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Vietnam scales up catfish exports to Thailand
Among the 10 ASEAN members, Thailand has become the biggest importer of tra catfish from Vietnam, accounting for 36.4 percent of Vietnam’s catfish exports to the bloc last year.
Consumers in Thailand reportedly prefer Vietnam’s catfish, especially frozen fish fillets, due mainly to lower prices.
Last year, Thailand imported white fish from overseas to meet consumer demand. Frozen fillet imports from Vietnam were up 12 percent year on year, capturing 60 percent of Thailand’s market, according to industry estimates.
Vietnam’s catfish exports are projected to rise by 15 to 20 percent annually through 2020, with revenue reaching as much as $3 billion a year, said a senior official from VASEP. Vietnam is the dominant catfish producer and exports 1.2 million tons per year, representing a fifth of a market worth almost $600 million, he added.
Vietnamese catfish exporters, who have been faced with high U.S. anti-dumping tariffs, are shifting their export strategy to new markets including ASEAN members.Read on the original site
SCIC to divest from FPT Telecom in early 2017
The State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC) is likely to divest from FPT Telecom early next year, a Ministry of Finance official said. The State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC) is likely to divest from FPT Telecom early next year, a Ministry of Finance official said Dang Quyet Tien, deputy director of the ministry’s Corporate Finance Department, told dantri.com.vn recently that the move is part of the SCIC’s efforts to withdraw capital from several major enterprises in early 2017. … chat_bubble_outline Read More...
A century on, travel guide becomes a time machine
VietNamNet Bridge – A classic travel guide authored early in the 20th century has been reprinted, offering readers the opportunity to travel back in time and experience yesteryear Ha Noi in minute detail. Then: A tram in Hang Dao Street in 1920s. -- Photo wordpress.com Nha Nam Books, in co-operation with Ha Noi Publishing House, has brought out a new edition of the original Ha Noi Chi Nam (Ha Noi Travel Guide), considered a thorough guide book in the early 20th century.Authored by Nguyen Ba… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Rights group criticizes Polish law on constitutional court
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An international human rights body has criticized new legislation in Poland regulating the Constitutional Tribunal, the nation's top legislative court, saying the new law "gives excessive power to parliament and the executive over the judiciary."The Venice Commission, a group of constitutional law experts with the Council of Europe, the continent's top human rights watchdog, issued its opinion Friday during a meeting in Venice, Italy.It is the latest development in a… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Hanoi among 10 greatest cities for street food: Telegraph
The Daily Telegraph has revealed the list of the 10 greatest cities for street food, including Hanoi of Vietnam. Hanoi - Vietnam Bangkok - Thailand Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia Marrakech - Morroco Beijing - China Hong Kong - China Istanbul - Turkey Mexico City - Mexico Port Louis - Mauritius Tokyo, Japan. VOV/Telegraph chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Why Trump's palace intrigue matters
The breathless coverage of a Trump White House reportedly gripped by palace intrigue is enough to keep a reader’s head spinning.Chief strategist Steve Bannon is about to be fired. Or will he quit? Maybe neither, but his clout has certainly waned. Stephen Miller, once a Bannon acolyte, is now aligned with Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner. Economic adviser Gary Cohn, a Wall Street man and past donor to top Democrats, also now has President Trump’s ear.All of this may sound like so much schoolyard… chat_bubble_outline Read More...