Ties with Malaysia, Singapore thrive Politics

Ties with Malaysia, Singapore thrive

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s upcoming trip to Malaysia and Singapore is expected to give a new boost to the friendship and thriving cooperation between Vietnam and the two ASEAN fellow countries.
World

Singapore looks to move up value chain

Singapore will adjust its economic strategies in order to move up the value chain, said Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean at the Economic Development Board (EDB) Scholarship Award Ceremony on July 20.
Singapore, Thailand to strengthen economic ties ASEAN

Singapore, Thailand to strengthen economic ties

Singapore and Thailand have established close historical ties and the relations have expanded over the years, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on the occasion of a visit by Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha.
World

Singapore tops UN Public Service Awards

Singapore has topped the 2015 United Nations Public Service Awards (UNPSA) with its recognitions for raising national awareness of land compliance with employment laws.
Hopes rise as real-estate market improves Business

Hopes rise as real-estate market improves

Vietnam's social and economic factors are supporting the growth of its real estate market, which has bottomed out, an executive at property consulting firm Savills Vietnam has said.
Singapore sees lower unemployment rate World

Singapore sees lower unemployment rate

Singapore’s unemployment rate stayed low and trended down over the past four quarters as the labour market remained tight, according to the country’s Ministry of Manpower (MOM).
ASEAN

Singapore’s budget to be future-focused

The Singaporean budget this year will be focused on building the nation’s future, announced Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance in his Budget Statement to Parliament on February 23.
Business

Consumer confidence keeps climbing

Consumer confidence in Vietnam gained further momentum in the third quarter, increasing by four points from Q2 according to survey results released last week by global information and measurement company Nielsen.

The Nielsen Global Survey of Consumer Confidence and Spending Intentions reveals that for the first time since 2012 consumer confidence levels in Vietnam exceeded 100 points to stand at 102 while globally consumer confidence remained steady at 98 points.
Business

Vietnamese choose fresh fruit over other snacks

Fresh fruit tops the list of most popular snacks in Vietnam, as the country ranked second after the Philippines in Southeast Asia in listing freshness as the most important quality for snacks, according to a report from Nielson, an international global information and insights company.