FTA quality improvement promotes exports: Experts

FTA quality improvement promotes exports: Experts

Enhancing the quality of the 16 free trade agreements (FTA) that Vietnam has signed with partners will be a helpful measure to aid domestic firms in facilitating exports in the coming time, according to experts.
Apple’s deepening roots and flourishing partnerships

Apple’s deepening roots and flourishing partnerships

Apple’s recent visit to Vietnam by CEO Tim Cook signifies a significant commitment by the tech giant to the Southeast Asian nation. This commitment extends beyond mere words, as Apple has pledged to increase spending on local suppliers, highlighting Vietnam’s growing importance in the company’s global supply chain.
Raising labour productivity crucial for higher incomes

Raising labour productivity crucial for higher incomes

The government is making efforts to ensure sustainable employment and incomes. Pham Hoai Nam, head of the Population and Labour Statistics Department at the General Statistics Office, delved into the labour market’s current and future landscape with VIR’s Manh Bon.
The blueprint to unlocking Ho Chi Minh City’s potential

The blueprint to unlocking Ho Chi Minh City’s potential

Ho Chi Minh City is a vibrant metropolis in Vietnam. Rizwan Khan, managing partner​ at Acclime, explains how its rich history, dynamic economy, and diverse culture can offer the city the potential to become a global-scale megacity.
Vietnam must recalibrate policy mix and pursue reforms

Vietnam must recalibrate policy mix and pursue reforms

Vietnam’s economy faced significant challenges last year, with growth slowing to 5.1 per cent due to export contraction. Following a 6.7 per cent rebound in the last quarter of 2023, the economy decelerated to 5.7 per cent in the first quarter of this year.
Innovative entrepreneurship for a high-income Vietnam

Innovative entrepreneurship for a high-income Vietnam

Vietnam has experienced one of the fastest growth episodes over the past 30 years. Sustaining it will require strong productivity increases. Productivity growth can be achieved by the entry and growth of innovative startups. Vietnam’s startups, however, face major obstacles such as limited contributions from the research sector, talent acquisition difficulties, and fragmented support policies.
CPTPP is diplomatic success – but can deliver more

CPTPP is diplomatic success – but can deliver more

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) gives member countries easier access to one another’s markets at preferential tariffs, even tariff-free trade for most items.
Strategic advances can build on Vietnam’s position in logistics

Strategic advances can build on Vietnam’s position in logistics

Vietnam is aiming to become an industrialised country by 2045. Consultant Long Pham and Vietnam country director Andreas Stoffers from the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom explain why this extreme ambition requires comprehensive activities across the economy and society.
Core principles of growth still apply

Core principles of growth still apply

Five decades of development progress and lessons for the future Vietnam has achieved much progress in economic growth over the past decades. Jonathan Pincus, senior international economist at the United Nations Development Programme in Vietnam, analyses how the economy has grown and offers lessons for the future.
East Asia funding a nucleus for Vietnam’s attraction

East Asia funding a nucleus for Vietnam’s attraction

In recent years, East Asian countries have become significant investors in Vietnam.
Regional cooperation advances boosted through ASEAN Future Forum network

Regional cooperation advances boosted through ASEAN Future Forum network

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Do Hung Viet talked with VIR’s Nguyen Dat about how important the event is to regional cooperation.
Legal reforms pave the way for healthtech advancements

Legal reforms pave the way for healthtech advancements

With a burgeoning count of active mobile connections nearing 162 million, coupled with a remarkable annual e-commerce market growth rate of 25 per cent, Vietnam has emerged as an attractive market for healthtech initiatives.
Establishing and developing a virtual asset framework

Establishing and developing a virtual asset framework

With the advancement of sci-tech, numerous new transaction forms and asset types have emerged, especially the rise of virtual assets.
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