Prudential Viet Nam Assurance and Citibank Viet Nam announced their partnership in a ceremony held in Ha Noi, yesterday.
HA NOI —
Prudential insurance packages will now be available at Citibank branches.
HA NOI — Nearly 15 Vietnamese enterprises are showcasing their products, including food, textiles, electrical and household appliances and handicrafts at the International Fair of Havana that opened on Monday in Cuba.
The six-day fair has attracted 350 local businesses and more than 1,500 enterprises from 57 countries worldwide.
The fair will have the largest number of participants in a decade. It offers foreign partners a chance to get an insight into the Cuban market as well as investment and co-operation opportunities, the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Trade and Investment said.
HA NOI — G7 instant coffee of the Trung Nguyen Coffee Group is being sold at Costco super market chains in the US and E-Mart outlets in the Republic of Korea.
Trung Nguyen will deliver 100 containers of G7 products to Costco and 15 containers to E-Mart from now till the end of this year.
To enter Costco and E-Mart, G7 had to pass strict examinations by international verification agencies to ensure that the product met more than 20 requirements, including factory policies, equipment, processing technology, materials, preservation, transport and labour safety.
DAK LAK — The Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) province of Dak Lak reported on Monday that the province's export turnover in the first 10 months of this year reached US$620 million, ranking first in the central highlands region.
It was a 28.9 per cent year-on-year increase, gaining nearly 96 per cent of the annual target.
The major exporting items were coffee, pepper, rubber, cashew, tapioca and honey.
HA NOI — The Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam (BIDV) has signed bilateral co-operative agreements with North Asia Commercial Bank (ACB) and the Global Petroleum Commercial Bank (GP Bank).
Under the agreements, BIDV has pledged to lend ACB VND3 trillion (US$144 million) and GP Bank VND5 trillion ($240 million) to improve their liquidity.
They will also share experiences on risk prevention, investment and information on exchange and interest rates.
HA NOI — The number of new phone subscribers is estimated by the Viet Nam General Statistics Office (GSO) to reach 9.3 million in the first 10 months, a year-on-year decrease of 17.2 per cent.
The number includes 46,100 fixed line phone subscribers, reduced by 76.2 per cent and 9.3 million mobilephone subscribers, decreased by 16.1 per cent.
By late October, the country's total phone subscribers reached 130.7 million, a 3.9 per cent year-on-year increase.
HA NOI — The State Bank of Viet Nam issued Document No 8402/NHNN-QLNH on Thursday, which would require forex-licensed credit institutions and foreign bank branches to report and register their demands for the purchase of foreign currency. The State Bank would monitor the demand for foreign currency in order to produce better forecasts. — VNS