Vietnam > Economy

Procedural bottlenecks prevent businesses from benefiting from Government support packages

09/12/2020 14:07

The central and local governments and other agencies have announced a number of policies and programmes to help businesses overcome difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the many conditions they have to meet means not many have benefited from them, according to experts.

Vietnam > Real Estate

HCM City landlords have little choice but to cut rents as 2nd wave of COVID-19 hits

08/15/2020 13:40

Nguyen Thi Minh has been forced to reduce the rents for her two apartments in HCM City’s District 2 twice this year from US$1,300 a month each to $900 to keep her tenants.

Vietnam > Industries

Business plans thrown into turmoil amid COVID-19 spike

08/01/2020 11:19

Dang Thanh Nga, 40, in Ha Noi called 10 sewers back to work for her garment factory just a few days ago as orders increased last week. Now she has no work to give them as all the orders have been cancelled.

Vietnam > Industries

Farm produce needs to meet tough EU standards under EVFTA

07/25/2020 13:49

The agriculture sector needs to address challenges related to branding, geographical indications, traceability, and intellectual property to take full advantage of the free trade agreement Viet Nam has signed with the EU, speakers said yesterday at a meeting.

Vietnam > Industries

Fruit, vegetable export targets unlikely to be achieved in 2020

03/14/2020 09:13

Fruit and vegetable exports are unlikely to hit the target of US$4-5 billion set for this year, according to the Viet Nam Fruit and Vegetables Association.

Vietnam > Economy

Regulatory reform a must to improve business conditions

10/29/2019 09:27

Business confidence in the legal system remained low because local governments had made slow progress with regulatory reforms, Dau Anh Tuan, head of the legal department at the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), said on Monday.

Vietnam > Industries

Agricultural businesses urged to work together

10/09/2019 08:05

Co-operation among businesses is a driving force to help Viet Nam penetrate international markets, meet foreign standards and ensure firms make high-quality products.

Cambodia > Economy

Cambodia faces ‘negative impacts’ if EBA suspended

10/17/2018 09:14

The European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia (EuroCham) expressed its “serious concerns” on Monday over the “long-term negative impacts” of the EU removing the Kingdom’s access to the preferential Everything But Arms (EBA} agreement.

Cambodia > Industries

A sector too big to fail?

04/05/2018 07:54

Cambodia’s garment sector is the backbone of the country’s export-driven economy and employs 86 percent of all factory workers. But the sector faces threats from increasingly competitive regional neighbours, the inevitable shift to automation and the potential loss of preferential trade agreements.

Cambodia > Finance

Banking sector FDI spikes on new banks and higher caps

08/02/2017 08:17

Inflows of foreign capital into the Kingdom’s banking sector nearly doubled during the first half of the year as two heavyweight players entered the local market and lending institutions responded to revised minimum capital requirements, a central bank official said yesterday.


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