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A 32-year-old woman from Hai Duong province has tested positive for the new coronavirus variant upon her arrival in Japan.

Vietnam banks promote loans with low interest rates by year-end

Given abundant liquidity and low demand for credit, banks are offering attractive loans during the year-end period.

Large growth potential for Vietnam banking services in long-term

Many listed banks witnessed weak performance of fee income growth in the first six months of the year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Vietnam GDP growth forecast in 2020 remains highest in Asia: IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) maintains its forecast for Vietnam’s GDP growth at 2.7% in 2020, the highest in Asia, and the pace is expected to speed up to 7% in 2021.

 

Vietnam warned of troublemaking transshipment from China, S.Korea to US

Vietnam should take stronger measures related to origin of goods and products to avoid risks of lawsuits or being taken advantage of by other countries to evade US import tariffs.

ADB trims Vietnam's 2020 GDP growth forecast to 4.1% on Covid-19

The country would remain the fastest growing economy in Southeast Asia, which is expected to bounce back to 6.8% in 2021.

Vietnam pushes for medicine self-sufficiency post Covid-19: Fitch Solutions

The Vietnamese government intends to meet 80% of its domestic pharmaceutical demand through local drug manufacturers.

Vietnam’s manufacturing activity signals improvement in May

The sector saw a softer contraction than in April as the Covid-19 pandemic was brought under control in Vietnam.

Vietnam needs more efforts to lure new FDI wave

While other countries are setting up specific and clear priorities to attract FDI projects, Vietnam is still pursuing a strategy with multiple targets that could lead to missed opportunities.

Hit by Covid-19, Vietnam enterprises turn to domestic market

A market with population of nearly 100 million is more than enough for domestic firms to boost sales and expand market shares.

State-led approach expected to boost 5G deployment in Vietnam

5G appears to be high on the Vietnamese government’s priority list, with the earliest of services set to be commercialized in mid-2020 following trials conducted through 2019.

Vietnam faces fierce competition to attract capital flight from China

With its early success in containing the Covid-19 pandemic, Vietnam is having a jump-start among potential investment destinations in attracting a new wave of FDI.

Vietnam in strong position to defend against external shocks: HSBC

With fewer concerns about currency and external stability, Vietnam’s central bank is likely to be more comfortable with delivering interest rate cuts to support growth.

Vietnam slashes registration fee by half to rev up domestic car sales

The decision, set to valid until the end of 2020, would help customers save thousands of dollars.

Decisive reforms needed for Vietnam to realize full benefits of EVFTA: WB

The EU-Vietnam trade deal is the largest new-generation free trade agreement in Vietnam’s history in terms of direct benefits.

Vietnam holds advantages as investors look beyond China: Experts

Vietnam holds a number of advantages against other countries at a time when investors are looking to exit China, according to experts.

Vietnam urged to readjust development strategy in post-pandemic period

With a limited state budget, Vietnam should mobilize social resources to support startups and large-scale enterprises, those considered capable of driving the economy forward.

Vietnam gov't mulls lowering 2020 GDP growth target to 4.5%

A lower GDP growth target is inevitable as the Covid-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc on the world economy, said Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung.

Vietnam economy accelerates to get back to normal state

With the resumption of key economic sectors' activities, such as manufacturing, services and retail, Vietnam’s economy is accelerating to get back to its normal state.

Foreign investors call for greater flexibility in Vietnam's upcoming PPP law

A lack of a unified legal framework governing PPP is the main factor that Vietnam’s infrastructure sector growth potential is capped at 6.1% per year through 2029.