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Minister pledges more ODA investment for agriculture

VietNamNet Bridge – Minister of Planning and Investment Bui Quang Vinh has confirmed to Nong thon Ngay nay newspaper that the Government and donors will provide more official development assistance (ODA) loans to the agriculture sector.


 PM: Restructuring of SOEs key political task; Over 400 SOEs to be equitised by 2015; Vietnamese abroad encouraged to remit money home; HCM City IPs eye US$550 million in investment; Vietnam among top world’s gold consumers

Four potential fields of investment in 2014

VietNamNet Bridge – Businesses are eyeing real estate, securities, pharmaceuticals, and exports as the most attractive investment fields in 2014.


 Local company boosts Cameroon investment; Vinamilk expands world market; Binh Dinh unveils prioritised investment projects; Big challenge for economy in 2014; Haiphong licenses Hong Kong investment project

Businesses fear impact of TPP agreement

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is entering its final rounds of negotiation. With such a game changing deal imminent, Vietnamese experts have been considering the impact to be felt by local businesses

FIEs’ distribution right makes Vietnamese businesses anxious

Once foreign invested enterprises (FIEs) are given the right to distribute some important products in the domestic market, a lot of Vietnamese businesses would have to leave the market. However, this would benefit consumers.

Walmart extends hand to greet Vietnamese products

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Vietnamese dream of bringing Vietnamese products into the US Walmart’s chain is turning into reality as Walmart now officially considers collecting goods from Vietnam for the distribution within the chain.

Political Headlines January 3

Cambodian NA chair to visit Viet Nam; Deputy PM calls for further red tape cuts; PM asks for more from local agriculture sector; Solidarity – source of strength of Vietnam-Cuba ties 

MPI asks Gov’t to drop BT investment format

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Planning and Investment on Tuesday proposed the Government to drop the investment format of Build-Transfer, in particular those projects that the State has to pay money back


 Vietnam to join TPP negotiations in Singapore; Lotte Mart inaugurated in Binh Thuan province; Vietnam determined to pursue multilateral trade mechanism; Donor assistance to Vietnam unchanged in 2014


 Banking sector tops list of 1000 biggest tax payers; US$400 mil tyre factory inaugurated in Tay Ninh; Vietnam’s exports up 13 notches in WTO ranking; November’s industrial production up 5.7%


 2013 export turnover to hit over US$132 billion; HCM City pledges favourable conditions for Japanese investors; Vietnamese cashew nut exports rocket in 2013; HCM City crucial to Mekong growth


 Businesses optimistic about Vietnam’s economic outlook; Vietnam urged to utilise TPP advantages; Sumitomo red tape tangle delays power plant project; Ministries bombarded with complaints


 First private Vietnamese investment project in US; Dunkin' Donuts enters Vietnam; Over US$1.4billion for central region expressway; November CPI kept at low level; Gold prices hit record low

HCM City speeds up investment to modernise schools

 VietNamNet Bridge – The HCM City Department of Education and Training will invest in more modern school equipment, including interactive whiteboards for primary schools and kindergartens by 2015.

Mekong Delta calls for investment in 183 projects

VietNamNet Bridge – Mekong Delta localities are calling for investment in 138 projects with a total investment of about 2.1 billion USD.


 Japan firm builds US$28-mln plant in Dong Nai; Law to be revised to ensure fairness; Vietnam prioritises trade ties with EU; Vietnamese retail market to watch for big rewards

The Vietnamese activeness in Japanese eyes

 VietNamNet Bridge – Not only Vietnamese traditional hand made or farm produce, but modern high technology products have also deluded Japanese customers.

Fresh guidelines for foreign interests in education

VietNamNet Bridge –The Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) issued Circular 23/2013/TT-BLDTBXH on foreign co-operation and investment in vocational training in Viet Nam on October 16, 2013.

Vietnam is on tight budget, but generous in spending money

 VietNamNet Bridge – Economists have warned that Vietnam’s public debts would be no longer within the safety line after 2015, when it has to reserve 1/3 of the annual budget to pay debts.