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Vietnam Medipharm Expo 2020 opens in capital

  Participants at the Vietnam Medipharm Expo 2020 held at the Hà Nội International Exhibition Centre from Thursday until Saturday. — Photo thoibaotaichinhvietnam.vn HÀ NỘI — The 2020 Việt Nam International Medical, Hospital and Pharmaceutical Exhibition (Vietnam Medipharm Expo) is taking place from Thursday until Saturday in Ha Noi, featuring 60 foreign and domestic exhibitors. “This year is a difficult year as the ... Read More »

Shopee starts birthday sale

  HCM CITY — E-commerce platform Shoppee is wrapping up the year-end sales season and marking its fifth birthday by launching its annual 12.12 Birthday Sale.  Shopee said the sales, which follow the successful 9.9, 10.10 and 11.11 shopping events, celebrate five years of digital acceleration in the region and highlight three key trends that have shaped and will continue to drive the growth of e-commerce: social, personalisation and integration.  Chris Feng, ... Read More »

Local sugar industry calls for fair competition

  Sugarcane farmers have been forced to reduce their farming areas due to difficulties from imported and smuggled sugar. — VNA/VNS Photo Quang Cường HÀ NỘI — The sugar industry is facing many challenges and unfair competition from imported and smuggled goods, experts told a conference held in Hà Nội on Tuesday. Also discussed were possible solutions, such as applying ... Read More »

Freight and logistics stocks on the rise despite pandemic

  Quy Nhơn Port in south central province of Bình Định. — VNA Photo HÀ NỘI — Freight and logistics stocks have seen major gains since the beginning of 2020 even as the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the economy.  According to the General Statistics Office, the country’s exports topped US$254 billion during the first 11 months of the ... Read More »

Thai WHA Corp eyes two businesses in Việt Nam

  A solar farm in Ninh Thuận. Thai logistic firm WHA Corporation (WHA) is planning to acquire a solar farm and a tap water business in Việt Nam. — VNS Photo BANGKOK — Logistics giant WHA Corporation (WHA) is planning to acquire a solar farm and a tap water business in Vietnam next year once the Thai government eases travel restrictions. WHA ... Read More »

Water issues at the centre of Melong Delta planning

  Children fly kites on rice fields in Hòn Đất District, the Mekong Delta province of Kiên Giang. VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đạt Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Trần Quốc Phương spoke to the Vietnam News Agency about the need to develop a master development planning for the Mekong Delta region In July, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc approved a ... Read More »

ASEAN young entrepreneurs urged to promote co-operation

  Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình delivered a speech at the 5th ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Carnival 2020. — VNA/VNS Photo Hằng Trần HÀ NỘI — The vision of ASEAN young entrepreneurs should be beyond their national borders, for co-operation and prosperity. They should not stop co-operating to reach regional and international customers. Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình made ... Read More »

South Korea fund sells 1.47 million shares of steel firm

  Headquarters of Nam Kim Group (NKG). The constant withdrawal of foreign funds caused the foreign ownership ratio in Nam Kim Group to decrease from 38 per cent in April to about 11 per cent as at present. — Photo cafef.vn HÀ NỘI — KIM Vietnam Growth Equity Fund announced Friday it had sold an additional 1.47 million shares of steel company Nam ... Read More »

Financial infrastructure key to economic recovery in Asia-Pacific: APEC

  Speakers at the eighth APEC Financial Infrastructure Development Network Conference in HCM City. VNS Photo Bồ Xuân Hiệp HCM CITY — As financial markets have increasingly become globalised, a more robust regional financial infrastructure network is needed to facilitate trade among APEC-member economies, ensuring economic recovery and inclusive growth in the Asia Pacific region after the pandemic ends, according to Qamar ... Read More »

Covid-19 accelerates banking digitisation: seminar

  The 2020 Viet Nam Retail Banking Forum being held in HCM City last week. — VNS Photo Thu Ngân HCM CITY — The Covid-19 pandemic has speeded up the banking sector’s awareness of digitisation by three to five years and forced lenders to accelerate the process to survive and grow. This is in line with global trends and provides a strong push for digitisation, delegates told ... Read More »