World

Thai PM urges private enterprises to help achieve AEC

Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has called on ASEAN private enterprises to bring into full play their role in a bid to make the region a single market through an ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015.
World

Cambodia approves regional trade agreement

The Cambodian National Assembly on August 18 approved the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement, paving the way for the Kingdom to facilitate trade and liberalise tariffs for ASEAN countries.
Business

Top economists talk growth, development

Growth theory and economic development were the main topics of a seminar co-hosted by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Party Central Committee’s Theory Council in Hanoi on August 17.

Prof. Jomo Kwame Sundaram, UN Assistant Secretary General for Economic Development in the UN Department of Social and Economic Affairs, and Prof. James Riedel from the US’s Johns Hopkins University, participated in the event.
Business

Japan slashes taxes on Vietnam imports

Most Vietnamese commodities exported to Japan will enjoy preferential tax rates of between zero and five percent once the Vietnam-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (VJEPA) takes effect.