Vietnam remains attractive destination to investors Business

Vietnam remains attractive destination to investors

With COVID-19 and trade tensions driving the shift of production lines from China to Southeast Asia, Vietnam, in particular, seems to have emerged as an attractive destination for investors and manufacturers alike, experts have predicted.
US-China trade deal forces firms to grow Business

US-China trade deal forces firms to grow

The recently signed US-China trade deal, an effort to calm trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies, will force Vietnamese businesses to grow in order to meet the challenges as well as the opportunities it brings, said economic experts.
Thailand’s exports continue facing hurdles World

Thailand’s exports continue facing hurdles

Thailand’s exports fell for the fourth consecutive month in November, mainly due to lower prices of oil and agricultural products, a slowdown in the world economy, the US-China trade tensions, and rising baht.
Singaporean economy forecast to expand 0.7 pct in 2019: MAS World

Singaporean economy forecast to expand 0.7 pct in 2019: MAS

The Singapore economy is expected to grow 0.7 percent this year, up from 0.6 percent in the previous survey in September, according to the latest quarterly poll of professional forecasters by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) released December 11.
Philippines calls on ASEAN to enhance economic integration World

Philippines calls on ASEAN to enhance economic integration

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte called on the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to enhance economic integration to counter protectionism and global trade tensions while addressing the 35th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, on November 3.
Chinese investment returns to ASEAN World

Chinese investment returns to ASEAN

Chinese investment is flowing into ASEAN once more as projects under the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) see a recovery and ongoing trade tensions with the US are prompting Chinese companies to invest in parts of Southeast Asia, according to a report from Maybank Kim Eng.
Bank of Thailand upbeat about economic growth in Q3 World

Bank of Thailand upbeat about economic growth in Q3

Thailand’s economic growth in the third quarter is likely to improve from the second quarter’s reading, mainly thanks to positive tourism growth and the government’s economic stimulus measures, according to the Bank of Thailand.