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 »

Vietnam, Singapore hold minister-level conference on cyber security

Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security and Singapore’s Ministry of Communications and Information held a virtual minister-level conference on cyber security on September 29. 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 »

French court to hold trial on AO lawsuit on October 12

President of the Vietnam Association of Victims of AO/dioxin (VAVA) Nguyen Van Rinh has sent a letter expressing support for Vietnamese-French Tran Thi To Nga who had filed a lawsuit... Read more »

Vietnam gears up for SEA Games 31, ASEAN Para Games 11

The 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31) is scheduled to be held from November 21 to December 2, 2021 in Hanoi and 10 nearby localities, heard a press conference... 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 »

Construction begins on big fruit processing complex in Son La

The Dong Giao Foodstuff Export JSC held a ceremony in the northern mountainous province of Son La on September 29 to launch the construction of its major fruit and vegetable... Read more »

Japan’s Nagasaki eyes to welcome more Vietnamese students

Authorities of Japan's Nagasaki prefecture have been making multiple efforts to help University of Nagasaki to attract more Vietnamese students. Read more »

Singapore Airlines drops “flight to nowhere” plan

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has scrapped its plan for a "flight to nowhere" following a review of factors, including environmental implications and financial viability. ​ Read more »

Indonesia looks to attract more investment from RoK

Head of the Investment Coordinating Board (ICB) of Indonesia said he and Minister of State-owned Enterprises Erick Thohir made a visit to the Republic of Korea on September 23 and... Read more »

HCM City to complete major transport projects at gateways by 2025

Ho Chi Minh City plans to complete a number of major transport projects by 2025 that are expected to reduce traffic congestion at city gateways and improve connections to neighbouring... Read more »

Celebrations for 1010th anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi planned

A grand ceremony marking the 1010th anniversary of Thang Long - Hanoi will be held at Ly Thai To Garden in the heart of Hanoi on the evening of October... Read more »

De Men arts awards for children find winners

The Vietnam News Agency (VNA)’s Sports & Culture newspaper held an award presentation ceremony for the first edition of the De Men arts awards for children in Hanoi on September... 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 »

Geographical indication helps Binh Thuan dragon fruit conquer foreign markets

The geographical indication (GI) of dragon fruit grown in the south-central province of Binh Thuan has been protected by the European Union (EU), paving the way for the fruit to... Read more »

European-Vietnamese Documentary Film Festival to return next month

Twenty-two documentaries will be screened in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City during the European-Vietnamese Documentary Film Festival from October 1 to 10. Read more »

PM: Domestic macadamia sector needs strategy

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on September 29 assigned the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to build a development strategy for the macadamia sector, with planning, varieties, markets, and... Read more »

Vallet scholarships granted to Vietnamese students

The Vallet Scholarship Fund and the Meeting Vietnam organisation presented Vallet scholarships to outstanding students from Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, and Gia Lai provinces at a ceremony in the south-central... Read more »

Vietnam welcomes just 44,000 foreign arrivals in Q3

Only 44,000 foreign visitors arrived in Vietnam during the third quarter of this year, equivalent to just 1 percent of the figure in the same period last year, the General... Read more »

Vietnam’s imprint on French photo festivals

In early 2020, photographer Ly Hoang Long sent 2 collections called "Mud wrestling" and "12-lamp ceremony" to compete in the "Chemins de Photos" festival (Photography path) at L'aude, southern France... 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 »

Vietnam a shining light in HIV/AIDS treatment

As one of four countries, alongside Germany, Switzerland and the UK, with the best HIV/AIDS treatment in the world, Vietnam has a rate of HIV-infected people receiving antiretroviral (ARV) treatment... Read more »

Exports still up in first nine months despite pandemic: GSO

Vietnam maintained its upwards trend in exports at a time when COVID-19 has ravaged international trade, with year-on-year growth of 4.2 percent posted in the first nine months of 2020,... Read more »

Vietnam – a development success story: WB official at VDRF 2020

With its outstanding achievements over the past three decades, Vietnam is a development success story and continues to perform well even in the pandemic on a range of indicators, including... 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 »

Top legislator hails patriotism emulation movement in Thai Nguyen

Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has praised the outcomes of the patriotism emulation movement in the northern province of Thai Nguyen, saying they have contributed significantly... Read more »

Power transmission grid should be developed: insiders

As the country’s total power output will expand by 80,000 MW by 2030, while large sources are located far from centres, it is necessary to develop sufficient power transmission grid... Read more »

Singapore to extend debt relief scheme

Singapore will soon adjust its debt moratorium schemes, with the regulator looking to extend the programmes to certain borrowers beyond December 31 this year, while also ensuring that those with... Read more »

Thailand extends grace period for stranded foreigners

Thailand's Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on September 28 said it has decided to extend a grace period for visa renewals for foreigners stranded in Thailand until October 31... Read more »

Vietjet introduces POWER PASS SkyBoss

Vietjet introduces the “powerful” POWER PASS SkyBoss for flying unlimitedly, offers passengers exclusive priorities, experiences the styles of leaders, pioneers and successful businessmen. Read more »

Vietnam Reform and Development Forum 2020 opens

Vietnam will focus on solutions to spur growth towards sustainability amidst the impact of COVID-19 during the 2021-2025 period, Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung said on September... 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 »

Expanded road transport plays part in Vietnam’s economic growth: forum

The expanded road transport network with the building of expressways in Vietnam has contributed to the country’s noted economic growth over the past 15 years, heard a forum in central... Read more »

Thailand: mooncake sales fall due to COVID-19

Mooncake sales in Thailand are expected to shrink by about 16 percent this year, the Kasikorn Research Centre said. 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 »

Vietnam Tourism Annual Report 2019 released

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) has released the Vietnam Tourism Annual Report 2019 in both Vietnamese and English languages. 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 »

Hanoi’s export turnover surges 10.3 percent in Q3

Hanoi’s export turnover was estimated to reach 5.28 billion USD in the third quarter of this year, up 10.3 percent year-on-year, according to the municipal Department of Industry and... Read more »