APEC ministers seek to broaden free trade area World

APEC ministers seek to broaden free trade area

Ministers of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum have affirmed the need to take “concrete steps” toward the goal of creating a region-wide free trade area, and to resist protectionism.
Politics

ASEAN, Russian economic ministers in Da Nang

The first consultation between ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) and Russia took place in the central city of Da Nang on August 24 as part of the 4th ASEAN Economic Council (AEC) Meeting, the 42 nd ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting and related meetings.
World

Asia-Pacific ministers start free-trade talks in Japan

Asia-Pacific ministers on June 5 kicked off a two-day meeting in Japan’s northern city of Sapporo, Hokkaido province to discuss trade liberalisation in the region and measures to speed up regional economic integration.
Business

Seminar paves way for exports to APEC, Africa

A workshop on opportunities for exports to APEC and African markets via e-commerce was held in Hanoi on May 28 by Alibaba.com group in collaboration with the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the OSB company.
Business

Finland willing to help Vietnam in global integration

Finland is willing to support Vietnam with technological solutions, helping the country better integrate into the global economy as well as deal with difficulties after joining the World Trade Organisation (WTO), said Finnish Ambassador to Vietnam Pekka Hyvonen.
HCM City opens new container port Business

HCM City opens new container port

Ho Chi Minh City on Jan. 30 officially opens a container port, the Saigon Premier Container Terminal (SPCT), after three years of construction.
PM talks labour, migration in Geneva Politics

PM talks labour, migration in Geneva

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on January 26 received the leaders of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the UN Office in Geneva.
Laos economic growth ranks second in East Asia World

Laos economic growth ranks second in East Asia

The Lao economy performed well in 2009 despite the global financial crisis with a growth rate of 6.4 percent, the second highest in East Asia after China, according to a World Bank report.
Business

Vietnam records positive economic growth in 2009

Vietnam’s economic performance in 2009 has been highlighted by its positive growth, stable inflation rate, high industrial output and success in attracting foreign investment despite the negative impacts of the global economic crisis. 

According to the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to expand by around 5.2 percent, 0.2 percent higher than the target set by the National Assembly, the lowest growth for many years.
Business

Trade officials inch forward

Trade ministers were wrapping up three days of WTO talks on Dec.2 with little headway seen on ending an eight-year stalemate on framing a trade liberalisation accord ahead of a 2010 deadline.
APEC leaders vow to maintain stimulus policies World

APEC leaders vow to maintain stimulus policies

Leaders of the 21-member Asia- Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum on Nov. 15 pledged to maintain economic stimulus policies until a durable economic recovery has clearly taken hold.
VN actively joins APEC activities, says Deputy PM Politics

VN actively joins APEC activities, says Deputy PM

A Vietnamese delegation led by State President Nguyen Minh Triet has actively participated in all activities of the 17 th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting (AELM), contributing to the success of the meeting.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem stated this while granting an interview to Vietnamese reporters in Singapore on November 15.