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FDI Disbursement Up 2%

Disbursement of foreign direct investment (FDI) experienced a modest increase of 2 percent during the first six months of this year, reaching US$5.4 billion, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s Foreign Investment Agency (FIA).

Bilateral trade with Algeria rises by 50%

Bilateral trade between Viet Nam and Algeria in the first half of this year has reached US$85 million, an increase of nearly 50 per cent against the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Tea sector to boost exports

If the tea sector is to meet its target of an annual export value of 440 million USD by 2015 – double this year's figure – it must improve the quality of its product, according to industry experts. 


Rice exports to decline by 1 million tonnes

According to Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, rice export this year of Vietnam is forcast to reach just 6.2 million tonnes, 1 million tonne lower than last year. 


Seafood firms fret over material shortage

Fresh seafood material sources at reasonable prices are increasingly difficult to obtain in Vietnam, said seafood enterprises at the Vietnam Fisheries International Exhibition (Vietfish 2012).

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