PM agrees on pilot plan to welcome foreign tourists to Phu Quoc island Travel

PM agrees on pilot plan to welcome foreign tourists to Phu Quoc island

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has basically agreed with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism's proposal on a pilot plan to welcome international tourists with vaccine passports to Phu Quoc resort island in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang for six months from October.
COVID-19: SBV issues new document on rescheduling of debt payments Business

COVID-19: SBV issues new document on rescheduling of debt payments

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) on September 7 issued a circular amending and supplementing a number of articles of Circular No. 01/2020/TT-NHNN issued by the SBV Governor directing foreign credit institutions and bank branches to reschedule debt payments, waive and reduce borrowing interest and fees, and maintain the groups in order to support customers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
August retail sales plunge as COVID-19 cases on rise Business

August retail sales plunge as COVID-19 cases on rise

Total retail sales of goods and services in August slid 10.5 percent month-on-month and 33.7 percent year-on-year as a result of restrictions imposed to contain the ongoing COVID-19 resurgence, data from the General Statistics Office (GSO) shows.
COVID-19 darkens Malaysia’s 2021 economic outlook World

COVID-19 darkens Malaysia’s 2021 economic outlook

Malaysia’s central bank (BNM) has revised down the country’s 2021 GDP growth forecast to between 3 – 4 percent from the previous 6 – 7.5 percent as the prolonged COVID-19 nationwide lockdown continues to weigh heavily on the economy.
Support teams to be formed to help remove customs clearance obstacles Business

Support teams to be formed to help remove customs clearance obstacles

The General Department of Vietnam Customs has issued official letter No. 3980/TCHQ-GSHQ asking customs departments and sub-departments nationwide to set up support teams to remove obstacles in processing customs clearance procedures for import-export goods, especially medical supplies, medicines, vaccines and bioproducts for testing.