Thailand needs to restructure to promote trade, investment: official World

Thailand needs to restructure to promote trade, investment: official

Thailand needs to restructure the export, import and investment sectors to cope with mounting external risks, particularly from the ongoing trade war, the Brexit impasse and the international geopolitical situation, said Boonyarit Kalayanamit, permanent commerce secretary.
Party official active in UK Politics

Party official active in UK

A Vietnamese delegation led by Secretary of the Party Central Committee and head of its Commission for Internal Affairs Phan Dinh Trac paid a working trip to the UK from September 25 – October 2.
Singapore expected to ease monetary policy soon World

Singapore expected to ease monetary policy soon

As Singapore continues to see sluggish trade and growth data, with core inflation at a three-year low, economists forecast the central bank to ease monetary policy in its upcoming review and provide some support to the economy.
UK eyes new trade opportunities with ASEAN World

UK eyes new trade opportunities with ASEAN

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab travelled to Thailand on July 31 to attend a meeting of ASEAN foreign ministers in Bangkok to seek new trade opportunities and stronger diplomatic ties ahead of the country’s exit from the European Union (Brexit).
Vietnam, UK hold 7th strategic dialogue Politics

Vietnam, UK hold 7th strategic dialogue

Vietnam and the UK welcomed the sustained progress in their strategic partnership, and stressed support for the rules-based international order, free trade, sustainable economic growth, education and cultural exchanges at their 7th strategic dialogue in London on July 2.
EVFTA opens door for businesses to join global value chains Business

EVFTA opens door for businesses to join global value chains

The conclusion of the EU – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) marked the end of an arduous journey with three years of negotiations and another three years for preparation to reach the signing, according to Chairman of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) Vu Tien Loc.
Thailand to restart FTA negotiations with EU World

Thailand to restart FTA negotiations with EU

The Thai Commerce Ministry said on June 11 that the country will discuss with the European Union the impact of Brexit and restart negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two sides at the 14th meeting of the EU-Thailand working group set for June 14 in Brussels, Belgium.
Growth of many sectors slows down in Q1: VEPR Business

Growth of many sectors slows down in Q1: VEPR

The future of the Vietnamese economy in 2019may become more unstable due to impacts from shocks in the international market, according to the Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR).