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.
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.
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.
WB forecasts Vietnam’s GDP growth at 6.7% this year
Tuesday,  Dec 12,2017,22:55 (GMT+7)
HANOI – The World Bank (WB) has forecast Vietnam’s gross domestic product (GDP) will expand 6.7% this year and stabilize at around 6.5% in the medium term while inflation is projected to remain low.
HCMC’s tax and fee hikes may cut both ways
Tuesday,  Dec 12,2017,22:54 (GMT+7)
HCMC – A plan by the HCMC government to raise a number of taxes and fees is expected to boost the city’s budget revenues but it might put negative impacts on enterprises and citizens.
Minimum wages to rise next year
Tuesday,  Dec 12,2017,18:25 (GMT+7)
HANOI - The Government has decided to increase minimum monthly wages by VND180,000-230,000 to VND2.76-3.98 million depending on regions from January 1, 2018.
Experts: VN economy promising next year
Monday,  Dec 11,2017,20:40 (GMT+7)
HCMC – With positive achievements this year, experts have forecast Vietnam’s economy would continue growing steadily next year, heard a seminar themed “Vietnam’s economic prospects in 2018”.
WB reaffirms continued support for Vietnam
Monday,  Dec 11,2017,18:55 (GMT+7)
HCMC – A leader of the World Bank (WB) has reaffirmed the global lender’s continued support for Vietnam to address challenges of rapid urbanization and impacts of climate change, the Vietnam News Agency reports.
Construction, residence fees hiked in city
Friday,  Dec 8,2017,22:54 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The HCMC People’s Council on December 7 hiked fees for residential registration, construction licensing and museum admission as the current levels are too low to cover spending.
HCMC council passes pilot special mechanism
Friday,  Dec 8,2017,22:52 (GMT+7)
HCMC – HCMC People’s Council members at the sixth council meeting on December 7 approved a resolution piloting a special development mechanism in the city as stated in an earlier National Assembly (NA) resolution, Nguoi Lao Dong reports.
Local FMCG brands post fast growth
Friday,  Dec 8,2017,22:43 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Local fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) producers have gained steady growth, according to a Nielsen survey.
HCMC to hike taxes, impose new fees next year
Tuesday,  Dec 5,2017,23:46 (GMT+7)
HSBC puts 2018 inflation at 3.7%
Tuesday,  Dec 5,2017,23:45 (GMT+7)
HCMC – HSBC Bank has predicted Vietnam’s inflation at 3.7% next year, driven by prices of a number of necessities and services such as healthcare, food and oil.
HCMC sets 20 targets for 2018
Tuesday,  Dec 5,2017,23:41 (GMT+7)
HCMC – HCMC on December 4 set 20 targets for 2018, including for socio-economic development, environmental protection and public administration reform.
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