The Hanoitimes - The sanctions leave direct impact on North Korean economy shown through a sharp decline in exports last year. What are visions for the denuclearization after second no-deal summit? The failure of the second Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi suggests sanctions remain a big issue between the US and North Korea, foreign media quoted international experts as saying. The UN Security Council votes to adopt a resolution imposing sanctions against North Korea. Photo: Getty Images North Korean nuclear negotiator Kim Yong Chol told Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in May 2018 that Pyongyang’s shift away from weapons was “not a result of sanctions that have been imposed from outside.” But in July 2018, Seoul-based Bank of Korea estimated the North Korean economy had seen its biggest decline in two decades, with the country’s real annual gross domestic product (GDP) falling by 3.5% in 2017 while exports declined 37.2% in 2017 alone. … [Read more...] about How much do US-led sanctions hurt North Korea economy?
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The economy’s 11-month manufacturing and processing figures increased to the highest level over the past eight years, bolstering the country’s industrial production since early 2018. The General Statistics Office (GSO) last week reported that in the first 11 months of the year, the manufacturing and processing sector rose by 12.2 per cent on-year, the highest 11-month level since 2011. This sector creates 80 per cent of Vietnam’s industrial growth. “The manufacturing and processing sector has made a spectacular breakthrough to continue to become a key driver of the economy’s industrial production,” said a report on Vietnam’s 11-month economic situation by the National Centre for Socioeconomic Information and Forecast. According to the GSO, electronics and garments are among the key drivers of the sector, up 11.2 and 11.5 per cent on-year respectively, with major companies like Samsung performing well. Samsung’s export … [Read more...] about Stellar 11 month stats for industrial manufacturing
Photo for illustration Specifically, China was the biggest vegetable and fruit importer from Vietnam, holding 73.8% of the market, valued at USD2.41 billion, a year-on-year rise of 11.3%. However, vegetable and fruit exports will have a growth rate of about 10% in 2018, much lower than 42.4% of 2017, due to meeting many difficulties. In the coming time, the harvest of durian, rambutan, mangosteen, jackfruit, mango, dragon fruit, watermelon and grapefruit is predicted to see lower prices of some commodities. Conversely, the import value of vegetables and fruits in November reached an estimated USD137 million, totaling USD1.57 billion in the first 11 months, a year-on-year rise of 11.5%. Of this, vegetable imports earned USD458 million, up 45.4%, while fruit imports bagged USD1.09 billion, up 0.2%./. BTA … [Read more...] about Vegetable and fruit exports hit USD3.5 billion in 11 months
Vietnam's rambutan (Photo: gocom.vn) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam’s fruit and vegetable export value hit 3.5 billion USD in the first 11 months of 2018, up 11.6 percent year-on-year, said the Agro Processing and Market Development Authority (AgroTrade) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). China remained the leading market for Vietnam’s fruit and vegetable exports, accounting for 73.8 percent of market share with more than 2.4 billion USD, an increase of 11.3 percent against the same period last year. A forecast from the MARD said that in 2018, vegetable and fruit export value will grow about 10 percent year-on-year, much lower than last year’s figure of 42.4 percent. Many fruits like durian, rambutan and mangosteen will enter harvest period soon, possibly causing declines in the prices of fruits. During January-October, Vietnam earned some 3.3 billion USD from vegetable and fruit exports, up 15.5 percent from the same time last … [Read more...] about Veggie exports hit 3.5 billion US in 11 months
Illustration by Trịnh LậpViet Nam News By Hoàng Hồ After an incredible fight, actress Mai Phương, who has been receiving special treatment for aggressive lung cancer, has been discharged from Military Hospital 175 into the loving arms of friends, family, fans and colleagues. Although the battle against cancer is not over, with Phương facing many more hospital visits and follow-up appointments, her journey has been remarkable and inspirational. Since the first days of her treatment, the hospital has welcomed visits from many celebrities to help and encourage Phương. With continuous updates on the media and thousands of messages from fans on Facebook around Việt Nam, everything seemed to be going well, until actor Gia Bảo – a close friend of Phương’s, spoke up and caused some ripples. “If you don’t have a close relationship with the patient, you can just … [Read more...] about How much does sympathy really cost?