VN-South Korea wants trade to reach $100bln by 2023, flights to resume soon: leaders (15/12/2021)
Vietnamese National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue held talks with Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Kim Boo-kyum on Tuesday in Seoul, as part of his official visit to the country.

Workshop spotlights digital transformation in Vietnam’s trade (15/12/2021)
A virtual workshop which revealed findings of a report on digital transformation in Vietnam’s trade sector for effective implementation of new generation free trade agreements (FTAs) was held on December 13.

Shortage of containers, high logistics costs hit textile exports (15/12/2021)
Container and warehouse shortages and surging container shipping costs have hit the textile and garment industry hard, insiders told a seminar in Ho Chi Minh City.

Changes in mindset in foreign relations needed to promote economic development: Minister (15/12/2021)
Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Hong Dien proposed a number of measures to promote external relations to adapt to the new situation and boost post-pandemic economic development at the National Conference on Foreign Affairs on December 14.

Top legislator meets with leaders of RoK groups (15/12/2021)
National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue on December 14 received representatives from a number of leading corporations of the Republic of Korea (RoK) as part of his ongoing official visit to the country.

Investment in Vietnam’s start-ups exceeds US$1.3 billion (15/12/2021)
Digital technology is forecast to create US$74 billion for Vietnam’s economy by 2027. However, Vietnam must attract investment capital from around the world, especially investment in startups.

Roundtable conference contributes to close ties between HCM City leaders, Japanese business community (15/12/2021)
The annual roundtable conference between Ho Chi Minh City officials and the Japanese business community has become an effective communications channel, contributing to building close ties between the two sides, delegates said an event marking 20 years of the conference on December 14.

HCM City gathers overseas Vietnamese’s ideas on sustainable development (15/12/2021)
Leaders of Ho Chi Minh City held a meeting in both online and offline forms with overseas Vietnamese (OV) across the world on December 14 to gather their ideas to promote the city’s comprehensive and sustainable development after COVID-19.

NA Chairman calls for more investments from Republic of Korea (14/12/2021)
National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue called on Korean enterprises to invest more in Vietnam during his separate receptions for leaders of several businesses on December 13, as part of his official visit to the Republic of Korea (RoK).

Criteria for innovative enterprises in Vietnam in the pipeline (14/12/2021)
The Ministry of Planning and Investment and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) have jointly held a conference in Hanoi to discuss a report on the development of a set of criteria for innovative enterprises of Vietnam.

The CrownX raises 350 million USD in final chapter of funding (14/12/2021)
Masan Group Corporation on December 13 announced it has signed a deal for 350 million USD primary investment in The CrownX Corporation (TCX) by a consortium of investors comprising TPG, Platinum Orchid – wholly owned by the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, and SeaTown Master Fund – managed by an indirect subsidiary of Temasek Holdings.

Smart and sustainable cities to attract quality FDI (14/12/2021)
While sustainable smart cities are considered a solution to sustain international business investments, for Vietnam experts have advised local cities and provinces to prioritise building them to attract FDI.

Vietnam - RoK further deepening relations (14/12/2021)
Since Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) established diplomatic ties in 1992, bilateral relations have thrived across all fields, especially in economy and people-to-people exchanges.

More fruit, vegetable export opportunities for Vietnamese produce next year (14/12/2021)
Vietnam will have many more opportunities to export fruit and vegetables to potential markets in 2022, providing local producers meet international standards on quality and management of growing regions, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).

ASEAN trade recovery may be impacted by new Omicron variant (14/12/2021)
The emergence of the Omicron COVID-19 variant could impact the recovery of trade in goods and services in ASEAN economies, said Sithanonxay Suvannaphakdy, researcher at the ISEAS–Yusof Ishak Institute of Singapore.

Conference to discuss measures to promote Vietnam-Germany trade via EVFTA (14/12/2021)
A conference on the promotion of the Vietnam-Germany trade through optimising the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) will be virtually held by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) on December 14.

Vietnam’s securities investment funds hold huge potential: SSC (13/12/2021)
Securities investment funds in Vietnam have ample room for growth if they effectively promote current results and implement goals and solutions in a substantial way with a roadmap in accordance with the country's international integration and situation, according to the State Securities Commission of Vietnam (SSC).

Vietnam has 5,600 new digital technology firms in 2021 (13/12/2021)
In 2021, Vietnam recorded 5,600 newly-established digital technology businesses, stemming from the need to work, sell and communicate online in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reference exchange rate up 32 VND at week’s beginning (13/12/2021)
The State Bank of Vietnam set the daily reference exchange rate at 23,207 VND/USD on December 13, up 32 VND from the last working day of the previous week.

CGIAR strengthens partnerships for sustainable agriculture in Vietnam (13/12/2021)
The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), the global largest agriculture innovation network, has implemented more than 100 projects in 40 provinces in Vietnam in the last five years with an investment of 24 million USD, benefitting more than 24 million people.