ASEAN economic community can help lower cost of living in Philippines (Sunday, October 15,2017)
The country has reap many benefits, including lower taxes of goods, under the envisioned Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) economic community, according to Navotas Mayor John Rey Tiangco.
ASEAN economic integration seen to drive inclusive growth (Sunday, October 15,2017)
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states have vowed to promote their economic integration agenda which can drive inclusive growth and reduce development gaps in the region, despite criticism by civil society groups that the bloc’s 50-year record had shown mostly “exclusionary” progress.
Justin Trudeau to meet with Trump in fight for Nafta's future (Sunday, October 15,2017)
Canada’s prime minister is headed to Washington this week following Trump’s statement that ‘Nafta will have to be terminated if we’re going to make it good’
Iran, Pakistan to finalize free trade deal by November (Sunday, October 15,2017)
Pakistan and Iran have decided to strike a deal on trade despite slow or no progress regarding the implementation of a payment mechanism and the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project.
Vietnamese Ambassador visits Washington (Friday, October 13,2017)
Vietnamese Ambassador Pham Quang Vinh has paid a visit to the State of Washington, during which he met Governor Jay Inslee, worked with leaders of Boeing and joined talks with businesses from Seattle and surrounding areas.
CM City eyes cooperation in support industries with Japan’s Kawaguchi (Friday, October 13,2017)
Chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong said he looks forward to boosting cooperation with Kawaguchi City in support industries and urban infrastructure development during his meeting with the Japanese city’s mayor Nobuo Okunoki in the southern hub on October 12.
Metalex Vietnam 2017 attracts over 500 exhibitors (Friday, October 13,2017)
Vietnam’s International Exhibition on Machine Tools & Metalworking Solutions for Production Upgrade (Metalex Vietnam 2017) opened at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Centre (SECC) on October 12.
Vietnamese firms seek partners at Trade Expo Indonesia (Friday, October 13,2017)
Vietnamese businesses are joining global counterparts at the 32nd Trade Expo Indonesia (TEI) that kicked off at Indonesia Convention Exhibition, Bumi Serpong Damai city, Greater Jakarta, on October 11.
HCM City wants French investment in transport, urban development (Friday, October 13,2017)
Ho Chi Minh City wants to cooperate with France in transport infrastructure and urban development projects, said Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan.
Participation in IPU-137 shows VN’s dynamism in parliamentary diplomacy (Thursday, October 12,2017)
Vietnam’s presence at the 137th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU-137) and related meetings will confirm the country’s active participation in multilateral parliamentary activities and help promote its legislature’s role at the IPU forum.
Yamanashi Prefecture seeks partnerships in HCM City (Thursday, October 12,2017)
Japan’s Yamanashi Prefecture, which hosts popular tourism sites and diverse agribusiness, wants to connect with potential partners in Ho Chi Minh City for mutual benefit and development, said Governor Goto Hitoshi.
Enterprises advised to focus on organic fruit, vegetable exports to EU (Thursday, October 12,2017)
Vietnam’s fruit and vegetable businesses should eye on organic products for export to the European market, experts said at a workshop in Hanoi on October 11.
Third Mekong Connect to take place in Ben Tre (Thursday, October 12,2017)
The third Mekong Connect 2017 will be held on October 25-26 in Ben Tre city, the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre, focusing on seeking measures to make full use of advanced technology to optimize the value of local products, the organizing board announced on October 10.
Vietnam-Ukraine Inter-Governmental Committee holds 14th meeting (Thursday, October 12,2017)
The Vietnam-Ukraine Inter-Governmental Committee on Economic-Trade and Scientific-Technological Cooperation convened its 14th meeting in Kiev on October 10.
ASEAN officials discuss preparations for upcoming summit (Thursday, October 12,2017)
Senior officials from the 10 ASEAN member states gathered for a three-day meeting in Manila, the Philippines, from October 11 to discuss preparations for the ASEAN Summit and related meetings slated for next month.
Improving efficiency of Vietnam – Indonesia investment promotion (Wednesday, October 11,2017)
The Vietnam-Indonesia Friendship Association and the Indonesian Embassy in Vietnam co-hosted a seminar on October 10 at the Voice of Vietnam headquarters to examine ways to increase the efficiency of investment promotion between the two nations.
NA leader to attend IPU-137 in Russia, visit Kazakhstan (Wednesday, October 11,2017)
National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan will attend the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly and related meetings in Russia October 14-15 and make an official visit to the Republic of Kazakhstan October 16-18.
Polish businesses seek trade opportunities in Vietnam (Tuesday, October 10,2017)
Vietnamese and Polish agricultural businesses have reached a mutually beneficial agreement for the trade of fruit and dairy products. The deal was struck during a recent Vietnamese research trip to Poland to conduct a market survey.
Russian expert hails Vietnam’s experience in VN-EAEU FTA (Monday, October 9,2017)
The Vietnam-Eurasian Economic Union Free Trade Agreement (VN-EAEU FTA) is of great importance to Russia since it is a leading economy in the EAEU, said a Russian expert.
Vietnam, Japan share experience in invention commercialisation (Monday, October 9,2017)
Vietnamese and Japanese intellectual property experts gathered at a conference in Ho Chi Minh City on October 6 to share experience in completing copyright system and improving the quality and comercialisation of inventions.
EVFTA to bring in Hungarian meats (Monday, October 9,2017)
Hungarian firms are seeking to intensify their agri-food presence in Vietnam, in response to growing demand and upcoming slashed tariffs under the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement.
Japanese firms explore business prospects in south central region (Monday, October 9,2017)
The “Meeting Japan – South Central Region” conference took place in Nha Trang city, the central province of Khanh Hoa on October 6 to discuss bilateral cooperative prospects in the near future.
Ambassador visits Japanese prefectures to seek investment cooperation (Monday, October 9,2017)
Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Nguyen Quoc Cuong has paid visits to the Japanese prefectures of Okayama, Tottori, and Shimane in Shikoku region to seek investment cooperation with Japanese businesses.
Vietnam makes good use of Japan’s ODA: FEC deputy chief (Thursday, October 5,2017)
Vietnam has effectively used Japan’s official development assistance in building infrastructure, said Vice President of the Japanese International Friendship Exchange Council (FEC) Yoshihiko Nakagaki.
WB report: Vietnam’s economy continues to show fundamental strength (Thursday, October 5,2017)
Vietnam’s economy continues to show fundamental strength, according to the East Asia-Pacific Economic Update released by the World Bank via a teleconference connecting regional countries, including Vietnam, on October 4.
Vietnam, Germany share experience to develop agricultural value chains (Thursday, October 5,2017)
The Vietnam Farmers’ Union (VFU) and German Farmers’ Association (DBV) held a workshop in Hanoi on October 4 to share experience in developing value chains in agricultural production.
Vietnam welcomes Japanese investment: PM (Thursday, October 5,2017)
Vietnam is committed to create favourable conditions for Japanese businesses to invest in the country, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc stated while receiving Kanji Hayama, former President of the Japanese construction contractor Taisei Corp., in Hanoi on October 4.
WIPO chairmanship reflects Vietnam’s growing stature (Thursday, October 5,2017)
The election of a Vietnamese ambassador as Chairman of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) General Assembly, with the support of all member countries, has shown Vietnam’s growing stature in the global arena.
Hanoi steps up cooperation with Belgian localities (Wednesday, October 4,2017)
Belgian businesses and localities are expected to boost cooperation with Hanoi in healthcare, cultural heritage preservation, and environment, according to a city official.
WB, Vietnam strengthen fiscal policies and management (Wednesday, October 4,2017)
The World Bank and the Government of Vietnam on October 3 launched a joint report titled “Vietnam Public Expenditure Review (PER): Fiscal Policies towards Sustainability, Efficiency, and Equity”.