ASEAN forum on sub-regional development opens World

ASEAN forum on sub-regional development opens

ASEAN should prioritise the enhancement of connectivity, sustainable and inclusive development, and the improvement of its role in sub-region cooperation, including Mekong collaboration, Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh has said.
Thailand to adjust 20-year national strategy World

Thailand to adjust 20-year national strategy

The National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) of Thailand has been ordered to revise the 20-year national strategy (2018-2037) and the 12th national economic and social development plan (2017-2021) to catch up with changing social and economic trends caused by the global economic slowdown and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thailand optimistic about RCEP’s benefits after India’s withdrawal World

Thailand optimistic about RCEP’s benefits after India’s withdrawal

Despite the setbacks, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) deal has the potential to dramatically improve economic prospects among its members, said Auramon Supthaweethum, Director-General of the Trade Negotiations Department under the Thai Ministry of Commerce.
Philippines posts high economic growth World

Philippines posts high economic growth

The Philippines registered a high level of economic growth in 2017 and 2018, according to Secretary of Department of Budget and Management Benjamin Diokno.
Bright economy dimmed by public debt: report Business

Bright economy dimmed by public debt: report

Vietnam experienced a relatively stable macroeconomic situation in 2017, in accordance with general global economic trends, but experts warned there will be obstacles to maintaining such momentum in the turbulent environment of 2018, according to a report by the Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR).
Foreign firms outpay domestic ones Society

Foreign firms outpay domestic ones

Base salaries at foreign companies and Vietnamese companies show a marked difference, a survey conducted by human resources firm Mercer and its partner Talentnet Corporation has found.
Malaysian PM calls for ASEAN to up collective strength World

Malaysian PM calls for ASEAN to up collective strength

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has stated that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) needs to work as a collective force to bolster its socio-economic and security strengths and harvest greater achievements.
Society

UN chief reports progress, challenges in MDG 8

Progress has been made in achieving the goal of global partnership for development, but the global economic slowdown continues to hinder progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), according to a UN report.
Business

Blue chips stave off market dive

A rebound in blue chips in the final minutes of Sept. 23's session on the HCM Stock Exchange helped saved the market from a steeper decline and allowed the VN-Index to close off just 0.69 percent to 450.77 points – after falling to as low as 447 earlier in the day.