ADB revises down Laos’ economic growth outlook World

ADB revises down Laos’ economic growth outlook

Laos’ economic growth will be moderate in 2019 and 2020, projected to be at 6.2 percent, slightly lower than April forecast of 6.5 percent, according to a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report.
Swimming campaign to be launched to prevent drowning Society

Swimming campaign to be launched to prevent drowning

A campaign to encourage the community to practice swimming for drowning prevention will be launched on May 19 at the culture, information and sports centre of Hanoi’s Long Bien district, according to the organising board.
Automobile market expands strongly in 2018 Business

Automobile market expands strongly in 2018

Despite difficulties in the first half of 2018, the domestic automobile market saw impressive growth compared to the previous year with nearly 290,000 vehicles sold during the year, an annual rise of 5.8 percent.
FDI firms expand local textile-garment sector to maximise on CPTPP Business

FDI firms expand local textile-garment sector to maximise on CPTPP

Vietnam has become increasingly appealing to large foreign investor groups in the textile and garment industry who want to seize opportunities before the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) takes effect in January next year, according to analysts.
Water risk report for garment industry launched Environment

Water risk report for garment industry launched

The Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) launched a water risk report for Vietnam’s textile and garment industry and a tool for assessing water risks in the Mekong region in Ho Chi Minh City on November 28.