APEC looks to improve capacity of female-led MSMEs amid COVID-19 World

APEC looks to improve capacity of female-led MSMEs amid COVID-19

An APEC tele-workshop on harnessing fintech skills of women-led MSMEs in promoting inclusive growth against COVID-19 took place on December 8, drawing the participation of nearly 80 delegates from 21 APEC member economies and five international and regional organisations.
Vietnam attends 31st APEC Ministerial Meeting Business

Vietnam attends 31st APEC Ministerial Meeting

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh attended the 31st Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministerial Meeting held via videoconference on November 16 evening under the chair of Malaysian Minister of International Trade and Industry Mohamed Azmin Ali.
ADB: MSMEs key to post-COVID-19 recovery in Southeast Asia World

ADB: MSMEs key to post-COVID-19 recovery in Southeast Asia

A new report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) shows that strengthening the dynamics of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) with innovation and internationalization will be key to revitalizing Southeast Asian economies devastated by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Vietnam Reform and Development Forum 2020 opens Business

Vietnam Reform and Development Forum 2020 opens

Vietnam will focus on solutions to spur growth towards sustainability amidst the impact of COVID-19 during the 2021-2025 period, Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung said on September 29.
ASEAN, US sign Regional Development Cooperation Agreement ASEAN

ASEAN, US sign Regional Development Cooperation Agreement

ASEAN Secretary-General Dato Lim Jock Hoi and US Agency for International Development (USAID) Principal Officer to ASEAN Ryan Washburn have recently signed a Regional Development Cooperation Agreement (RDCA) between ASEAN and the US. ​
Vietnam mitigates COVID-19 impact on employment Society

Vietnam mitigates COVID-19 impact on employment

Vietnam, as ASEAN Chair in 2020, has joined hands with member nations to push employment recovery from the COVID-19 outbreak, Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung has said.
COVID-19-induced uncertainty affects bond markets Business

COVID-19-induced uncertainty affects bond markets

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to drag on local currency bond markets in emerging East Asia, including Vietnam, as investment sentiment globally and in the region wane and containment measures limit economic activity.
NA Chairwoman hails WB’s support for Vietnam Politics

NA Chairwoman hails WB’s support for Vietnam

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has hailed the World Bank and its Country Director in Vietnam Ousmane Dione for their contributions to Vietnam’s development in various areas, especially in institution and infrastructure development.
Vietnam on focus of African friends and partners World

Vietnam on focus of African friends and partners

Inspired by recent remarks from Vietnam’s Ambassador to South Africa Hoang Van Loi, about a forthcoming study visit to Vietnam by a group of African policy specialists and influencers, we have approached the Johannesburg-based organisers to justify our curiosity.