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Vietnamese catfish exporters need to unite as exports face trade barriers

Analysts say that Vietnamese catfish exporters are willing to ‘fight to the death’, but they refuse to band together to discuss solutions to settle common problems. Duong Ngoc Minh, called the Catfish King, chair of Hung Vuong JSC, deputy chair of VASEP (Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers ) and chair of the Fresh […]

Vietnamese manufacturers ‘forget’ food market for Muslims

The food market for Muslims is vast, with estimated value of $580 billion worldwide, but Vietnamese enterprises still have no business strategies to conquer the market. Nguyen Phi Van, franchise advisor to the Malaysian government, met with 10 Vietnamese businesses before they attended a trade fair in Thailand in early August. The businesses included well-known […]

Savills: Opportunities in underground urban planning

The construction and development of underground urban areas is an indispensable trend in modern urban development, according to Savills Vietnam. In the case of Ho Chi Minh City, the consultancy firm emphasizes the potential for real estate segments to be formed in underground areas. Planning vision According to Savills’ Research Department, the world’s first-ever underground […]

Modern bond project launched to facilitate customs clearance in Vietnam

A project on customs bond was launched by the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation (GATF) and the Vietnam Private Sector Forum (VPSF) on September 1, aimed at facilitating customs clearance in Vietnam. This is the start of the GATF Technical Assistance Project with the Government of Vietnam to provide a viable solution for the country […]

Standing witness to Vietnam’s rise

On the occasion of Vietnam’s National Day on September 2, VIR gets an insight into foreign CEOs’ thoughts and feeling about the country’s vitality and development, and why Vietnam has become their home away from home. Ronan Le Bihan  CEO at Mango Bay Resort, Phu Quoc In 2002, I was offered a position for the […]

Toyoda to build airbag plant in Vietnam

Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. on Wednesday released plans on its website to establish a new plant for producing airbag parts in the northern province of Thái Bình, Việt Nam. According to the announcement, the factory has total investment capital of US$24.6 million and construction is expected to start in March, 2018. The plant is planned […]

Oil Drops for Second Day as IEA Lowers Demand Forecast

Oil dropped for a second day as the International Energy Agency cut its demand estimate and U.S. inventories were expected to reach a three-month high. Prices fell 0.2 percent after the IEA lowered its forecast for the fourth quarter for a second time, citing weakness in Europe’s economy and disruption to U.S. fuel delivery by […]

SeABank celebrates platinum award

HA NOI (VNS)— South East Asia Commercial Joint Stock Bank (SeABank) has been voted and awarded with the “Platinum Category” of the “World Quality Commitment” (WQC) by the Business Initiative Direction (BID) based in Madrid, Spain. This is the second consecutive year that SeABank has been honoured with this prestigious award by BID; in 2011, the bank was given “International Arch of Europe Award for Quality and Excellence” (IAE) by BID. “World Quality Commitment” (WQC) is a prestigious annual award distributed by BID…

Vietnamese consumers more cautious in Q3 2012

Vietnam’s consumer confidence index dipped 8 points to 87 in this year’s third quarter with nine out of ten (91%) Vietnamese changing their spending habits to save more, shows a survey from Nielsen. Consumers’ cautious sentiment increases as 73% of Vietnamese stated this is not a good time to buy things they want and need, […]

Iron-Ore Rebound Boosts STX With Record Chinese Imports: Freight

China, which imports more iron ore than the rest of the world combined, will buy a record amount this quarter, easing concern about the engine of global economic growth and extending a two-month rally in shipping rates. Capesizes, carrying more ore than any other vessel class, will earn $12,000 a day in the first quarter, says Arctic Securities ASA, a bank in Oslo whose recommendations on shipping stocks returned 17 percent in a year. Investors may profit from that because freight swaps for the period are trading at $8,500. Fourth-quarter shipments will rise 5.5 percent from a year earlier to…