Hanoi (VNA) – A total of 10,728 new firms were established in May with total registered capital of 112.7 trillion VND (4.83 billion USD), up 36.1 percent in number and 20.1 percent in capital from the previous month, according to the General Office of Statistics (GSO). With the May figure, the number of new firms set up in the first five months of the year reached 48,300 with total capital of 557 trillion VND, down 10.5 percent in number and 16.7 percent in capital year-on-year. Taking into account the 817.4 trillion VND added to existing firms, the capital flow into the economy in the period came to 1,375 trillion VND, a decrease of 17 percent compared to the same period last year. Besides, 21,700 firms resumed operation, up 10.5 percent year on year. Meanwhile, 26,000 firms suspended operation for a certain period, up 36.4 percent year on year, and 16,500 suspended pending dissolution procedures, down 14.5 percent. Nearly 6,100 firms dissolved in the five … [Read more...] about New firms up 36 percent in May
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Hanoi (VNA) – Business and investment opportunities in Vietnam after the COVID-19 pandemic were discussed at a video talk held on May 29 by the Foreign Ministry, the Vietnamese Embassy in the UK and Asia House - a UK centre of expertise on trade, investment and public policy in Asia. The event saw the presence of Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son, Asia House Chief Executive Michael Lawrence, and business executives from around 40 UK groups and major enterprises such as HSBC, De La Rue, KPMG, Prudential, and Standard Chartered. The talk is a valuable chance to connect UK businesses and Vietnamese Government agencies, said Son, adding that it helps popularise information about policies and increase cooperation opportunities in the context of the two countries taking drastic measures to control the COVID-19 and recover their economies. He told participants that Vietnam is working on a “dual target” of disease prevention and economic recovery and development, with … [Read more...] about Post-pandemic business, investment opportunities shared with UK firms
Frank Bochmann is seen in a photo he provided Tuoi Tre News. Saebel: Vietnam’s tourism sector has been tragically affected by the outbreak of COVID-19. Airlines, hotels, restaurants, laundry facilities, amusement parks, transport companies, tour operators, and homestay owners have all seen their business come to a standstill. The loss of revenue and livelihoods for Vietnamese employees and entrepreneurs alike in all spheres is devastating and the real effects will only be seen as savings and cash funds dry up. … [Read more...] about How should Vietnam prepare for post-pandemic tourism recovery?
The document clearly stated that the coronavirus pandemic has made damaging impact on social and economic development. Ho Chi Minh City has taken more drastic measures to contain the pandemic and also maintain socio-economic development, the government has acknowledged the city’s efforts in the two fields. … [Read more...] about PM proposes HCMC to become modern city in region and world
On account of the registration fee cut, however, many dealers say that the Honda CR-V will lose many of its advantages and even have to join a price war with domestically assembled vehicles. CR-V vehicles are now priced between VND983 million ($42,700) and VND1.1 billion ($47,500), and customers in Hanoi have to pay VND118-131 million ($5,100-5,700) registration fee, while customers only need to pay about VND60 million ($2,600) for a locally built rival Mazda CX-5 or a Hyundai, as registration fees have been cut by 50 per cent for domestically-produced cars. This shows that the future of Honda CR-V in Vietnam is uncertain as price is still a determining factor in sales in the market. … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES MAY 30