Coffee chaos highlights supply risks

Coffee chaos highlights supply risks

Supply chain cracks and labour shortages are costing businesses more than ever before and production network disruptions are set to occur more frequently – and with the world more interconnected than ever, such disruption is more likely to affect everyone from coffee-loving office workers to schoolchildren in need of a fizzy drink.
SEA Games finally ditched until next year

SEA Games finally ditched until next year

Organisers of the 31st Southeast Asian Games, due to take place in Vietnam later this year, finally agreed to postpone the event after months of wrangling over a new date...
Vietnam granted delay on decision to halt SEA Games

Vietnam granted delay on decision to halt SEA Games

After several back-and-forth discussions failed to materialise in a compromise, organisers of the 31st Southeast Asian Games deferred again last week from making a decision on whether to postpone the competition until a later date due to continuing complications with the coronavirus pandemic.
Global vaccine access criticised as pandemic balance shifts

Global vaccine access criticised as pandemic balance shifts

A reversal of fortunes is being felt across parts of Southeast Asia, as other markets that have suffered vast numbers of COVID-19 deaths...
Eradication of e-commerce merchant tricks demanded

Eradication of e-commerce merchant tricks demanded

Online shoppers are being warned over purchasing expensive goods as a rise in e-commerce means more merchants exploiting loopholes and concerns over customer protection – something the Vietnamese government is already aware of and attempting to quash with new legislation.
India misery clouds supply chain fix

India misery clouds supply chain fix

The eye-opening events in India are concerning people all over the globe as leaders lose control of the pandemic, leading to tragedy on a massive scale – and the knock-on effects to global supply chains and economic recovery are there for all to see.
Leaders grapple with core function of SOEs

Leaders grapple with core function of SOEs

Vietnam’s moves to reform and boost the performance of state-owned enterprises is just the latest in a long line of adjustments over the years, with many other countries continuing to grapple with the very notion of such an enterprise and how they should function in the future.
Regional tensions throwing investing trajectory up in air

Regional tensions throwing investing trajectory up in air

Political stability has been seen as one of the main reasons for Vietnam’s success in recent years in terms of attracting foreign investment. But how might current unrest in other Southeast Asian countries affect the flows of investment in the region as it simultaneously attempts to fight its way out of the pandemic?
Global airlines prepare for long haul with pandemic recovery

Global airlines prepare for long haul with pandemic recovery

While some global airlines have started buying new aircraft and hiring staff, there are still major hurdles for the aviation industry to overcome as the realisation dawns that the coronavirus pandemic will not be done and dusted in 2021.
Domestic strife dampens US foreign policy

Domestic strife dampens US foreign policy

After four tumultuous years, the United States has officially ushered in a new administration, headed by President Joseph R. Biden. But although the shoes under the desk of the Oval Office are new, the tasks in the in-tray remain the same – and it is yet to be determined just how high up the priority list foreign policy will be.
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