Thailand: State investment expected to fuel economic growth World

Thailand: State investment expected to fuel economic growth

Due to global weak demand and ongoing trade tensions, State investment in big-ticket infrastructure projects and the government's Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) flagship appears to be one of the few lifelines that Thailand can bank on to maintain economic growth momentum in 2020.
Vietnam Industry White Paper 2019 released  Business

Vietnam Industry White Paper 2019 released

The Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT)’s Industry Agency and the UN Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) on October 22 released the Vietnam Industry White Paper 2019.
Diplomats, firms discuss trade among Vietnam, Africa, Middle East Business

Diplomats, firms discuss trade among Vietnam, Africa, Middle East

​Economic ties between African and Middle Eastern countries and Southeast Asia in general, Vietnam in particular is still constrained, said Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh at the two-day conference ‘Meet Ambassadors from the Middle East and Africa 2019’ held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from September 9 to 10 in Hanoi.
Bancassurance becomes main service earner for banks Business

Bancassurance becomes main service earner for banks

Instead of the modest contribution made previously, the insurance business segment, or bancassurance (banks co-operate with insurers to sell insurance products), has now become the main source of income from service activities for many banks.
Vietnam up three spots in global innovation index Business

Vietnam up three spots in global innovation index

Vietnam has jumped three spots to the 42nd position out of 129 world economies in the Global Innovation Index (GII) as announced by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in New Delhi, India on July 24.