Vietnam’s nine-month GDP growth highest in 12 years

Vietnam’s nine-month GDP growth highest in 12 years

Vietnam’s economic growth of 8.83% year-on-year in the first nine months is the highest recorded in 12 years.

Economy - Thu, September 29, 2022 | 12:19 pm GTM+7

Deputy foreign minister fired in pandemic repatriation scam

Deputy foreign minister fired in pandemic repatriation scam

Deputy Foreign Minister To Anh Dung and Nguyen Quang Linh, assistant to Standing Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh, were fired Wednesday for violations related to repatriation of Vietnamese citizens during the pandemic crisis.

Politics - Wed, September 28, 2022 | 5:21 pm GTM+7

Parliament to discuss amended oil & gas law, anti-money laundering bill

Parliament to discuss amended oil & gas law, anti-money laundering bill

The National Assembly, Vietnam’s parliament, is scheduled to pass seven draft and amended laws at its October-November session, including an amended oil & gas law and one on money laundering.

Politics - Wed, September 28, 2022 | 8:38 am GTM+7

Vietnam GDP growth to reach 7.2%, top Southeast Asia: WB

Vietnam GDP growth to reach 7.2%, top Southeast Asia: WB

Vietnam's economic expansion can hit 7.2% this year and 6.7% next year, the highest in Southeast Asia, the World Bank says Tuesday.

Economy - Tue, September 27, 2022 | 9:45 pm GTM+7

Deputy PM’s assistant arrested in pandemic repatriation scandal

Deputy PM’s assistant arrested in pandemic repatriation scandal

Nguyen Quang Linh, assistant to Standing Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh, was arrested Tuesday for allegedly accepting bribes related to repatriation of Vietnamese citizens during the pandemic crisis.

Politics - Tue, September 27, 2022 | 5:06 pm GTM+7

Public investment disbursement hits $10.3 bln, 46.7% of plan

Public investment disbursement hits $10.3 bln, 46.7% of plan

The disbursement of public investment reached VND243,148 billion ($10.25 billion) in the first nine months of the year, or 46.7% of the government's nine-month plan.

Economy - Tue, September 27, 2022 | 11:12 am GTM+7

Standing deputy PM’s assistant faces disciplinary action in pandemic repatriation scam

Standing deputy PM’s assistant faces disciplinary action in pandemic repatriation scam

The Central Inspection Committee has proposed the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat considers disciplining Deputy Foreign Minister To Anh Dung and Nguyen Quang Linh, assistant to the Standing Deputy Prime Minister.

Politics - Mon, September 26, 2022 | 8:06 pm GTM+7

FDI disbursement grows 16% in nine months

FDI disbursement grows 16% in nine months

Disbursed foreign investment capital in Vietnam reached $15.4 billion in the year to September 20, up 16.2% year-on-year.

Economy - Mon, September 26, 2022 | 4:27 pm GTM+7

Word Bank urges Vietnam to adopt low-carbon rice to cut emissions

Word Bank urges Vietnam to adopt low-carbon rice to cut emissions

Transitioning to low-carbon rice production offers the highest potential for Vietnam to meet its goal of reducing methane emissions by 30% by 2030 while boosting the competitiveness of this significant export item, a new World Bank study says.

Economy - Mon, September 26, 2022 | 4:08 pm GTM+7

Northern, central provinces prepare for supertyphoon Noru arrival

Northern, central provinces prepare for supertyphoon Noru arrival

Northern and central provinces have been told to prepare for supertyphoon Noru, which is heading in a northwest direction with wind speeds of up to 183 km per hour.

Society - Sun, September 25, 2022 | 3:35 pm GTM+7

HCMC anti-smuggling cop in the dock for smuggling

HCMC anti-smuggling cop in the dock for smuggling

Hoang Duy Tien faces prosecution for overseeing the smuggling of goods worth VND211 billion ($8.9 million) when he was an officer with the HCMC economic police division.

Society - Sun, September 25, 2022 | 8:34 am GTM+7

Long Thanh Airport police station opens on construction site

Long Thanh Airport police station opens on construction site

A police station has been set up at the Long Thanh International Airport construction site in Dong Nai province to ensure security and traffic safety.

Society - Sun, September 25, 2022 | 8:18 am GTM+7

Remove bottlenecks, facilitate FDI flows among Mekong Subregion: experts

Remove bottlenecks, facilitate FDI flows among Mekong Subregion: experts

Greater awareness of the opportunities and required policy support are key to expanding the scale, quality and speed of foreign investment in the Mekong Subregion, experts say.

Economy - Sat, September 24, 2022 | 1:24 pm GTM+7

HCMC needs infrastructure development breakthroughs: Party leader

HCMC needs infrastructure development breakthroughs: Party leader

Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong on Friday asked Ho Chi Minh City to prioritize construction and create stronger advances in growing the southern economic hub’s infrastructure system.

Politics - Fri, September 23, 2022 | 3:40 pm GTM+7

Frozen pangasius export turnover to U.S. up 87%

Frozen pangasius export turnover to U.S. up 87%

Vietnam’s tra fish (pangasius) exports to the U.S. fetched $421 million in the first eight months of this year, a year-on-year increase of 87%, according to Vietnam Customs.

Economy - Fri, September 23, 2022 | 1:24 pm GTM+7

Vietnam behind Malaysia, Thailand in digital entrepreneurship: ADB

Vietnam behind Malaysia, Thailand in digital entrepreneurship: ADB

Vietnam ranked 63rd in the Asian Development Bank's global index of digital entrepreneurship systems with a score of 23.1 out of 100, behind Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand in Southeast Asia.

Economy - Thu, September 22, 2022 | 12:34 pm GTM+7

Garment, textiles post record-high export growth in tough times

Garment, textiles post record-high export growth in tough times

Vietnam’s garment-textile export turnover reached $30.2 billion in the first eight months of the year, a year-on-year increase of 20% and the highest growth rate in the last decade.

Economy - Thu, September 22, 2022 | 8:51 am GTM+7

Phu Yen chairman disciplined

Phu Yen chairman disciplined

Tran Huu The, Chairman of the Phu Yen People’s Committee, was warned Wednesday by the Prime Minister for work violations.

Politics - Wed, September 21, 2022 | 6:17 pm GTM+7

Vietnam fuel price sees 8th straight drop

Vietnam fuel price sees 8th straight drop

Retail gasoline prices in Vietnam slipped by VND450-630 ($0.03) a liter on Wednesday, the eighth consecutive decrease since the beginning of July and the lowest since the beginning of the year.

Economy - Wed, September 21, 2022 | 3:37 pm GTM+7