ADB: MSMEs key to post-COVID-19 recovery in Southeast Asia World

ADB: MSMEs key to post-COVID-19 recovery in Southeast Asia

A new report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) shows that strengthening the dynamics of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) with innovation and internationalization will be key to revitalizing Southeast Asian economies devastated by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Cambodia: Flooding forces 40 garment factories to suspend operations World

Cambodia: Flooding forces 40 garment factories to suspend operations

Seventy-nine garment factories in Kampong Speu and Kandal provinces and Phnom Penh have been affected by flooding, and at least 40 of them have temporarily suspended their operations, the Phnom Penh Post quoted the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training spokesman Heng Sour as saying.
Japanese PM meets with students of Vietnam-Japan University Politics

Japanese PM meets with students of Vietnam-Japan University

Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide on October 19 had a meeting with students of the Vietnam-Japan University (VJU) under the Vietnam National University, Hanoi - a symbol of human resource development projects between Japan and ASEAN - as part of his official visit to Vietnam.
Vietnamese, Japanese PM hold talks Politics

Vietnamese, Japanese PM hold talks

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his visiting Japanese counterpart Suga Yoshihide agreed on major orientations and measures to further deepen bilateral extensive strategic partnership, during their talks in Hanoi on October 19.
Logistics SMEs urged to speed up digital transformation Business

Logistics SMEs urged to speed up digital transformation

Vietnamese logistics firms, especially small and medium-sized ones, need to get up to speed on digital transformation to enhance their competitiveness if they want to enter global markets after the pandemic ends, experts have said.
Mercosur - potential market for Vietnamese exports Business

Mercosur - potential market for Vietnamese exports

Mercosur countries, comprising Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela, could be a potential market for a wide range of Vietnamese products such as clothing, footwear, handicraft, and processed food in the context that the COVID-19 pandemic has killed off various traditional supply chains, heard a conference.
Vietnam, UK to develop strategic partnership to higher level: officials Politics

Vietnam, UK to develop strategic partnership to higher level: officials

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh held talks with UK Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs and First Secretary of State Dominic Raab in Hanoi on September 30, during which they agreed on joint efforts towards a higher level of the bilateral strategic partnership.
Vietnam has room to climb up global value chains despite COVID-19 Business

Vietnam has room to climb up global value chains despite COVID-19

Though Vietnam has done exceptionally well in quickly containing COVID-19, the pandemic has taken unprecedented toll on its economy. However, it is notable room for the country to further accelerate reforms and climb up global value chain to meet its long-term development goals, heard at a forum on September 29.