Vietnam's privatization of 432 state-owned enterprises (SOEs), which accounted for 35 percent of the gross domestic product last year, has begun in response to pressure to revitalize the corrupt and inefficient state-owned sector, but the process is slow and may not be a magical cure for the economy.
jeudi 10 avril 2014
mercredi 26 mars 2014
One of the burning questions about Asian economies is why their exports remain so weak despite the synchronized recovery in the United States, Europe and Japan.
dimanche 9 mars 2014
Concerned about the political uncertainties in Thailand and the decreased attractiveness in China, Japanese tend to head for Vietnam, where they will not be bothered by political problems and can enjoy attractive investment incentives.
vendredi 28 février 2014
Bad loans continue to plague Vietnam's banks, with the magnitude of the problem remaining a mystery, but investors are continuing to push the stock market higher.
jeudi 27 février 2014
Bilateral trade between Cambodia and Vietnam increased only about 3.4 per cent last year compared to 2012, data from the Vietnamese embassy in Phnom Penh showed yesterday.
jeudi 30 janvier 2014
Hanoi - Packed shops, traffic chaos and kumquat trees everywhere can only mean one thing in Hanoi: a new lunar year is approaching. But not everybody is feeling festive.
mercredi 29 janvier 2014
Fitch has revised Vietnam’s long-term foreign and local currency issuer default ratings outlook to positive from stable.
vendredi 10 janvier 2014
Vietnam’s “timeless charm” slogan may have attracted tourists, but after seven straight years of below-average growth hopes of a sustained boom have dimmed. Can the liberalizing socialist economy get its mojo back ?
samedi 4 janvier 2014
The number of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) operating in Vietnam has fallen by 50 percent since 2000, according to figures released by the General Statistics Office’s Industrial Statistics Department.
The future is looking brighter for Vietnam as the country begins the Year of the Horse, economists say.
mercredi 1 janvier 2014
Vietnam’s economic growth accelerated as exports climbed, even as banks struggled to meet the government’s lending target. Stocks rose.
New legislation will let non-nationals hold up to 60 per cent of shares in some listed companies
samedi 7 décembre 2013
Vietnam’s yearly per capita income has been estimated to have reached USD1,960, said Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung at the opening ceremony of the Vietnam Development Partnership Forum (VDPF) in Hanoi on December 5.
dimanche 17 novembre 2013
The Southeast Asian country is to join a free trade zone with the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. Hanoi looks at greater engagement with Moscow as a counterweight to Beijing.
vendredi 18 octobre 2013
HANOI - By some measures, Vietnam’s economy is moving at a brisk clip. The double-digit inflation that prevailed in 2011 has subsided, and exports of textiles and electronics are booming. Foreign direct investment is up by 36% year-on-year, according to Fitch, a ratings agency
lundi 30 septembre 2013
Vietnam’s premier pledged to subject state-owned companies to competition and allow greater foreign ownership of banks as the government seeks to revive growth and join a key trade agreement.
dimanche 29 septembre 2013
Experts believe that it’s now the right time for Vietnam to join the global IC production chain, a golden opportunity to approach to high technologies.
mardi 24 septembre 2013
An international conference was held to review Vietnam’s eco-social development from 2011 to date in Hanoi on Monday, where negative reports dominated the proceedings.
dimanche 22 septembre 2013
Though the family run business model remains controversial, the influences of the famous family run conglomerates to the national economy in the past and at present are undeniable.
mardi 20 août 2013
Vietnam moved closer to relaxing restrictions on foreign investors as the Finance Ministry submitted a plan to Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung for raising the cap on overseas ownership at some companies.
dimanche 18 août 2013
Preparations to establish an official "economic zone" on tourism-haven Phu Quoc Island on the lines of Hong Kong were discussed at an August 13 meeting of the Communist Party's Economic Commission and Mekong Delta provincial authorities.
vendredi 16 août 2013
In the absence of proper regulations, more than 500 small foreign companies have successfully fled Vietnam after running into financial trouble here.
jeudi 15 août 2013
HO CHI MINH CITY - SINGAPORE - Desks are empty, the office silence broken only by a handful of staff chit-chatting or playing on cellphones. It's another slow day at the headquarters of Vinacafe, a state-owned firm once the vanguard of Vietnam's coffee export boom.
mardi 13 août 2013
HANOI — Vietnam is showing signs of shaking off its recent economic funk at a time when most of the region's emerging markets are being hobbled by slowing growth in China.
jeudi 8 août 2013
In 2012, Vietnam came second in the New Economics Foundation’s Happy Planet Index (HPI). According to the HPI, the only happier people in the world live in Costa Rica.
mercredi 31 juillet 2013
Talks between US President Barack Obama and Vietnamese President Troung Tan Sang in Washington on July 25 saw both leaders emphasise their intention to enhance economic, political and military cooperation, potentially against China.
vendredi 5 juillet 2013
The Hanoi People’s Committee has recently reported the operation situation of businesses in the capital city in the first half of this year.
samedi 29 juin 2013
Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang visited Jakarta on Thursday and Friday, the first official visit of President Sang to Indonesia since his election in July 2011.
vendredi 28 juin 2013
Vietnam’s central bank devalued its currency for the first time since 2011 and cut the interest-rate cap on dollar deposits to help “improve” the balance of payments and boost foreign-exchange reserves.
jeudi 27 juin 2013
Vietnam’s economic growth accelerated in the second quarter after the central bank cut interest rates to revive lending to businesses and rising foreign investment boosted the nation’s exports.