The Ho Chi Minh City’s government on September 15 hosted a conference on calling for investment in Intelligent Operations Center (IOC) and Socio-Economic Simulation and Forecast Center, developing HCM City into a smart city in 2017-2020, with a vision to 2025.
The average room rate for five-star hotels in Vietnam in 2017 recovered from a 2.2 percent decline from the previous year, picking up 4.2 percent to $107.6 , according to a recent survey by US-based audit, tax, and advisory service provider Grant Thornton.
Liquidity at the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange (HOSE) has risen, with more than 192 million shares worth 4.2 trillion VND (186.7 million USD) being traded daily in 2017, up 49 percent in volume and 74 percent in value year-on-year.
The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines (VNA) said Brand Finance, an UK-based brand consultation and valuation company appreciated highly about VNA’s financial index as its brand name was valued of US$ 310million, up 60 percent compared to 2016.
At the reception of Mr. Fumio Kishida, Head of Policy Research Department of the ruling LDP Party on the afternoon of May 4, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc hoped Japan to maintain its position as the top investor in Vietnam as in 2017.