Category Archives: Other News

WB recommends substantial SOEs restructuring

VGP – The process of capital withdrawal and equitization in SOEs is a sound path but must be conducted in a more substantial manner, according to the World Bank. At a press briefing on the just-released East Asia and Pacific Economic Update on April 13 in Ha Noi, Country Director of the World Bank for Viet Nam Ousmane Dione attributed the low economic …

WB support for VN praised

VGP – Chairman of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Economic Affairs Nguyen Van Binh hailed the World Bank (WB)’s support for Viet Nam at an April 10 reception for WB Country Director for Viet Nam Ousmane Dione in Ha Noi. He said the WB support has helped Viet Nam make the great trides in stabilising the macro-economy, maintaining the economic growth, and developing the financial market. Binh also applauded the WB’s building of …

First year of “constructive and action Government”

VGP – Professor Carl Thayer (Australian Defense Force Academy), Dr. Huynh The Du (Harvard University, U.S) and Dr. Dang Hoang Giang shared with Zing.vn on the first year of the new Government.   On 7/4/2016, Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc took his oath to become Prime Minister after being elected with 90% votes by the National Assembly. Two days after that, …

PM highlights Top 10 socio-economic indicators in Q1

GP – PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc highlighted Top 10 socio-economic indicators in Q1, 2017 at the Government’s regular meeting for March. PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (standing) at the Government’s regular meeting for March, Ha Noi, April 3, 2017 – Photo: VGP/QUang Hieu *Top 10 socio-economic indicators PM Phuc mentioned the following ten most impressive socio-economic indicators: • stable macro-economy; • 0.9% growth …

Business highlights – November 14-20

VGP – Government drafting thrift practice and wastefulness prevention plan, Asian firms keen to expand in Viet Nam and FDI inflow in Ha Noi increasing 2.6 fold are economic highlights from November 14-20. Government drafts thrift practice, wastefulness prevention plan The Ministry of Finance is drafting a Government’s decision on a master plan for practicing thrift and preventing wastefulness for the 2016-2020 period, with specific …

Business highlights – October 3-9

VGP – The Government striving for growth target, the country falling four places in global competitiveness index but running a trade surplus, and retail sales experiencing a slow down over nine months are economic highlights from October 3-9. Gov’t strives for growth target The Government is determined to attain a GDP growth rate of 7.1-7.3% in Q4 in an effort to fulfill the preset development goal of 6.3-6.5% in 2016, said PM Phuc. …

Website between Government and businesses makes debut

VGP – Minister, Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung on October 4 announced the debut of a website to receive comments from businesses sent to the Government. The website, http://doanhnghiep.chinhphu.vn/, has come into operation since October 1, 2016. The website helps the Government interact with businesses, he said, in the future, a website between the Government and the people will be launched. Comments, difficulties, and obstacles …

Gov’t strives for growth target

VGP – The Government is determined to attain a GDP growth rate of 7.1-7.3% in Q4 in an effort to fulfill the preset development goal of 6.3-6.5% in 2016, said PM Phuc. The PM made the point on October 3 in Ha Noi while presiding over the Government’s regular meeting for September. Numerous bright spots In the first nine months in general and September …

Business highlights – September 26-October 2

VGP – GDP expanding 5.93%, FDI attraction hitting over US$16 billion and agro-forestry-fisheries exports reaching US$23.3 billion in nine months and CPI in September up 0.54%, are economic highlights from September 26-October 2. GDP expands 5.93% in first nine months The national gross domestic product (GDP) posted a year-on-year growth of 5.93% in the first nine months but it was lower than the rate of 6.53% in the same period in …

Business highlights – August 1-7

VGP – Viet Nam’s participation in ASEAN trade, investment meetings in Laos, GDP growth forecast of  6.14% in the third quarter, positive signs in export-import, and deposit interest rate rise are economic highlights from August 1-7. VN attends ASEAN trade, investment meetings in Laos A Vietnamese delegation led by Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh attended the 30th meeting of the ASEAN Free Trade Area …

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