Rice exports to EU quadruple in Q1 (19/05/2022)
Vietnam exported 22,500 tonnes of rice to the EU for nearly 18 million USD in the first quarter of 2022, roughly a four-fold increase in both volume and value compared to the same period last year thanks to preferential tariffs enjoyed under the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA).

Ho Chi Minh City seeks to promote cooperation with Greece (19/05/2022)
Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Phan Van Mai has expressed a wish to further promote investment and trade between Greece and Vietnam in general and Ho Chi Minh City in particular at a reception for Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou and her entourage in the city on May 18.

Trade remedies to Thai sugar boost domestic recovery (19/05/2022)
After the Vietnamese imposition of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties, the volume of Thai sugar imported to Việt Nam hit a four-year low in Q1 of 2022, speeding up the recovery of domestic sugar.

Lowering logistics costs key to competitiveness (19/05/2022)
Lowering logistics costs is key to increasing the competitiveness of Việt Nam’s export products and the whole economy.

Vietnam to work with US to develop start-ups on climate change, digital transformation: PM (19/05/2022)
Vietnam expects for start-up collaboration with the US on issues of global concerns such as climate change, digital technology and supply chain diversification, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has said.

Blockchain industry yearns for new talent (19/05/2022)
A serious shortage of personnel has become a bottleneck hindering the development of blockchain companies, even though Vietnam is among the top five countries globally in terms of blockchain tech.

HCMC petitions for specific mechanisms and policies to develop sustainably (19/05/2022)
The People’s Committee in Ho Chi Minh City petitioned the National Assembly to consider promulgating a Resolution to replace Resolution 54 so that the southern metropolis can continue to implement specific mechanisms and policies for rapid and sustainable development.

PM visits Sillicon Valley tech giants (19/05/2022)
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on May 17 (US time) visited tech giants Intel, Apple and Google in Silicon Valley as part of his US visit.

Việt Nam Blockchain Association makes debut (18/05/2022)
The Việt Nam Blockchain Association was launched in the capital city on Tuesday, the first official legal entity specialising in the field of blockchain technology.

IEEFA: Việt Nam’s manufacturing future rests on a credible renewable energy game plan (18/05/2022)
The Vietnamese economy’s unparalleled exposure to multinational corporations and the global consumer market calls for a pragmatic alignment between the country’s renewable energy strategy and the decarbonisation commitments of the global brands, according to IEEFA’s latest report on Việt Nam.

HCMC wishes to see more investment activities from Austrian firms: official (18/05/2022)
Ho Chi Minh City wants to see more investment promotion activities from Austrian enterprises to tap on the sides’ cooperation potential, said Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Vo Van Hoan while receiving a business delegation from Austria on May 16.

ThaiBev spin-off pinpoints dedicated beer group growth (18/05/2022)
Thai Beverage Public Company, known as ThaiBev, has announced its intention for BeerCo – which comprises ThaiBev’s brewing operations in Thailand and Vietnam – to resume its plan of a proposed spin-off offering of its brewery unit in Singapore and thus kicking off its restructuring.

Vietnam a big oil exporter, but even bigger importer (18/05/2022)
Vietnam exported 3.1 million tons of crude oil last year but imported 10 million tons since domestic supply only met 70 percent of demand.

American business community very optimistic about US-Vietnam economic ties (18/05/2022)
With Vietnam-US economic relations having grown steadily over time, the American business community is very optimistic and working very hard in Vietnam, according to Virginia B. Foote, President of the Board of the US International Centre.

NA Chairman meets with Lao PM, discussing measures to boost ties (18/05/2022)
National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue met with Lao Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh in Vientiane on May 17, where the two leaders discussed measures to promote bilateral relations.

PM urges US businesses to invest in tourism and trade in Vietnam (18/05/2022)
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on May 17 (local time) attended a Vietnam-US trade, investment and tourism promotion conference themed ‘Rediscovering Vietnam’ in San Francisco.

FPT Software opens 10th office in the US (17/05/2022)
FPT Software on May 15 opened a new office in New York City to explore new opportunities for development, expecting to provide technology and digital transformation services for large enterprises in the Northeast region of America.

VIR to host conference on public-private partnerships in healthcare on May 18 (17/05/2022)
VIR will host the Strengthening Public-private Partnerships for Sustainable Healthcare Transformation conference on May 18.

PM meets leaders of investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, Visa Group in New York (17/05/2022)
Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính met with leaders of global investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) and Visa Group in New York and held phone talks with the Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) during his trip to the US.

Vietnamese PM receives leaders of Warburg Pincus, Glenfarne Group (17/05/2022)
Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính received executives of Warburg Pincus and Glenfarne Group in New York on May 15 (US time), as part of his working visit to the US and the UN.