The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has forecast the Vietnamese economy will grow at a rate of 5.8 percent in 2012 and the country’s inflation rate is likely to fall back to single digit by the second half of the year.
Disbursement of foreign direct investment (FDI) hit 3.61 billion USD in the first four months of this year, representing a modest decrease of 0.3 percent against same period last year, according to Foreign Investment Agency statistics.
A 10-member U.S. Congressional Staff Delegation visited Vietnam from April 7 to 15 2012. Delegation members are chiefs-of-staff or senior legislative, professional and trade staffers from both the Senate and the House of Representative.
Three naval ships, the USS Chung Hoon, USS Preble and USNS Safeguard of the United State ’s Navy, with 678 officers and sailors aboard dropped anchor at Tien Sa port in the central city of Da Nang on July 15, beginning their visit to the locality.
The National Assembly’s External Affairs Committee and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) held a seminar to share experience in the negotiations and signing of free trade agreements (FTA) in Hanoi on April 19.