Archive for December 29th, 2016

Bad debts estimated to inch down to 2.8pct by end 2016

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | VNS | 6:00 AM

Non-performing loans (NPLs) of the banking system by the end of 2016 is estimated to inch down to 2.8 per cent from 2.9 per cent in 2015, according to the National Financial [...]
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SOEs play dominant role in national economy

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | VNS | 6:00 AM

State-owned enterprises (SOEs), particularly large corporations, play dominant roles in several key economic sectors, such as energy (electricity, coal, petroleum), banks and [...]
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Vietnam’s pharmacy industry attractive to foreign investors

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Vietnamnet | 6:00 AM

Pharmacy firms are making good profits, with the market expecting a stable growth rate of 10 percent-15 percent. A report shows that about 30 pharmacy firms had listed their [...]
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Vietnam says economy expected to have grown 6.2 pct in 2016

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

Vietnam’s gross domestic product was expected to have grown 6.2 percent this year, driven mostly by industrial expansion and growth in construction and services. The [...]
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Vietnam could be ‘sowing the seeds of the next crisis’

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Businessinsider | 6:00 AM

Vietnam is expected to show annualised growth of 6.3 percent in the fourth quarter when it releases the data sometime next week. That would be the first slowdown in annual [...]
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Vietnam records positive changes in FDI attraction

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Nhan Dan | 6:00 AM

Foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction in recent years has seen a halt, but along with that there is also a positive sign in relation to the minimal difference between [...]
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Vietnam’s 2016 FDI inflow hits record high of $15.8 billion-govt

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Vietnam will receive an estimated $15.8 billion in actual foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2016, up 9 percent from a year ago, the government said on Wednesday. New FDI [...]
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Vietnam workers lack soft skills

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Saigon Times | 6:00 AM

The lack of soft skills is making Vietnamese workers less competitive in the international integration process, heard a recent conference on the impact of the Asean Economic [...]
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Vinh Phuc seen as an economic hub

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | VNS | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc expects Vinh Phuc Province to become an economic hub in the northern region marked as a place of renewal and innovation. Addressing the Vinh [...]
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Vinh Phuc works to become industrial, service hub of the north

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | VNA | 6:00 AM

The northern province of Vinh Phuc should become a development centre of the northern region and the whole country regarding industry, service, tourism, innovative ideas, and [...]
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Vietnam’s agriculture sector rebounds after facing extreme headwinds

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Vnexpress | 6:00 AM

The much-needed recovery came after the sector contracted in the first half of the year, on the heels of a devastating drought. The agriculture sector has survived a bad year [...]
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Hanoi CPI slightly falls in December

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | VNA | 6:00 AM

The December consumer price index (CPI) in Hanoi fall slightly, the municipal Statistics Office reported. The slight fall is attributed to a recent decline in the prices of [...]
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Workshop aims to fuel Vietnam-China economic cooperation

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | VNA | 6:00 AM

A workshop was opened in Hanoi on December 27 with a view to beefing up economic cooperation between Vietnam and China. The two-day workshop, chaired by the Vietnamese [...]
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Vinh Phuc to boost investment

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | VNS | 6:00 AM

On the sidelines of the Vinh Phuc investment promotion conference, Viet Nam News reporter talks to deputy director of the provincial Department of Planning and Investment [...]
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