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VN’s growth target returns to 6.5% as FDI rises

Stronger export growth and a continued rise in investment suggest Viet Nam’s GDP growth will go back above 6.5 per cent in 2017, after a slowdown to 6.2 per cent in 2016.

Consumers fear surging prices as salaries increase

People, particularly those working in informal sectors and housewives, are afraid of a possible surge in the prices of goods as soon as the basic salary for civil servants and public employees increases next month.

Vinamilk on list of Nikkei Asian Review’s Asia300 Power Performers

The Nikkei Asian Review on Thursday released its second annual Asia300 Power Performers Ranking, a compilation of the most powerful and valuable listed companies in Asia.

Climate change forecast to shrink rice yield

Vietnam risks a loss of 7.2 million tonnes of rice yield and 3.2 per cent of its agricultural land by the late 21st century as a result of climate change, according to a Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development forecast.

Windsurfing and business opportunities

On the occasion of World Windsurfing Championship in An Bang beach, Hoi An – Vietnam’s World Heritage, TheLEADER View would like to give a review of recent international windsurfing championships held in Vietnam, which also indicates growth potential for Vietnam’s maritime economy.

Reform political apparatus, experts say

A revitalised Government is necessary but not enough to achieve targeted economic breakthroughs. Only a thorough reform of the whole political system can do it, experts said at a conference yesterday.

How are Japanese investors conquering Vietnam's retail market?

7-Eleven has announced it will open its first shop in Vietnam on June 15. Aeon, MiniStop and FamilyMart have already joined one of the fastest growing retail markets in the world.

How expensive are cars in Vietnam?

Foreign-invested automobile manufacturers have denied a MOIT report about Vietnam’s automobile industry that says assembled-in-Vietnam cars are twice as expensive as Thailand’s and Indonesia’s.

Three SEZs expected to attract more investors

Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung said the plan on setting up three special economic zones (SEZs), including Van Don in Quang Ninh province, Bac Van Phong in Khanh Hoa and Phu Quoc in Kien Giang, would be submitted to the National Assembly for approval by the end of the year.

City to support infrastructure PPP’s

Ho Chi Minh City will provide great support for the public-private-partnership (PPP) model in infrastructure development, its leaders told a meeting held recently to discuss attraction of funding through the model.

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