Software industry does well despite COVID pandemic Business

Software industry does well despite COVID pandemic

Leading technology company FPT Corporation reported a 20.9 percent year-on-year increase in pre-tax profits to 2,936 billion VND (127.7 million USD) in the first half of this year on a turnover of 16,228 billion VND (705.6 million USD), up 19.2 percent.
Vietnam chooses sustainable approach to development: Minister Environment

Vietnam chooses sustainable approach to development: Minister

Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha affirmed that Vietnam chooses the sustainable and active approach to development in the direction of green and circular economy while addressing the fourth Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific on October 7.
UN Women supports victims of gender-based violence Society

UN Women supports victims of gender-based violence

The UN Women Vietnam on September 30 handed over essential equipment worth 483.4 million VND (21,200 USD) to three Peace House Shelters in Hanoi and the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho to upgrade free helpline (1900 969680) in order to improve responses to domestic and international calls and reports of violence against women, and to continue to improve the overall quality of the support services for victims of violence and human trafficking.
Digital transformation roadmap endorsed at 53rd AEM Meeting ASEAN

Digital transformation roadmap endorsed at 53rd AEM Meeting

The Bandar Seri Begawan Roadmap on digital transformation to accelerate ASEAN’s Economic Recovery and Digital Economy Integration (BSBR) was endorsed during the virtual 53rd ASEAN Economic Ministers' (AEM) Meeting chaired by Brunei on September 8-9.
Further progress seen in curbing corruption Politics

Further progress seen in curbing corruption

Vietnam has continued to see progress in curbing corruption this year, consolidating people’s trust in the Party and State and heightening Vietnam’s position on the international arena, according to a government report on anti-corruption in 2021.
Online trade promotion – key to overcome COVID-19 crisis Business

Online trade promotion – key to overcome COVID-19 crisis

Hundreds of online trade promotion events have been organised effectively, helping settle stagnant situation in the field and overcome difficulties brought about by the COVID-19, which has broke out in the global scale, disrupting supply chains and affecting export activities.
WB lowers Vietnam’s growth forecast to 4.8 percent in 2021 Business

WB lowers Vietnam’s growth forecast to 4.8 percent in 2021

While downside risks have heightened, economic fundamentals remain solid in Vietnam, and the economy could converge toward the pre-pandemic GDP growth rate of 6.5-7 percent from 2022 onward, said Rahul Kitchlu, World Bank Acting Country Director for Vietnam.
Cambodia promotes digitalisation of economy and society ASEAN

Cambodia promotes digitalisation of economy and society

Digital technology will play an increasingly important role in spurring economic recovery after the COVID-19 crisis as well as promoting a new, sustainable and more resilient economy, President of the Cambodian National Assembly Heng Samrin said at the first plenum of the 42nd General Assembly of ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA-42) held virtually on August 23.