<b>Hoi An seeks national status for intangible heritage</b> <br /><i>The ancient city of Hoi An will apply to list its annual mid autumn festival and the traditional pottery craft of Thanh Ha village as national intangible heritage.</i><b>Nam through to Singapore tennis event’s second round</b> <br /><i>Ly Hoang Nam of Vietnam advanced to the second round of the Singapore F1 Men’s Futures on May 25.</i><b>Argentina duo to perform tango by Hoan Kiem Lake</b> <br /><i>The atmosphere at the pedestrian area around Hoan Kiem Lake will be stirred up on May 27 night at 8pm with a special tango performance.</i><b>Vietnam – Asia silk festival to take place in Hoi An</b> <br /><i>The Vietnam – Asia silk culture festival is scheduled to run in Hoi An silk village in the central province of Quang Nam between June 11 and 14.
</i><b>Vietnam wins three silvers at Asian Youth Athletics Champs</b> <br /><i>Vietnam won three silvers on the last day of the second Asian Youth Athletics Championships which closed in Bangkok on May 23.</i>
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  • Hoi An seeks national status for intangible heritageHoi An seeks national status for intangible heritage
    The ancient city of Hoi An will apply to list its annual mid autumn festival and the traditional pottery craft of Thanh Ha village as national intangible heritage.
  • Vietnam domestic market commodity prices - May 26Vietnam domestic market commodity prices - May 26
    Following are domestic prices of Vietnam's key commodities.
  • Vietnam dong, gold and interbank rates - May 26Vietnam dong, gold and interbank rates - May 26
    Here's a snapshot of Vietnamese dong exchange rates in the official and unofficial markets, indicative SJC gold prices in Hanoi and interbank offered rates at 0425 GMT.
  • Nam through to Singapore tennis event’s second roundNam through to Singapore tennis event’s second round
    Ly Hoang Nam of Vietnam advanced to the second round of the Singapore F1 Men’s Futures on May 25.
  • Argentina duo to perform tango by Hoan Kiem LakeArgentina duo to perform tango by Hoan Kiem Lake
    The atmosphere at the pedestrian area around Hoan Kiem Lake will be stirred up on May 27 night at 8pm with a special tango performance.
  • Laos speeds up implementation of seaport agreement with VietnamLaos speeds up implementation of seaport agreement with Vietnam
    The Lao Government has instructed relevant agencies to study the establishment of a company to coordinate with Vietnamese partners on the development of a seaport in Vietnam’s central region.
  • Seminar on doing business in the Middle EastSeminar on doing business in the Middle East
    As part of its continuing effort to promote commercial trade and investment with foreign economies, the Vietnam Ministry of Industry and Trade sponsored a seminar on May 25 on doing business in the Middle East.
  • Vietnam steps up equitization to get ready for free trade with EUVietnam steps up equitization to get ready for free trade with EU
    The process known as equitization in Vietnam is turning government owned enterprises into joint-stock companies with ownership shares possessed by workers or other private sector interests.
  • Party leader greets RoK President’s Special EnvoyParty leader greets RoK President’s Special Envoy
    The Republic of Korea is one of Vietnam’s top trade partners, said Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong at a reception on May 25 in Hanoi for Park Won-soon, the Special Envoy of the Republic of Korea’s President Moon Jae-in.
  • Visa waiver for 5 European countries urged to be extendedVisa waiver for 5 European countries urged to be extended
    The HCM City Tourism Association has asked the Government to extend the visa waiver for tourists from five Western European countries - France, Italy, Germany, the UK, and Spain.
  • Vietnam – Asia silk festival to take place in Hoi AnVietnam – Asia silk festival to take place in Hoi An
    The Vietnam – Asia silk culture festival is scheduled to run in Hoi An silk village in the central province of Quang Nam between June 11 and 14.
  • Southern food festival underway in HCM CitySouthern food festival underway in HCM City
    The 7th southern food festival began at Dam Sen Park in Ho Chi Minh City on May 24, treating gastronomic fans to more than 250 local culinary delights.
  • Vietnam wins three silvers at Asian Youth Athletics ChampsVietnam wins three silvers at Asian Youth Athletics Champs
    Vietnam won three silvers on the last day of the second Asian Youth Athletics Championships which closed in Bangkok on May 23.


  • Vietnam domestic market commodity prices - May 26
    (5/26/2017)
  • Following are domestic prices of Vietnam's key commodities.
  • Vietnam dong, gold and interbank rates - May 26 (5/26/2017) Vietnam dong, gold and interbank rates - May 26
    Here's a snapshot of Vietnamese dong exchange rates in the official and unofficial markets, indicative SJC gold prices in Hanoi and interbank offered rates at 0425 GMT.
  • Emirates SkyCargo boosts exports from VN to UAE (5/26/2017) Emirates SkyCargo boosts exports from VN to UAE
    Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has played a key role in strengthening trade links in perishables between Việt Nam and the UAE.
  • Trade revenue reached over US$ 126 billion in four months (5/26/2017) Trade revenue reached over US$ 126 billion in four months
    Vietnam’s trade revenue reached nearly US$ 126.09 billion in the first four months of this year, increased by 20.3 per cent or nearly $ 21.31 billion compared with the same period last year, according to the statistics figures of the General Department of Customs.
  • Policy changes needed to boost rice sector’s growth (5/26/2017) Policy changes needed to boost rice sector’s growth
    Despite rapid growth for years, the rice sector of Vietnam is hamstrung by policies that reduce its competitiveness. Amidst this situation, strong actions are needed to broaden markets and increase rice exports.
  • Foreign direct investment picks up nearly 41 percent (5/26/2017) Foreign direct investment picks up nearly 41 percent
    Total foreign direct investment (FDI) in Vietnam reached 11 billion USD from the outset of the year, a year-on-year surge of nearly 41 percent, said the Foreign Investment Agency under the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI).

  • Laos speeds up implementation of seaport agreement with Vietnam
    (5/26/2017)
  • The Lao Government has instructed relevant agencies to study the establishment of a company to coordinate with Vietnamese partners on the development of a seaport in Vietnam’s central region.
  • Seminar on doing business in the Middle East (5/26/2017) Seminar on doing business in the Middle East
    As part of its continuing effort to promote commercial trade and investment with foreign economies, the Vietnam Ministry of Industry and Trade sponsored a seminar on May 25 on doing business in the Middle East.
  • Vietnam steps up equitization to get ready for free trade with EU (5/26/2017) Vietnam steps up equitization to get ready for free trade with EU
    The process known as equitization in Vietnam is turning government owned enterprises into joint-stock companies with ownership shares possessed by workers or other private sector interests.
  • Party leader greets RoK President’s Special Envoy (5/26/2017) Party leader greets RoK President’s Special Envoy
    The Republic of Korea is one of Vietnam’s top trade partners, said Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong at a reception on May 25 in Hanoi for Park Won-soon, the Special Envoy of the Republic of Korea’s President Moon Jae-in.
  • Visa waiver for 5 European countries urged to be extended (5/26/2017) Visa waiver for 5 European countries urged to be extended
    The HCM City Tourism Association has asked the Government to extend the visa waiver for tourists from five Western European countries - France, Italy, Germany, the UK, and Spain.
  • Prime Minister greets Iranian diplomat (5/25/2017) Prime Minister greets Iranian diplomat
    Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on May 24 hosted a reception for Iranian Ambassador to Vietnam Saleh Adibi, during which he called on Iran to make it easy for Vietnamese firms to expand investment in the Islamic nation.
  • State Bank of Vietnam
    (5/26/2017)
  • The State Bank of Vietnam is a ministerial-level agency of the Government, which functions to perform the State management over monetary and banking activities and acts as the Central Bank of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
  • National program on developing high technology to 2020 (5/26/2017) National program on developing high technology to 2020
    To promote research, owning and creating high-tech; apply effectively high technology in social - economic field; manufacture products, form enterprises and develop some high-tech industry, building technical infrastructure and develop high technology human resources.
  • Kien Giang province (5/26/2017) Kien Giang province
    To promote internal resources, using effectively all of resources for socio-economic development to promote economic structure transformation towards positive and sustainable manner; improving growth quality and competitiveness of the economy.
  • Industry development plan of southern key economic area to 2020 (5/25/2017) Industry development plan of southern key economic area to 2020
    To promote the leader role of the region for the country, rapidly developing towards gradually shifting into the industries with high technology and engineering, high value; promote the development of other regions...
  • Vietnam mechanical engineering industry development strategy to 2020 (5/24/2017) Vietnam mechanical engineering industry development strategy to 2020
    To focus on the efficient and sustainable development of the mechanical engineering industry by making best use of all domestic resources combined with external resources.
  • Ministry of Transport (5/24/2017) Ministry of Transport
    The Ministry of Transport is a government agency and functions to perform the state management of road, rail, inland waterway, sea and air transport nationwide, and of public services according to law.
  • APEC 2017 offers opportunities to promote Quang Nam
    (5/24/2017)
  • The meeting of finance ministers from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies in the framework of the APEC 2017 in Vietnam, will offer a good chance for central Quang Nam province to promote its image to domestic and international friends, a local official has said.
  • Dialogue on shaping integrated, inclusive Asia-Pacific (5/22/2017) Dialogue on shaping integrated, inclusive Asia-Pacific
    An informal dialogue on shaping an integrated and inclusive Asia-Pacific took place in Hanoi on May 21 under the chair of Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh.
  • APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting concludes (5/21/2017) APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting concludes
    The 23rd APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting (MRT 23) wrapped up in Hanoi on May 21 after two working days, producing practical outcomes that contribute to boosting the process of realizing APEC Year 2017’s themes and priorities, and laying the foundation for the next steps towards the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week in November.
  • APEC ministers advocate free and fair trade (5/21/2017) APEC ministers advocate free and fair trade
    Ministers responsible for trade of the APEC member economies made their call for free and fair trade after the conclusion of the 23rd APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade (MRT) Meeting in Hanoi on May 21
  • Ministers discuss TPP on sidelines of APEC meeting (5/21/2017) Ministers discuss TPP on sidelines of APEC meeting
    Ministers and vice ministers from Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Malaysia, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam met in Hanoi on May 21 to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement on the margins of the 23rd Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministers Responsible for Trade (MRT 23).
  • PM Phuc's remarks at 23rd meeting of APEC ministers responsible for trade (5/20/2017) PM Phuc's remarks at 23rd meeting of APEC ministers responsible for trade
    The following is the full remarks of PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the opening ceremony of the 23rd meeting of Ministers Responsible for Trade.
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