Resolution seeking EP’s ratification of EVFTA, EVIPA approved Business

Resolution seeking EP’s ratification of EVFTA, EVIPA approved

The European Parliament Committee on International Trade (INTA) on January 21 approved a resolution asking for the European Parliament (EP)’s ratification of the European Union – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the EU – Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA).
Ministry eyes tightening corporate bond issuance Business

Ministry eyes tightening corporate bond issuance

The Ministry of Finance will tighten regulations over corporate bond issuance because of an overheating market to protect investors and prevent risks which might arise from the abuse of this capital raising channel.
SBV responds to US’s latest forex exchange report Business

SBV responds to US’s latest forex exchange report

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) said it will continue coordinating with concerned Vietnamese ministries and agencies to communicate with the US regarding the US Department of Treasury’s latest report on macroeconomic and foreign exchange policies of major trading partners of the US.
FTA to facilitate ASEAN – Hong Kong goods flow ASEAN

FTA to facilitate ASEAN – Hong Kong goods flow

The Vietnamese Government has issued a decree on Vietnam’s special preferential import tariffs for the implementation of the ASEAN-Hong Kong (China) Free Trade Agreement (AHKFTA) in the 2019-2020.
Insurance industry forecast to keep thriving in 2020 Business

Insurance industry forecast to keep thriving in 2020

The insurance industry aims to maintain a high growth rate of 18.42 percent this year, gaining revenue of 188.73 trillion VND (8.1 billion USD), according to the Ministry of Finance’s Insurance Supervisory Authority (ISA).
Thailand awaits Indian tourist surge on US-Iran tension World

Thailand awaits Indian tourist surge on US-Iran tension

Thailand expects a windfall from the Indian tourist market if travellers stay away from the Middle East and turn eastward instead. Executive Director of the ASEAN, South Asia, and South Pacific Markets under the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) said the ongoing Iran-US conflict could affect Indian travellers' confidence, resulting in their shunning of Dubai for Thailand to avoid the Middle East.