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IT sector targets 15 per cent annual growth
Tech

IT sector targets 15 per cent annual growth

Viet Nam’s software, digital content and IT services sector targets annual growth of at least 15 per cent to retain its position as one of the 10 leading software and digital content outsourcing

As Egypt targets gays, band reluctantly bears flag
Travel

As Egypt targets gays, band reluctantly bears flag

En Vnexpress - Egypt rounds up fans who raised flags in Mashrou' Leilas's concert in Cairo.

Vietnam targets spending deficit at 3.7% of GDP in 2018
Business

Vietnam targets spending deficit at 3.7% of GDP in 2018

NDO - The National Assembly of Vietnam has approved the budget for 2018 which aims for the expenditure deficit at VND204 trillion (US$9 billion), equivalent 3.7% of gross domestic product.

Vietnam’s parliament targets 6.5-6.7% growth for 2018
Business

Vietnam’s parliament targets 6.5-6.7% growth for 2018

NDO - The National Assembly of Vietnam has adopted the socio-economic development plan for 2018 which targets growth at between 6.5% and 6.7% while also seeking to maintain macro-stability and keep

Vietnam targets US$2.5 billion in rice export revenues by 2030
Business

Vietnam targets US$2.5 billion in rice export revenues by 2030

NDO - The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) has set the target of raising Vietnam’s rice export revenues to between US$2.3 and 2.5 billion by 2030.

Vietnam Airlines targets nearly $4 bln in revenue for 2017
Business

Vietnam Airlines targets nearly $4 bln in revenue for 2017

En nexpress - A high salary bill and increased competition dragged on the carrier's income last year.

Vietnam premier warns of sanctions on officials failing to meet growth targets
Politics

Vietnam premier warns of sanctions on officials failing to meet growth targets

The government says it's determined to hit the economic growth target of 6.7 percent set for this year.

Vietnam’s beauty industry targets Cambodia, Myanmar
Business

Vietnam’s beauty industry targets Cambodia, Myanmar

Vietnamnet - There are significant opportunities for Vietnamese firms to invest in the beauty sector in Cambodia and Myanmar as well as export beauty products to the two markets, participants at an

VN game industry targets US$1b in revenue
Business

VN game industry targets US$1b in revenue

Vietnamnet - The Vietnamese game industry is expected to earn annual revenue of US$1 billion within 10 years, according to experts.

Government's efforts to maintain growth targets
Business

Government's efforts to maintain growth targets

Nhan dan - NDO – In the first quarter, Vietnam’s gross domestic product (GDP) was estimated at 5.1%, lower than the same period in 2015 and 2016, and much lower than the set target (6.7%).

Non-life insurers set cautious business targets for 2017
Business

Non-life insurers set cautious business targets for 2017

Vietnamnet - Non-life insurers have set cautious business targets for this year due to the challenges in the market.

PV Gas lowers 2017 business targets by 15-27%
Business

PV Gas lowers 2017 business targets by 15-27%

Vietnamnet - Shareholders of PV Gas (GAS) has approved the company’s plans to lower its business targets in 2017 by 15-27 per cent year-on-year, given the global instability and volatile oil market.

More efforts needed to achieve economic growth targets in 2017: Deputy PM
Business

More efforts needed to achieve economic growth targets in 2017: Deputy PM

Nhan dan - NDO - Deputy Prime Minister, Trinh Dinh Dung, urged all ministries and sectors to review targets accomplished in the first quarter of 2017 and put forth solutions to achieve targets set

HCM City targets tourism revenue of $5.3bil
Travel

HCM City targets tourism revenue of $5.3bil

EN VietNamNet - The tourism sector of HCMC is focusing on developing new products to achieve revenue of VND120 trillion (nearly US$5.3 billion) this year, an increase of 16.5% over 2016 and well

Banks cautious about business targets in 2017
Business

Banks cautious about business targets in 2017

Vietnamnet - The season of annual shareholders meeting will begin next month and commercial banks have been cautious while setting business targets for this year in the context of slow bad debt

Vietnam targets $35 bil from tourism by 2020
Travel

Vietnam targets $35 bil from tourism by 2020

EN VietNamNet - As per the Ministry of resolution, Vietnam’s tourism sector targets to attract 20 million international visitors and 82 million local holiday-makers with revenue of US$35 billion.

HCM City targets 8.7 percent growth in 2017
Business

HCM City targets 8.7 percent growth in 2017

Vietnamnet - HCM City authorities have urged the city’s Department of Planning and Investment to propose solutions to achieve a Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) of between 8.4 and 8.7 per

U.S. strike in Iraq targets Islamic State militant from France
World

U.S. strike in Iraq targets Islamic State militant from France

Yahoo News WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Friday it targeted senior Islamic State militant Rachid Kassim, who Reuters has previously reported to be a French national, in a strike by

South Africa targets auto sector with fuel cell plant
World

South Africa targets auto sector with fuel cell plant

Yahoo News Africa's first fuel cell component plant using platinum as a catalyst will start production by December aiming to take advantage of rising demand for clean energy cars, officials from

Vietnam targets vegetable, fruit export value at US$3 billion
Business

Vietnam targets vegetable, fruit export value at US$3 billion

Nhan dan - NDO/VNA – Vietnam expects to achieve US$3 billion in its total export value of vegetables and fruits this year.

Livestock sector targets 5.2-5.5% growth in 2017
Business

Livestock sector targets 5.2-5.5% growth in 2017

Nhan dan - NDO – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has set a target to increase the value of livestock production by 5.2-5.5% in 2017.

VN E-commerce well placed to meet growth targets
Business

VN E-commerce well placed to meet growth targets

Vietnamnet - E-commerce is no longer an option that Vietnamese enterprises can ignore.

Agricultural sector aims for higher targets in 2017
Business

Agricultural sector aims for higher targets in 2017

Nhan dan - NDO - Overcoming challenges from extreme weather and market volatility, the agricultural sector ended 2016 on a positive note when output rose by 1.44%.

Vietnam's gas industry targets doubling output by year 2035
Business

Vietnam's gas industry targets doubling output by year 2035

Vietnamnet - The Vietnamese gas industry aims to double its exploitation output to reach as much as 21 billion cubic metres by 2035, according to a master plan approved by Prime Minister Nguyen

Mekong Delta targets US$15 billion in export revenue
Business

Mekong Delta targets US$15 billion in export revenue

Nhan dan - NDO—Mekong Delta provinces aimed to reach a total export revenue of US$15 billion in 2017, an increase of 9.4% compared to 2016, according to the Steering Committee for the Southwest