Vietnam remains fastest-growing economy in Southeast Asia in 2019: ADB


Vietnam remains fastest-growing economy in Southeast Asia in 2019: ADB

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) maintained its forecast for Vietnam’s GDP growth at 6.8% in 2019 and 6.7% for 2020, making the country the fastest-growing economy in Southeast Asia in the period, according to the bank’s latest Asian Development Outlook (ADO) report. ADB’s report also predicted Vietnam’s inflation rate this year to reach 3.5%, lower…

Nintendo moving Switch production to Vietnam


Nintendo moving Switch production to Vietnam

Nintendo is moving some production of the Switch to Vietnam, to decrease its dependence on China for manufacturing. The rumor that Nintendo was seeking other locations for Switch production surfaced last month, but the Japanese company would not offer official comment on the specifics of its plan. Today, a Nintendo spokesperson confirmed that the new location…

Ha Long Bay among world’s 25 most beautiful places: CNN


Ha Long Bay among world’s 25 most beautiful places: CNN

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam is one of the three natural wonders in Asia to break into CNN’s list of 25 most beautiful places on the planet. The other two are Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in China and El Nido in the Philippines. One of the most popular natural attractions in South East Asia, Ha Long…

Vietnam’s GDP growth slows to 6.76% in H1


Vietnam’s GDP growth slows to 6.76% in H1

Vietnam has delivered year-on-year GDP growth of 6.76% in the first half of 2019, lower than the 7.05% expansion recorded in the first six months of 2018. The rate, however, is the best first-six month performance compared to that in the 2011 – 2017 period, the General Statistics Office (GSO) said on June 28. In…

Vietnam named among world’s top ten destinations for expats


Vietnam named among world’s top ten destinations for expats

Vietnam ranked 10th in HSBC’s list of top ten destinations for expatriates, climbing eight ranks from the 18th last year, according to HSBC’s latest Expat Explorer Survey report. Golden Emperor sees a growing trend of expats moving to Vietnam. Potential for career growth, a low cost of living and a growing national economy are reasons…

Vietnamese Coffee: So Hot Right Now


Vietnamese Coffee: So Hot Right Now

For years now, Vietnam has been the world’s second-largest coffee exporter, according to the International Coffee Organization. And yet, for all the fervor over single-origin beans from Central America and Africa, third-wave-coffee culture has been slow to embrace Vietnamese product. That’s finally changing. Cafes specializing in Vietnamese coffee now caffeinate cities from Pittsburgh to Austin….

EU to sign trade and investment agreements with Vietnam this month


EU to sign trade and investment agreements with Vietnam this month

The European Council of the European Union (EU) adopted decisions to sign the EU – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the EU – Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA). In a press release on the same day, the European Council announced that the signing ceremony of the agreements will take place in Hanoi on June…

Americas becomes fastest growing trade partner of Vietnam


Americas becomes fastest growing trade partner of Vietnam

The Americas was the fastest growing trade partner continent of Vietnam in the first five months of 2019, with expansion of over 22 percent, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs. Trade between Vietnam and the continent reached 29.7 billion USD in the January-May period. Meanwhile, Asia remained the biggest trade partner of Vietnam,…

Vietnam high on CNN travel list


Vietnam high on CNN travel list

Vietnam’s capital Hanoi and Phu Quoc island off Vietnam’s southern coast both made it to CNN’ s list of the 17 best places to visit in Asia. “The two are both ranked at 9th place, but with mega infrastructure projects to be completed ahead, both cities will experience a further tourism boom,” experts at Golden…