• 6 percent GDP growth rate may be unattainable

    6 percent GDP growth rate may be unattainable

    22/07/2013 01:53

    MPI, when drawing up the socio-economic development plan for 2014, believes that Vietnam would acquire the 6 percent GDP growth rate in the year, the highest growth rate since 2011. Analysts, commenting about the goal, said though the figure is not too high for a developing economy like...

  • Vietnam's US trade surplus hits new heights

    Vietnam's US trade surplus hits new heights

    20/07/2013 03:21

    Statistics from the General Statistics Office showed that Vietnam's exports to the country last year was 116 times higher than that of the same period in 1995, with average annual growth of 32 per cent. Rising export turnover to the US would help to meet this year's export target of...

  • M&A market boasts huge development potential

    M&A market boasts huge development potential

    15/07/2013 03:36

    The value of M&A deals has strongly increased, particularly during the 2009-2011 period. The market saw 295 deals worth US$1.14 billion done in 2009, and 245 transactions valued at US$1.75 billion, conducted in 2010. In 2011, a total of 266 M&A deals raised US$4.7 billion, in...

  • Vietnam sees bright prospects for handbag exports

    Vietnam sees bright prospects for handbag exports

    10/07/2013 02:19

    According to statistics from Vietnam Customs, the export revenues of suitcases, handbags and umbrellas in the first five months of the year reached US$744.58 million, up 22.22 percent against the same period last year. The total turnover of these products was only US$1.518 billion in 2012 and...

  • Steel exports face anti-dumping lawsuit in US

    Steel exports face anti-dumping lawsuit in US

    06/07/2013 02:42

    On July 3, some US steel and steel pipe producers officially lodged complaints against Vietnam and eight other countries and territories on dumping OCTG prices to the US Department of Commerce (DOC). The defendants are  the Republic of Korea, India, Turkey, Taiwan (China), Ukraine, the...

  • US becomes largest importer of Vietnamese tra fish

    US becomes largest importer of Vietnamese tra fish

    05/07/2013 01:59

    In May alone, the figure was estimated at US$56.9 million, a year-on-year increase of 72%, making the US become the largest importer of Vietnamese tra fish. The EU now ranks second, accounting for 22.4% of Vietnam’s total tra export turnover. In the first five months, tra fish...

  • Seminar on Government draft vision to 2020

    Seminar on Government draft vision to 2020

    04/07/2013 07:32

    This is part of a project funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) to build a roadmap for the implementation of the Vietnamese Government vision. The draft vision covers issues related to the economic restructuring process in Vietnam, macroeconomic management...

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