World

China persistent in promoting ties with ASEAN

Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi has vowed to unswervingly follow a policy of advancing friendly and neighbourly relations in all fields and cooperation for mutual benefit with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Society

ASEAN promotes labour hygiene & safety cooperation

Participants at a two-day workshop on labour hygiene and safety in small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have agreed to boost labour safety and health service in ASEAN countries during the 2010-2015 period.
Business

Companies optimistic on 2010 outlook

Up to 78 percent of 146 businesses surveyed believed Vietnam’s economy would be better this year while only 1 percent were worried about economic prospects.
Business

Seminar talks financial assistance to SMEs

Removing obstacles and working out how small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can access financial sources for development purposes were tabled for discussion at a Vietnamese-Chinese seminar in Hanoi on Nov. 18.
Business

Exhibition boosts development of supporting industries

Some 54 Japanese industrial producers and manufacturers are showcasing their products and services at the third Vietnam-Japan Supporting Industries Exhibition, to seek out capable local suppliers of components and spare parts.
VN actively joins APEC activities, says Deputy PM Politics

VN actively joins APEC activities, says Deputy PM

A Vietnamese delegation led by State President Nguyen Minh Triet has actively participated in all activities of the 17 th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting (AELM), contributing to the success of the meeting.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem stated this while granting an interview to Vietnamese reporters in Singapore on November 15.

Business

Vietnam takes part in Tokyo’s Industrial Exhibition

Several Vietnamese enterprises have joined nearly 400 small and medium-sized enterprises from Germany, the UK, Ireland, Spain, the Republic of Korea and Japan at Tokyo’s 2009 Industrial Exhibition, which opened on Nov. 4.
Business

Economic recovery begins, caution still key: experts

Experts have recognised signs of recovery in Vietnam’s economy but are still warning the country to remain cautious in executing economic policies to ensure growth will not cause an imbalance in the macro-economy.
Business

Japan provides preferential loan to Vietnam

The Japanese government has decided to provide a preferential loan of around 704 million USD to help Vietnam develop its socio-economic infrastructure, protect the environment, attract foreign investment and integrate into the global economy.