Manufacturing sector drives economic growth Business

Manufacturing sector drives economic growth

The manufacturing and processing industry drove economic growth in 2019 with production volume increasing 11.29 percent over the previous year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
PM promises to create optimal conditions for US enterprises Business

PM promises to create optimal conditions for US enterprises

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has affirmed the Vietnamese government’s determination to reform the country’s business environment and provide all possible support for foreign enterprises, including those from the US, to do business in Vietnam.
HCM City to issue regulation on databases Society

HCM City to issue regulation on databases

A regulation on Ho Chi Minh City’s common-use databases is expected to be issued in the third quarter of this year, Nguyen Thien Nhan, Secretary of the municipal Party Committee, said at a recent conference to review the past 18 months of project implementation.
Singapore’s economy slows down in Q1 2019 World

Singapore’s economy slows down in Q1 2019

Gross domestic product growth of Singapore slowed down in the first quarter of 2019 to stand at 1.3 percent, compared to the 1.9 percent growth in Q4 of 2018 and 3.2 percent the previous year.
Banks, insurers boost bancassurance to get returns Business

Banks, insurers boost bancassurance to get returns

Banks and insurance companies are ramping up cooperation in selling life insurance products (bancassurance) to cash in on the high growth segment as some have posted annual triple-digit growth rates in the business.
PM urges MPI for growth solutions Business

PM urges MPI for growth solutions

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc asked the Ministry of Planning and Investment to offer the Government solutions to boost economic development and turn Vietnam into a “new tiger” of Asia.
Top 10 events that shaped Hanoi in 2017 Society

Top 10 events that shaped Hanoi in 2017

A seven-year-high growth rate, being listed among the world’s top 10 cities with fastest tourism growth and breakthroughs in administrative reforms were some of Hanoi’s achievements in 2017.
Bottlenecks in ASEAN infrastructure investment World

Bottlenecks in ASEAN infrastructure investment

There are still bottlenecks in infrastructure investment in Southeast Asia that hamper regional economic growth and connectivity, experts said in an annual conference on Asian competitiveness.