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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the Vietnam-Japan Investment Promotion Conference in Tokyo on October 10 - PHOTO: VGP

PM wraps up Japan visit with US$10 billion deals

Vietnamese and Japanese enterprises signed 19 agreements at the Vietnam-Japan Investment Promotion Conference in Tokyo on October 10, taking the total value of bilateral investment agreements clinched during Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s visit to Japan to some US$10 billion, reported the Government news website. 

Vietnam’s GDP could surpass 6.8%: VEPR

Given the gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate of 6.88% in the third quarter of 2018, the Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR) forecast the country's full-year growth target of 6.5-6.7% is attainable, and the rate is more likely to surpass 6.8%, underpinned by the foreign direct investment (FDI) sector's strong performance.

Bphone 3 with more enhanced features rolled out

Local Internet security firm Bkav has launched its latest smartphone product Bphone 3, which deploys innovative technologies and is offered at more reasonable prices. The new product targets local mid-income customers, with the price starting from VND6.990 million.

Building brand for Vietnamese rice is necessary

Although Vietnamese rice has been exported to some 150 countries and territories in the world, customers have yet to be aware of the country’s rice products, so it is necessary to build up the brand by enhancing marketing programs to introduce Vietnamese rice and its quality to the global consumers, VietnamPlus news site reported, citing Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Do Thang Hai.

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