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ASEAN region

SMEs’ productivity: Better, but still limited

Business

SMEs’ productivity: Better, but still limited

Although Vietnam has focused on increasing labour productivity and overall productivity growth, there have been relatively few opportunities for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to get customised support as they grow, said Max Bulakovskiy, policy analyst in Global Relations at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Vietnam - promising market for hospitality firms

Business

Vietnam - promising market for hospitality firms

Vietnam has emerged as a promising market in the hospitality sector among ASEAN-member countries, especially for luxury hotels and resorts, speakers said at a hotel and resort conference held on September 24 in Ho Chi Minh City.

 New initiatives launched to end malaria in ASEAN

Health

New initiatives launched to end malaria in ASEAN

Two new initiatives to accelerate the elimination of malaria and improve health outcomes in the ASEAN region were announced in Hanoi on September 13 in the framework of the ongoing World Economic Forum on ASEAN 2018.

WWF report warns ASEAN banks

World

WWF report warns ASEAN banks

A new World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF) report finds that ASEAN’s biggest banks are increasingly aware of the impact their businesses have on the environment and society, but are slow to act on the huge potential they hold in addressing climate change and financing sustainable food, energy and infrastructure systems in the region.

RoK hungry for Vietnamese garment

Business

RoK hungry for Vietnamese garment

Vietnam expects to continue growth of textile and garment exports to the Republic of Korea by the end of the year after strong results in the first seven months of 2018, according to the General Department of Customs.