Most European companies are optimistic about Vietnam's economic outlook, according to the first quarterly survey of the country's business climate by the European Chamber of Commerce (Eurocham) in Vietnam.
More than 200 member companies took part in the Business Climate Index survey, which was conducted online, said Alain Cany, chairman of Eurocham.
Eurocham executive board member Peter Born said the index showed a positive outlook, with an average of 75 points on a scale of 0 to 100 points,...
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Although the information technology market in Vietnam is developing rapidly, it has not made any major breakthroughs and few domestic consumers want to choose Vietnamese brand names.
Pham Thien Nghe, Deputy Chairman of the Vietnam Electronic Industries Association (VEIA) says that some Vietnamese IT businesses have not paid enough attention to creating their own individual trademarks. In addition, Vietnam’s IT products now have to compete with foreign ones in terms of price and quality.
In fact, IT products such...
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Vietnam, together with Mekong countries and Japan is always determined to contribute actively to the Mekong-Japan cooperation mechanisms.
This was stated made by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung at the second Mekong-Japan Summit in Hanoi on October 29.
The summit, which was chaired by PM Nguyen Tan Dung and attended by the Prime Ministers from Japan, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand.
At the opening ceremony, PM Dung underlined that the Mekong - Japan Summit aims to review the...
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An exhibition called “HIV/AIDS in Vietnam: 20 years of changes and challenges” will be held at the Museum of Ethnology in Hanoi on November 22 to mark HIV/AIDS prevention month (November 10-December 10).
The event will be jointly organised by the museum, the Centre for Community Health Research and Development (CCRD), the Ford Foundation and Columbia University in New York.
According to the CCRD, the event will spotlight the HIV/AIDS problem in Vietnam, past and present, with...
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A contract was signed in Vientiane on October 28 by Electricity of Laos and the Xekaman 1 Electricity Company to build a hydroelectric power station.
It will be located in Xekaman River by the Sanxay district, Attapeu province in southern Laos, and 70 kilometres from Kon Tum province in Vietnam.
The US$441.6 million-invested project will start in late 2010 and is scheduled for completion by 2015. It has a capacity of 322 MW and annual electricity output of 1.2 billion...
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The Vietnam Red Cross (VRC) on October 27 announced that VND35.745 billion has been raised so far for flood victims in central Vietnam.
>>More donations for flood victims
Of the sum, VND8 billion came from mobile phone massages via the 1400 switchboard, VND17 billion from domestic organisations and individuals, and over VND10 billion from foreign friends.
The VRC and other international organisations provided the provinces of Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue with...
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In response to the “Vietnamese using Vietnamese Products” campaign, nearly 300 businesses have registered for the Hanoi’s 2010 Promotion Month.
Among the businesses are many prestigious ones including the Hapro Group, the Fivimart Supermarket Chain, Hanoi Telecoms Company, Ruby Plaza, and Me Linh Plaza.
Discount rates will be applied to 30 percent of products including foods and drinks, textiles and garments, footwear, electronic and electrical products, interior materials, post and telecoms services, and tourism amongst others on sale at 22...
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ASEAN leaders on October 28 discussed several important issues on ASEAN’s affairs and relations with its partners and adopted a number of important documents.
When reviewing the roadmap for an ASEAN Community, they were delighted at the bloc’s achievements. They also agreed to step up the implementation of agreements, to utilise various resources, and integrate regional agreements in each nation’s development plan.
ASEAN leaders approved a Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity and appointed a committee to speed up its implementation....
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Vietnam’s rubber sector will enjoy a surplus in 2010 thanks to an increase in rubber export revenue, said an official of the Vietnam Rubber Group.
Le Quang Thung, acting Chairman of the VRG’s Board of Members has said that the price of rubber on the world market has increased continuously from the start of this year, averaging US$2,767 per tonne in the first nine months of the year.
In the two remaining months of this year, rubber prices...
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While hosting a two-day ASEAN business meeting, Vietnam raised an initiative for the local construction of an ASEAN trade centre in support of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
The ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (BIS), which closed in Hanoi on October 28, was also told that the project should be designed as a venue for regional businesses to exchange views and seek partners for sustainable integration.
The initiative received strong support from participants, including ASEAN partners...
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Hopes are fading for more than 300 people still registered missing after Monday's tsunami in Indonesia, as the death toll climbs to 394.
Disaster official Ade Edward says the 3m (10ft) surge is likely to have carried many of the missing out to sea, or buried them in the sand.
The first major aid ships reached the worst-hit Mentawai Islands on October 29. The government has pledged millions of dollars for the relief effort, but activists say more needs to...
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The Vietnamese Party, State and Government attach importance to the development of the friendly neighbouring relationship and comprehensive cooperation with China, which are considered consistent, long-term and top priorities in Vietnam’s foreign policy, said Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.
PM Dung made the confirmation while receiving Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and his entourage in Hanoi on October 28.
The Vietnamese PM proposed further enhancing the political trust between the two Parties, States and peoples.
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Nguyen Phuong Nga on October 28 reaffirmed Vietnam’s unswerving stand to support the UN resolutions calling for an end to the US embargo against Cuba.
The Foreign Ministry spokeswoman made the statement in response to correspondents’ questions about the nation’s viewpoints on the latest resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly on October 26, requesting the US to lift the multi-decade long economic embargo against Cuba.
As friends of Cubans, the Vietnamese people always stand by the fraternal...
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ASEAN Economic Ministers attended the session of the ASEAN Economic Community on October 28 to discuss important documents to promote the building of the community by 2015.
Ministers agreed to implement commitments under the ASEAN Free Trade Area including customs mechanism, administrative reforms and a certificate of origin and transport standard.
Concluding the session, ministers signed two important documents including the Protocol to implement the 8th Package of services commitment under the ASEAN Framework Agreement on Trade in Services...
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Bodybuilder Pham Van Mach and his coach Huynh Anh have left for India to attend the 2010 World Bodybuilding Championships, scheduled to take place from October 30-31.
Mach hopes to preserve his championship title in this competition.
He will then attend the second annual 2010 Asian Beach Games in December and hopes to win gold for Vietnam’s team.
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