CPTPP Council to discuss UK application on September 1 World

CPTPP Council to discuss UK application on September 1

Ministers from 11 member countries of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) agreed to schedule an online meeting on September 1 to discuss the UK application to join the deal.
COVID-19 pandemic in review Health

COVID-19 pandemic in review

The first cases of COVID-19 were discovered on December 29, 2019 in Wuhan, China. Later, on March 31, 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared COVID-19 a global pandemic.
2021 GDP to grow 6.72 pct. in optimistic scenario: NCIF Business

2021 GDP to grow 6.72 pct. in optimistic scenario: NCIF

The National Centre for Socio-Economic Information and Forecasting (NCIF) has released a forecast on Vietnam’s economic performance in 2021, with GDP growth of 6.72 percent and an average consumer price index (CPI) of 4.2 percent under an optimistic scenario.
Top 10 issues that defined the global economy in 2020 World

Top 10 issues that defined the global economy in 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a heavy impact on every aspect of life in 2020, and the global economy had been especially hard hit. The Vietnam News Agency has selected the ten most significant global economic issues during the year.
RCEP a bright spot in bleak global economy Business

RCEP a bright spot in bleak global economy

The COVID-19 pandemic has cast a long shadow and created uncertainty over the global economy. The signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), however, offers a beacon of hope, as it marks a victory for multilateralism and free trade regionally and globally.
Singapore’s economy further recovers World

Singapore’s economy further recovers

The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) of Singapore on November 23 narrowed its forecast contraction to between 6 percent and 6.5 percent in 2020, from 5 percent to 7 percent before, as GDP improved in the third quarter.
ASEAN, US promote finance-banking cooperation dialogue World

ASEAN, US promote finance-banking cooperation dialogue

Deputy ministers of finance and deputy governors of central banks in ASEAN and the US gathered at an online meeting on October 1 to share information and views on stable and sustainable finance and banking development.