Politics

SEOM discusses documents to enhance cooperation

The ASEAN Senior Economic Officials’ Meeting (SEOM) convened in Hanoi on October 27 to review and discuss a range of important documents to speed up the building of the ASEAN Economic Community by 2015.
Business

Vietnam-Cambodia trade turnover bounces

The two-way trade turnover between Vietnam and Cambodia in the first quarter of this year jumped by nearly 130 percent over the same period last year to hit 432 million USD.
World

ASEAN remains Thailand’s largest export market

ASEAN remains Thailand’s largest export market, accounting for 21 percent of its total trade value compared to the respective rates of 11 percent, 10.9 percent and 10.3 percent for the EU, the US and Japan, according to the Ministry of Commerce (MoC) of Thailand.
Politics

Forum promotes ASEAN-China free trade

When Vietnam takes over the Chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2010, it will try its best to boost cooperation amongst ASEAN members and between the bloc and its partners, including China.
World

Thailand plans logistics centre to boost cross-border trade

Thailand plans to develop a logistics centre in the northern border province of Loei , which will also connect to China and Vietnam in order to promote cross-border trade with Laos, China and Vietnam, said a Thai commerce official.
World

China’s FDI strongly decreases in July

China saw a further decrease in foreign direct investment (FDI) in July as multinational groups are still cautious about the prospect of the world’s third largest economy, economists said.
Business

Thailand to pump more investment in Vietnam

Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce Spokesman said on August 14 that Thai investors are getting more interested and will invest more in Vietnam as the country could become a strong base for production for ASEAN in the future.