CPI slightly goes up in October

CPI slightly goes up in October

The General Statistics Office of Vietnam has just announced that the consumer price index in October this year has the same increase of 0.09 percent compared to the previous month and December last year, the lowest level in the period from 2016 to 2020.
Students of Tran Dai Nghia School are accessing the school’s materials on the Internet. (Photo: SGGP)

Database needs more secured exploitation for economic growth

Data in the digital era has become an increasingly important resource for economic activities besides land, human resources, and energy from fossil fuel. Like other developed nations, Vietnam is paying more and more attention to exploit this valuable resource while securing it effectively for sustainable socio-economic development.


Production at a company in Ho Chi Minh City. (Photo: SGGP)

Vietnam’s economy – bright spot amid Covid-19 pandemic

Despite the disruption of supply chains, Vietnam's gross domestic product (GDP) still rose by 3.68 percent in the first quarter. In the second quarter, the economy nosedived with the growth rate merely at 0.39 percent. In the third quarter, GDP growth recovered to 2.62 percent, sending the three-quarter growth rate to 2.12 percent.
Hanoi Highway and Metro Line No.1 (from Ben Thanh – Suoi Tien). (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC urgently upgrading traffic facilities for economic growth

Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) has been exploiting several resources to improve its traffic infrastructure to make way for its comprehensive development. The key facilities have finished now to allow the city to conveniently connect with other provinces as well as boosting the general image of HCMC itself.


Customers do transactions at a bank in Ho Chi Minh City. (Photo: SGGP)

Credit growth hard to accelerate at year’s end

According to the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV), by September 16, credit growth of the banking industry reached 4.81 percent. Although the State Bank of Vietnam has recently raised the credit growth limit for some effective credit institutions capable of expanding healthy credit into sectors serving economic growth, general credit in the banking system is still growing sluggishly.
GDP expected to increase by 6.5 percent in 2021

GDP expected to increase by 6.5 percent in 2021

The socio-economic report drafted by the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) states that with the annual growth rate estimated at over 2 percent, aiming to reach about 3 percent, Vietnam is the country with the highest positive growth rate among five major economies in Southeast Asia (ASEAN-5). And it is one of the 16 most successful emerging economies in the world. 
Customers go shopping at a supermarket in Ho Chi Minh City. (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC’s economy in recovery

The report of the Department of Industry and Trade of Ho Chi Minh City on the situation of industrial production and commercial activities in the city in the first eight months of this year has shown many bright spots with basic indexes of industry, retail sales, and exports all making increases, although the increases were not as high as those in the same period of previous years.
Garment production for export at Nha Be Garment Corporation. (Photo: SGGP)

Several optimistic signs support Vietnam’s stock market

Although the Covid-19 pandemic still negatively affected Vietnam’s stock market, as well as many countries around the world, Vietnam's stock market is recovering with good liquidity, showing that many positive factors have appeared.
HCMC miraculously posts positive growth in first six months

HCMC miraculously posts positive growth in first six months

Amid several difficulties due to the Covid-19 pandemic and decreasing oil price that have caused many countries to fall into a crisis, the fact that Ho Chi Minh City still managed to post positive economic growth in the first six months of this year is a miracle, said Mr. Huynh Van Hung, Director of the Department of Statistics of HCMC, at a press conference to announce the city’s socio-economic data in the first six months of this year.