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Vietnam plans to open 'outstanding' special economic zones

The country is becoming more selective in the kind of investment it seeks, giving greater priority to high-tech and green sectors.

OPEC, non-OPEC hold informal talks to nail new oil cuts

Deeper production curbs were still seen as unlikely.

Jump in renewable energy jobs worldwide: agency

'In the last four years, for instance, the number of jobs in the solar and wind sectors combined has more than doubled.'
May 24, 2017 | 08:10 am GMT+7

Vietnamese lawmaker worries growth obsession will foster mining-dependent economy

The government plans to maintain GDP growth this year by excavating more crude oil.
May 22, 2017 | 06:12 pm GMT+7

New Zealand optimistic of reviving TPP trade deal

New Zealand will be trying to win over other members this weekend when TPP ministers get together in Hanoi on the sidelines of an APEC meeting.
May 19, 2017 | 09:34 am GMT+7

'Secret payments' and red tape holding back Vietnamese companies

An annual dialogue between Vietnam’s top leaders and businesses started out as expected: with a barrage of complaints.
May 17, 2017 | 02:56 pm GMT+7

Betting on loans: Vietnam's companies named the biggest risk takers in Southeast Asia

A report found that Vietnamese corporate borrowers are turning to leveraging for fast expansion, despite poor repayment capacity.
May 15, 2017 | 02:17 pm GMT+7

IMF warns Asia to act early on rapidly-aging population

Asia has enjoyed substantial demographic dividends, but the growing number of elderly is set to create a 'tax' on growth.
May 09, 2017 | 08:37 am GMT+7

Vietnam lays out plans for Fourth Industrial Revolution

The revolution is expected to change the way the world's economies work, and Vietnam plans to be ready for it.
May 07, 2017 | 11:38 am GMT+7

Vietnam's FDI inflow rises 3 pct to $4.8 bln in first four months

Mining has overtaken real estate to become the second most attractive sector in April.
April 30, 2017 | 12:44 pm GMT+7

US to review trade pacts, looking at 'abuses'

The US has 20 free trade agreement partners and 42 bilateral investment treaties.
April 29, 2017 | 02:19 pm GMT+7

Vietnam's top listed bank BIDV looking for steady profit in 2017

The Hanoi-based bank forecasts lending this year to rise by 16 percent, below the 18-percent annual increase in 2016.
April 24, 2017 | 03:45 pm GMT+7

IMF warns against protectionism, but strikes word from statement

'We [IMF] reaffirm our commitment to... avoid inward-looking policies, and preserve global financial stability.'
April 23, 2017 | 05:15 pm GMT+7

G20 'consensus' that protectionism damaging for global economy

The United States cast doubt over its adherence to that stance.
April 22, 2017 | 06:50 pm GMT+7

Vietnam to halve corporate coverage of unemployment insurance to boost competitiveness

The unemployment insurance fund has a huge surplus, estimated at nearly $2.5 billion at the end of last year.
April 08, 2017 | 11:19 am GMT+7