Vietnam concerned about recent developments in Cyprus World

Vietnam concerned about recent developments in Cyprus

Vietnam is concerned about political tensions and the fact that there are different views among the parties in Cyprus, said Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the United Nations, on July 21.
Canada opposes Chinese tension-escalating actions in East Sea World

Canada opposes Chinese tension-escalating actions in East Sea

Canada opposes recent actions taken by China in the East Sea, Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines Peter MacArthur said in a tweet, noting that such actions escalate tensions and undermine regional stability and the rules-based international order.
Tension escalates on Malaysian politics World

Tension escalates on Malaysian politics

The Malaysian politics saw estalating tension on September 23 when opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said he has secured a ‘formidable’ majority from lawmakers to form a new government.
Thailand awaits Indian tourist surge on US-Iran tension World

Thailand awaits Indian tourist surge on US-Iran tension

Thailand expects a windfall from the Indian tourist market if travellers stay away from the Middle East and turn eastward instead. Executive Director of the ASEAN, South Asia, and South Pacific Markets under the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) said the ongoing Iran-US conflict could affect Indian travellers' confidence, resulting in their shunning of Dubai for Thailand to avoid the Middle East.
Observers: Malaysia must deal with sagging economy World

Observers: Malaysia must deal with sagging economy

According to observers, Malaysia must cope with a sagging economy due to the impact of the global trade tension in 2019 and strive to find a foothold before the transfer of power scheduled next year.
Expanded ASEAN Maritime Forum opens in Da Nang World

Expanded ASEAN Maritime Forum opens in Da Nang

The 7th Expanded ASEAN Maritime Forum (EAMF-7) was opened in the central city of Da Nang on December 6, gathering over 90 governmental officials and scholars from ten ASEAN nations and eight ASEAN Dialogue Partners.
Seminar urges EU to increase presence through activities in East Sea World

Seminar urges EU to increase presence through activities in East Sea

The European Union (EU) was urged to increase its regional presence with a focus on trade, connectivity and maritime security and safety as navigation in the East Sea is an important artery of the world trade and essential to the bloc, as heard a seminar in Brussels on October 22.
Vietnam’s economy remains resilient: ADB Business

Vietnam’s economy remains resilient: ADB

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has predicted that Vietnam’s economy will maintain healthy growth in 2019 and 2020 at 6.8 percent and 6.7 percent, respectively, after growing robustly at 7.1 percent last year.
Vietnam’s PMI falls to 51.4 in August Business

Vietnam’s PMI falls to 51.4 in August

Vietnam’s Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) posted 51.4 in August, remaining above the 50.0 no-change mark, but falling from 52.6 in July to signal a weaker overall improvement in business conditions.
Seafood exports to China on the mend Business

Seafood exports to China on the mend

Vietnam’s seafood exports to China are expected to rise in the second half of this year to reach the 1.2 billion USD target for the whole of this year as China’s seafood demand is on the rise, and the escalating US-China trade tension is likely to create as an opportunity for Vietnamese exporters to increase their market share in China.