I/ Socio-Economic News

          - Vietnam’s gross domestic product grew by 6,8% in the second quarter of 2018, compared to 6,28% in the same period of 2017. Considering the first half of 2018, the economy expanded 7,08% compared to the same period of 2017. Of the total, agriculture, forestry and fishery up 3,9%, meanwhile industry-construction and services sector up 9,1% and 7,0% consecutively. (General Statistics Office)

          - Vietnam’s Fishery import value reached USD3,97 billion in the first half of 2018, up 10,9% compared to the same period of 2017. (General Department of Customs)

       - Bank for Development and Investment of Vietnam received two awards: “Best SME Bank Vietnam 2018” and “Corporate Client Initiative of the Year” from Asian Banking & Finance magazine in Singapore.

II/  Cultural - Education - Sport - Tourism News:

          - Ha Long Bay was listed in the top 15 most beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites by the US newspaper Newsweek.

          - Hoi An was ranked seventh on the list of best cities in the world rated by Travel + Leisure magazine./.

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