Council needs to heed culture-related issues: Deputy PM Society

Council needs to heed culture-related issues: Deputy PM

The National Council for Sustainable Development and Competitiveness Improvement should pay attention to issues related to culture and people like waste treatment and environmental hygiene, which is one of many criteria to assess the development level of a country.
Vietnam, Thailand look to foster trade links Business

Vietnam, Thailand look to foster trade links

Vietnam and Thailand should make the most of the free trade agreements (FTAs) they have joined to further enhance their trade links, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Cam Tu stressed.
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Businesses need to raise competitiveness: experts

Policy makers and businesses must keep abreast of the latest developments in the global economy to ensure local enterprises are competitive, said Vu Khoan, former Deputy Prime Minister, at a conference in Hanoi on March 9.

"The world is changing. If we don't change, we will lag behind," he told the seminar, which was looking at how the business environment has changed since the country joined the World Trade Organisation (WTO) five years ago.

Khoan said the current global financial crisis has resulted in profound changes in countries' economic models, particularly regarding external affairs.