Brexit deal met with relief across Europe

Brexit deal met with relief across Europe

After four long years of debate, negotiation, elections, and more debate, the United Kingdom has finally and officially left the European Union. Nevertheless, even though a bare bones exit deal was agreed at the last minute and welcomed in some quarters, remaining issues for the UK economy are mounting as it forges new relationships with the rest of the world, including Vietnam.
Christmas & New Year away from home

Christmas & New Year away from home

Around the world, Christmas is taking on a whole new complexion this year. In countries such as the US and the UK, the festive period is about meeting up with family, often having to travel hundreds of miles to do so, and sharing stories and generally interacting. In many cases, this will be frowned upon.
World braces for outcome as dust settles on US election

World braces for outcome as dust settles on US election

The outcome of last week’s messy US election is set to have major knock-on effects across the global economy whatever occurs over the next presidential term.
Rare earths become trade dispute tools

Rare earths become trade dispute tools

The importance of rare earths, required for everything from iPhones to fighter jets, has been brought back to the fore in recent weeks with China and the United States moving to protect their interests as their trade dispute rumbles on.
Businesses poised to adjust in face of US-China chess match

Businesses poised to adjust in face of US-China chess match

With the US presidential election mere months away, tensions are continuing to mount in regards to the administration’s position towards China, while nations particularly in Southeast Asia watch on to see how the dragged-out dispute can impact on them.
World walks tightrope in fear of second spike

World walks tightrope in fear of second spike

New COVID-19 infections in towns and cities worldwide that were believed to be easing out of the crisis are hampering their efforts to fully reopen, causing knock-on effects for the prospects of Vietnam to embrace investment from overseas, despite its glowing success in pandemic containment.
Pandemic throws global media trends up in air

Pandemic throws global media trends up in air

Digital disruption is changing the way media is paid for, created, and consumed. And with more people than ever being affected in the same way by what they are reading and seeing in the news this year, those leading the way in media may have to lean into digital transformation and be willing to experiment if they want to stay relevant.
Sands shifting as pandemic shakes up geopolitical arena

Sands shifting as pandemic shakes up geopolitical arena

With the current upheaval taking place around the world due to the coronavirus pandemic, how can geopolitical frictions between the major powers impact nations like Vietnam that are looking to attract top investment?
Nations race to become global sporting leaders

Nations race to become global sporting leaders

The importance of sport as an avenue for social interaction, relaxation, and to maintain mental and physical wellbeing has never been as profound as in today’s world. With that, countries including Vietnam are exploring all the options available in order to kick-start competition.
World watches as China moves ahead on economic chessboard

World watches as China moves ahead on economic chessboard

China is beginning to offer a glimpse into the near future for some countries, as the economic superpower tries to pick itself back up slowly following major lockdowns in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.
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