Singapore launches regional centre to prepare future of work

Singapore has launched a regional centre to help ASEAN member states prepare for the future of work. Read more »

Vietnam, Netherlands seek to boost trading in fruits, vegetables

A virtual conference on trading in fruits and vegetables between Vietnam and the Netherlands was held on September 29 to match Vietnamese suppliers and potential Dutch importers, wholesalers and... Read more »

Telegraph: Vietnam takes pride in beating COVID-19 twice

The UK newswire The Telegraph has recently published an article, hailing Vietnam’s success in controlling the recent second wave of the coronavirus. Read more »

WB lowers Malaysia’s 2020 growth forecast to -4.9 pct

The World Bank (WB) has revised down Malaysia’s economic growth forecast this year to a contraction of 4.9 percent, from an early estimate of minus 3.1 percent, following a sharper... Read more »

Vietnam has room to climb up global value chains despite COVID-19

Though Vietnam has done exceptionally well in quickly containing COVID-19, the pandemic has taken unprecedented toll on its economy. However, it is notable room for the country to further accelerate... Read more »

COVID-19: 17 new cases reported in quarantine

Vietnam detected 17 new cases of COVID-19 on September 29, all people being quarantined in concentrated facilities, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control. Read more »

Indonesia, Philippines struggling with rising COVID-19 cases

Indonesia reported 4,002 new cases of COVID-19 on September 29, raising the country’s total count to 282,724. Read more »

Vietnam honours Clean Up the World campaign

Ensuring the effective use and management of plastic waste has grown into a top global concern, and  is also high on the agenda of the annual global Clean Up the... Read more »

Deloitte Vietnam recommends action for Vietnamese businesses to recover with resilience

Ha Thi Thu Thanh, chairperson of Deloitte Vietnam, has participated in the third annual Vietnam Reform and Development Forum as a panellist to join the discussion on “Resilient leaders –... Read more »

China presents 320,000 medical masks to Vietnam

The Chinese government has donated a shipment of 320,000 medical masks to Vietnam to help the country prevent the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the community. Read more »

17 returnees from Russia infected with COVID-19, Vietnam has 1,094 cases

Vietnam has recorded 17 new coronavirus cases that all returned from Russia, bringing the country’s infection tally to 1,094, according to the Ministry of Health September 29. Read more »

Nine-month social investment growth lowest in 5 years: GSO

Total social investment in the first nine months of this year increased just 4.8 percent year-on-year to 1,445 trillion VND, the lowest pace during the 2016-2020 period, the General Statistics... Read more »

Thai cabinet approves special tourist visa for long-stay visitors

The Thai cabinet has recent approved a special tourist visa for long-stay visitors who agree to go through a 14-day state quarantine, or alternative state quarantine, as well as hospital... Read more »

17 new imported COVID-19 cases on Tuesday

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Last four COVID-19 patients given all-clear in Quang Nam

Quang Nam province, a coronavirus hotspot in central Vietnam, discharged the last four COVID-19 patients September 29 after making a full recovery from the disease. Read more »

Climate in the Covid era

Stocks of large companies with stronger environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings have outperformed the global average by 4.7% since mid-December 2019. Read more »

Nine-month CPI grows fastest in five years: GSO

The consumer price index (CPI) climbed 3.85 percent year-on-year between January and September, the highest nine-month CPI growth over the last five years, the General Statistics Office reported. Read more »

Business formations in Vietnam down 23.1% in September

A survey found that 81% of manufacturing and processing enterprises expected stability and even improvements in performance in the final quarter of the year. Read more »

Vietnam handles second COVID-19 wave proficiently: Indian expert

S D Pradhan, former chairman of India’s Joint Intelligence Committee, has hailed Vietnam’s successful containment of the recent second wave of the coronavirus, attributing the results to the country’s salience... Read more »

Vietnam favorable conditions attract French companies: MEDEF

Vietnam is a prime candidate for the ongoing shift of value chains in Asia, said a senior executive of the French Business Confederation (MEDEF) International. Read more »

Vietnam’s economy expands 2.12 percent in nine months

The gross domestic product (GDP) of Vietnam grew 2.12 percent year-on-year in the first nine months of 2020, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO). Read more »

24-year-old Vietnamese entrepreneur rides out COVID-19 pandemic with hard work

The novel coronavirus dealt a blow to businesses around the world, but a young entrepreneur in Vietnam has managed to survive his own way. With a bachelor’s degree in information... Read more »

Vietnam GDP growth hits 10-year low of 2.12% in Jan-Sept amid Covid-19

Although the country’s GDP growth in the third quarter is estimated at a decade-low of 2.62%, this is an improvement from the 0.36% growth in the second quarter. Read more »

Singapore’s SMEs pessimistic about business prospects

The confidence in business activities of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) operating in Singapore for the remaining months of 2020 falls to the lowest level since 2009, as the COVID-19... Read more »

Philippines extends restrictions in Manila region to curb COVID-19

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on March 29 that partial restrictions in and around the Manila capital region will be extended for another month until October 31 to contain the... Read more »

Official urges stronger actions against alcohol harms

Deputy Minister of Health Do Xuan Tuyen on September 28 urged authorities and people’s engagement in the prevention and control of alcohol harms as strong as the resolve to fight... Read more »

Vietnam records no new cases of COVID-19

Vietnam records no new COVID-19 cases within the past 12 hours as of 7 a.m on September 29, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control. Read more »

Vietnam reports no community transmission of COVID-19 for 27 days

Vietnam entered the 27th consecutive day without any new COVID-19 infection in the community as of 6am on September 29, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and... Read more »

COVID-19 Updates (September 29): Health Ministry updates protocols for priority COVID-19 testing

The Ministry of Health has issued updated guidelines for priority COVID-19 testing to effectively make use of all available resources and detect and monitor new cases. Read more »

Stranded Vietnamese in Japan’s prefecture celebrate full-moon festival

The Vietnamese Buddhist Association in Japan and Hana’s Charity have recently organised a full-moon festival at a community centre in Chiba prefecture where nearly 60 Vietnamese citizens stranded by COVID-19... Read more »

Saigon authorities struggle to deal with over 600 shipping containers of scrap material

A total of 1,099 shipping containers of unqualified scrap, many of which contain impurities and toxic substances harmful to the environment, have been stored at the city’s ports and needed... Read more »

Covid-19 isolation sends 71 to Hanoi mental hospital

At least 71 people from various Covid-19 quarantine facilities have been transferred to the Hanoi Mental Hospital over the past eight months. Read more »

Vietnam becomes a bright destination for French investors

The conference was co-organised by the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the French Embassy in Vietnam, and MEDEF International – a non-profit private-funded organisation created in 1989 by MEDEF, the... Read more »

Foreign ministers of Vietnam and UK to meet for trade deal

U.K. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will visit Vietnam on Tuesday to hold talks with his counterpart Pham Binh Minh, with a trade deal at the top of the agenda ahead... Read more »

UK: Nine cops injured as Square and Park bombarded by thousands of maskless protesters

Clashes broke out between police and maskless campaigners from Trafalgar Square to Hyde Park over ending Covid-19 restrictions. Read more »

Indonesia press hails Vietnam’s great efforts in COVID-19 fight

CNBC Indonesia on September 25 has run an article revealing Vietnam’s secret to the success in COVID-19 combat, simultaneously provide data on Vietnam’s economic growth in the global crisis context.... Read more »

Can AirAsia’s super-app ambitions take off?

If AirAsia can survive a cash crunch, it may have a bright future ahead. Read more »

Indonesia, Philippines report over 3,000 COVID-19 cases in single day

Indonesia and the Philippines each logged more than 3,000 COVID-19 infections on September 28. Read more »

Vietnamese schools face shortage of foreign teachers

A number of international schools and English teaching centres nationwide are facing the prospect of a shortage of foreign teachers caused by the negative impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)... Read more »

Joint Statement of APEC Finance Ministers on economic control and recovery by Covid-19

VCN - On the evening of September 26 (Vietnam time), Deputy Minister of Finance Tran Xuan Ha on behalf of the Vietnamese Ministry of Finance attended the 2020 APEC Finance... Read more »