UPCoM shows good performance in liquidity

UPCoM shows good performance in liquidity

Although stocks on the unlisted public company market (UPCoM) contain many risks, surprisingly, the number of companies increasing was not less than those of two trading floors HOSE and HNX. Whether the fact that many large-cap stocks still stayed on the UPCoM attracted foreign investors or a wide trading range helped the UPCoM to bring higher profits?
Reference exchange rate up on September 17

Reference exchange rate up on September 17

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) set the daily reference exchange rate at 2 VND3,135 per USD on September 17, up VND5 from the previous day (September 16).
Pangasius fish export turnover this year is forecast to be difficult to meet the target. (Photo: SGGP)

Pangasius fish prices plummet, farmers suffer huge losses

In 2018, the prices of pangasius fish fluctuated at VND29,000 per kilogram and sometime in September and October jumped to VND34,000-VND36,000 per kilogram, helping export turnover of pangasius fish to reach VND2.26 billion, up 26.5 percent. However, in the first eight months of this year, the situation was fairly gloomy.
Only 10 percent of ODA, concessional loans disbursed in eight months

Only 10 percent of ODA, concessional loans disbursed in eight months

According to the Ministry of Finance, by August 30, 2019, disbursement of official development aid (ODA) and foreign concessional loans was merely at VND6.48 trillion, accounting for 10.7 percent of the target of VND60 trillion, set by the National Assembly of Vietnam (NA).
Resource efficiency helps to save US$30 million annually

Resource efficiency helps to save US$30 million annually

In the past three years, The Vietnam Improvement Program, an International Finance Corporation’s initiative to improve resource efficiency in the local apparel, textile, and footwear sector, has supported 82 factories to invest US$37 million in resource efficiency measures, helping them to save $30 million annually by using less water, energy and chemicals.
Farmers expand dragon fruit area in spite of declining prices

Farmers expand dragon fruit area in spite of declining prices

The prices of dragon fruits in 2018 and in the first nine months of this year have always been at lower level in comparison with those in previous years. Especially, the price has dropped drastically as dragon fruits have recently been neglected by Chinese market. However, farmers still grow and continue to expand the area of dragon fruits though the price of dragon fruits continuously declines.