World

Singapore’s income inequality narrows

Singapore Ministry of Finance has announced that income inequality has been narrowing and the real wages of low- and middle-income Singaporeans have steadily increased over the past five years, both at the individual and household levels.
ASEAN boost SMEs’ competitiveness using e-commerce ASEAN

ASEAN boost SMEs’ competitiveness using e-commerce

Representatives from 150 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in ASEAN countries have attended a workshop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to learn more about boosting their competitiveness using e-commerce platforms and tools.
Business

Brighter outlook for Vietnamese enterprises: expert

Vietnam's economic outlook is better than in previous years. Cao Sy Kiem, President of the Vietnam Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises Association, spoke with the Thoi Bao Kinh Te Vietnam (Vietnam Economic Times).
Business

Vietnamese firms need to prepare for hidden risks

Vietnamese enterprises have done well to improve productivity and sales in the face of several challenges last year, but they need to temper optimism for 2014 with awareness of risks that lie ahead, a new report says.
Environment

How Vietnam tackles environmental pollution woes

Many countries in the world have paid special attention to combining efforts to promote economic growth and protect the environment. Clean, environmentally friendly technological solutions have become the choice of industrial production groups and businesses. Insights from the Vietnam Economic News.
ASEAN, India create most dynamic partnership ASEAN

ASEAN, India create most dynamic partnership

ASEAN-India partnership has grown into one of ASEAN’s most comprehensive, dynamic and fast-growing partnerships, Le Luong Minh, ASEAN Secretary General, has said at the inaugural session of the fifth Delhi Dialogue.
Business

State Bank lowers interest rates

The State Bank of Vietnam lowered deposit and lending interest rates by one percent each on December 24 in a bid to provide enterprises with easier access to finance.
Business

Quality human resources will attract Japan

Vietnam should develop high quality human resources and upgrade infrastructure, especially for industrial, export processing and economic zones to attract Japanese small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
VN-Japan strategic partnership blossoms Politics

VN-Japan strategic partnership blossoms

Japan is a very important partner of Vietnam and the current strategic partnership is opening prospects for bilateral cooperation, said State President Nguyen Minh Triet.
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.