Vietnam attracts 31.8 billion USD in FDI in 11 months Business

Vietnam attracts 31.8 billion USD in FDI in 11 months

Vietnam attracted 31.8 billion USD in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first 11 months of 2019, up 3 percent year-on-year, according to the Foreign Investment Agency (FIA) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
Indonesia lowers 2019 credit growth target World

Indonesia lowers 2019 credit growth target

The Indonesian Financial Services Authority (FSA) has revised the credit growth in 2019 down to the range 8-10 percent from the range of 12-14 percent it forecast in the middle of the year.
Vietnam's demand for machinery to keep growing Business

Vietnam's demand for machinery to keep growing

Vietnam’s machinery and equipment market has achieved solid growth in recent years and the momentum is expected to continue, making the country increasingly attractive to foreign investors, experts have said.
Party official receives New Zealand finance minister Politics

Party official receives New Zealand finance minister

Politburo member and Chairman of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission Nguyen Van Binh hosted a reception in Hanoi on October 30 for Minister of Finance, Minister for Sport and Recreation and Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage of New Zealand Grant Robertson.
Singapore: Unemployment rate rises in Q3 World

Singapore: Unemployment rate rises in Q3

The overall unemployment rate in Singapore rose in the third quarter of this year to the highest level since 2009, according to the Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MOM).
Startup skills help empower ethnic women: forum Society

Startup skills help empower ethnic women: forum

Providing ethnic women with startup skills is a positive way to expand women’s empowerment and embed gender equality, heard a forum held by the Institute for Studies of Society, Economy and Environment (iSEE) and Canadian non-profit organisation Artistri Sud in Hanoi on October 21.
Banks forecast strong performance despite credit slowdown Business

Banks forecast strong performance despite credit slowdown

Most domestic credit institutions and foreign banks’ branches in Vietnam expect their business performance in 2019 to be better than last year despite the predicted slowdown in credit growth, according to the State Bank of Vietnam's latest survey released late last week.