ESCAP: Vietnam to grow at 5.8 percent in 2012

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. 

Party Central Committee convenes

The fifth meeting of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee (CPVCC) opened in Hanoi on May 7. 

FDI disbursements top 3.6 billion USD in four months

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. 


U.S. Congressional Staff Delegation's visit to Vietnam

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.

Vietnam's Sustainable Development Strategy

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved Viet Nam's sustainable development strategy for the period 2011-20.

US naval ships visit Da Nang

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. 

Vietnam’s administrative reform gets international approval

Vietnam’s efforts in regulatory and administrative reform have received approval from officials of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and many countries

VN, US share experiences in FTA negotiations

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.

Vietnam a top rapid growth market

Vietnam is expected to be among the top three rapid growth markets in the Asia-Pacific region next year, according to Ernst&Young's quarterly Rapid Growth Markets (RGM) Forecast released recently. 

Vietnam: A great place to live

The online magazine ‘Business Insider’ recently published an article written by Investment Strategist Tim Staermose, which gave the author’s impression of Vietnam after an eight day visit to the country.