ADB ratchets up Asia’ GDP growth forecast

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) forecasts in its latest report that Asia’s economy will expand by 6 percent in 2017, driven by stronger-than-expected exports and domestic consumption.

  • EU-MUTRAP project promotes Vietnam’s deeper trade integration

    The European Trade Policy and Investment Support Project (EU-MUTRAP) has helped Vietnam further integrate into the global and regional trading systems while promoting Vietnam-EU trade and investment relations, said Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Hoang Quoc Vuong.

  • US and EU team up against China in blasting world trading system

    The United States and Europe argued the world trading system is failing to live up to expectations, even as China defended the existing order and urged countries to forge ahead with globalization.

  • EU Council to resume ties with Thailand

    EU foreign ministers have agreed to step up political engagement with Thailand, including on human rights, fundamental freedoms and the road to democracy.

  • Vietnam attends ASEAN-India Connectivity Summit

    A Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Phan Tam is attending the ASEAN-India Connectivity Summit which opened in India’s capital city of New Delhi on December 11.

  • One Belt One Road: implications for ASEAN connectivity

    The ASEAN Master Plan for Connectivity (AMPC) and China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) have major shared goals. Both envisage transport connectivity as a way of bringing countries closer together, improving access to trade, investment, tourism and people-to-people exchanges.

  • Asean’s online economy seen reaching $50 billion this year

    Southeast Asia’s Internet economy, spanning online travel to ride hailing, will reach $50 billion this year, putting it on a solid trajectory to grow fourfold by 2025, according to a joint research report by Google and Temasek Holdings Pte.

  • Deputy FM: APEC Year 2017 outcomes to be realised

    Permanent Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son asked ministries and agencies to focus on realising outcomes reached during the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week at a review meeting of the APEC 2017 National Secretariat and the APEC 2017 National Committee’s sub-committee in charge of contents in Hanoi on December 12.

  • Vietnam to cut costs, rules for firms

    The private business sector in Viet Nam is vital for the economy, however, obstacles and challenges remain, which can only be overcome through the combined efforts of policymakers and business leaders next year.