Optimizing all opportunities, even the smallest, to create development breakthroughs is one of the central tasks set for the Ministry of Planning and Investment in 2019, Minister Nguyen Chi Dung has said.
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.
Vietnam's social and economic factors are supporting the growth of its real estate market, which has bottomed out, an executive at property consulting firm Savills Vietnam has said.
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.
On May 27th, the Vietnam National Real Estate Association launched Vietnam Association of Realtors, in Hanoi.
Commodity export turnover in May 2015 reached an estimated USD13.5 billion, up 1% from the previous month, according to the latest statistics of the General Statistics Office.
Agricultural, forestry and fishery exports were estimated at USD2.37 billion in May, raising the figure for the first five months to USD11.4 billion, down 7.3% year on year, according to the latest statistics released by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Vietnam saw 36,055 enterprises registering for new establishment in the first five months this year, with a total capital of VND219.3 trillion, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI).
(VNF) - The Vietnam Military-run Telecommunications Group (Viettel) officially became the 10th member of Qorus Mobile Alliance on May 25th, shaping the biggest consortium of leading mobile operators from around the world.
The Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) and Mekong Housing Bank (MHB) signed a deal to hand over the overall system and announced the merger MHB into BIDV, on May 25th, in Ho Chi Minh city.
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) in May climbed by 0.16% from the previous month, by 0.95% compared to the same months last year and by 0.2% against December 2014, reported the General Statistics Office on May 24th.
Japanese businesses, including those in Osaka city, are interested in studying the investment climate in Ho Chi Minh city, especially in the fields of infrastructure, economy and education.
Exports of natural rubber have increased significantly according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Although economic restructuring has been recognised as a vital task, the process remains slow and requires greater efforts for a more comprehensive outcome, according to experts.
The Vietnamese government has proposed plans to borrow from its foreign exchange reserves after struggling to issue debt in the bond markets – seven bond auctions failed in May alone.
Vietnam Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank) and the Petrolimex Group Commercial Joint Stock Bank (PGBank) signed an official merger document on May 22, thereby opening opportunities for the new bank.