Foreign trade remained on the rise in January 2019 Satisfactory results Specifically, total export value reached an estimated US$20 billion, up 1.9 percent compared with December 2018. The export value of wholly owned domestic firms accounted for US$6.42 billion, up 7.8 percent. That of the foreign invested sector, including crude oil, reached US$13.58 billion, down 5.1 percent. The export value of agricultural, forest and aquatic products reached an estimated US$2.26 billion, up 3.1 percent compared with December 2018 and accounting for 11.28 percent of total export value. The export of fruit, vegetables, cassava and cassava products, coffee and pepper grew significantly. The export value of processing industry-related products - a major driving force of export growth - reached an estimated US$16.42 billion, accounting for more than 82 percent of total export value and up 1.6 percent compared with December 2018. Major contributors to January export value included telephones and … [Read more...] about Foreign trade off to a good start
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The Hanoitimes - At the toast by to celebrate the National Day of Vietnam on Thursday evening, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc highlighted the successes of the country and called for stronger friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and friends and partners the world. The following is the entire speech made by PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the toast: PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc delivers remarks at the toast on August 30, 2018. Photo: Quang Hieu/VGP Distinguished leaders of the Party and State, Excellency Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, Excellencies Ambassadors, Chargé d’Affaires, Heads of international organizations in Hanoi, Distinguished guests, Dear friends, On behalf of the Party, State, Government and people of Vietnam, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all distinguished comrades, guests and friends to the reception celebrating the 73rd National Day of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. We are … [Read more...] about “Vietnam always strives to be a good friend, a trusted partner within the int’l community”: PM
Viet Nam News by Bích Hường In a business-as-usual scenario, the world’s oceans could contain one tonne of plastic for every three tonnes of fish by 2025, and by 2050, more plastic than fish [by weight]. The numbers in a report launched at the World Economic Forum 2016 crossed my mind again when I saw images of trash abandoned at beaches and other tourist attractions that went viral on internet after recent public holidays on April 30 and May 1. More similar images are likely to come as Vietnamese enter the peak time of holiday season – summer. When students have a long break, people flock to beaches and tourist destinations. It’s a given that people are disappointed to spend their holidays in places that are filled or surrounded by ice cream sticks, wrappers, cans, water bottles and food waste. The trash not only damages the sight of the tourist areas, but also poses a high risk of environmental pollution to the locality if it is not treated … [Read more...] about Who wants a vacation to a trash filled beach?
Professsor Phan Văn Tường, talks to the newspaper Thời báo Kinh tế Việt nam (Việt Nam Economic Times) about the importance of good time management in running a business What are the weakest points in the management work within many Vietnamese enterprises? I have been living and working in Việt Nam for many years, so I should say that many major Vietnamese enterprises have performed quite well in their management activities. These achievements have been acknowledged by foreign enterprises. The most noticeable achievement is that the young Vietnamese labour force has been well trained, and they have worked very hard, on the other hand, a number of enterprises have been rated average in their management activities. In my opinion, such a weakness is attributed to the misunderstanding of the concepts “administration and management”. In my own opinion, the weakest point lies within their poor time management skills. As a … [Read more...] about Sustainability is a key factor in business development
Viet Nam News By Thanh Nga I met Britisher David Lloyd by chance during a mountain marathon in Sa Pa in Lào Cai Province last year where he was the race director. I was surprised to learn that besides his love for sport, the tall, thin and brisk man was also a cyclist, travel journalist, photographer and writer. I have had the chance to meet him again in Hà Nội. I got to know that he has been living in Việt Nam for seven years and has fallen in love with the country. “I moved here with my wife in 2011. At that time, we had planned to stay for perhaps a year, but we both soon fell for this country. It was my wife’s idea to come here; she had visited before and was confident that we would both enjoy living here. It’s fair to say seven years later that she was right,” says Lloyd, director of sports for Topas Travel, a Danish and Vietnamese travel company that organises unique sports events in Việt Nam, … [Read more...] about A sports enthusiast’s love affair with Hà Nội