Viet Nam had a trade surplus of US$410 million with Australia in the first four months of this year as its exports rose 11.5 per cent year-on-year to $1.07 billion while imports were $660 million, a rise of 50.9 per cent.
Crude oil topped the export list with more than $497 million followed by cell phones and components with nearly $120 million, according to the Viet Nam Trade Commission in Australia.
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Ministry raises donations for fishermen
The Ministry of National Resources and Environment unveiled a campaign to donate money to fishermen to encourage them to continue fishing in the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes.
At a ceremony held to announce the campaign, the ministry's Labour Union received VND1.4 billion ($66,080) from donors.
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Viet Nam opens tourism office in Tokyo
The Viet Nam Tourism Association opened a representative office for tour operators in Tokyo on Wednesday, Viet Nam's first overseas tourism office.
It is expected to help Vietnamese localities promote tourism in Japan.
THOI BAO KINH TE VIET NAM (VIET NAM ECONOMIC TIMES)