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Nielsen: Consumer confidence at record in Q3

Vietnam Today 19/12/2018

Nielsen: Consumer confidence at record in Q3

Consumer Confidence Index reaches highest point for a decade.

Hanoi hosts Vietnam Real Estate Summit

Summit hears from range of experts on market activity and future.

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Hanoi Daewoo Hotel ready for festive season

Special Xmas and New Year dining options available amid lavish festive décor.

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Phu My Group signs memorandum with Hoa Binh province

Memorandum with northern province over $81.5-million Mong Hoa Industrial Park.

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December 13: VN-Index down 0.11%

VN30-Index the only gainer.

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ADB & BIDV to boost SME lending

Two sign $300 million loan agreement to support growth and productivity of SMEs.

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Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems trains EVN staff

Trainees finish studies in Japan based on Vietnam's plans for expanding thermal power plants.

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Digiworld picks up Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award

Electronics distributor honored after satisfying criteria in "Investing in People" and "Sustainable Business".

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Ha Long Bay to cut entry fees for children

Visitors aged between 7 and 16 to enjoy a 20% discount on entry fees from January 1.

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Vietnam stands out at Dot Property Awards

Country picks up the most awards at this year's Dot Property Southeast Asia Awards.

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Vietjet starts HCMC - Osaka flights

Inaugural flight took to skies on December 14.

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Op-Eds 17/12/2018

Maritime Bank tackling gender inequality

Maritime Bank tackling gender inequality

Mr. Huynh Buu Quang, General Director of Maritime Bank, shared his opinions on the bank being awarded the Global Certificate of Gender Equality (EDGE) at the Vietnam Business Forum on "Eradication of Barriers to Effective Human Resources Management...

Issue

Agriculture, forestry and fisheries has long been a strength of Vietnam, given its fertile soil and abundant workforce. Performance, however, has often fallen short of expectations. The sector has been undergoing a major restructure for many years now, the results of which have begun to bear fruit. Issues remain, but the greater use of high-technology and the increasing presence of foreign investors auger well for continued growth.

Commodities

Crude Oil: $59.48 ? -0.27%
Copper: $2.64 ? 0.38%
Sugar: $134.30 ? 1.21%
Coffee: $12.05 ? -2.19%
Gas: $2.75 ? 0.00%
Corn: $375.25 ? -1.83%

Source: vietstock

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Editor’s letter

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