Opportunity for Vietnam to export rice to Australia Business

Opportunity for Vietnam to export rice to Australia

SunRice CEO Rob Gordon, head of Australia’s largest rice supplier, has announced that Australia is suffering a massive shortage of domestic rice supplies and would be forced to rely on imported Vietnamese rice in the lead up to Christmas 2020.
Indonesia to set up 5 billion USD sovereign wealth fund World

Indonesia to set up 5 billion USD sovereign wealth fund

The Indonesian government is preparing 75 trillion Rp (5.1 billion USD) for the nation’s sovereign wealth fund (SWF) to attract investment and support the economy as global heavyweights from the United States to the United Arab Emirates have expressed interest to join.
Thailand has new Finance Minister World

Thailand has new Finance Minister

Thai King Maha vajiralongkorn approved the nomination of former Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith as Thailand's new Finance Minister.
Hanoi a bright spot in FDI attraction Business

Hanoi a bright spot in FDI attraction

Hanoi has attracted around 25 billion USD in foreign direct investment (FDI) over the last five years, with priority given to quality and sustainable development, figures show.
Nestlé programme helps increase coffee farmers’ incomes Society

Nestlé programme helps increase coffee farmers’ incomes

In the 10 years since it began NESCAFÉ Plan, a public-private partnership programme between Nestlé, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Western Highlands Agriculture and Forestry Science Institute and other partners, has helped improve the quality of coffee beans and increase farmers’ incomes by 30 percent.
Nine-month GDP growth lowest in 10 years: GSO Business

Nine-month GDP growth lowest in 10 years: GSO

The gross domestic product (GDP) in the first nine months of 2020 and the third quarter respectively grew 2.12 percent and 2.62 percent from a year earlier, the slowest pace in 10 years. However, this is still a success amid numerous difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bright prospects for fisheries sector in final quarter Business

Bright prospects for fisheries sector in final quarter

The COVID-19 pandemic could provide a good opportunity for the Vietnamese fisheries sector to increase its share in oversea markets, especially with foreign rivals engulfed by lockdowns or other forms of restrictions, experts have said.
Malaysia detains two network attack suspects World

Malaysia detains two network attack suspects

Huzir Mohamed, head of the Malaysia Police’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID), has confirmed that the authorities had detained two men suspected of links to global hacking activities.
Singapore, US hold 11st security policy dialogue World

Singapore, US hold 11st security policy dialogue

Singaporean Permanent Secretary for Defence Chan Heng Kee and US Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Policy James Anderson co-chaired the 11th Singapore-US Strategic Security Policy Dialogue (SSPD) at Singapore’s Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) on September 16.
RoK calls for 'unified message' for resumption of dialogue with DPRK World

RoK calls for 'unified message' for resumption of dialogue with DPRK

Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha has called for Asia-Pacific countries to send a "unified message" for the resumption of dialogue with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), renewing Seoul's resolve to forge ahead with efforts for lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula.