Vietnamese tourism suffers from the

The city of Dà Nang (Center) welcomes tourists after the resurgence of COVID-19. Photo: VNA /CVNThe number of international arrivals to Vietnam in September fell 15 percent over one month... Read more »

Vietnam, Netherlands seek to boost trading in fruits, vegetables

A virtual conference on trading in fruits and vegetables between Vietnam and the Netherlands was held on September 29 to match Vietnamese suppliers and potential Dutch importers, wholesalers and... Read more »

Vietnam, Singapore hold minister-level conference on cyber security

Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security and Singapore’s Ministry of Communications and Information held a virtual minister-level conference on cyber security on September 29. Read more »

Manufacturing becomes the most attractive sector to foreign investors in Vietnam

In the meantime, disbursement fell by only 3.2% to reach US$13.76 billion, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment. Related: How to set-up a foreign invested enterprise in Vietnam... Read more »

Vietnam has room to climb up global value chains despite COVID-19

Though Vietnam has done exceptionally well in quickly containing COVID-19, the pandemic has taken unprecedented toll on its economy. However, it is notable room for the country to further accelerate... Read more »

Japan’s Nagasaki eyes to welcome more Vietnamese students

Authorities of Japan's Nagasaki prefecture have been making multiple efforts to help University of Nagasaki to attract more Vietnamese students. Read more »

Vietnam braces for earlier onset of colder winter

A colder winter will arrive earlier than usual in Vietnam as the Pacific Ocean sea surface temperature drops, forming the La Niña phenomenon. Read more »

Cross-bred gaurs abandoned, left to starve after research

Units in charge of a research project in central Vietnam have turned their back on 11 cross-bred guars deemed redundant. Read more »

US giants increase presence in Vietnam

Foreign giants increase presence in Vietnam After Apple began increasing orders placed with suppliers in Vietnam, a number of multinationals have chosen Vietnam for new investment projects or production expansion.... Read more »

Vietnam’s 9-month GDP growth lowest in 10 years but remains bright spot in region

Vietnam’s GDP expanded 2.62% in the third quarter of this year, a significant surge against the 0.39% growth in the previous quarter, according to a report released by the General... Read more »

Export turnover lends country further surplus in spite of snags

Despite a decline in state budget revenue, remittances, and foreign direct investment, Vietnam is expected to see a surplus in current account this year thanks to a possible rise in... Read more »

Vietnam honours Clean Up the World campaign

Ensuring the effective use and management of plastic waste has grown into a top global concern, and  is also high on the agenda of the annual global Clean Up the... Read more »

Setting the scene for Vietnam’s future human development

As Vietnam celebrates the 44th anniversary of joining the United Nations this month, it has much to celebrate in terms of its progress on human development. Caitlin Wiesen, resident representative... Read more »

Geographical indication helps Binh Thuan dragon fruit conquer foreign markets

The geographical indication (GI) of dragon fruit grown in the south-central province of Binh Thuan has been protected by the European Union (EU), paving the way for the fruit to... Read more »

Blending welfare into pursuit of prosperity

In its efforts to become a more affluent nation by 2035, Vietnam has made significant improvements in improving its Human Capital Index. Read more »

European-Vietnamese Documentary Film Festival to return next month

Twenty-two documentaries will be screened in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City during the European-Vietnamese Documentary Film Festival from October 1 to 10. Read more »

PM: Domestic macadamia sector needs strategy

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on September 29 assigned the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to build a development strategy for the macadamia sector, with planning, varieties, markets, and... Read more »

HCMC plans to open more downtown walking streets

Ho Chi Minh City is considering a proposal to turn five downtown streets into walking zones to better accommodate residents and tourists. Read more »

Vietnam’s imprint on French photo festivals

In early 2020, photographer Ly Hoang Long sent 2 collections called "Mud wrestling" and "12-lamp ceremony" to compete in the "Chemins de Photos" festival (Photography path) at L'aude, southern France... Read more »

VN-Index slumps but liquidity still high

The VN-Index dropped 0.79 percent to 905.28 points Tuesday, on the day when official statisticians announced the lowest 9-month GDP growth since 2011. Read more »

Vietnam marks 27 straight days with no new coronavirus cases

Vietnam has gone 27 consecutive days with no new COVID-19 infections in community, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control. Read more »

Lion dance troupe provides refuge for young Saigonese vagrants

Lion dance team Long Nhi Duong, formed by Le Van Nam, has taken in countless of Saigon's abandoned youth over the past 10 years. Read more »

Vietnam listed as top coveted travel destination worldwide

Vietnam ranks fourth in the list of 2020's most searched for and coveted travel destinations worldwide, behind only Taiwan, Thailand, Japan. The survey is conducted by the prestigious metasearch engine... Read more »

Indonesia press hails Vietnam s great efforts in COVID 19 fight

CNBC Indonesia praises Vietnam’s COVID-19 containment success (Photo: Captured) The COVID-19 pandemic has been reportedly paralyzed many of the world’s leading economies, but Vietnam is among the few that dodges... Read more »

Vietnam – a development success story: WB official at VDRF 2020

With its outstanding achievements over the past three decades, Vietnam is a development success story and continues to perform well even in the pandemic on a range of indicators, including... Read more »

Vietnam September inflation slows to 5-year low at 0.12%

Core inflation comes at 2.59% year-on-year in the first nine months of 2020. Read more »

Vietnam trade surplus expands to nearly US$17 billion in 9-month

The domestic-invested sector's exports are expected to expand 20.2% year-on-year to US$71.83 billion between January and September. Read more »

Business formations in Vietnam down 23.1% in September

A survey found that 81% of manufacturing and processing enterprises expected stability and even improvements in performance in the final quarter of the year. Read more »

Vietnam, India step up ‘new normal’ trade ties

 Vietnam and India are looking to boost trade ties as well as business-to-business cooperation in the “new normal” period, particularly in mechanical engineering and machinery manufacturing. Read more »

Jan-Sept GDP growth lowest in a decade

Vietnam posted its lowest January-September GDP growth since 2011 at 2.12 percent, but, given Covid-19 impacts, officials deem this a “big success.” Read more »

South Korean investor increases stake in Vietnam brokerage

A South Korean asset management company has acquired a 65 percent stake in SJC Securities Corporation to increase its ownership to over 80 percent. Read more »

Meet the 15 top-funded startups and tech companies in Vietnam

Here are the companies in Vietnam that are attracting tons of investors and have the resources to spend on software, talent, and expansion. Read more »

Vietnam tipped to become world’s leading laptop producer

In the latest update about the laptop market share, Nikkei Asian Review reported that Vietnam and Thailand are expected to displace China as the center of notebook PC production, soon... Read more »

Vietnam Reform and Development Forum 2020 opens

Vietnam will focus on solutions to spur growth towards sustainability amidst the impact of COVID-19 during the 2021-2025 period, Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung said on September... Read more »

Vietnam favorable conditions attract French companies: MEDEF

Vietnam is a prime candidate for the ongoing shift of value chains in Asia, said a senior executive of the French Business Confederation (MEDEF) International. Read more »

No new case of local transmission for 27 days

A soldier helps citizens transport their baggage to a containment center. Photo: VNA /CVN Since the start of the pandemic, the country has recorded 1077 cases, of which 999 patients... Read more »

Vietnam GDP growth hits 10-year low of 2.12% in Jan-Sept amid Covid-19

Although the country’s GDP growth in the third quarter is estimated at a decade-low of 2.62%, this is an improvement from the 0.36% growth in the second quarter. Read more »

Expanded road transport plays part in Vietnam’s economic growth: forum

The expanded road transport network with the building of expressways in Vietnam has contributed to the country’s noted economic growth over the past 15 years, heard a forum in central... Read more »

Singapore’s SMEs pessimistic about business prospects

The confidence in business activities of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) operating in Singapore for the remaining months of 2020 falls to the lowest level since 2009, as the COVID-19... Read more »

Vietnam Tourism Annual Report 2019 released

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) has released the Vietnam Tourism Annual Report 2019 in both Vietnamese and English languages. Read more »