Workers are returning to work, for now Business

Workers are returning to work, for now

Some 70,000-80,000 workers across the country have returned to work since the mass disruption caused by the novel coronavirus in Vietnam, said Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) Le Van Thanh at an online conference held on June 3 to discuss and share experience in job creation and sustainable business in the new normal [after COVID-19].
Malaysia’s unemployment rate highest in 12 years World

Malaysia’s unemployment rate highest in 12 years

Malaysia's unemployment rate is now the highest since the 2008-2009 world financial crisis, at 3.9 percent, as people saw their livelihoods affected by COVID-19 and the movement control order (MCO), said the country’s Department of Statistics.
ASEAN youths place soft skills over STEM ASEAN

ASEAN youths place soft skills over STEM

Emerging technology and relentless changes in labour markets have forced young people in Southeast Asia to constantly upgrade their skills, a research released this week by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Singaporean-based internet company Sea has revealed.
Water industry needs smart tech Sci-Tech

Water industry needs smart tech

Vietnam needs to work on implementing modern IT systems and high quality workforce training in the water supply and drainage industries in preparation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, experts said at a conference in HCM City on November 8.
ASEAN makes great technological achievements: WEF President ASEAN

ASEAN makes great technological achievements: WEF President

President of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Børge Brende has highlighted ASEAN’s recent technological achievements in an interview given to Vietnam News on the occasion of the WEF on ASEAN 2018 taking place in Hanoi on September 11-13.
RoK’s economic recovery pace maintained by robust exports World

RoK’s economic recovery pace maintained by robust exports

The economy of the Republic of Korea (RoK) is maintaining its current recovery pace on the back of brisk exports and increased private spending investment, according to a monthly report of the country’s Strategy and Finance Ministry on April 13.
Demand for unskilled workers exceeds supply Society

Demand for unskilled workers exceeds supply

The unemployment rate is on the increase among young people in Vietnam, however, many companies are facing difficulty in recruiting unskilled labourers in the final months of the year.
Exchange rates stable despite Fed rate hikes Business

Exchange rates stable despite Fed rate hikes

The VND/USD exchange rates saw little changes this morning although the US Federal Reserve (Fed) raised interest rates on June 14 on the confidence in a growing economy and strengthening job market in the world’s biggest economy.