MoIT celebrates soaring export turnover in 2018 The $245 billion in total export turnover and 29 export categories exceeding the $1 billion threshold are touted as a major success for the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT). The rosy export picture was highlighted as one of the achievements of the MoIT in 2018 at the review meeting held on January 17. Notably, last year, Vietnam’s total export turnover reached $245 billion, up 13.8 per cent on-year and exceeding the target set by the National Assembly and the government. 29 goods categories reached $1 billion in turnover, with five categories hitting $5 billion and five others $10 billion. Vietnam’s export markets expanded and now Vietnamese goods are present in almost all markets of the world. Numerous goods categories have set a solid foothold in key markets, including Europe, the US, Japan, and Australia. Especially, Vietnam saw an increase in export turnover in markets it signed free trade … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 23/1
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Vietnam Sustainability Forum 2019 takes place in Hanoi At the forum (Source: VOV) The Vietnam Sustainability Forum 2019 took place in Hanoi on January 18 following the successful organisation of the first event last year. The forum creates a platform for policymakers, non-governmental organisations, businesspeople, and experts at home and abroad to exchange ideas to promote economic growth and sustainable society. Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Le Quang Manh said Vietnam needs more effective solutions to address sustainable issues in the fields of human resources, climate change adaptation, smart agriculture, environment, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. “Promoting sustainable development is not only about economic development, but also the settlement of social issues and environmental protection,” he said. In 2018, Vietnam recorded the region’s highest GDP growth at 7.08 percent as well as a trade surplus of 7.21 billion USD, tripling that of … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 20/1
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Online Friday kicks off with 5,000 promotional products Online Friday 2018 officially kicked off on December 7, with 5,000 products at promotional prices of 0 VND or with prices reduced by 80 to 90 percent, according to event organiser the Vietnam E-commerce and Digital Economy Agency (IDEA) under the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Around 3,000 businesses registered to join the programme. Around 120,000 buyers can access the website onlinefriday.vn or the Online Friday app at the same time. Many big brands participate such as Samsung, Jetstar, Vinamilk, Lazada, Shopee, Tiki, Lotte, Adayroi, The gioi di dong (Mobile World), Yes24, FPTshop and ViettelStore. Delivery businesses such as VnPost, Nijavan, Lalamove and Snailship would support firms by reducing delivery costs for the event. Twenty banks will join in cash-back programmes to help customers use card payments. To ensure product and service quality, the organiser told firms to provide certificates of origin. The organiser … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 9/12
Allie Gross Detroit Free Press Published 3:23 PM EST Dec 4, 2018 On a near daily basis, chunks of plaster fall from the walls and ceilings of Michigan Central Station. It's not exactly surprising for a 100-year-old building that's been vacant for 30 years. But there is surprising detail here. If you look closely at the plaster, a non-architect or historian may be amused by what they could see: tiny pieces of hair. When the building was constructed in 1913, according to Ron Staley, the senior vice president of Christman Brinker, the construction firm tapped by Ford to bring the building back to life, horse hair was a commonly used binder. Facts like this were dispensed Tuesday as representatives from Ford Land, Christman Brinker and architectural firm Quinn Evans gave the media a tour of the iconic station, which Ford purchased for $90 million in May from longtime owner Manuel Moroun. The tour was scheduled around the beginning of what the trio is … [Read more...] about Detroit train station revamp: What happens in Phase 1?