I/ Foreign News:
- During the official
visit to Japan by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc from 4 - 8/6/2017,
representatives of Vietnam and Japan have signed a series of documents worth more
than 23 billion USD. The two sides exchanged 14 documents, including four ODA
projects worth 912 million USD.
II/ Socio-Economic News:
In the first five
months of 2017, the country had 50,534
newly-established enterprises with total capital of VNĐ485.6 trillion, a
year-on-year rise of 12.9 per cent in the number of enterprises and of 39 per
cent in the registered capital compared to the same period in 2016. Accordingly,
the number of
newly-established enterprises surged 72.8 per cent in property trading sector;
38.9 per cent in banking, finance and insurance; 31 per cent in education and
training sector; 27.3 per cent in health-care and social support activities,
and 18.4 per cent in the sector of accommodation and catering services, in
addition to 12.6 per cent in construction industry and 11.7 per cent in
manufacturing and processing industry (According to the General Statistics Office).
- In the first 5 months
of 2017, Vietnam's seafood export reached 2.8 billion USD, an increase of 10.4%
compared to the same period of 2016 (reported by the Ministry of Agriculture
and Rural Development).
- Vietnam ranked 6 out of
30 top economies with the most attractive retail market in the world, rising 5 steps
in the ranking as compared to 2016 (Report Retail Development Index Global GRDI
– Sport – Tourism News:
- Vietnam team won 06 medals, with five silver
and one bronze medals, at this year’s Asia-Pacific Informatics Olympiad 2017,
an online computer programing competition hosted by Australia (Ministry
of Education and Training).
- Mr. Pham Tran Gia Phuc won the gold
medal at the first World Youth Fast Chess Championship 2017 in Belarus from 2
to 4 June 2017.
- The online media outlet Thrillist of the
US has listed ancient Hoi An City of Vietnam among the most beautiful and
cheapest beach cities in the world (Thrillist Travel Site, USA).
- The Vietravel tourist company was again
awarded the title as the best travel service provider in Asia and Australia at
the 24th World Travel Awards - WTA held in Shanghai, China on June 4, 2017. This
is the 5th time Viettravel won the award and Vietravel was the only
representative of Vietnam and the region won the title at the competition./.