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Asian cities vow to combat climate change

Asian cities vow to combat climate change

Regional experts and policymakers gathered in Ho Chi Minh City on December 5-8, to discuss how cities in the Asia-Pacific can stay resilient in the face of climate change.

Vietnam Airlines:  Flying high with APEC

Vietnam Airlines: Flying high with APEC

Vietnam Airlines, a special partner of APEC 2017, continues to cement its position as Viet Nam’s flag carrier through a series of partnerships with international airlines, as well as by providing innovative services for its consumers. Ngoc Ha writes.

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Food security and the storm ahead:  Using plant science to grow more with less

Food security and the storm ahead: Using plant science to grow more with less

According to data from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, world hunger is on the rise with the estimated number of undernourished people increasing from 777 million in 2015 to 815 million in 2016. The UN predicts that the world’s population will exceed nine billion by the year 2050, and Asia alone is expected to have roughly one billion more people living within its borders.

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Strategies to win in Viet Nam

Strategies to win in Viet Nam

As Viet Nam continues to expand into a regional and global powerhouse, more and more businesses will decide to enter the market. Dinh Thi Quynh Van  covers the key issues a firm must analyse before doing business in Viet Nam.

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The tax reforms needed to boost APEC’s connectivity

The tax reforms needed to boost APEC’s connectivity

Freer trade in the Asia-Pacific region has given rise to increased opportunities for tax avoidance and evasion. Warrick Cleine  covers the tax reforms needed for Viet Nam to take best advantage of APEC market integration.

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APEC Economic Leaders' Week 2017 kicked off in Danang

APEC Economic Leaders' Week 2017 kicked off in Danang

On November 6-11, 2017 in the central city of Danang, the 2017 APEC Economic Leaders' Week will be held under the theme "Creating New Dynamism, Fostering a Shared Future." 

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APEC delegates arrive at Da Nang Airport

APEC delegates arrive at Da Nang Airport

Delegates travelling to the APEC Summit arrived at Da Nang International Airport on Sunday, kicking off this year’s biggest foreign affairs event in Viet Nam.

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Businesses, APEC leaders to talk

Businesses, APEC leaders to talk

Helping small- and medium-sized enterprises access financial resources, science and technology, and digital advancements will be a focus of the recommendations APEC business leaders give to the bloc’s leaders on Friday.

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An economist perspective on Vietnam’s trade future

An economist perspective on Vietnam’s trade future

Vietnam’s economic prospects are expected to be brighter after the intended completion of APEC trade liberalisation by 2020 under the Bogor Goals, and amid the country’s joining a string of free trade agreements. Nihad Ahmed, senior economist for Vietnam for global economic analysts FocusEconomics, shares her view on Vietnam’s many advantages in attracting APEC investors and enterprises.

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Against tide, APEC seeks  deeper trade integration

Against tide, APEC seeks deeper trade integration

Hosting APEC Year 2017 is a focus of Vietnam’s external relations activities this year, as well as the country’s most important contribution to fostering APEC co-operation as part of its deeper and more comprehensive international integration strategy. On the occasion of the 2017 APEC Economic Leaders’ Week, held during November 6-11 in Danang, APEC Secretariat executive director Dr. Alan Bollard talked with VIR’s  Van Ngoc about his insight into APEC 2017 and its implications for regional economic integration.

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APEC 2017: New vision and position of Vietnam

APEC 2017: New vision and position of Vietnam

Pham Binh Minh, Politburo member, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and chairman of the 2017 APEC National Committee, talks about the effects APEC has had on Vietnam, and vice versa.

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APEC both symbol and crux of FTA era

APEC both symbol and crux of FTA era

The 2017 APEC Economic Leaders’ Week will officially kick off this week in the central city of Danang, with CEOs of thousands of firms from APEC member economies gathering and discussing investment and business opportunities and plans in Vietnam. Nguyen Dat reports.

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PM stresses flood relief, APEC security

PM stresses flood relief, APEC security

Flood relief and APEC security are two of four major tasks that Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has set for the remaining months of the year.

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US President to begin Asia tour

US President to begin Asia tour

US President Donald Trump will visit five Asian countries from November 3. The trip until November 14 will be the longest Asia tour of a US President, showing Washington’s commitment to boosting cooperation with the region.

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President Tran Dai Quang to present special costume to APEC leaders

President Tran Dai Quang to present special costume to APEC leaders

A special costume will be presented by Vietnamese State President Tran Dai Quang to APEC leaders joining the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week in Danang next week.

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APEC ‘a golden chance’ for Da Nang firms

APEC ‘a golden chance’ for Da Nang firms

The 2017 Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Summit is a crucial opportunity for businesses throughout central Viet Nam to seek trade partners and export markets as representatives of foreign firms flock to the business forums at APEC from November 5-11, Da Nang business people and officials say.

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