Economy buckles up for bumpy year

Economy buckles up for bumpy year

With a slow performance since last October, domestic industrial production for the first quarter of this year is expected to remain low, with the economy set to face more difficulties this year, according to a slew of recent estimates.
Bonfire of red tape to spark smoother business operation

Bonfire of red tape to spark smoother business operation

In a bid to boost administrative reforms in favour of investors and businesses, the Vietnamese government will this year further truncate business regulations, which will help the domestic economy improve its competitiveness.
Cautious targets outlined for 2023

Cautious targets outlined for 2023

The Vietnamese economy is expected to sail forward thanks in part to a boost in domestic consumption and production, which will continue being among prime priorities set by the government to hit its new growth target.
Gojek just the ticket for struggling shopkeepers

Gojek just the ticket for struggling shopkeepers

Indonesian-backed Gojek Vietnam has been implementing a tech initiative to help small and micro merchants improve their livelihoods.
Vietnam ponders progress index amalgamation work

Vietnam ponders progress index amalgamation work

The government may soon enact a new indicator framework to make it easier to manage and compare progress up and down the country.
Commitment proves Vietnam is serious on change

Commitment proves Vietnam is serious on change

Vietnamese is hoping to move onwards and upwards in an economic sense over the next 12 months. Ramla Khalidi, resident representative of the United Nations Development Programme in Vietnam, spoke with VIR’s Nguyen Dat about how the country has performed, with achievements in ensuring the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Economy preparing for tricky 2023

Economy preparing for tricky 2023

Growth in Vietnam’s economy may slow down next year due to massive complexities, including a reduction in global demand caused by tightened spending.
Vietnam in line to benefit as EU-ASEAN deal inches closer

Vietnam in line to benefit as EU-ASEAN deal inches closer

As the EU and ASEAN are mulling over materialising a plan for a free trade agreement, Vietnam is closely working with the EU to further bilateral economic cooperation with the entry into force of both sides’ same deal acting as a key driver.
Free trade upgrade to bolster reach of ASEAN connections

Free trade upgrade to bolster reach of ASEAN connections

Vietnam is set to have opportunities to expand its trade and investment ties with Australia and New Zealand on the back of a new version of a multilateral free trade agreement between ASEAN and these two economies.
Historic upgrade in ties with South Korea

Historic upgrade in ties with South Korea

A new hallmark cooperation framework between Vietnam and South Korea will help both countries to expand trade and investment ties.
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