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Vietnam’s poverty reduction should focus on ethnic minorities
Thursday,  Oct 19,2017,18:22 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Vietnam should continue accelerating poverty reduction among its poorest groups and communities, and the current poverty reduction programs for ethnic minorities (EM) must be among the top priority actions, according the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
Long Xuyen Quadrangle localities pledge tighter cooperation
Wednesday,  Oct 18,2017,19:52 (GMT+7)
CAN THO – Leaders of An Giang, Kien Giang, Hau Giang provinces and Can Tho City have agreed to join forces in seven sectors as part of a scheme for developing the Long Xuyen Quadrangle in the Mekong Delta, heard a meeting in Can Tho City on October 17.
Coping solution approved for 12 loss-making projects
Monday,  Oct 9,2017,21:49 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Prime Minister has approved a plan to deal with 12 projects incurring losses of trillions of Vietnamese dong under the management of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Tien Phong newspaper reports.
SMEs need to improve transparency for easier access to capital
Saturday,  Oct 7,2017,23:29 (GMT+7)
HANOI – Information transparency is one of the key factors that help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) get funding from credit institutions, said experts at a conference on financial solutions for SMEs held by the State Bank of Vietnam in Hanoi on October 5.
WB forecasts Vietnam’s 2017 GDP at 6.3%
Saturday,  Oct 7,2017,23:26 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The World Bank said in its latest East Asia and Pacific Economic Update report released on October 4 that Vietnam’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth is projected to remain resilient at 6.3% this year, driven by export-oriented manufacturing and robust domestic demand.
HSBC: Public debt to stay within safety zone
Saturday,  Oct 7,2017,23:10 (GMT+7)
HCMC – HSBC Bank expected that Vietnam’s public debt this year would not exceed the limit imposed by the National Assembly as the strong economic growth in the third quarter helped reduce the burden on the Government.
HCMC’s growth target hard to achieve
Wednesday,  Oct 4,2017,19:37 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Although HCMC’s economic growth rate in the period of January-September was higher than the same period last year, it will not meet the full-year target of 8.4-8.7% unless the growth rate in the fourth quarter reaches 9-9.5%.
HSBC: More Thai firms to tap Vietnam market
Wednesday,  Oct 4,2017,19:36 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Many Thai enterprises are interested in the Vietnam market and they will strengthen investment in the country to catch new opportunities in various fields, said Kelvin Tan, CEO of HSBC Thailand Bank.
PM: Government could meet all 13 NA targets
Wednesday,  Oct 4,2017,19:26 (GMT+7)
HANOI – The Government could realize all the 13 targets assigned by the National Assembly this year due to favorable economic growth, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at a regular Government meeting yesterday.
September manufacturing output growth hits 5-month high
Tuesday,  Oct 3,2017,18:28 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Last month saw an improvement in growth momentum at Vietnamese manufacturing firms, with the rate of input cost inflation quickening to the steepest in more than six years, leading to a first rise in output prices since April.
GDP in quarter three posts record high of 7.46%
Monday,  Oct 2,2017,19:15 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The national gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the third quarter reached a record high of 7.46%, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
PM holds policy dialogue with leading private firms
Monday,  Oct 2,2017,19:14 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc held a first-ever policy dialogue with 14 chairmen and general directors of leading private enterprises last Saturday in Hanoi, the Government news website reports.
High-tech rate low at industrial zones in HCMC
Monday,  Oct 2,2017,18:35 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Hi-technology production at processing and industrial zones has been still low, with less than ten out of thousands of operational enterprises obtaining hi-tech certificates, heard a dialogue held by the HCMC Export Processing and Industrial Zones Authority (HEPZA) last Friday.
CPI up 3.79% in Jan-Sep
Monday,  Oct 2,2017,17:24 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The consumer price index (CPI) in September picked up 0.59% against the previous month as many groups of items in the basket of commodities used for CPI calculation marked up, making CPI in the first nine months rise 3.79% over the same period in 2016.
Expats get higher incomes in Vietnam - HSBC survey
Saturday,  Sep 30,2017,01:33 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Many expats have been able to earn higher incomes and save more than in their home countries after they moved to Vietnam for work, plus opportunities for career advancement, according to an HSBC Expat Explorer survey.
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