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E-commerce platform for high-quality VN goods set up

  An e-commerce platform was launched to help members of the Business Association for Vietnamese High Quality Product promote their goods. – VNS Photo Việt Dũng HCM CITY – An e-commerce platform to sell products designated as “high-quality” was launched yesterday (January 21) by the Business Association of High Quality Vietnamese Products and Digital Transformation for […]

EVNGENCO 2 to sell over 581 million shares through IPO

  EVNGENCO 2 held an IPO road show in HCM City on January 21 to tell investors about the opportunity for investing in the company. — VNS Photo HCM CITY — Power Generation Corporation 2 (EVNGENCO 2), a subsidiary of Vietnam Electricity, plans to sell over 580.12 million shares, or 48.8875 per cent of its […]

Development of consumer finance: vital to fight black credit

  Delegates at the conference on identifying and repelling black credit activities in HCM City on Wednesday. — VNA/VNS Photo Hứa Chung HÀ NỘI — Increasing the development of consumer finance and simplifying procedures for loan applications would be a priority for commercial banks, financial companies and microfinance institutions as part of efforts to limit black credit, […]

Thái Nguyên high-tech agricultural zone set up

  Thái Nguyên high-tech agricultural zone will pilot high-tech production models in farming, forestry and aquaculture. —VNA/VNS Photo for illustration HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has signed Decision No 70/QD-TTg on the establishment and issuance of operational regulations for the Thái Nguyên high-tech agricultural zone. The zone will be set up in Tiên Phong Commune, Phổ Yên […]

Quảng Ninh eyes becoming dynamic sea-based economic hub

  Tourism boats travel around Hạ Long Bay. Quảng Ninh Province is planning to develop the locality to an international tourism centre with uniform infrastructure and a kaleidoscope of high-quality tourism products. – VNA/VNS Photo QUẢNG NINH — The northern province of Quảng Ninh has outlined ways to increase its sea-based economy, focussing on tourism, sea services, and […]

FPT Software sets up first international production centre in Costa Rica

  F-Town 3 Campus in Việt Nam. — Photo courtesy of  FPT Softwar HÀ NỘI — FPT Software said on Wednesday that it had recently set up its first international production centre in Costa Rica’s capital San Jose. This is the firm’s 52nd office in 25 countries and territories. With advantages in geography and human resources, the centre is […]

BSR posts after-tax profit of more than $54m in Q4 2020

  Dung Quất oil refinery. BSR’s total revenue hit more than VNĐ57.89 trillion last year, while State budget contributions totalled VNĐ6.24 trillion. — Photo HÀ NỘI — The Bình Sơn Refining and Petrochemical Joint Stock Company (BSR) posted more than VNĐ1.25 trillion (US$54.14 million) in after-tax profit in the fourth quarter of 2020, up VNĐ1.08 trillion from the […]

Propzy to support start-up

  A Propzy booth at a conference on technology in HCM City on Monday. — VNS Photo Thu Ngân HCM CITY —  Proptech company Propzy is offering to provide technical support to start-ups from this year. John Lê, its founder, said the company would share its experiences in becoming a successful start-up including the seeding process […]

Đắk Lắk aims to boost exports via Amazon

ĐẮK LẮK — The Central Highlands province of Đắk Lắk can ship its staples to the world even as the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc on the global economy by enhancing exports via Amazon, according to insiders. At a conference held in the province on Wednesday, experts discussed measures to step up shipments via the world’s biggest e-commerce platform […]

Bird’s nest exports set to soar

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s birds nest exports are expected to swell in the coming year. According to Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Phùng Đức Tiến, procedures needed to export bird’s nests to China are almost completed. Việt Nam expects to ship the first batch of this product to China in the first […]

Vietnamese, Indian pharmaceutical enterprises have great opportunities in Viet Nam

  Vietnamese and Indian experts discuss opportunities for Vietnamese and Indian enterprises in the pharmaceutical industry. — VNS Minh Hương  HÀ NỘI — Experts pointed out lots of opportunities for Vietnamese and Indian enterprises in the pharmaceutical industry in Việt Nam in Hà Nội yesterday. In an effort to promote trade and investment in the pharmaceutical sector, the […]

Mondelez Kinh Đô launches Tết campaign

  A product of the Tết campaign launched by Mondelez Kinh Đô Vietnam. — Photo Courtesy Mondelez Vietnam   HCM CITY — The snack company Mondelez Kinh Đô Vietnam recently kicked off the Tết (Lunar New Year) season 2021 campaign, bringing new products to the market. With the iconic message of “See Kinh Đô, Feel Tết”, the campaign aims to brighten […]

Sabeco launches Tết CSR programmes

  The launching ceremony for the “Tết Gắn Kết” programme in HCM City. — VNS Photo HCM CITY — The Saigon Beer – Alcohol – Beverage Corporation (SABECO) has recently launched “Tết Gắn Kết”, a Tết corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme that represents the next phase of the “Rise with Việt Nam” programme.    The programme, a continuation of SABECO’s collaboration […]

Shares struggle to stay positive, VN-Index surpassing 1,130 points

  Novaland Lakeview City project in HCM City’s District 2. Shares of Novaland soared 4 per cent on Wednesday. — VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese shares struggled to stem a bearish mood on Wednesday with the VN-Index surpassing the 1,130 points but selling pressure still weighed on the overall market. The benchmark VN-Index on the […]

MobiFone co-operates with Hà Giang through digital transformation

The signing ceremony. — Photo courtesy of MobiFone HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam National Administration of Tourism, Việt Nam Mobile Telecom Services Corporation (MobiFone) and the northwest mountainous province of Hà Giang’s People’s Committee signed a co-operation agreement on Wednesday to develop provincial tourism through digital transformation and smart travel. The agreement was signed […]

Hà Nội to focus on promoting trade, industry

  Hà Nội would encourage investment in developing modern retail systems, such as shopping centres and supermarkets.— Photo HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội will focus on promoting trade and industry in the 2021-25 period to make trade a high-added-value sector and develop Hà Nội into the international trade centre of Việt Nam. Accordingly, Hà […]

Domestic market must take advantage of e-commerce: minister

  Minister of Industry and Trade Trần Tuấn Anh. — Photo The COVID-19 pandemic greatly impacted on commercial activities in domestic and global markets last year, meaning Việt Nam needs solutions to support local businesses to develop the domestic market. Minister of Industry and Trade Trần Tuấn Anh spoke to Vietnam News Agency about […]

Public investment to focus on key projects to create impetus for economic growth

  Public investment was a major driver for economic growth last year in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. — VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — Public investment will focus on key national projects with important roles in enhancing regional links and creating new drivers and room for economic growth, Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyễn Chí Dũng […]

MoIT working to ensure supply of goods during Tết holiday

  People shop at a Big C supermarket in Hà Nội. Departments of Industry and Trade nationwide have been ordered to outline production and business plans to ensure the supply of goods for Tết holiday. — VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) recently issued a directive on measures to ensure essential consumer goods are […]

Mastercard launches one-stop resource site to support SMEs’ digital transformation in Asia Pacific

The Digital Acceleration for Small Businesses centre is available across Mastercard’s English-language websites for Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong, India and Southeast Asia. — Photo Mastercard HCM CITY — To help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) recover from the pandemic, Mastercard has launched the Digital Acceleration for Small Businesses microsite across most of […]