State President active in APEC 2009 Politics

State President active in APEC 2009

Vietnamese State President Nguyen Minh Triet joined leaders and representatives of the 21 APEC economies at the first retreat session of the 17th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (AELM) held in Singapore on Nov. 14.
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.
Business

APEC pledges to support SMEs surmount crisis

Ministers and senior officials to an Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting have pledged to continue to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) overcome the economic crisis, focusing on policies and initiatives to improve their capacities to access capital sources and expand market shares.
Politics

President holds talks with ABAC chiefs

State President Nguyen Minh Triet confirmed that Vietnam resolutely opposes protectionism as it prevents economies from developing strongly and in a free manner.
AIPA-30 convenes in Thailand Politics

AIPA-30 convenes in Thailand

The ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly has played an important role in bringing ASEAN closer to the people, providing them with ample opportunities for development, the Thai PM said.
US Senator: No reason for trade war with VN over fish Business

US Senator: No reason for trade war with VN over fish

The US newspaper the Wall Street Journal has published an article on US Senator Max Baucus’s attitude over Vietnam’s “tra” and “basa” pangasius, saying that there's no reason for America to launch a trade war with Vietnam over fish.
World

Thai PM backs ASEAN single market plan

Thailand's Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has said he backed moves to create an ASEAN single market as member countries have to pool their efforts to make the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) a reality by 2015.