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RCEP ministerial meeting opens in Cambodia

World

RCEP ministerial meeting opens in Cambodia

Ministers from 16 Asia-Pacific countries met in Siem Reap, Cambodia on March 2 to negotiate the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) in the context of forecasts that participating sides are yet to narrow gaps related to tax and other matters.

Vietnam - Laos joint statement stresses great friendship

Politics

Vietnam - Laos joint statement stresses great friendship

Vietnam and Laos have highlighted their great friendship in a joint statement which was issued on the occasion of the official friendship visit to Laos by General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President Nguyen Phu Trong from February 24-25.

ASEAN should be well-prepared for economic "headwinds"

World

ASEAN should be well-prepared for economic "headwinds"

Member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) should prioritise progress on regional initiatives to cope with major economic headwinds in the context of increasing US-China trade tensions, according to eastasiaforum.org.

Thailand to submit request to join CPTPP

World

Thailand to submit request to join CPTPP

Thai media on February 9 quoted Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak as saying that he had ordered the Commerce Ministry to submit a request to become a member of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

ASEAN, EU pledge to strengthen comprehensive ties

World

ASEAN, EU pledge to strengthen comprehensive ties

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the European Union (EU) affirmed the commitment to enhancing bilateral comprehensive cooperation at the 22nd ASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting in Brussels on January 21.

AMM Retreat 2019 to discuss five major regional issues

World

AMM Retreat 2019 to discuss five major regional issues

Foreign Ministers from the 10 ASEAN member countries will gather in Chiang Mai, Thailand on January 17-18 for their 2019 retreat (AMM Retreat 2019) to discuss intra-bloc cooperation and international and regional issues of mutual concern.

PM chairs review of pilot mechanisms for HCM City

Society

PM chairs review of pilot mechanisms for HCM City

Ho Chi Minh City made socio-economic development improvements while still dealing with problems inherited from previous years after one year implementing the Politburo’s Conclusion 21-KL/TW and the National Assembly’s Resolution 54/2017/QH14 on piloting special mechanisms and policies for the city.

Vietnam to keep outperforming region: Fitch Solutions

Business

Vietnam to keep outperforming region: Fitch Solutions

Vietnam’s economy expanded by 7.1 percent in 2018, but its increasing openness and reliance on foreign investment suggest it is unlikely to be spared from the global growth slowdown arising from rising trade protectionism and tighter financial conditions.

PM orders review of Sabeco's 136.1 million USD tax bill

Business

PM orders review of Sabeco's 136.1 million USD tax bill

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the Tax Department of Ho Chi Minh City to hold back on enforcing a tax decision on collecting 3.14 trillion VND (some 136.1 million USD) from Sai Gon Beer-Alcohol-Beverage Corporation (Sabeco) for violations on special sales tax.