Thailand's economy affected by third wave of COVID-19 World

Thailand's economy affected by third wave of COVID-19

Thailand’s GDP growth may dive to 1.6 percent if the government fails to stimulate its economy reeling from the third wave of COVID-19 infections, according to the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC).
Key export sectors the target of M&As by foreign investors Business

Key export sectors the target of M&As by foreign investors

Several of Vietnam’s key export sectors, such as textile-garment, leather-footwear, and electronics have become magnets for merger and acquisition (M&As) activities, posing a risk of leading enterprises in those sectors being purchased by foreign investors.
Cooperatives struggle to access COVID-19 support Business

Cooperatives struggle to access COVID-19 support

Most cooperatives have been harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic while only a small proportion of them have benefited from support policies, heard a forum held by the Vietnam Cooperative Alliance (VCA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on March 24.
UKVFTA - a boost to Vietnam-UK trade Business

UKVFTA - a boost to Vietnam-UK trade

After the UK-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (UKVFTA) took effect on December 31, 2020, both sides saw impressive growth in their two-way trade though exports faced formidable challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aquatic product exports forecast to reach 9.4 billion USD in 2021 Business

Aquatic product exports forecast to reach 9.4 billion USD in 2021

Vietnam’s aquatic product exports are expected to rake in 9.4 billion USD this year, a surge from 8.5 billion USD in 2020, driven by a strong rebound in demand of export markets and the support of free trade agreements, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Producers and Exporters (VASEP).
Vietnam external relations in 2020: mettle and new posture Politics

Vietnam external relations in 2020: mettle and new posture

Vietnam’s diplomatic sector overcame numerous challenges throughout 2020 to create, grasp and optimise new cooperation opportunities, thus contributing to the country’s progress towards development, stated Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.
UKVFTA creates more room for bilateral trade links Business

UKVFTA creates more room for bilateral trade links

The UK-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (UKVFTA), which will come into force at 23:00 on December 31, 2020, will open the door wider for bilateral economic and trade ties and help form a solid foundation for their strategic partnership to reach a new height.
Singapore’s deflation eases in November World

Singapore’s deflation eases in November

Singapore’s deflation eased in November, with both core and headline inflation at -0.1 percent year-on-year, compared to -0.2 percent in October, according to the Department of Statistics (Singstat) consumer price index (CPI) figures on December 23.
UKVFTA ushers in new opportunities for Vietnam-UK trade Business

UKVFTA ushers in new opportunities for Vietnam-UK trade

The conclusion of the UK-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (UKVFTA) demonstrates the importance of Vietnam as a market and its heightened position in the eyes of the UK, Vietnamese Ambassador to the UK Tran Ngoc An told the Vietnam News Agency after the finalisation of the bilateral trade deal in Hanoi on December 11.