Trade war will not affect RCEP: ASEAN Secretary-General World

Trade war will not affect RCEP: ASEAN Secretary-General

Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Lim Jock Hoi has expressed his confidence that the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will be completed in principle before Thailand’s chairmanship ends at the end of this year.
Vietnam continues to enjoy trade surplus with Israel Business

Vietnam continues to enjoy trade surplus with Israel

The two-way trade between Vietnam and Israel was estimated at 760 million USD in the first three quarters of this year with Vietnam continuing to enjoy a trade surplus of 440 million USD, according to a Vietnamese official.
Vietnam, Cambodia issue joint statement Politics

Vietnam, Cambodia issue joint statement

Vietnam and Cambodia have issued a joint statement on the occasion of the Vietnam visit by Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen from October 4 – 5 at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
Vietnam calls for increasing vitality of multilateralism Politics

Vietnam calls for increasing vitality of multilateralism

Promoting vitality of multilateralism is an urgent requirement for the international community amid challenges brought about by power politics, populism, declining political commitments and resources shortage, said a senior Vietnamese official.
ADB cuts Southeast Asia growth forecast World

ADB cuts Southeast Asia growth forecast

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has revised down its forecast on economic growth in Southeast Asia to 4.5 percent compared with a previous forecast of 4.8 percent and from last year's 5.1 percent pace.
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.
Deputy PM, WB Vice President hold talks Politics

Deputy PM, WB Vice President hold talks

Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue held talks in Hanoi on September 23 with Senior Vice President and chief economist of the World Bank Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg, who is in Vietnam to attend the Vietnam Reform and Development Forum 2019.
Philippines benefits from global trade tensions World

Philippines benefits from global trade tensions

The Philippines has gained from the trade war between the US and China, according to a review of export data of the country in the first seven months of 2019 by Maybank Kim Eng analysts.
Fruit, vegetable exports fall 5.8 percent in eight months Business

Fruit, vegetable exports fall 5.8 percent in eight months

Fruit and vegetable exports in the first eight months of this year fell by 5.8 percent year on year to about 2.53 billion USD, according to the Agro Processing and Market Development Department (Agrotrade) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Thailand promotes new policies to lure foreign investment World

Thailand promotes new policies to lure foreign investment

The Thai government on September 10 endorsed a package of measures aimed at attracting more foreign investment, especially to expedite investments from companies seeking to relocate their production plants in the context of the escalating US-China trade tension.
Vietnam attends UNHRC’s 43nd session on climate change World

Vietnam attends UNHRC’s 43nd session on climate change

Ambassador Duong Chi Dung, head of Vietnam’s Permanent Mission to the UN, the WTO and other international organisations, is leading a Vietnamese delegation to attend the 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on the impact of climate change on human rights, which opened in Geneva on September 9.