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Workers’ well-being in the crosshairs as NA debates overtime extension

Workers’ health and well-being took centerstage as Vietnamese parliament discussed raising the annual overtime limit to 400 hours.

Vietnam economy to become larger than Singapore’s in 10 years: DBS Bank

Vietnam’s economy could surpass Singapore’s by 2029 thanks to rising foreign investment and productivity growth, the Singaporean creditor says.

Vietnam's low labor cost appeal waning: Fitch

With recent minimum wage increases, Vietnam’s low labor cost allure for foreign investors is on the decline, says a Fitch Group report.
May 29, 2019 | 09:29 am GMT+7

Vietnam tourism staff productivity small fraction of Singaporean peer

Vietnamese tourism employees’ productivity is way lower than Singapore, yet it’s a struggle to find people to work.
April 17, 2019 | 08:11 am GMT+7

Vietnam per capita income matches Malaysia’s 20 years ago

Vietnam’s recent economic achievements notwithstanding, much effort is needed for it to close the gap with other countries, a minister has said.
January 31, 2019 | 08:37 am GMT+7

Vietnam labor costs highest among ASEAN comparators

Vietnam’s labor cost is the highest among comparator countries in Southeast Asia, a World Bank report says.
December 22, 2018 | 09:00 am GMT+7

Vietnam to up minimum wage by 5.3 pct in 2019

Vietnam will raise the minimum monthly wage by VND160,000-200,000 ($6.86-8.58) depending on the region from January 1, 2019.
December 14, 2018 | 03:53 pm GMT+7

Vietnam's productivity lags behind Laos

The productivity gap between Vietnam and its neighbors is widening due to outdated technology and a low-skilled workforce.
December 29, 2017 | 04:29 pm GMT+7

World Bank urges Vietnam to overhaul agriculture sector

"Lead less and facilitate more" was the message directed at the government.
September 27, 2016 | 08:52 pm GMT+7

Retirement could be a long way off for aging Vietnamese workers

Lawmakers are set to debate a new proposal to lift the retirement age in Vietnam.
September 16, 2016 | 06:47 am GMT+7

Vietnam mulls pooling farmland to boost productivity: official

Combining small-scale farms could be the key to unlocking the sector's potential.
September 11, 2016 | 10:31 am GMT+7

Vietnam's aging workforce on the road to retirement

The country is scrambling to turn its aging population into an advantage.
September 07, 2016 | 12:00 pm GMT+7

Too hot to work: Vietnam to lose $85bn in labor productivity by 2030

“Work in the sun adds to the heat exposure and creates higher hourly losses.” 
July 27, 2016 | 06:30 am GMT+7

Farm productivity down despite increased line of credit

The government has been asking banks to offer more loans to the agricultural sector to boost productivity, but to no avail.
July 13, 2016 | 08:00 pm GMT+7

Vietnam's declining productivity growth may counter benefits from TPP: World Bank

Vietnam might miss out on the chance to become an upper-middle income country by 2035 due mainly to declining productivity growth, said the World Bank at a workshop on Tuesday.
May 18, 2016 | 03:35 pm GMT+7
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