APEC ministers push for free trade area World

APEC ministers push for free trade area

The 21st APEC Ministerial Meeting ended in Singapore on Nov. 12 after issuing a joint statement that called for the building of a Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP).
VN actively joins APEC activities, says Deputy PM Politics

VN actively joins APEC activities, says Deputy PM

A Vietnamese delegation led by State President Nguyen Minh Triet has actively participated in all activities of the 17 th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting (AELM), contributing to the success of the meeting.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem stated this while granting an interview to Vietnamese reporters in Singapore on November 15.

State President active in APEC 2009 Politics

State President active in APEC 2009

Vietnamese State President Nguyen Minh Triet joined leaders and representatives of the 21 APEC economies at the first retreat session of the 17th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (AELM) held in Singapore on Nov. 14.
Business

VN Finance links up with Standard Chartered

EVN Finance Co and Standard Chartered Bank Vietnam signed a memorandum of understanding to boost cooperation in such areas as money markets, foreign exchange, structured products and derivatives, cash management and training.
Business

Local firms raise salaries despite recession

The average gross salary increased 16.47 percent during the period from April 2008 to March 2009, according to the latest announcement from the Navigos Group, the leading recruitment solutions provider in Vietnam.

This is one of the final results of the Vietnam Salary Survey 2009 which was released on September 23 in Ho Chi Minh city.
Politics

President holds talks with ABAC chiefs

State President Nguyen Minh Triet confirmed that Vietnam resolutely opposes protectionism as it prevents economies from developing strongly and in a free manner.