Workshop spotlights support for SMEs in foreign trade Business

Workshop spotlights support for SMEs in foreign trade

The Vietnamese Government’s latest support policies for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and foreign banks’ assistance for their international trade activities were updated at a workshop in Hanoi on October 31.
Standard Chartered Bank raises GDP forecast Business

Standard Chartered Bank raises GDP forecast

Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) on October 6 increased its forecast for Vietnam’s GDP growth rate for the whole year to 6.8 percent, higher than the Government’s set target of 6.7 percent.
Thai court imprisons bank robber in Singapore World

Thai court imprisons bank robber in Singapore

A Thai court on June 6 sentenced a Canadian national to 14 months in jail for crimes linked to a rare bank robbery in Singapore where he allegedly used a threatening note to steal 22,000 USD.
Standard Chartered, IFC boost global trade World

Standard Chartered, IFC boost global trade

Standard Chartered Bank and the International Financial Corporation agreed to continue their trade finance partnership under the Global Trade Liquidity Programme with total investment of 1 billion USD.
Singapore fines 1MDB-linked British banks World

Singapore fines 1MDB-linked British banks

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has imposed penalties on the local units of two UK-based banks – Standard Chartered and Coutts – for breaching anti-money laundering (AML) rules related to Malaysia's 1MDB fund.
Android Pay arrives in Singapore ASEAN

Android Pay arrives in Singapore

Google’s mobile payment system, Android Pay was launched in Singapore on June 28, making the country the first in Asia to have the system.
Exchange rate to be stable in 2016 Business

Exchange rate to be stable in 2016

The exchange rate in 2016 will not have big changes in order to ensure macro-economic stability and support economic growth in accordance with the Government’s orientations.