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ASEAN likely to benefit from US-China trade war

World

ASEAN likely to benefit from US-China trade war

A trade war waged by the US is likely to deliver a further blow to China’s economy in 2019, but the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) may benefit from the dispute between the world’s two biggest economies, according to Japan’s Kyodo News.

Vietnam a big market for German tool makers

Business

Vietnam a big market for German tool makers

Vietnam was the fourth biggest market among ASEAN countries for German machine tool manufacturers, following Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore, according to the German Machine Tool Builders Association (VDW).

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.