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For Vietnamese exporters, ASEAN market remains bridge too far

A Vietnamese worker watches containers at a port.

Vietnamese companies are struggling to sell their products to ASEAN member countries despite the abolition of tariffs within the bloc. Analysts blame this on their lack of market information and poor understanding of consumer needs among other factors. With the formation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) three years ago, …

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Applications for 2019 Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program open

The US Mission to Vietnam is seeking candidates for the 2019 Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program (SEAYLP). Students in Grades 10 and 11 at Vietnamese high schools who demonstrate leadership through academic work, community involvement and extracurricular activities, and proficiency in English are invited to apply for the program. Up …

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Vietnam grows into ASEAN startup hub

The ASEAN’s startup community, including Vietnam’s, has great potential, but they still face a multitude of challenge

Many Vietnamese young people’s great passion for business and novel, feasible ideas, which are attracting interest from foreign investors, are contributing to turning Vietnam into an incubator for high-potential startups. But is this enough for the country to develop its own Silicon Valley? At last week’s World Economic Forum on …

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Vietnam relatively safer than ASEAN peers in trade war storm

A Vietnamese worker watches containers at a port.

Unlike most other ASEAN countries, who have been buffeted by the China-U.S. trade war, Vietnam could actually benefit from it. The threat of an escalating global trade conflict is weighing on prospects for export-dependent economies like Singapore and Malaysia, while Indonesia and the Philippines face challenges funding their high levels …

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ASEAN leaders highlight opportunities in 4.0 Industry

Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong delivers a speech at WEF ASEAN 2018’s plenary session

Heads of state from across Southeast Asia on September 12 hailed the technological opportunities for the region in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). The leaders are attending the World Economic Forum on ASEAN (WEF on ASEAN), themed “ASEAN 4.0: Entrepreneurship and the Fourth Industry Revolution” that attracted the participation of …

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VN named bright spot in ASEAN

The country remains the bright spark in the ASEAN economy with growth accelerating to 6.7 per cent in 2015 as foreign direct investment (FDI) reached record levels and export growth stayed strong despite low commodity prices, the survey said.

Việt Nam’s gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to stay between 6 and 7 per cent from 2016 to 2018, according to the latest report from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). Titled “Economic Insight: South East Asia”, the survey attributed the growth to improvements in …

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