PM approves 7-day Tet break

PM approves 7-day Tet break

Government officers and workers will enjoy a 7-day holiday for the 2021 Tet (Lunar New Year), from February 10 - 16, 2021 (on the 29th day of the last month- the 5th day of the first month of the lunar calendar).
HCMC’s retail sales, services revenue surge by 11.2 percent

HCMC’s retail sales, services revenue surge by 11.2 percent

According to the Department of Industry and Trade of Ho Chi Minh City, total retail sales and services revenue were estimated at VND112.77 trillion in January this year, an increase of 11.2 percent compared to the same period last year.
VN-Index ends January in bearish sentiment

VN-Index ends January in bearish sentiment

Vietnam’s stock market plummeted heavily the second day on January 31due to concerns over the current outbreak of novel coronavirus after losing more than 30 points in the first trading session after the lunar New Year.
The price of pork was kept stable during Tet holidays. (Photo: SGGP)

Purchasing power increases by 10-15 percent during Tet holidays

The business peak season of the lunar New Year has ended. The unofficial figures showed that the purchasing power of Tet market this year has risen by 10-15 percent over the same period last year while goods supply was diverse and plentiful and the price was fairly stable.
CPI in January strongly climbs due to festive season

CPI in January strongly climbs due to festive season

The consumer price index (CPI) in January this year jumped by 1.23 percent compared to December last year, the highest level in the past seven years, and soared by 6.43 percent over the same period last year, according to the General Statistics Office of Vietnam.
Supermarkets extend opening hours for Tet holidays

Supermarkets extend opening hours for Tet holidays

According to the Department of Industry and Trade of Ho Chi Minh City, to meet the shopping demand of the city dwellers during the festive season, enterprises in the price stabilization program, including Co.opmart, BigC, Aeon, Citimart-Aeon, VinMart, and Lotte Mart, have made plans to open earlier and extend their opening hours during the days before the lunar New Year.
Fruit market vibrant prior to lunar New Year

Fruit market vibrant prior to lunar New Year

According to the Agro Processing and Market Development Authority under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the fruit market has been fairly vibrant with the supply of fruits tending to increase to meet the demand during the festive season.