* Vietnam may fail to achieve its goal of attracting at least US$15 billion of committed foreign direct investment this year amid a faltering global recovery and a domestic growth slowdown. "It will be very hard to meet the target," said Do Nhat Hoang, head of the Foreign … [Read more...] about News briefs
Sports ministry official absent at news briefing Tu Hoang and Lan Nhi By Tu Hoang and Lan Nhi - The Saigon Times Daily HANOI - A representative of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism did not show up at a news briefing held on April 1 after the Government's regular … [Read more...] about Sports ministry official absent at news briefing
By Dr. Tung Bui, Faculty Director of Vietnam Executive MBA, University of Hawaii There has been a bit of discussion about bananas lately. In Vietnam, the recent success of growing quality bananas and the export of high-yield banana flowers and leaves from the commune of Tan … [Read more...] about NEWS BRIEF & COMMENT: The Chiquita-Fyffes Merger: Should Vietnamese banana farmers adopt mass production or product diversification?
By Dr. Tung Bui, Faculty Director of Vietnam Executive MBA, University of Hawaii The year 2014 has been so far a great start for most of the world’s real estate markets. As 2013 was a great year for the stock markets, many investors are cashing in profits and moving some … [Read more...] about NEWS BRIEF & COMMENT: Reviving the lackluster real estate in Vietnam with foreign investments?
By Dr. Tung Bui, Director of Vietnam Executive MBA, University of Hawai. With President Obama’ upcoming trip to East Asia next month to give a much needed push to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade agreement, Vietnamese export of catfish to the US is unwillingly … [Read more...] about NEWS BRIEF & COMMENT: Can the TPP help Vietnam win the catfish war?