Vietnam Morning News For March 13

Vietnam Morning News For March 13

Welcome to the Vietnam morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Vietnam news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.

 

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Vietnam’s economic growth to see little change in 2017
Vietnam has been seeing slight GDP growth in recent years. The growth rate was 6.2 percent in 2016 and is forecast to be 6.3 percent this year.
VietNamNet Bridge 

Vietnam active in regional economic, trade integration
Vietnam will continue reforming its economy, improving the business climate and fully implementing the commitments it has made to the free trade agreements (FTAs), actively contributing to regional economic and trade integration.
Vietnam Plus 

China set to cut into India, Vietnam rice exports in 2017 – USDA
India and Vietnam, the world’s leading rice exporters, may see overseas sales fall below previously expected levels due to slowing demand and rising competition from China, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said in a recent report.
VietNamNet Bridge 

PM requests increased inspection over alcohol products
The Prime Minister has asked for intensifying the management of liquor products and stringently handling violations of food safety relating to the products following a series of alcohol poisoning cases in the country.
Saigon 

Over VND 29trln invested into Central Highlands region
Ministry of Planning and Investment in collaboration with the Central Highlands Steering Committee and the People’s Committee of Dak Lak province yesterday organized the fourth conference on investment promotion for the Central Highlands City of Buon Ma Thuot.
Saigon

Vietnam halts work on massive Chinese solar panel plant
Construction reportedly began in Bac Giang Province without a construction permit or an environmental impact review.
VnExpress 

Vietnam’s relations with US, Israel spotlighted at embassy’s reception
Vietnam’s relations with the US and Israel were the focus of a recent diplomatic reception held by the Vietnamese Embassy in the US and the Asia Pacific Institute of the American Jewish Committee (AJC).
VietNamNet Bridge

Vietnam works to reinforce relations with EU
Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung has made a working visit to the EU from March 4-10, aiming to boost Vietnam – EU ties via lobbying for the early signing and ratification of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement.
VietNamNet Bridge 

Conference promotes Vietnam-Singapore trade partnership
Up to 110 small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) of Vietnam attended a conference in Singapore on March 10 to seek trade and investment partnership.
Saigon

Top holiday deals: Vietnam, Fiji, Thailand, Peru, South America and more
IT’S one of the hottest holiday destinations for Aussie travellers right now, and the good news is it’s possible to see the highlights of Vietnam for only a few hundred bucks.
NT News

Vietnam fruits welcomed overseas, less favored in home market
While Vietnam’s fruits are popular among choosy consumers in the US, Japan, South Korea and New Zealand, the products have to struggle to cement their positions in the domestic market.
VietNamNet Bridge 

Vietnam Opportunity Fund will continue to look at privatised state companies: VinaCapital
Vietnam-based asset management firm VinaCapital said it will evaluate investments into privatised state-owned business, as the local government is looking to push a spate of listings this year.
Deal Street Asia 

Too many English teaching programs for primary schools
Parents in Hanoi complain that they cannot decide which English learning programs to choose for their children because there are too many programs and they don’t have sufficient information about the quality of the programs.
VietNamNet Bridge 

Oji expands sales of baby diapers to Vietnam, Cambodia
Oji Holdings will start selling disposable diapers for babies in Vietnam and Cambodia, the Japanese paper company’s latest effort to expand its Southeast Asian footprint.
Asia Nikkei 

National pharmaceutical trading centre launched
The Ministry of Health launched a national pharmaceutical trading centre at a ceremony in Hanoi on March 10.
Vietnam Plus 

Vietnam’s images promoted at ASEAN Plus Three Festival
The Vietnamese Embassy and students in Cambodia presented their homeland’s identities at the ASEAN Plus Three Festival, held at the Royal University of Phnom Penh on March 11.
Vietnam Plus 

HCM aims for “smart city” status
Ho Chi Minh City plans to become a smart city, and the task requires concerted efforts by the administration and information technology community, a city leader has said.
Vietnam Plus

 

 

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