More prudent approaches for sustainable growth

More prudent approaches for sustainable growth

Despite the year’s complexities, Vietnam reached positive economic growth in 2021. Luke Hong, group head and lead economist for Vietnam at the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) based in Singapore, talked with VIR’s Thanh Tung about the economy’s performance and the driving forces for its prospects in 2022.
Haiphong: Manufacturing and processing industry to empower growth

Haiphong: Manufacturing and processing industry to empower growth

In the past year, the booming industrial sector of Haiphong, particularly processing and manufacturing, made the province the fastest-growing region in Vietnam.
On track for attracting German partnerships

On track for attracting German partnerships

Marko Walde, chief representative of the Delegation of the German Industry and Commerce in Vietnam (AHK Vietnam), delves into the importance of the Vietnamese market to German investors, especially as the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement has taken effect f
Taking advantage of beneficial agreements

Taking advantage of beneficial agreements

Vietnam’s economy is showing steady growth – however, much more is needed for the survival and development of businesses. Bui Ngoc Tuan, tax partner of Global Trade and Customs at Deloitte Vietnam, shares his insights on the resources businesses can utilise to take advantage of cross-border transactions.
Vietnamese, Singaporean firms tap FTAs with EU, UK to expand cooperation

Vietnamese, Singaporean firms tap FTAs with EU, UK to expand cooperation

A webinar discussing ways for Vietnamese and Singaporean businesses can fully tap opportunities brought by free trade agreements (FTAs) with the European Union (EU) and the UK to expand their cooperation was jointly held by the Vietnam Embassy and the Vietnam Trade Office in Singapore on August 28.
Thailand pins high hope on FTAs to boost exports

Thailand pins high hope on FTAs to boost exports

Thailand’s Commerce Ministry looks set to propose negotiation frameworks for the Thailand-EU free trade agreement (FTA) and ASEAN-Canada FTA for cabinet approval in the third quarter, aiming to boost the country's exports.
Export of agricultural, forestry and fishery products brightening in the first half

Export of agricultural, forestry and fishery products brightening in the first half

The export value of agricultural, forestry, and fishery products in the first half reached $24 billion, a rise of 28.2 per cent on-year.
Index of industrial production rises in first four months

Index of industrial production rises in first four months

The first four months of 2021 witnessed a 10 per cent rise in the Index of Industrial Production, showing the positive recovery of the Vietnamese economy.
Leverage for Vietnam's agricultural products to take off

Leverage for Vietnam's agricultural products to take off

International integration is opening up golden opportunities for Vietnam's agri-products, but the value chain of agricultural products needs to be optimised.
RCEP smooths way for Vietnam to join global supply chains

RCEP smooths way for Vietnam to join global supply chains

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement has enabled Vietnam to be connected better with global supply chains compared with other new-generation free trade agreements (FTAs), an official has said.
Upbeat export prospects for 2021

Upbeat export prospects for 2021

Vietnam has posted impressive export-import performance despite the health crisis, with Ho Chi Minh City, the northern province of Thai Nguyen, and the southern province of Binh Duong heralded as the top performers thanks to the inputs of both local and foreign businesses.
Added trade potential for Vietnam with UK-EU deals

Added trade potential for Vietnam with UK-EU deals

The United Kingdom-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (UKVFTA), which was inked in December last year and came into force on the last day of the year, is a seamless part of Vietnam’s great efforts to achieve economic integration and development.
Committed to transport funding aims

Committed to transport funding aims

The transport sector wrapped up 2020 with some encouraging results, and is working on solutions to increase its attraction to private investors. Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The discussed with VIR’s Bich Thuy the highlights of the past year and new prospects for the next decade. 
Building a future of inclusive finance

Building a future of inclusive finance

Vietnam is enjoying the boons associated with the government’s effective containment of COVID-19 as well as ratification of major free trade agreements.
List of FTAs joined by Vietnam as of December 2020 (Infographics)

List of FTAs joined by Vietnam as of December 2020 (Infographics)

FTAs in which Vietnam has joined cover most continents. They comprise nearly 60 economies which altogether make up ~90% global GDP.
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