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Delivery services compete on speed

VietNamNet Bridge – E-commerce delivery services are booming in Vietnam, especially in the last mile delivery segment – from distribution centers to consumers. The players in the market are both large businesses and startups. Delivery services compete on speed German giant DHL last July kicked off domestic delivery service in Vietnam. DHL eCommerce Vietnam’s CEO ... Read More »

Long An Border Gate a key economic hub

A view of Bình Hiệp International Border Gate. — Photo Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Long An Border Gate Economic Zone in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Long An is identified as an economic, cultural-social centre in the province, an official said. During a recent interview with the Vietnam News Agency, Nguyễn Văn Được, vice chairman ... Read More »

Pressure mounts

Vietnam’s economic growth is the envy of Asia, as its neighbors struggle to keep up with its 7.4 per cent pace.  Credit growth is surging 20 per cent year-on-year and pledged foreign direct investment (FDI) jumped 34 per cent in the nine months ended September.  Long-time Vietnam observers, however, know how quickly sentiment towards the $220-billion credit-fueled economy can change. ... Read More »

Forum to celebrate VN-Korea relationship

Bilateral trade between Việt Nam and RoK from 1992 to 2017. Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The first-ever Maekyung Korea-Việt Nam Forum will begin in Hà Nội on December 6, as part of activities to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Việt Nam-Republic of Korea (RoK) relations. Organised by Seoul-based Maekyung Media Group, the Korea Cultural Industry Forum and the ... Read More »

Seeking ways forward

Dr. Alan Bollard, Executive Director of the APEC Secretariat, spoke with VET’s Ha Nguyen-Anh Duy on the bloc’s outlook prior to the APEC Summit 2017 in Da Nang this month. ■ What are your thoughts on the development of trade, investment, and economic partnerships between APEC members over the last few years? APEC has had a very strong record on ... Read More »

Shares correct down on profit-taking

An investor watches share prices on an electronic board at Bảo Việt Securities Co. — VNS Photo Việt Thanh Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Shares suffered strong correction on Tuesday on the two stock exchanges after a three-week rally came under heavy profit-taking pressure. The VN-Index on the HCM Stock Exchange slumped 1.72 per cent to close at 953.30 ... Read More »

PM opens two projects in Hải Phòng

A view of Nguyễn Bỉnh Khiêm interchange in Hải Phòng, which opened on Monday. – VNA/VNS Photo Lâm Khánh Viet Nam News HẢI PHÒNG – Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc attended the inauguration ceremonies for LG Display’s US$1.5 billion project and the $41.8 million Nguyễn Bỉnh Khiêm interchange in the northern port city of Hải Phòng yesterday. LG Display’s project, ... Read More »

Van Don int’l airport to be operational in 2018’s Q2

The Van Don International Airport in the northern province of Quang Ninh, the first airport invested by a private business in Vietnam, is scheduled to be operational in late June 2018, instead of in late March as previously announced. A design mock up of Van Don International Airport in Van Don Economic Zone​ (Photo The airport, on Van Don ... Read More »

Northern Phú Thọ Province seeks Korean investment

Phú Thọ Province is calling investment from South Korea. — VNA/VNS Photo Vũ Toàn Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — People’s Committee of Phú Thọ joined hands with the Vietnamese Embassy in South Korea to organise a conference in Seoul on Monday to promote investments into the northern province. Hoàng Dân Mạc, secretary of the provincial Party Committee cum chairman ... Read More »

Edelweiss to open Zurich – HCM City direct flight

Switzerland’s leisure airlines Edelweiss, an affiliate of the Swiss International Airlines will open seasonal direct flights from Zurich to Ho Chi Minh City, as part of the carrier’s plan to expand its flight network in Asia. An airplane of Edelweiss (Photo courtesy of the airline) Accordingly, Edelweiss will launch direct flights linking the two cities twice a week using A340-300 ... Read More »