HANOI Aug 28 These are some of the leading
stories in the official Vietnamese press on Wednesday. Reuters
has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their
-- EuroCham members participating in a survey expressed
increasing concern over their current business situation and
fear of increased inflation rates, as well as the overall
macro-economic outlook for Vietnam.
-- Dairy products maker Vinamilk said it has
already signed export contracts for the whole year, valued at
$230 million, an increase of 28 percent from last year.
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-- Vietnamese exporters could finish shipping up to 550,000
tonnes of rice this month, or 27 percent below their combined
target for August as rain has delayed the loading process and
Chinese buyers have also slowed in taking deliveries, the
Vietnam Food Association said.
-- The Vietnam Rubber Association said it has proposed the
Finance Ministry to slash the export tax on natural rubber, from
the current 3 percent, to help reduce the stockpile forecast to
200,000 tonnes by the year end.
-- The state budget deficit reached 102 trillion dong ($4.83
billion) in the first eight months of 2013, putting pressure on
the budget income for the rest of the year, according to the
government's statistics office.
(Compiled by Hanoi Newsroom)