HCM City to combat laundering in real estate Business

HCM City to combat laundering in real estate

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Construction (DoC) has asked real estate companies, brokers and trading floors in the city to strengthen preventive measures against money laundering and terrorist financing.
WB: Cambodia’s exports to EU could decline World

WB: Cambodia’s exports to EU could decline

Cambodia's exports to the European Union (EU) could see an estimated decline of 513 - 654 million USD a year if the EU suspends the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade preferences for the country, said a World Bank's report released on May 6.
Study predicts more severe droughts in Southeast Asia World

Study predicts more severe droughts in Southeast Asia

Future scenarios of drought in many parts of Southeast Asia may become more frequent and intense if actions are not taken now to build resilience, according to the latest joint study by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Technology key to agricultural production: forum Business

Technology key to agricultural production: forum

The use of technology is considered one of the most important factors to improve the yields and quality of agricultural products and enable them to join the global value chain, delegates heard at a forum in Ho Chi Minh City on November 14.
Banks key in country’s green growth strategy Business

Banks key in country’s green growth strategy

The banking sector plays a key role in “green” investment, including directing credit flow into environmentally-friendly sectors and restricting flow into projects which might have negative impacts on the environment.
WWF report warns ASEAN banks World

WWF report warns ASEAN banks

A new World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF) report finds that ASEAN’s biggest banks are increasingly aware of the impact their businesses have on the environment and society, but are slow to act on the huge potential they hold in addressing climate change and financing sustainable food, energy and infrastructure systems in the region.
Start-up funding mechanism discussed Business

Start-up funding mechanism discussed

A workshop under the Vietnam-Finland Innovation Partnership Programme Phase 2 (IPP2) was held in Hanoi on August 24 to discuss funding and finance for creative start-ups.