BUSINESS IN BRIEF 24/1
1/24/2018 8:20:00 AM (GMT+7)
 Vinfast spends $5 million on Italian car designs, GS Retail to open 50 GS25 outlets in Vietnam in 2018, Preliminary data of general economic census announced, Action plan for development of shrimp industry promulgated

Matters at hand
1/24/2018 6:00:00 AM (GMT+7)
 The issues Vietnam had to tackle in 2017 largely continue into 2018.


 
Vietnamese farm products sold on Amazon at exorbitant prices
1/24/2018 12:32:30 AM (GMT+7)
Many Vietnamese agricultural products like chilly, coriandrum sativum and arrow root starch are on sale on Amazon website at prices which are dozen or even hundred times higher than in Vietnam.

Following Toyota and Honda, auto manufacturers halt imports
1/24/2018 8:00:00 AM (GMT+7)
Car imports to Vietnam have dropped sharply in anticipation of Decree 116 which sets strict regulations for locally assembled automobile businesses as well as importers.


 
How to meet 6.7% GDP growth target this year?
1/24/2018 12:25:21 AM (GMT+7)
 The Government has set a target of achieving a GDP growth rate of 6.7% and consumer price index (CPI) of 4% for 2018.

Deputy PM: Carlsberg must pay market price for Habeco stake
1/24/2018 12:20:36 AM (GMT+7)
 Danish brewer Carlsberg A/S must pay market price if it wants to acquire a majority holding in the Hanoi Beer Alcohol Beverage Corp. (Habeco), Vietnam’s second-largest brewer, according to Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue.


 
Vietnamese casino reports huge losses due to fewer players
1/24/2018 12:19:11 AM (GMT+7)
 The Royal International Corporation (RIC) which is running the only casino in UNESCO World Heritage site Ha Long Bay has just reported huge losses in 2017, blaming a drop in Chinese gamblers visiting Ha Long.

VNPT to be equitised in 2018
1/23/2018 11:50:51 PM (GMT+7)
 The equitisation of the Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) in 2018 was discussed at a meeting of the Ministry of Information and Communications in Hanoi on January 23.


 
CPTPP signing date set in March
1/23/2018 11:39:12 PM (GMT+7)
 Eleven remaining member nations to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) have agreed to sign the deal at an official ceremony slated for March.

IPOs needed to improve market
1/23/2018 3:55:52 PM (GMT+7)
  The Government needs to enlarge the scale of the market and lure more State-owned enterprises to list shares through speeding up their equitisation, according to Luu Trung Thai, Vice Chairman of the Military Commercial Joint Stock Bank.


 
Foreign exchange market to be stable in 2018
1/23/2018 3:53:49 PM (GMT+7)
 Commercial banks are optimistic about the foreign exchange market in 2018, noting that the market would be stable with the Vietnamese dong devaluing slightly by some 0.5-1 percentage points to VND22,710 to VND22,950.

VN’s shrimp industry will become key economic sector
1/23/2018 3:52:27 PM (GMT+7)
Viet Nam’s shrimp industry will become a key economic sector with sustainable development that is environmentally friendly and can withstand the challenges of climate change.


 

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