Vietnam’s healthcare sector has achieved big achievements in sustainable development, and is planning to focus more for future sustainability. Nguyen Thanh Long, Minister of Health, discussed with VIR’s Tung Anh the overall journey of the sector and the role of private providers.
Mergers and acquisitions in the local food and beverage sector remain robust as investors are eager to acquire strong players.
Vietnamese shrimp producers are accelerating production to reach their export target this year.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade, on October 27, coordinated with the European Chamber of Commerce (EuroCham) to organize the Vietnam-EU Trade Forum in 2021 titled "EVFTA – Leverage for Trade and Investment Cooperation in the New Normal’. The meeting attracted more than 300 delegates from many provinces, cities, commercial counselors, domestic and European enterprises.
With a record export growth rate in the first nine months of 2021, steel is forecast to soon join the 10-billion USD export club.
The UK Council on Geostrategy (COG) released its new policy paper entitled “Enhancing British-Vietnamese relations in a more competitive era” during an event in London on October 27.
The COVID-19 pandemic affected global supply chains and the transport industry, especially aviation, was disrupted, thus shipping took the throne. Meanwhile, new developments from free trade agreements are creating new opportunities for Vietnam’s industrial real estate market.
Vietnam is currently undergoing economic and demographic transformations that pave the way for huge potential for its healthcare industry. In 2019, Vietnam’s healthcare expenditure was approximately $17 billion, equivalent to 6.6 per cent of its GDP, according to Fitch Solutions. In addition, the current population of the country is around 98.4 million as of this month, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
Electric vehicles are seemingly an irreversible trend in the automobile industry, and are expected to grow strongly across the world. With that, manufacturers in Vietnam are setting out ambitions to take their chances in the market – but inferior battery infrastructure and a lack of mechanisms to encourage consumers and support businesses will be urgently required first.
Vietnam is still seen as an attractive destination and the problems of 2021 do not mean that foreign investors will turn away, according to a recent report by Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA).
Vietnam has become the largest commodity trade partner of the European Union (EU) in ASEAN just one year after the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) took effect, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Dang Hoang An said on October 27.
Vietnam’s shrimp exports to the U.S. surged 22 percent to over $775 million in the first nine months despite Covid-19 impacts, according to Vietnam Customs.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh had a telephone conversation on October 27 with Chilean President Sebastian Piñera on measures to beef up the Vietnam-Chile relations as well as bilateral cooperation in climate change response to make contributions to the upcoming 26th United Nations Climate Change conference (COP26).
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Industry and Trade co-organised a seminar on promoting the export of Vietnamese fruits and vegetables to the European Union (EU) both online and offline.
Foreign direct investment (FDI) is to continue flowing into Vietnam from Europe in the medium to long-term thanks to the EU-Việt Nam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA), which was ratified in August last year, experts said.
Vietnam’s benchmark VN-Index returned to the 1,390-range with a 0.45 percent gain Tuesday as the majority of blue chip tickers ended in the green.
Medtronic Vietnam, a subsidiary of Medtronic Plc. (NYSE: MDT), a global leader in healthcare technology, has been named as one of the Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2021 by leading human resources magazine HR Asia.
While both newly- and additionally-registered capital soared by double-digits in the first 10 months, foreign direct investment disbursement decreased slightly during the period.
A free trade agreement between the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) and Canada will be a win-win for all sides, particularly in the context of economies that are struggling to come out of the pandemic, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said.
Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan on October 26 met with Bulgaria’s President Rumen Radev and held talks with Vice President Iliana Iotova as part of her official visit to the European country from October 25-27.