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.
Biden keen to promote a strong America united

Biden keen to promote a strong America united

With the United States set to inaugurate Joe Biden as its next president on January 20, the world will watch on as the new administration attempts to juggle the worsening coronavirus pandemic alongside rising political tensions, a battered economy, and the need to rebuild ties with its allies around the globe.
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.
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