Full steam ahead for the US’ bolstering of ASEAN links

Full steam ahead for the US’ bolstering of ASEAN links

The United States is revitalising its multilateral partnerships to advance shared prosperity, security, and values in the Indo-Pacific, with ASEAN now playing a greater role in the nation’s economic cooperation policy, in which Vietnam is staying on the US financiers’ rada, with a brighter outlook ahead.
Vietnam and Laos build on friendship

Vietnam and Laos build on friendship

Vietnam and Laos will strongly beef up their bilateral cooperation in many sectors, with a series of fresh deals inked laying the firm groundwork to this end.
Social distancing orders take toll on economic prospects

Social distancing orders take toll on economic prospects

The health crisis is becoming increasingly complex and expected to continue drawing a grey economic picture in the region.
Harris visit illustrating US embrace of SE Asia

Harris visit illustrating US embrace of SE Asia

Vietnam and the United States are expected to see their bilateral ties, especially in investment and trade, to escalate from this year thanks to the latter’s high-level visits to the former, with both nations expected to raise their relationship to a higher level.
Shake-up required to fund infrastructure

Shake-up required to fund infrastructure

Vietnam’s newly-adopted public funding will not be sufficient for infrastructure investment because of colossal future demand for this type of development, which would need more private financiers via attractive enticements.
More pertinent than ever to drop economic wastefulness

More pertinent than ever to drop economic wastefulness

Worried about the national financial situation, the National Assembly and the government have continued underscoring the stringent management of the state coffers this year, when there will be a big budget deficit caused by a rise in spending due to the pandemic and a reduction in revenue from enterprises.
Diplomacy switches up a gear for wider vaccine coverage

Diplomacy switches up a gear for wider vaccine coverage

With the COVID-19 pandemic badly affecting many localities and people’s lives as well as domestic production, the government is boosting vaccine diplomacy activities as one of the country’s top strategies now in a bid to secure a sufficient supply of foreign-produced vaccines.
Scope remains for new capital influx

Scope remains for new capital influx

With its uptrend in economic growth since early last year driven in part by a rise in foreign investment and good control of COVID-19
Debt under control thanks to prudent and effective actions

Debt under control thanks to prudent and effective actions

Effective usage of the state budget has helped Vietnam succeed in bringing public debt under control since 2016, ensuring national financial security.

Investors pointing to upbeat momentum

Vietnam’s generally effective control of the health crisis and improvement of the investment and business climate have further strengthened the confidence of investors in the country.
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