EU-Vietnam free trade deal beginning to fulfil promise

EU-Vietnam free trade deal beginning to fulfil promise

After over one year of entry into force, the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement has enabled Vietnam to attract more investments from the EU and expand trade with this bloc’s member markets.
Vietnam holds potential for robot, AI development: insiders

Vietnam holds potential for robot, AI development: insiders

Vietnam holds huge potential in the application and development of new technologies amid the wide utilisation of robot and artificial intelligence (AI) in daily life activities.
Vietnam to join world's top five seafood processing countries by 2030

Vietnam to join world's top five seafood processing countries by 2030

The growth of processed seafood output in Vietnam will reach over 6 percent a year by 2030 under a national seafood processing development strategy for 2021-2030 which has been approved by the Prime Minister.
Hopes high for year-end rally to reverse shaky trade balance

Hopes high for year-end rally to reverse shaky trade balance

In spite of massive woes, Vietnam’s goods import-export landscape is gaining momentum thanks to bit-by-bit recovery in domestic production and gradual reopening of many foreign markets.
Social restrictions spur gaming popularity

Social restrictions spur gaming popularity

Vietnam’s gaming industry has been gaining further traction, with both PC and mobile games rising in prevalence.
Ensuring stricter test kit management

Ensuring stricter test kit management

Varied prices of COVID-19 antigen rapid test kits have been an issue of concern in Vietnam in recent days. Deputy Minister of Health Tran Van Thuan talked to VIR’s Hoang Binh about the use of test kits in Vietnam, and future management.
Excitement sustained in M&A possibilities

Excitement sustained in M&A possibilities

Over the past 20 years, Vietnam has seen over 4,000 merger and acquisition deals conducted in the country, with an aggregated value of $50 billion, securing third position in ASEAN.
FDI flow on right path

FDI flow on right path

Despite being hurt by the pandemic, Vietnam is still one of the few regional silver linings when it comes to maintaining the confidence of overseas investors.
Drawing out the impact of vital pandemic support

Drawing out the impact of vital pandemic support

Vietnam has introduced two fiscal measures since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Resolution No.42/NQ-CP on supporting people was issued in April 2020 and included a support package of VND62 trillion ($2.69 billion) to aid 20 million workers who had lost jobs. A new VND26 trillion ($1.13 billion) support package under Resolution No.68/NQ-CP was announced in July 2021 to help workers affected by lockdowns and social distancing during the most recent wave of infections.
Consumption dip impedes inflation

Consumption dip impedes inflation

Vietnam is expected to see an average inflation rate below its target of 4 per cent this year as economic growth slows due to stunted production and consumption.
Vietnam attends 9th Meeting of Council of ASEAN Chief Justices

Vietnam attends 9th Meeting of Council of ASEAN Chief Justices

Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam Nguyen Hoa Binh attended the 9th Meeting of the Council of ASEAN Chief Justices (CACJ) which was held virtually on October 7 by the Supreme Court of Indonesia.
Getting ready for visitor influx with pilots

Getting ready for visitor influx with pilots

With Vietnam looking to reopen for tourists, new vaccine passports and the gradual easing of travel restrictions are high on the agenda.
Rejuvenating tourism with fresh experiences

Rejuvenating tourism with fresh experiences

Tran Trung Hieu, deputy director of Hanoi Department of Tourism, said that the city will begin to allow accommodation establishments, tourist destinations, tour operators, and transport to be eligible to operate again from October. However, some accompanying services such as spas, gyms, and karaoke bars are still limited.
Tokenised property remains double-edged sword

Tokenised property remains double-edged sword

Tokenising property, representing an early stage of blockchain application within the real estate market in Vietnam, is causing controversy due to the risks that investors could face, while the government has not yet made any specific regulations.
Importance of CPTPP deal to Vietnam’s economic success

Importance of CPTPP deal to Vietnam’s economic success

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is attracting the attention of potential new member economies. Senior Australian economist Raymond Mallon writes about how possible enlargement will impact Vietnam’s economy, trade, and investment attraction, and potential obstacles and opportunities.
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