Thailand’s rice exports remain gloomy this year World

Thailand’s rice exports remain gloomy this year

Thailand’s rice exports are expected to recover slightly from an estimated 5.8 million tonnes in 2020, which was the lowest in 20 years due to weak global purchasing power caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a container shortage and the strong baht.
Consumers optimistic amid COVID-19​ Business

Consumers optimistic amid COVID-19​

Vietnamese consumers are some of the most optimistic, among Asian countries surveyed, that their country will weather the challenges of the COVID-19, according to a McKinsey’s mid-April consumer survey.
Indonesia to boost labour-intensive infrastructure projects World

Indonesia to boost labour-intensive infrastructure projects

The Indonesian government will intensify labour-intensive infrastructure projects in different parts of Indonesia to offer employment to members of the low-income community to maintain their purchasing power amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Vietnam, India to boost exports to each other’s markets Business

Vietnam, India to boost exports to each other’s markets

With the comprehensive strategic partnership and large purchasing power, Vietnam and India have large potential to increase two-way trade via boosting the export of their strong commodities to each other’s markets, trade officials of the two countries said.
Retail sales in Vietnam hit four-year high Business

Retail sales in Vietnam hit four-year high

Retail sales of goods and services in Vietnam reached 4.94 quadrillion VND (214.8 billion USD) in 2019, representing a rise of 11.8 percent over the previous year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).