Thailand gives nod to extending visa fee waiver World

Thailand gives nod to extending visa fee waiver

The Thai cabinet on April 24 agreed to extend the waiver of visa-on-arrival fees for visitors from 21 nations for another six months to prevent an economic slump during the transition to a new government.
Most Thais expect better economy after election World

Most Thais expect better economy after election

A majority of Thai people expect to see improvement in the economy after the next election tentatively scheduled for February 24, 2019, according to a poll conducted by the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA).

Party-initiated renovation process lauded

Realities show that the “ doi moi ” (renovation process) would not have come about in the absence of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), whose sound leadership has successfully carried out the process.

Product quality improvement key for Soc Trang development

This year Soc Trang province is resolved to focus on supporting businesses active in industrial, commercial and service sectors to improve the quality of their products and thus boost their competitiveness, the Saigon Times Daily reported.

US debt crisis hits Thai exports

The Thai National Shippers’ Council (TNSC) has said the US debt crisis is pushing the Thai economy down, as exports is forecast to see an 1 percent growth this year.

More exporters turn to e-commerce

Business-to-business e-commerce websites are becoming popular with Vietnamese exporters as they seek to beat the worst effects of the economic meltdown.

Foreign advertisers hog air time

Foreign firms, with their deep pockets, cornered a lion's share of advertising on television, with their local rivals, especially small and medium-sized ones, unable to match them in the spending stakes.

Auto sales surge, but down on December

January auto sales surged 76 percent over the same period last year to 6,961 units, the Vietnam Automobile announced in its monthly report.

Sales of commercial vehicle reported the highest surge of 150 percent with 3,340 units sold. Passenger cars followed with 2,170 units, up 79 percent and MPV/SUV vehicles reached 1,440 units, a 3 percent increase.

VIB launches new business strategy

The Vietnam International Bank (VIB) has officially launched its business strategy for the period 2009-2013, by announcing a new strategy and a new logo with the slogan “a-dedicated bank” in Hanoi on September 9.