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Indonesia stops anti-dumping investigation on Vietnamese steel

The Komite Anti Dumping Indonesia (KADI) under the Ministry of Trade on September 25 announced the termination of an anti-dumping investigation on colour-coated steel products imported from Vietnam, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Trade Remedies Authority of Vietnam. Indonesia announced the termination of an anti-dumping investigation on …

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Vietnamese sugar mills struggle to compete

Domestic producers are under pressure from smuggled sugar.

Low consumption, high inventory and continuously plunging prices mean tough times for domestic sugar mills, said chairman of the Viet Nam Sugarcane and Sugar Association (VSSA) Pham Quoc Doanh. The sugar industry is set to harvest its new crop next month, but it has suffered due to smuggled sugar from …

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Fast food chains see increasing losses

Many fast food chains, from fried chicken to pizza, have been incurring losses. While fried chicken is the favorite fast food for youth, pizza is favored by Vietnamese families. More fried chicken and pizza chains have opened in recent years. Pizza Hut, Al Frescos’s, Pepperonis, Domino’s Pizza and the Pizza …

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Bamboo Airways: the carrier with many “unknowns”

Bamboo Airways plans to take off this year

A lot of questions about Bamboo Airways, the newest airline in Vietnam, remain unanswered, from the quality of the fleet to the competitiveness of the air carrier. Bamboo Airways, belonging to FLC Group, plans to provide the first commercial flight on October 10. However, observers say they are not sure …

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Changes needed in FDI attraction orientations in 4.0 era

Deputy Minister Vu Dai Thang

Vietnam has undergone profound changes since opening its doors to foreign direct investment (FDI). Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Vu Dai Thang shares his views about the role of FDI in Vietnam’s development, while stressing the need for changes in the country’s FDI attraction strategy in the 4.0 era. …

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Spike in Chinese tourists presents new challenges for Vietnam

Dr Le Hong Hiep, Fellow at the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.

Vietnam has to handle issues like new payment methods and ‘zero dong tours’ to actually reap the benefits of the great inflow of Chinese tourists. Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue has recently instructed the State Bank of Vietnam, the Ministry of Finance and relevant government agencies to crack …

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