ASEAN members in overdrive to achieve prosperity

ASEAN members in overdrive to achieve prosperity

Within the framework of the 53rd ASEAN Economic Ministers’ (AEM) Meeting last week, the ministers discussed key strategies to strengthen cross-sectoral work and the region’s post-pandemic recovery efforts. Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Quoc Khanh shared the details with VIR’s Nguyen Thu.
ASEAN investment report 2020-2021: investing in Industry 4.0

ASEAN investment report 2020-2021: investing in Industry 4.0

The ASEAN Investment Report 2020-2021 has been released during the AEM – 24th AIAC Meeting, along with plans to strengthen FDI and speed up recovery.
Hong Kong plans accession to RCEP

Hong Kong plans accession to RCEP

Hong Kong is planning to join the RCEP with a view to strengthening the city as a gateway for trade, investment, and business between China and RCEP economies.
ASEAN, RoK strengthen economic ties amid COVID-19

ASEAN, RoK strengthen economic ties amid COVID-19

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Republic of Korea (RoK) agreed on September 1 to deepen trade ties to cope with the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and make efforts to increase the supply of vaccines.
French politician lauds Vietnam's foreign policy

French politician lauds Vietnam's foreign policy

Vietnam is implementing a positive and constructive foreign policy, significantly contributing to the development in the Ssoutheast Asian region, said Denis Rondepierre, member of the French Communist Party (FCP) Central Committee.
Bilateral trade with China on the increase

Bilateral trade with China on the increase

As economic ties between Vietnam and China grow quickly, it is being deemed crucial to promote bilateral trade in a more balanced way.
ASEAN firms hint at trade optimism

ASEAN firms hint at trade optimism

In the five and a half years since the ASEAN Economic Community was founded, enterprises in the region have capitalised on the bloc’s trade facilitation so as to expand investment and exports to Vietnam, while the country has also followed suit other regional markets.
Japan becomes third country to ratify RCEP agreement

Japan becomes third country to ratify RCEP agreement

Japan ratified the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement on June 25, the country’s Foreign Ministry said.
COVID-19 containment contributes to Vietnam’s upgraded outlook: Fitch Ratings

COVID-19 containment contributes to Vietnam’s upgraded outlook: Fitch Ratings

Strong export growth and a successful campaign to contain the spread of COVID-19 have supported Vietnam’s economy through the pandemic and allowed the government to adopt a restrained fiscal policy response, says Fitch Ratings.
RCEP shows regional strong commitment to liberal trade: IMF

RCEP shows regional strong commitment to liberal trade: IMF

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) sends a very powerful message of the region's commitment to open and liberal trade, an official of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said.
Vietnamese rice exports break price record

Vietnamese rice exports break price record

The price of exported Vietnamese rice has climbed to a new record, exceeding the price of products from Thailand and other countries.
RCEP smooths way for Vietnam to join global supply chains

RCEP smooths way for Vietnam to join global supply chains

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement has enabled Vietnam to be connected better with global supply chains compared with other new-generation free trade agreements (FTAs), an official has said.
Mixed fortunes for seafood sector in unpredictable year

Mixed fortunes for seafood sector in unpredictable year

Last year has been a year with ups and downs for the seafood sector. While the consumption and export of basa fish stagnated mostly due to the global health crisis, shrimp farmers still saw a successful 2020. With an array of newly-effective free trade agreements, local seafood providers are now looking towards a future of boosted sales and exports.
2021 GDP to grow 6.72 pct. in optimistic scenario: NCIF

2021 GDP to grow 6.72 pct. in optimistic scenario: NCIF

The National Centre for Socio-Economic Information and Forecasting (NCIF) has released a forecast on Vietnam’s economic performance in 2021, with GDP growth of 6.72 percent and an average consumer price index (CPI) of 4.2 percent under an optimistic scenario.
RCEP can rejuvenate economy across Asia-Pacific

RCEP can rejuvenate economy across Asia-Pacific

The newly-inked Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) represents the world’s largest trading bloc by economic value and population. But what does this mean for signatories as the region looks to a post-pandemic future?
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