Over 5,100 cyber-attacks hit Vietnam in 2020 Sci-Tech

Over 5,100 cyber-attacks hit Vietnam in 2020

As many as 5,168 cyber-attacks were recorded on information systems in Vietnam in 2020, a year-on-year decline of 0.15 percent, according to the Ministry of Information and Communications’ National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)
Pandemic drags down FDI attraction Business

Pandemic drags down FDI attraction

Vietnam had attracted a total of 26.43 billion USD in FDI this year as of November 20, equal to 83.1 percent of the figure in the same period last year, according to a recent report from the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
Singapore’s retail sales continue to drop World

Singapore’s retail sales continue to drop

Retail sales in Singapore fell by 10.8 percent year-on-year in September, a steeper decline compared to the 5.4 percent drop in August, according to the country's Department of Statistics (SingStat).
Indonesia’s railway operator records 163.6 mln USD loss in September World

Indonesia’s railway operator records 163.6 mln USD loss in September

State-owned railway operator PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) posted 2.4 trillion IDR (163.6 million USD) loss between January and September, a drastic turn-around from the 1.5 trillion IDR profit booked during the same time last year, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to put pressure on travel demand.
Newly-established firms down, registered capital up in 10 months Business

Newly-established firms down, registered capital up in 10 months

Vietnam recorded nearly 111,200 new enterprises from January-October, a year-on-year decline of 2.9 percent, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO). The new entrants, however, have combined registered investment of more than 1,594 trillion VND (68.3 billion USD), up 11.1 percent against the same period last year.
Vietnam attracts 23.48 bln USD in FDI in 10 months Business

Vietnam attracts 23.48 bln USD in FDI in 10 months

Vietnam has attracted 23.48 billion USD worth of FDI in the first 10 months of this year, equal to 80.6 percent of the figure in the same period last year, the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) has reported.
Vietnam-India trade recovers post-COVID-19 Business

Vietnam-India trade recovers post-COVID-19

Trade between Vietnam and India in August picked up 12 percent from July, reaching 1.02 billion USD despite the complications from the COVID-19 outbreak, according to the Vietnamese Trade Office in India.
Thailand devises three scenarios for tourism recovery World

Thailand devises three scenarios for tourism recovery

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has envisioned three scenarios for the recovery pace of the country’s tourism next year, with the worst case being a contraction of revenue from international visitors to 296 billion THB (about 9.5 billion USD).
Thailand seeks to draw foreign tourists World

Thailand seeks to draw foreign tourists

The number of foreign tourists to Thailand will dramatically shrink to 7 million from the record figure of 39.8 million in 2019 if the Southeast Asian country remains closed in the last quarter of this year, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).