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mixed bag for first phase of cptpp deal Mixed bag for first phase of CPTPP deal

Vietnam’s attraction of foreign direct investment from countries participating in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership has shown mixed results since its commencement, with expert opinions diverging on interpretation of developments.

semiconductor crisis forces top level action Semiconductor crisis forces top-level action

The global shortage of semiconductors is not letting up, with governments and multinationals scrambling to resolve the situation sooner rather than later.

Cross-border railway hopes remain stuck on the tracks

The dream of state-owned railway giant Vietnam Railways to develop an Asia-Europe railway link could go nowhere unless a breakthrough change in state policy emerges to open the door for domestic and international private ventures.

Removing logistics barriers to unlock potential of Mekong Detla's agricultural exports

As logistics costs are hindering the competitiveness of the Mekong Delta’s agricultural exports, experts have proposed ideas to address the challenges.


divestment slow off the blocks for banks Divestment slow off the blocks for banks

Foreign investment in state-owned banks could quench the thirst for capital while assisting with consolidation, but major problems continue to hinder the process.

ma deal between pgbank and hdbank falls through M&A deal between PGBank and HDBank falls through

The alleged M&A deal between HDBank and PGBank has turned sour, as confirmed by representatives from both sides.

travel firms explore tourism products in khanh hoa province Travel firms explore tourism products in Khanh Hoa province

Representatives from nearly 130 domestic travel firms across the country has made a Famtrip to the south central coastal province of and Khanh Hoa from April 8-11 to explore the ...

“Vaccine passports” - New hope of tourism sector
red silk cotton flowers in full bloom Red silk-cotton flowers in full bloom

In March, people often think of the red silk-cotton flowers that signal a new crop and often remind them of joy and hope.

relocated families availing of undp mine clearance activities Relocated families availing of UNDP mine clearance activities

With a key priority on Vietnam’s United Nations Security Council agenda this month focused on addressing the consequences of bombs and mines left from wars and maintaining sustainable peace, the country along with South Korea ...

mine action in vietnam making progress undp country chief Mine action in Vietnam making progress: UNDP country chief

The mine action sector in Vietnam is blessed with a strong and genuine partnership between the government and development partners, and the important progress made over the past few years is a clear indicator that ...

na approves appointment of 12 new ministers govt members NA approves appointment of 12 new ministers, Gov’t members

With the support of the majority of legislators, the National Assembly (NA) on April 8 morning adopted a resolution approving the Prime Minister’s proposal to appoint 12 new ministers and Government members for the 2016 ...

taking the initiative in tackling key global challenges Taking the initiative in tackling key global challenges

In the spirit of Vietnam carrying out its role as chair of the United Nations Security Council this month, Ambassador Duong Van Quang, former director of the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, talked with VIR’s Thanh ...

germany covid 19 infections pass 3 million official Germany Covid-19 infections pass 3 million: official

The number of Covid-19 infections in Germany has crossed the three million mark, according to figures published Monday by the Robert Koch Institute disease control centre.

thai provinces fear virus surge out of bangkok ahead of holidays Thai provinces fear virus surge out of Bangkok ahead of holidays

Almost 40 Thai provinces have brought in entry restrictions and quarantine requirements for people travelling from Bangkok and other coronavirus hotspots ahead of a holiday travel period, as the capital grapples with soaring infections.

astrazeneca jab clots link plausible but unconfirmed who experts AstraZeneca jab clots link plausible but unconfirmed: WHO experts

A link between AstraZeneca's Covid-19 jabs and blood clots is plausible but unconfirmed, the World Health Organization's vaccine experts said Wednesday, stressing that reported occurrences were "very rare".

uk businesses not sold on vaccine passport idea UK businesses not sold on vaccine passport idea

Britain's retail and hospitality sectors have hit out the possibility of vaccine passports after Prime Minister Boris Johnson said his government is seeking "all possibilities" to keep Covid-hit sectors open.


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