Viet Nam is a potential market for Australian table grapes because of its growing middle class, rapid economic growth and the increasing purchasing power of Vietnamese consumers. The statement was made by Yvonne Chan, Australian Deputy Consul-General and Senior Trade Commissioner to Viet Nam, at a seminar in Ha Noi on Thursday. The event was organised to cement existing trade relations and build new partnerships among Australian table grape exporters and Vietnamese importers. Table grapes are produced in all Australian states, with the majority grown in Victoria. Of the country’s roughly 1,000 table grape growers, most are small-scale, family owned businesses. Australia plants an average volume of 170,000 tonnes of table grapes each year, 62 per cent of which is exported to 42 countries and territories, Chan said. Viet Nam is the 7th largest importer of Australian table grapes with a 4 per cent share, following China (38 per cent), Indonesia (15 per cent), Japan (10 per cent), … [Read more...] about Australia to boost VN trade ties through table grapes
VietNamNet Bridge - The number of 200,000 unemployed workers with higher education level, as reported by the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), is considered high if compared with the number of university graduates every year. There are 200,000 unemployed bachelor's degree graduates According to the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), there are 1.1 million university and junior college students, with 300,000 graduates each year. Since 2015, the number of unemployed bachelor’s degree graduates has been stable at 200,000. The labor market receives 100,000 bachelor’s degree graduates a year. Unemployed workers’ means individuals aged 15 and higher who have working capability and demand, and are looking for jobs, but have not found them. One report shows that up to 60 percent of university graduates take jobs unrelated to their major. If so, only 15 percent of graduates can get jobs in their major. The high unemployment … [Read more...] about Number of unemployed university graduates in VN remains high
VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnamese livestock companies believe that foreign-invested enterprises are involved in the current pork price escalation, and that “the livestock industry may fall into foreigners’ hands just in one or two years”. The pork price has been escalating Tran Van Chien, director of Co Dong Livestock Cooperative in Hanoi, said there are ‘abnormal’ signs in the current price escalation which began one month ago. Vietnamese livestock companies believe that foreign-invested enterprises are involved in the current pork price escalation, and that “the livestock industry may fall into foreigners’ hands just in one or two years”. Chien warned at a conference one year ago that the pig price would plunge and bounce back again, but the profit would go to FIEs’ pockets, while Vietnamese farmers would be at a disadvantage. RELATED NEWS VN livestock industry in danger as imports are too cheap High feed prices cut … [Read more...] about Are FIEs the cause behind the increase in rising pork prices in VN?
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — A silk painting by a popular female painter Lê Thị Lựu (1911-1988) was sold for US$207,821 at an auction sale by Sotherby’s in Hong Kong on Sunday. The silk painting, titled Trẻ Em Nghịch Hoa (Children Playing with Children), drawn in 1966, was among the highest priced items at the sale, which showcased some 186 works from across the world, including 45 works by Vietnamese artists. The 64.5cm x 54.5cm silk painting drawn with various colour materials is considered an advancement in the development process of silk painting in Việt Nam, with the surface effect found to be different from those found in silk paintings earlier. The artist has managed to nearly achieve the surface effect of colour powder, acrylic and even oil-on-canvas paintings. The work was sold at an initial price of $19,184 and expected to be sold at $31,973 at the most. Lựu was born in 1911 in the northern province of Bắc … [Read more...] about VN painter’s work sold at high price
Passengers queuing at Đà Nẵng International Airport. — Photo VNAViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Airline ticket fares for children from two to twelve years old was increased from 75 to 90 per cent of adult fares beginning April 1, according to the national carrier, Vietnam Airlines, in a message sent to its agents nationwide. The increase is equivalent to between VNĐ30,000 (US$1.3) and VNĐ400,000 per ticket for one way travel, depending on age. A representative of Vietnam Airlines said that after raising prices, children would enjoy the same adult services as seats, meals and checking luggage free of charge. Budget carrier Jetstar Pacific, a subsidiary of Vietnam Airlines, also raised fees for children under two years old on domestic flights, from VNĐ110,000-150,000 to VNĐ209,000 per ticket. — VNS … [Read more...] about VN Air sets kid ticket prices at 90% of adults’