Institutional reforms hastened by EVFTA Business

Institutional reforms hastened by EVFTA

Hastening institutional reform and improving competitiveness has become more pressing than ever for Vietnam to help firms grab opportunities from several new-generation free trade agreements (FTAs).
M&A market active in Singapore World

M&A market active in Singapore

The mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market in Singapore hit 125.7 billion SGD (88.1 billion USD) with 800 transactions in 2016, despite economic difficulties, reported Today Singapore newspaper.
ASEAN economic ministers mull multiple issues World

ASEAN economic ministers mull multiple issues

Economic ministers and deputy ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) mulled several important matters during the 48 th ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting.
Workshop evaluates Brexit impacts on ASEAN Business

Workshop evaluates Brexit impacts on ASEAN

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) would enjoy a number of advantages afforded by a British exit or Brexit, which is expected to facilitate the signing of free trade agreements.
Vietnam delays 3b USD int’l bond plan Business

Vietnam delays 3b USD int’l bond plan

Vietnam has postponed a 3-billion USD international bond issuance plan due to unfavourable conditions in the global finance and monetary market, the finance ministry said.
Large textile production zones proposed Business

Large textile production zones proposed

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has proposed the development of large textile and garment industrial zones (IZs) to attract investment in dyeing, and fabric and yarn production.