Vietnam, South Africa step up military medicine ties in pandemic response Health

Vietnam, South Africa step up military medicine ties in pandemic response

Vietnam is willing to share with South Africa its research and production of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 test kit so that the two nations could together overcome the pandemic that are plaguing 213 countries around the globe, said a Vietnamese official at a virtual discussion which gathered leaders and experts of the two nations’ military medical corps.
Gov’t support aids automobile industry Business

Gov’t support aids automobile industry

The domestic automobile industry was forecast to thrive, given the Government’s supports in tax policies for imported automobile components coupled with the increasing income of citizens, according to a report by the Viet Dragon Securities Corporation (VDSC).
Singapore’s GDP contracts by 7 percent in Q3 ASEAN

Singapore’s GDP contracts by 7 percent in Q3

Based on advance estimates for the third quarter of 2020, the Singapore economy expanded by 7.9 percent on a quarter-on-quarter seasonally-adjusted basis, rebounding from the 13.2 percent contraction in the preceding quarter.
Agriculture sector targets higher productivity, quality, value Business

Agriculture sector targets higher productivity, quality, value

The domestic agriculture sector is in need of solutions to optimise capital and science and technology, thus raising productivity, quality, and value in service of both domestic and foreign markets, the fifth national farmers’ forum held in Hanoi on October 13 heard.
ASOSAI promotes knowledge sharing, develops SAI members Business

ASOSAI promotes knowledge sharing, develops SAI members

The Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI), founded in 1979, pursues a common mission like other working groups of the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI), that is “Professional supreme audit institutions promote good State governance” and with the core values of “Professionalism, Cooperation, Equality, Creativity”.
Tax cut welcome but not enough: businesses Business

Tax cut welcome but not enough: businesses

The Government's 30 percent corporate income tax cut was a step in the right direction but it could have been more inclusive by offering support to small businesses that were in desperate need of cash due to the difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, said business leaders and industry experts.