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Over 1,500 tonnes of dragon fruits shipped to China via Lao Cai border gate
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Over 1,500 tonnes of dragon fruits shipped to China via Lao Cai border gate

NDO/VNA – Up to 1,560 tonnes of dragon fruits underwent customs clearance for export to China via the Lao Cai international border gate on February 17-18 (the second and third day of the Lunar New

Facilitative Government fosters trust among businesses
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Facilitative Government fosters trust among businesses

NDO – The stock market can be seen as a thermometer for the economy, and it only functions well if the economy has a good confidence index. The growth of the VN-Index over the past year has

Cam Pha port loads first batches of coal in Lunar New Year
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Cam Pha port loads first batches of coal in Lunar New Year

NDO – Cam Pha Port in the Northern Province of Quang Ninh loaded 32,000 tonnes of coal onto two ships in the late hours of February 16, the first day of the Year of the Dog.

Vietjet receives more aircraft to meet rising demand during Tet
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Vietjet receives more aircraft to meet rising demand during Tet

NDO – The budget airline Vietjet on January 15 received one more Airbus A320 aircraft under a wet leasing agreement to meet increased demand during the Lunar New Year.

FDI attraction, highlights and inadequacies
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FDI attraction, highlights and inadequacies

NDO - Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows to Vietnam advanced spectacularly in the last two quarters of 2017, bringing the total amount of FDI pledges for 2017 to a 10-year record high. However,

PM urges promotion of trade and investment with strategic partners
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PM urges promotion of trade and investment with strategic partners

NDO – The Prime Minister has signed Decision No. 213/QĐ-TTg, approving the project on "Strengthening bilateral trade and investment cooperation between Vietnam and other important strategic partners."

Vietnam to cut admin procedures to help taxpayers
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Vietnam to cut admin procedures to help taxpayers

NDO - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has urged the tax sector to slash a significant number of administrative procedures so as to facilitate taxpayers and raise government revenues.

Vietnam’s seafood exports to EU see positive changes
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Vietnam’s seafood exports to EU see positive changes

NDO – Vietnam’s seafood exports to the market of the European Union (EU) reported strong developments in the first month of 2018, with most seafood items having posted growth in export revenue after

Vietnam’s government revenues up 5.2% in January
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Vietnam’s government revenues up 5.2% in January

NDO - Vietnam’s budget revenues for January were estimated at VND114.2 trillion (US$5 billion), up 5.2% over the same month in 2017, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) has reported.

Vietnam earns US$13 million from fruit and veg exports each day as Tet nears
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Vietnam earns US$13 million from fruit and veg exports each day as Tet nears

NDO – In January of this year Vietnam generated approximately US$13 million from vegetable and fruit exports each day while spending nearly US$6 million on daily imports of the foodstuffs.

Da Nang Hi-Tech Park attracts additional US$62 million
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Da Nang Hi-Tech Park attracts additional US$62 million

NDO - The People's Committee of Da Nang city held a ceremony on February 9 to grant investment certificates for two projects in Da Nang Hi-Tech Park with a total investment of US$62.2 million.

Israel-Vietnam FTA to bring numerous benefits for both countries
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Israel-Vietnam FTA to bring numerous benefits for both countries

NDO – The cooperative relations between Israel and Vietnam are growing vigorously in all spheres, with the two countries currently negotiating the official signing of a bilateral free trade agreement

Nearly 660 foreign investors receive trading codes in January
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Nearly 660 foreign investors receive trading codes in January

NDO/VNA – The Vietnam Securities Depository (VSD) granted some 659 trading codes to foreign investors, including 58 institutions and 601 individuals, in January.

Vietnam facilitates RoK investment: PM
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Vietnam facilitates RoK investment: PM

NDO - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted a reception in Hanoi, on February 8, for Chairman of the Hyosung Group Cho Hyun-joon from the Republic of Korea (RoK).

Survey says 70% of Japanese enterprises wish to expand business in Vietnam
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Survey says 70% of Japanese enterprises wish to expand business in Vietnam

NDO - Approximately 70% of Japanese enterprises operating in Vietnam intend to expand their operations in future, an increase of 3% compared to 2016, according to a JETRO survey.

Vietnam had over half a million enterprises in 2017
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Vietnam had over half a million enterprises in 2017

NDO - The number of active enterprises in Vietnam in 2017 was estimated at more than 560,000, an annual increase of 11%, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).

Spring Fair introduces agricultural products
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Spring Fair introduces agricultural products

NDO – The 2018 Spring Fair, introducing Vietnamese agricultural products, opened at the Vietnam Agriculture Promotion and Exhibition Centre at No.489 Hoang Quoc Viet Street, Hanoi, on February 6.

Wide range of specialties on offer at 2018 Spring Fair
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Wide range of specialties on offer at 2018 Spring Fair

NDO- More than 350 enterprises, producers, and business establishments from around the country are taking part in the 2018 Spring Fair which officially opened at the Hanoi Cultural Friendship Place

Vietnam establishes state capital management commission
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Vietnam establishes state capital management commission

NDO - A commission for the management of state capital in enterprises has been formally established in a move to enhance the efficiency of State-owned businesses in Vietnam.

Exports a major driver of Vietnam’s growth
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Exports a major driver of Vietnam’s growth

NDO - Vietnam’s export sector brought in estimated revenues of US$19 billion in the first month of 2018, up 33.1% from a year earlier, remaining an important driver of economic growth.

Masan starts meat processing complex in Ha Nam
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Masan starts meat processing complex in Ha Nam

NDO/VNA – Masan Group on February 4 held a groundbreaking ceremony for its meat processing complex in the Dong Van 4 Industrial Park, Kim Bang district, the northern province of Ha Nam.

PM calls for coordinated action to curb Vietnam’s inflation at 4%
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PM calls for coordinated action to curb Vietnam’s inflation at 4%

NDO - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has called for better coordination in adjusting the prices of power, education and healthcare services to ensure that inflation in 2018 will not exceed 4%.

January retail sales up 3% due to growing consumption demand for Tet
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January retail sales up 3% due to growing consumption demand for Tet

NDO - The total retail sale value of goods and services in January was estimated to reach VND361.1 trillion (US$15.89 billion), up 3% compared to the previous month and up 9.5% compared to the same

Stronger links between farm production and consumption needed to enhance quality
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Stronger links between farm production and consumption needed to enhance quality

NDO - The development of connections between enterprises and farming households through a cooperative model is an urgent requirement for the enhancement of the quality of agricultural products and to

Businesses’ health much better: Deputy PM Hue
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Businesses’ health much better: Deputy PM Hue

NDO – The "health" of enterprises is in a much better state, as the number of businesses generating profit has increased remarkably, from approximately 30% in 2012 to 47.3% last year.