Top Asian officials to discuss global economic crisis

Top officials from around Asia will gather in the Philippines to discuss the lessons of the global economic and financial crisis, and the policy adjustments needed to cushion the region against future shocks, according to a news release from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Jan. 7.

ADB adjusts economic forecast for Asia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has revised its economic forecast on how Asia is developing after figures from the third-quarter showed a better than expected performance by many countries in the region.

Ha Long city to organise tourism festival

A tourism festival will be held in the northern coastal city of Ha Long from April 29 to May 2 next year as the city is making every effort to promote itself as a tourism destination and mobilise votes for Ha Long bay as among seven new world nature wonders.

Seminar talks industrial policies in East Asia

A number of domestic and foreign economists gathered in Hanoi on Dec. 15 to discuss the roles played by the State and industrial policies in the development of East Asia and lessons for Vietnam.

RoK offers universities books

A total of 10,000 books in Korean language were presented to Hanoi-based universities in a ceremony jointly held by the Republic of Korea-Vietnam Fund and the RoK Cultural Centre in Hanoi on December 16.

PM speaks highly of Vietnam-Japan ties

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung affirmed that the promotion of economic, trade and investment ties between Vietnam and Japan will contribute to the peace and prosperity of the region.

Vietnam prepares for World Economic Forum

A steering committee will be set up to prepare for the World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia scheduled to be held in Vietnam next year under the Prime Minister’s decision.

Cuban newspaper hails East Asian connection

The Granma daily newspaper, the official organ of the Communist Party of Cuba, ran an article on November 14 stressing that the ASEAN Summit, expected to take place in Hanoi in April 2010, will mark a new milestone in Southeast Asia ’s integration process as well as the East Asian region in general.

Malaysia bank gears up for Vietnam market

CIMB Group, one of the leading banking corporations in Malaysia , said it is the right time to boost investment within Southeast Asia and enter the Vietnamese market.