The event presented Vietnamese firms with the latest updates on the US’ footwear market and how it is being affected by COVID-19. US experts also advised Vietnamese footwear makers on specific market segments they should focus on and how to improve competitiveness and properly access the US market. … [Read more...] about Việt Nam, US promote footwear trade post-pandemic
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Hanoi (VNA) – Business and investment opportunities in Vietnam after the COVID-19 pandemic were discussed at a video talk held on May 29 by the Foreign Ministry, the Vietnamese Embassy in the UK and Asia House - a UK centre of expertise on trade, investment and public policy in Asia. The event saw the presence of Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son, Asia House Chief Executive Michael Lawrence, and business executives from around 40 UK groups and major enterprises such as HSBC, De La Rue, KPMG, Prudential, and Standard Chartered. The talk is a valuable chance to connect UK businesses and Vietnamese Government agencies, said Son, adding that it helps popularise information about policies and increase cooperation opportunities in the context of the two countries taking drastic measures to control the COVID-19 and recover their economies. He told participants that Vietnam is working on a “dual target” of disease prevention and economic recovery and development, with … [Read more...] about Post-pandemic business, investment opportunities shared with UK firms
Hanoi (VNA) - The agro-forestry-fishery sector recorded a trade surplus of close to 3.3 billion USD in the first five months of 2020, a decline of a mere 2.3 percent year-on-year. According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), shipments overseas during the period brought in nearly 15.5 billion USD, down 4.1 percent year-on-year. Exports of key farm produce, husbandry products, fisheries, and forestry products earned approximately 7.4 billion USD, 210 million USD, 2.6 billion USD, and 4.2 billion USD, respectively. All were down year-on-year, by between 1.5 and 19 percent. Most products saw lower export revenue compared to last year, with earnings for tra fish, rubber, fruit, shrimp, peppercorn, and tea falling sharply. By contrast, shipments of coffee, rice, vegetables, cinnamon, and bamboo and rattan posted higher value. China remained Vietnam’s largest export market in the January-May period, with 3.7 billion USD. Despite showing a decline of 15.5 … [Read more...] about Five-month agro-forestry-fishery trade surplus nearly 3.3bn USD
Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam reported a trade surplus of 1.9 billion USD in the first five months of this year amid the ongoing complexity for global markets caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the General Statistics Office (GSO), export turnover reached 99.36 billion USD, down 1.7 percent year-on-year. The domestic sector’s export value was 33.3 billion USD, up 10.4 percent compared to the same period last year, while the FDI sector’s exports, including crude oil, were valued at 66.06 billion USD, down 6.9 percent. Commodities seeing strong growth in export value during the period included machinery, equipment, tools, and spare parts with 25 percent; computers, electronic products, and components with 22.1 percent; rice with 17.2 percent; coffee with 2.9 percent; and cashew nuts with 2.2 percent. Those with declining turnover were telephones and components (8.8 percent), textiles (14.5 percent), footwear (4.6 percent), fruit and vegetables (10.3 percent), rubber … [Read more...] about Vietnam posts 1.9bln USD trade surplus in first five months
Frank Bochmann is seen in a photo he provided Tuoi Tre News. Saebel: Vietnam’s tourism sector has been tragically affected by the outbreak of COVID-19. Airlines, hotels, restaurants, laundry facilities, amusement parks, transport companies, tour operators, and homestay owners have all seen their business come to a standstill. The loss of revenue and livelihoods for Vietnamese employees and entrepreneurs alike in all spheres is devastating and the real effects will only be seen as savings and cash funds dry up. … [Read more...] about How should Vietnam prepare for post-pandemic tourism recovery?