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ASEAN Free Trade Area

Auto industry likely to shy away from local bid

Business

Auto industry likely to shy away from local bid

Experts warned it was impractical for a developing country like Vietnam to dream of locally produced automobiles while deliberating an industry master plan for 2020 and a vision for 2030.

At a recent workshop on this issue, many executives from the auto industry frankly ruled out the option for a local brand name, recommending intensive investment in production of auto parts for local assembly or just taking a part in global production instead.

Exporters urged to target Asia markets

Business

Exporters urged to target Asia markets

Domestic exporters should capitalise on the rising import growth rates of Asian countries and boost exports to those markets, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Thanh Bien said April 7.

US Global X Funds launches first ASEAN ETF

World

US Global X Funds launches first ASEAN ETF

Global X Funds, a United States provider of exchange-traded funds (ETF), has launched the Global X FTSE ASEAN 40 ETF, the first such fund listed in the US to target the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

ASEAN FMs inspect Kunming-Bangkok highway

World

ASEAN FMs inspect Kunming-Bangkok highway

Foreign Ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), their representatives and ASEAN Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan inspected the Kunming-Bangkok highway on Jan. 24.

AEC Council operating successfully

Politics

AEC Council operating successfully

The ASEAN Economic Community recorded many successes in 2010, said Chairman of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Council Vu Huy Hoang while reviewing the AEC’s operations this year.

Turning Bac Ninh into industrial city

Politics

Turning Bac Ninh into industrial city

The northern province of Bac Ninh is targeted to turn into a modern industrial province by 2015 with the city of Bac Ninh to become a major city by 2020, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said.

Lang Son needs trade, economic breakthroughs

Politics

Lang Son needs trade, economic breakthroughs

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has requested the northern province of Lang Son consider making breakthroughs in trade and the bordergate economy, service and tourism as top priorities in economic restructuring and development.

Da Nang hosts series of AEM consultations

Business

Da Nang hosts series of AEM consultations

A series of consultations took place in the central coastal city of Da Nang on August 26 within the framework of the 42nd ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting (AEM-42), the fourth ASEAN Economic Council Meeting and related meetings.

VN attends Tonkin Gulf economic forum

Politics

VN attends Tonkin Gulf economic forum

A Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Minister of Transport Le Manh Hung attended the fifth Pan-Beibu Gulf (PBG) Economic Cooperation Forum that opened in Nanning , capital of South China 's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, on August 12.