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Vietnam sees sharp rise in cruise ship visits
Wednesday,  Jan 17,2018,23:47 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Vietnam has become an attractive Asian destination for international cruise ships, with more than 400 cruise ships arriving last year, according to data of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).
Mitsubishi Motors to bring electric vehicles to Vietnam
Wednesday,  Jan 17,2018,23:46 (GMT+7)
HANOI – Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors Corporation inked a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam in Hanoi on January 15 to promote the use of electric vehicles in the country.
Round-up
Wednesday,  Jan 17,2018,23:44 (GMT+7)
Experts skeptical about high economic growth in 2017
Wednesday,  Jan 17,2018,23:43 (GMT+7)
HANOI – Economic experts have cast doubt on last year’s higher-than-expected economic growth of 6.81%, saying it might not have been that high.
Local brands outperform multinational rivals - reports
Wednesday,  Jan 17,2018,23:43 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Local brands in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector in Asian countries, including Vietnam, have made distinct improvements which have helped them surpass multinational rivals, according to recent market research reports.
HCMC suspends several BOT projects
Wednesday,  Jan 17,2018,23:42 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The government of HCMC has put off several projects that would upgrade and widen highways under the build-operate-transfer (BOT) format, said the director of the city’s Department of Transport.
Stocks correct slightly
Wednesday,  Jan 17,2018,23:42 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The local stock market broke its six-day winning streak with a mild decline on January 16, as the VN-Index fell 0.05% against the previous day at 1,062.96.
JD.com becomes Tiki’s strategic partner
Wednesday,  Jan 17,2018,19:09 (GMT+7)
HCMC - JD.com Inc., China’s second-biggest e-commerce firm, has made an investment in Vietnam’s e-commerce platform Tiki.vn, becoming a strategic partner of the local firm, according to a statement of Tiki.
Defense ministry approves VietBamboo Airlines project
Wednesday,  Jan 17,2018,19:08 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Ministry of National Defense has given the nod to an air transport project of VietBamboo Airlines, a subsidiary of FLC Group JSC, Giao Thong newspaper reports.
Vietnam Customs proposes building bridge to China to facilitate border trade
Wednesday,  Jan 17,2018,19:07 (GMT+7)
HCMC - The General Department of Vietnam Customs had written to the Investment Department under the Ministry of Finance proposing building a bridge over the Red River in the Vietnam-China border area to facilitate border trade, news website Dan Tri reports.
Con Dao airport to be upgraded for bigger aircraft
Wednesday,  Jan 17,2018,19:06 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Con Dao Airport will be upgraded to receive larger aircraft like Airbus A319, A320neo and A320ceo to meet increasing air travel demand to and from Con Dao Island off the country’s southern coast.
80% of shops report revenue growth in 2017
Wednesday,  Jan 17,2018,19:00 (GMT+7)
HANOI – Average revenue of shops in Vietnam last year was VND1.3 billion each, and 80% of them recorded higher revenue than in the previous year, according to a survey of Sapo.
Govt should offer more tax incentives for auto parts
Wednesday,  Jan 17,2018,17:06 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Hyundai Thanh Cong Vietnam Auto JSC has proposed the Government offer more tax incentives for cars and auto parts to make domestically assembled cars more competitive than completely-built-up (CBU) cars to be imported from other ASEAN countries.
Working group formed to prepare for establishment of State capital management committee
Wednesday,  Jan 17,2018,17:05 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has decided to set up a working group to prepare for establishment of a committee responsible for managing capital at State-owned enterprises (SOEs), the Government news website reports.
Environment tax hike on fuels postponed
Wednesday,  Jan 17,2018,17:05 (GMT+7)
HCMC – A plan to slap the environmental protection tax of VND3,000-8,000 per liter on fuels, up from the current VND1,000-4,000, will be resent to the National Assembly (NA) in October next year, effectively putting off the tax hike.
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