Thailand adjusts rice strategy to improve competitiveness World

Thailand adjusts rice strategy to improve competitiveness

Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit has pledged to speed up adjustment of the country’s rice strategy as quickly as possible as the industry is facing an array of challenges, including a strong baht and rising production costs.
AEON tells firms seeking to up their game Business

AEON tells firms seeking to up their game

Vietnamese exporters must make highly competitive products if they want them to be distributed in Japan through the network of AEON group, experts told a meeting in HCM City on July 22.
China maintains position as Vietnam's largest import market Videos

China maintains position as Vietnam's largest import market

Despite the first half of the year seeing Vietnamese export turnover to China only reaching a mere US$34.8 billion, equal to a slight fall of 2.2% from the same period last year, the northern neighbour retained its place as the country’s largest import market, according to the General Statistics Office.
Mini Thailand Week returns to Hai Phong Business

Mini Thailand Week returns to Hai Phong

Mini Thailand Week has returned to the northern port city of Hai Phong this year, starting on June 25 and aiming to restore trade between the two countries following COVID-19.
Budget collection drops 9.2 percent in Jan-May Business

Budget collection drops 9.2 percent in Jan-May

An estimated 577 trillion VND (24.86 billion USD) was collected for the State budget in the first five months of the year, equal to 38.2 percent of the estimate and down 9.2 percent compared to the same period last year.
Agricultural imports, exports fall due to COVID-19 Business

Agricultural imports, exports fall due to COVID-19

Exports and imports of agricultural goods saw a decline in the first five months of 2020 due to the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD)’s monthly report last week.
Chance emerges for Vietnam's more inclusive growth path: ILO Society

Chance emerges for Vietnam's more inclusive growth path: ILO

Despite difficulties brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, an opportunity is emerging for Vietnam to build the foundations of a more inclusive growth path, which leaves no one behind once recovery begins, according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Vietnam.