Hospitals remain vigilant in fighting COVID-19 Politics

Hospitals remain vigilant in fighting COVID-19

Bitter lessons from careless practices at medical facilities during the two COVID-19 outbreaks have set alarm bells ringing at hospitals nationwide, pushing them to consolidate their check-up and treatment protocols.
Fuel prices cut slightly on August 12 Business

Fuel prices cut slightly on August 12

Retail prices of some petrol products were reduced slightly in the latest review by the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Finance, with effect from 3pm on August 12.
HCM City readies land to expand infrastructure Society

HCM City readies land to expand infrastructure

Ho Chi Minh City authorities promise to offer competitive land rentals and other incentives at industrial parks (IPs) and export processing zones (EPZs) besides improving the business environment and simplifying administrative procedures to attract investment.
Banks cut home loan interest rates Business

Banks cut home loan interest rates

Interest rates of home loans at commercial banks have tended to reduce significantly since the second half of July due to low capital demand from business and production.
Indonesia to expand social aid, incentives for businesses World

Indonesia to expand social aid, incentives for businesses

The Indonesian Government is planning to expand its social aid programme and incentives for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in an effort to boost consumer spending and revive the economy in the second half of this year.
Thailand adjusts rice strategy to improve competitiveness World

Thailand adjusts rice strategy to improve competitiveness

Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit has pledged to speed up adjustment of the country’s rice strategy as quickly as possible as the industry is facing an array of challenges, including a strong baht and rising production costs.
Revenue of retail sales and services rises in July Business

Revenue of retail sales and services rises in July

Vietnam’s revenue of retail sales and services in July was estimated at 431.9 trillion VND (18.6 billion USD), up 3.3 percent over the previous month and up 4.3 percent from the same period last year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
Thailand allows longer stay for migrant workers World

Thailand allows longer stay for migrant workers

The Thai cabinet has approved a plan of the Ministry of Labour to allow more than 500,000 foreign workers with legal documents to stay longer for working in the Southeast Asian country until March 2022.
Vietnam attends 33rd ASEAN-US Dialogue ASEAN

Vietnam attends 33rd ASEAN-US Dialogue

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung, Head of Vietnam's ASEAN SOM, attended the 33rd ASEAN-US Dialogue, which was held via video conference on August 5 to discuss cooperation orientations between the two sides in the coming time and exchange views on regional and international issues of mutual concern.
Vietnam receives positive global exports outlook Business

Vietnam receives positive global exports outlook

Vietnam is expected to continue growing its share of global exports despite decline amid the resurgence in the COVID-19 pandemic after three months of no local transmissions, according to an HSBC report.