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Vietnam Development Forum focuses on productivity improvement
Thursday,  Dec 14,2017,19:42 (GMT+7)
HANOI - The Vietnam Development Forum (VDF) themed “Increasing Productivity - Leverage for Sustainable Development” was opened in Hanoi on December 13, with many experts pointing out that economic growth has been hampered by low productivity.
Australia pledges support for Vietnam economic reform
Thursday,  Dec 14,2017,19:42 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Australia has launched a program to boost the productivity and competitiveness of Vietnam’s economy with total aid of AUD6.5 million (US$4.9 million), which is meant to support Vietnam in its economic reform, said Australian Ambassador to Vietnam Craig Chittick.
Experts: HCMC apartment supplies seen rising next year
Thursday,  Dec 14,2017,19:42 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The HCMC real estate market will continue growing with some 40,000 apartments put up for sale next year, mainly mid-end ones, said experts at a conference on the Vietnamese property market in HCMC on December 13.
Large steel structure factory inaugurated in Dong Nai
Thursday,  Dec 14,2017,19:41 (GMT+7)
HCMC - ATAD Steel Structure Corporation on December 13 held the inauguration ceremony of a large factory in Long Khanh Industrial Zone in Dong Nai Province.
Thai Beverage yet to decide on Sabeco stake bid
Thursday,  Dec 14,2017,19:40 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Vietnam Beverage Co Ltd, a local unit of Thai Beverage Public Co Ltd, has yet to place a deposit in order to bid for a stake of over 25% in Saigon Beer, Alcohol and Beverage Corporation (Sabeco). This is contrary to what the Ministry of Industry and Trade said in an earlier press release.
Round-up
Thursday,  Dec 14,2017,19:40 (GMT+7)
Bank stocks drag VN-Index down
Thursday,  Dec 14,2017,19:39 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Bank stocks CTG, VCB and BID fell sharply on December 13 as they came under strong profit taking pressure, pushing the VN-Index down 2.85 points, or 0.31%, at 924.4.
Singapore’s entrepreneur training debuts in Vietnam
Thursday,  Dec 14,2017,19:38 (GMT+7)
HANOI – An entrepreneur training program of Singapore based on digital technology and already implemented in many Southeast Asian countries has been introduced in Vietnam.
More Vietnamese travel to Japan
Thursday,  Dec 14,2017,19:38 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The number of Vietnamese travelers to Japan has soared strongly, with an estimated 300,000 arrivals in all of 2017, up a staggering 30% year-on-year, the Japanese consul general in HCMC said yesterday.
Practitioners to discuss personnel changes at roundtable
Thursday,  Dec 14,2017,18:07 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Prominent practitioners will take the stage at a roundtable at the Saigon Times Group’s meeting hall in HCMC today to discuss adverse impacts of personnel changes and measures to cope with the problem.
Foreign investors keen to acquire stake at oil refinery
Thursday,  Dec 14,2017,18:05 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The equitization of Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical Company (BSR), the operator of Dung Quat Oil Refinery in central Vietnam, has drawn strong attention of big foreign investors given the company’s strong financial readings and its market position.
Tet revelers can enjoy virtual reality photography on Flower Street
Thursday,  Dec 14,2017,18:04 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Revelers will have the opportunity to experience new imaging technology including virtual reality photography on Nguyen Hue Flower Street in the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday, or Tet.
ADB revises up Vietnam economic growth forecast for 2017, 2018
Thursday,  Dec 14,2017,18:02 (GMT+7)
HCMC - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has forecast Vietnam’s economy would expand 6.7% this year and keep the projection unchanged for next year, adjusting its earlier forecasts of 6.3% and 6.5% for the two years.
ANZ Vietnam to close retail services
Thursday,  Dec 14,2017,17:57 (GMT+7)
HCMC - ANZ Vietnam will stop providing retail services for customers from December 15 as it has sold its retail business in Vietnam to Shinhan Bank Vietnam, according to Kinh Te Do Thi news website.
PM hails business community for Vietnam’s impressive growth
Wednesday,  Dec 13,2017,19:39 (GMT+7)
HANOI – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, addressing a year-end session of the Vietnam Business Forum (VBF) in Hanoi on December 12, hailed the business community for its painstaking achievements that have helped fuel the country’s economic growth this year as well as in the recent past.
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