As FTA nears, VN and Israel raise hopes for deeper trade ties

Deputy Ambassador of Israel to Viet Nam Shirel Levi The co-operative relations between Israel and Viet Nam are growing strong in all spheres, with the two countries currently negotiating the official signing of a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA). It is one of the items discussed by Deputy Ambassador of Israel to Viet Nam, Shirel […] Read more »

Viet Nam still attractive to foreign investors

Do Nhat Hoang. — Photo MPI Do Nhat Hoang, director-general of the Foreign Investment Agency under the Ministry of Planning and Investment, spoke to Vietnam News Agency on the factors that make Viet Nam an attractive place for foreign investors. How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted foreign direct investment (FDI) in Viet Nam? The COVID-19 […] Read more »

Talking shop: UK businesses see ‘new investment opportunities in Viet Nam despite pandemic’: envoy

British Consul General in HCM City, Ian Gibbons The COVID-19 pandemic has had a strong impact on the global economy, including Viet Nam. The country has however been a safe destination for foreign investors thanks to its successful efforts to control the outbreak. Viet Nam News’ Thu Ngan speaks to the British consul general in […] Read more »

More Vietnamese consumers set to use cashless payments: Visa country chief

Dang Tuyet Dung, Visa Country Manager for Vietnam and Laos Cashless payments in Viet Nam is now strongly development. Dang Tuyet Dung, Visa Country Manager for Vietnam and Laos, speaks about the trend and the benefits cashless payments bring to merchants and consumers. What is the status of non-cash payments in Viet Nam now? Digital […] Read more »

Nine things to keep business on track amid COVID-19

Tran Dang Nam, CEO and Chairman of Dolphin Sea Air Services Corp. As an entrepreneur who has nearly 20 years working in the field of international freight forwarding, Tran Dang Nam, CEO and Chairman of Dolphin Sea Air Services Corp, shares his nine perspectives to help the logistics business community cope with severe damage caused […] Read more »

Local enterprises look for new markets to get back on track

The COVID-19 pandemic greatly impacted global and national production chains, forcing domestic enterprises to find new markets and develop new products. Some heads of domestic enterprises spoke to the Vietnam News Agency about difficulties in operation as well as solutions to restore production and business. Ninh Thị Ty, chairwoman of Ho Guom Group JSC Ninh Thi […] Read more »

Restructuring supply chains needed to restore ASEAN economy, says minister

Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh talks with ASEAN Secretary-General Lim Jock Hoi. — VNA/VNS Photo The COVID-19 pandemic has not only affected people’s health but also disrupted supply chains, negatively affecting the global and regional economy. Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh talks with Vietnam News Agency about plans for […] Read more »

Viet Nam needs to implement synchronous business environment reform

Phan Duc Hieu, deputy head of the Central Institute of Economic Management (CIEM) Viet Nam has gained success in reforming business conditions over the past seven years. However, the nation has not reached its target at being one of the top four ASEAN business environments.   Phan Duc Hieu, deputy head of the Central Institute of Economic […] Read more »

US urban planning, architecture firm eyes Viet Nam’s burgeoning property market

James Chew, director of business development (Southeast Asia), JERDE The rising real estate demand due to Viet Nam’s booming middle class and rapid urbanisation provides a great opportunity for JERDE. Between 2014 and 2019 the middle class doubled to 33 million, or a third of the population. The number is expected to rise further to […] Read more »

MoIT plans sustainable development of national brand

Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Do Thang Hai According to the Viet Nam National Brand (Vietnam Value) Programme for 2020-30, the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Trade Promotion Agency will set up plans to build an image of Viet Nam as a prestigious country with high-quality goods and services. It will also take measures […] Read more »

US mattress company eyes Viet Nam’s enormous potential

With a young and growing population, is a promising market for mattress producers. Its potential has increased even more since Vietnamese consumers are now increasingly conscious of their health, including sleep. But to find a mattress in the luxury segment with clear brand origins and of international standards is not very easy. Seeing the huge […] Read more »

Govt official reassures there will be no rice shortage

Le Thanh Tung, deputy director of the Department of Crop Production under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. — VNS Photo Xuan Huong Viet Nam’s rice exports surged this year to 1.29 million tonnes worth US$602 million by mid-March, 26.5 per cent and 34.6 per cent up. Despite drought, saltwater intrusion and unfavourable weather, […] Read more »

Resorts on Phu Quoc Island increasingly active in environmental-protection activities

Oliver Horn, general manager of InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort. Oliver Horn, general manager of InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort, talks to Viet Nam News about tourism and the role of hotels and resorts in protecting the environment on Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang. What is the InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort […] Read more »

New energy strategy backs private sector investment

Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh The Politburo signed Resolution No 55-NQ/TW on Viet Nam’s strategic orientations for national energy development through 2030 with a vision to 2045 on February 11. Minister of Industry and Trade Trần Tuấn Anh speaks to Vietnam News Agency about the important implications of the new strategy involving […] Read more »

Agriculture sector still has chance to boost exports this year

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong The agriculture sector this year is targeting gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 2.9 – 3 per cent and export value of agricultural, forestry and fishery products of US$42 billion. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong speaks to local media about these goals. […] Read more »

Viet Nam’s aviation industry expands market to maintain growth

Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The The novel coronavirus epidemic has affected the socio-economic development of Viet Nam, including the transport sector. Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The speaks to Vietnam News Agency about solutions to control the epidemic and promote business activities of the industry to compensate for losses. Which field of the transport […] Read more »