Starbucks profit rises despite hit from China

Starbucks profit rises despite hit from China

Starbucks reported higher quarterly profits Thursday, fueled by solid North American growth that compensated for continued weakness in China due to Covid-19 restrictions.
COVID-19 situation improves in Thailand

COVID-19 situation improves in Thailand

The Thai Ministry of Public Health reported on January 30 that the local COVID-19 situation is improving.
Key trends to watch out for in the Year of the Cat

Key trends to watch out for in the Year of the Cat

Geopolitical shocks and sustained inflation are expected to persist in 2023, but Asia is likely to be a bright spot amidst intensifying headwinds.
HCM City advised to stay vigilant against new COVID-19 variants

HCM City advised to stay vigilant against new COVID-19 variants

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has warned Ho Chi Minh City to stay vigilant against COVID-19 as risks of community transmission of new variants remains considerable.
Second-hand products becoming more popular in Vietnam

Second-hand products becoming more popular in Vietnam

The consumption habits of Vietnamese people are changing after the COVID-19 pandemic, with many using second-hand products to save money and promote sustainability.
National COVID-19 caseload rises to 11,526,461

National COVID-19 caseload rises to 11,526,461

Vietnam's COVID-19 caseload rose to 11,526,461 with 53 new cases recorded on January 30, according to the Ministry of Health.
The return of China: mostly positive news for Vietnam

The return of China: mostly positive news for Vietnam

After three years of isolation, China is finally exiting its restrictive pandemic strategy. Patrick Lenain, senior associate of the Council on Economic Policies, points out how Vietnam might take advantage from this change.
Vietnam should act now to avoid pandemic resurgence

Vietnam should act now to avoid pandemic resurgence

After three years of isolation, China lifted domestic lockdowns and opened up its borders on January 8, just in time to allow their citizens to travel and flood all parts of the globe for the Chinese New Year. Within China alone, over two billion trips are expected to take place over the holidays.
Pre-pandemic rise felt with interest rate movements

Pre-pandemic rise felt with interest rate movements

After a tumultuous year in 2022 with VND interest rates continuously increasing, it is expected that a sideways trend will prevail in 2023.
PM directs intensifying efforts to prevent COVID-19 during Tet Festival

PM directs intensifying efforts to prevent COVID-19 during Tet Festival

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has signed a dispatch directing ministers, heads of ministerial-level and State agencies, and chairmen of People’s Committees of centrally-run cities and provinces to strengthen measures to prevent the spreading of COVID-19 during the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) Festival and the festive season of 2023.
Thailand reports first case of XAY.2 variant

Thailand reports first case of XAY.2 variant

Thailand has seen its first confirmed case of the XAY.2 variant of COVID-19 but people close to the patient were not infected, the Thai Health Ministry’s Department of Medical Sciences said on January 6.
Thailand says no Covid test needed for travellers from China

Thailand says no Covid test needed for travellers from China

Thai authorities said Thursday that travellers from China could enter the kingdom without pre-departure coronavirus tests, hoping their return would be a shot in the arm for the country's tourism sector recovery.
Malaysian Government urged to tighten COVID-19 control measures

Malaysian Government urged to tighten COVID-19 control measures

The Malaysian Government has been urged to tighten COVID-19 control measures to prevent a possible large-scale spread of the disease when the country welcomes tourists from China.
Legal streamlining required for business support package

Legal streamlining required for business support package

While businesses are thirsty for capital, removing legal obstacles is now essential to enable the confidence of businesses, commercial banks, and local authorities to unlock resources for growth and production.
Navigating multiplied risks to ensure a brighter economy

Navigating multiplied risks to ensure a brighter economy

Flexible policies and a successful COVID-19 vaccination campaign have resulted in impressive progress in Vietnam’s economic prospects this year.
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