AMRO economist impressed with Vietnam’s achievements since joining ASEAN ASEAN

AMRO economist impressed with Vietnam’s achievements since joining ASEAN

In a recent interview granted to Vietnam News Agency correspondent in Singapore, Dr. Hoe Ee Khor, Chief Economist at the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO), expressed his impressions on Vietnam’s economic achievements and contributions to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) since the country joined the bloc 25 years ago.
Time to let labourers decide when they retire: expert Society

Time to let labourers decide when they retire: expert

Some special occupations including preschool teachers should be allowed to retire earlier than the age set in the Labour Code, said Trinh Thanh Hang, head of the department for woman affairs of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL).
RoK group sets up 860 mln USD investment fund for Vietnam Business

RoK group sets up 860 mln USD investment fund for Vietnam

The National Pension Service of Korea recently launched a 860 million USD corporate partnership fund with SK Group of the Republic of Korea that will allow the latter to increase investment in Vietnamese firms Masan Group and Vingroup, according to the Korean Investors news outlet.
Singapore's retirement system tops in Asia World

Singapore's retirement system tops in Asia

The retirement system of Singapore takes the top spot amongst Asian countries and regions, and ranked seventh out of 37 retirement systems globally, according to the latest Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index (MMGPI).
Vietnam, RoK beef up collaboration in social welfare Society

Vietnam, RoK beef up collaboration in social welfare

Vietnam’s Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) and the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in social welfare in Hanoi on August 28.
ANZ expert optimistic about Vietnamese economy outlook Business

ANZ expert optimistic about Vietnamese economy outlook

The Vietnamese government’s commitment to broad-based economic reforms bodes well for the country’s longer term prospects and look to have it on the path to upper middle-income status, held Khoon Goh, head of Asia Research at Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ).
WB to help Vietnam Social Security in pension fund management Society

WB to help Vietnam Social Security in pension fund management

Deputy General Director of the Vietnam Social Security (VSS) Nguyen Dinh Khuong recently held a working session with a delegation from the World Bank (WB) led by financial expert Alwaleed Alabatani in Hanoi to discuss the launch of a technical support programme for pension fund management.
Vietnam needs a better Government bond market Business

Vietnam needs a better Government bond market

In recent years, the Government bond market has become an important capital mobilisation channel for Vietnam. However, the scale of the country’s bond market is modest compared to national economic scale and to other regional countries.
Keeping the fire of hand embroidery alive Culture - Sports

Keeping the fire of hand embroidery alive

Since Vietnam became a republic in 1945, many craft villages have moved away from their traditional sources of income. One start-up business is trying to update and maintain the 300-year-old craft of embroidery to meet contemporary needs.