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PROPERTY / INDUSTRIAL ZONE

REAL ESTATE FIRMS AGGRESSIVELY RESTRUCTURING BOND DEBT

From the start of 2024 to July 5, the market saw 133 private placements and ten bond public offerings, totalling over VNĐ140 trillion. 65.6 per cent of this value was from the banking sector, while real estate bonds accounted for only 24.6 per cent, or over VNĐ34.5 trillion.

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VIETNAM ECONOMY INVESTMENT

VIETNAM’S H1 ECONOMIC GROWTH QUITE IMPRESSIVE: ADB COUNTRY DIRECTOR

Country Director of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for Vietnam Shantanu Chakraborty has expressed his impression of the Southeast Asian nation’s economic growth of 6.4 per cent in the first half of this year. The growth was mainly driven by strong trade recovery, where export grew by 14.5 per cent and import by 17 per cent over last year, he told the Vietnam News Agency. However, he said, the domestic segment remained sluggish.

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VIETNAM ECONOMY INVESTMENT

GOV’T UNVEILS ACTION PLAN TO ACCELERATE INDUSTRIALISATION

Vietnam aspires to become among the top three industrial powerhouses in ASEAN, with the industrial sector contributing over 40 per cent to GDP. The manufacturing and processing sector is expected to account for around 30 per cent of GDP, with a strong emphasis on high-tech products aiming for over 45 per cent of the sector's value. To further drive the economy, the service sector is projected to contribute over 50 per cent to GDP, with tourism alone generating 14-15 per cent.

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MEMBER CORNER / PROMOTIONS

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PROPERTY / INDUSTRIAL ZONE

VIỆT NAM TARGETS FULL MOBILE BROADBAND COVERAGE ON HIGHWAYS, INDUSTRIAL ZONES BY 2025

By 2025, Việt Nam aims to achieve one hundred per cent mobile broadband coverage on all national highways, expressways and railways under a plan to enhance the quality of Việt Nam’s mobile telecommunications network by 2025, which has been approved by the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC).

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VIETNAM ECONOMY INVESTMENT

VIETNAM ONE OF FASTEST-GROWING E-COMMERCE MARKETS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

The report released on July 16 highlighted that the total GMV of Southeast Asia’s eight leading e-commerce platforms rose to $114.6 billion in 2023, up 15 per cent from 2022. The key drivers for the region's e-commerce GMV expansion in 2023 are Vietnam and Thailand, growing 52.9 per cent and 34.1 per cent on-year, respectively.

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BANKING / FINANCE / INSURANCE / TAX

VIETNAM INTENSIFIES E-COMMERCE TAX SCRUTINY

The department plans to offer guidance for and hold direct dialogues with e-commerce taxpayers to ensure compliance. Efforts will also include updating the e-commerce database, conducting risk analysis, and leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to manage data and issue alerts.

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GARMENT / TEXTILE

FOOTWEAR EXPORTS SEEN REACHING US$27 BILLION THIS YEAR

This optimistic forecast reflects the industry’s efforts to expand and diversify its markets. Lefaso indicated that Vietnam’s footwear sector will concentrate on traditional markets like the U.S. and the European Union, alongside markets with free trade agreements to maximize opportunities.


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