of activities related to Bitcoin and other virtual currencies.
A trade and culture exchange programme among ASEAN member states will take place in Ho Chi Minh City’s September 23 Park from April 18-24.
As Vietnam carries on growing, its firms are faced with ever more challenges in terms of competition and growth models. Tomaso Andreatta, deputy chairman of the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (Eurocham), told Vietnam News reporter Phương Uyên about the country’s green growth perspective, long-term development and labour allocation.
Hà Nội plans to pilot the operation of automated convenience stores and organise a network of vending machines at public places in the city.
VNF - Driven by rising foreign direct investment, vigorous export growth, strengthening agriculture, and robust domestic demand, Vietnam’s GDP growth is expected to accelerate from 6.8% last year to 7.1% this year.
Vietnam has been forecast to have the fastest-growing convenience store market in Asia by 2021.
Japan currently ranks second among 125 countries and territories investing in Vietnam with a total registered capital of US$49.46 billion, after the Republic of Korea (RoK). Economists have predicted that Japanese direct investment in Vietnam will continue to grow in 2018.
Vietnamese rambutans have been approved for export to New Zealand, which will be officially announced at a ceremony on April 10.
Ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc recently agreed to sell its Southeast Asian business to bigger regional rival Grab, marking its second pull-out from an Asian market.
The Vietnamese economy posted a high growth rate in the first quarter of 2018, in combination with a high trade surplus and curbed inflation, thanks to the positive influence of high economic growth since 2017, as well as the actions of the Government and the recovery of the global economy.
Vietnam is likely to see a greater presence by international franchisors over the next few years.
The opening of a national booth of Cuba at Vietnam Expo 2018, to be held in Hanoi from April 11-14, will be a good chance for Vietnamese and Cuban businesses to facilitate their partnership and tap into the economic cooperation potential between the two countries.
Vietnam's e-commerce is valued at USD5bn and may reach USD10bn in the next four years, according to the Vietnam E-commerce Association (Vecom).
Hotel Lotte Co., a hotel and duty-free operator of South Korean retail giant Lotte, said the operating profit of its duty-free unit nosedived to a record-low level in 2017 amid a diplomatic row between Seoul and Beijing over a U.S. missile defense system.
The Central Highlands province of Dak Nong has approved in principle a solar power project, worth VND 1.1 trillion (USD 48.4 million), in Truc Son commune, Cu Jut district, the provincial People’s Committee announced on April 4.
Four Vietnamese firms are attending the 15th Malaysia International Halal Showcase 2018 underway in Kuala Lumpur from April 4-7.