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City Spotlight: Ho Chi Minh City


Aug. 19 – Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC, known as Saigon until 1976) is much younger than Hanoi, with many historians dating the city at just over 300 years old. A prosperous and densely-populated trade hub, the city is today considered the commercial and economic center of Vietnam. HCMC is actually a municipality (on the […]

Ho Chi Minh City’s Export Turnover Reaches US$30 Billion in 2012


Dec. 18 – According to the Municipal Department of Industry and Trade, Ho Chi Minh City’s total export turnover during 2012 reached US$30.35 billion, representing a year-on-year increase of 7.36 percent. The Department’s Deputy Director, Huynh Khanh Hiep, further highlighted that the foreign invested sector registered an export value of US$8.8 billion, an increase of […]

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