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.
Vietnam not taking advantage of free labour mobility Society

Vietnam not taking advantage of free labour mobility

Two years after joining the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), Vietnam’s labourers have not tapped the opportunities brought about by greater labour mobility, according to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
APEC to set up labour mobility framework Society

APEC to set up labour mobility framework

APEC economies will establish a common framework to manage the issue of labour mobility in the region, said Tran Viet Thai, Director of the Vietnam APEC Study Centre under the Foreign Ministry.
PM Dung underlines human factor for wealthy Asia – Pacific Business

PM Dung underlines human factor for wealthy Asia – Pacific

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has stressed the important role that the human factor plays in striving for a wealthy Asian – Pacific region in his remarks delivered at the 6th APEC Human Resources Development Ministerial Meeting in Hanoi on September 6.
ASEAN on verge of borderless economy World

ASEAN on verge of borderless economy

The ASEAN Economic Community to be established next year is expected to enable free movement of goods, capital, and skilled labour, a seminar heard in Ho Chi Minh City.
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SME troubles hit workers hard: labour official

The Goverment will focus on creating new jobs and protecting workers' rights when firms go bankrupt, labour official Nguyen Dai Dong tells Hai Quan Cuoi tuan (Customs Weekend) newspaper.
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How ASEAN integration affects labour migration in Vietnam

Vietnam is well positioned to benefit from ASEAN Economic Community integration, but economic integration could mean movements of workers both in and out of the country. Sally Barber and Max Tunon, International Labour Organization, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, analyse the issue.
ADB President: VN's economy bottoms out of crisis Business

ADB President: VN's economy bottoms out of crisis

The Vietnamese economy has stabilised and is now on track to recover from the global financial crisis, said Asian Development Bank President Haruhiko Kuroda.

He made the remarks at a conference entitled “The Impact of the Global Economic Slowdown on Poverty and Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific”, the first of its kind in the region, in Hanoi on September 28.