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BUSINESS IN BRIEF 11/1

January 10, 2010
BUSINESS IN BRIEF 11/1

Milk prices slide, farmers see losses; Overseas remittances down 12.8%, says State Bank; Hanoi to host int’l trade, investment fair; Businesses optimistic about economic development in 2010; Coffee exports hit record high Milk prices slide, farmers see losses Dairy farmers in Ho Chi Minh City’s Cu Chi District January 8 said they have been forced [...]

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POLITICS IN BRIEF 11/1

January 10, 2010
POLITICS IN BRIEF 11/1

Singapore’s Prime Minister to visit Vietnam; PM promotes strategies for development tasks in 2010; ‘Keep environment clean’: President; Women’s union urged to renew emulation campaigns    Singapore’s Prime Minister to visit VietnamSingaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will pay an official visit to Viet Nam from January12-15. The visit will take place at the invitation of [...]

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Businesses to invest billions of dollars in Cambodia

December 26, 2009
Businesses to invest billions of dollars in Cambodia

Vietnamese and Cambodian businesses have signed investment agreements and contracts worth US$6 billion to invest in many fields. Representatives of Vietnamese and Cambodian businesses attending the conferenceThe deals were signed at a conference held in HCM City on December 26 to promote Vietnamese investment in Cambodia. The event was co-chaired by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen [...]

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Coffee output to drop on replanting

December 13, 2009
Coffee output to drop on replanting

Vietnam plans to create a new, higher-quality benchmark for its exportable coffee Coffee production by Vietnam’s biggest exporter will drop as the company plans to re-brand by replanting 15,000 hectares (37,065 acres) of its plantations. Nguyen Cong Hoang, deputy general director of state-owned Vietnam National Coffee Corp known as Vinacafe said the country’s coffee production [...]

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Though they grumble about the middleman, farmers haven’t warmed to ‘trading floors’

December 2, 2009
Though they grumble about the middleman, farmers haven’t warmed to ‘trading floors’

LookAtVietnam – On November 28, the first rice ‘trading floor’ in Vietnam made its debut. Can it succeed where many such ventures have failed? The rice exchange is an effort backed by the Vietnam Food Association to increase farmers’ income by cutting out the middlemen and making prices transparent.  “We’re going to help farmers connect [...]

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“Death fish” can make millions for farmers

November 19, 2009
“Death fish” can make millions for farmers

LookAtVietnam – Vietnamese farmers are attempting to export ca noc, or puffer fish, a poisonous fish found in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. Vietnam Fisheries Association is moving ahead with plans to turn puffer fish, which due to its poison, is often called the “death fish”, into a valuable export item. The association believes export of the [...]

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Losses lead to sale of tra processing plants

November 16, 2009
Losses lead to sale of tra processing plants

LookAtVietnam – Many tra fish processing plant owners are now advertising to sell their bussineses. The death of tra fish ponds means that a lot of fish processing lines and processing plants have to shut down or be sold. It’s not easy to find buyers Luan, the owner of Binh Minh tra fish processing plant in Dong [...]

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Farms get $2.3b post-harvest aid

November 15, 2009
Farms get $2.3b post-harvest aid

A total of VND40 trillion (US$2.3 billion) will be invested in reducing post-harvest losses in the farm sector in 2010-20, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). LookAtVietnam – A total of VND40 trillion (US$2.3 billion) will be invested in reducing post-harvest losses in the farm sector in 2010-20, according to the [...]

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Employers urged to develop housing for industrial workers

November 12, 2009
Employers urged to develop housing for industrial workers

The programme to build houses for low-income workers at Industrial Parks (IPs) in HCM City needs more commitment from developers and incentives from the government. Worker housing at Tan Binh Industrial Park in HCM City. The city has asked companies in its industrial parks to contribute towards public housing for workers.The municipal administration has asked [...]

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Hau Giang seeks to woo farm processors

November 11, 2009
Hau Giang seeks to woo farm processors

The Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang will give a red-carpet welcome to enterprises investing in farm produce and aquatic processing sectors in the locality.  Hau Giang is known for its rice output and aquatic farming, but the province still lacks storage and processing facilities, said Nguyen Van Thang, vice chairman of the province at [...]

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Vietnam, Cuba foreign ministries to bolster ties

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Vietnam’s top diplomat has affirmed that the Foreign Ministry will closely cooperate with its Cuban counterpart to implement the agreements reached by the two...