Vietnam is now considered the most favourable place to expand business, surpassing Australia’s long-term business partners namely Malaysia and Singapore. (Illustrative image. Source: VNA)

Australian firms in ASEAN consider Vietnam favourable destination

The rise of Vietnam has been highlighted in a recent survey of the Australian Chamber of Commerce (AustCham), as Vietnam is now considered the most favourable place to expand business, surpassing the Philippines and Myanmar in recent years as well as Australia’s long-term business partners namely Malaysia and Singapore.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chairs Special ASEAN Plus Three Summit on COVID-19. (Photo: VNA)

ASEAN’s efforts against COVID-19 lauded

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has coped with COVID-19 quite well with Vietnam serving as the ASEAN Chair 2020, heard an online seminar held by the Center for International Law (CIL) under the National University of Singapore on May 20.

International visitors to Vietnam in April decline 98.2 percent year-on-year

International visitors to Vietnam in April decline 98.2 percent year-on-year

The General Statistics Office of Vietnam reported that the number of foreign visitors to the country in April merely reached 26,200 arrivals, down 94.2 percent compared to the previous month and down 98.2 percent year-on-year, due to the Prime Minister’s direction on the temporary suspension of visa issuance for foreign visitors entering the country.
Vietnam’s business environment strongly improves

Vietnam’s business environment strongly improves

Last year, Vietnam recorded many positive results in business environment improvement. However, in the context of the global and regional reforms, these results were quite modest, especially, competitiveness 4.0 of Vietnam still ranked sixth among countries in the ASEAN.
Vietnam ranked second lowest in ASEAN regarding mobile malware

Vietnam ranked second lowest in ASEAN regarding mobile malware

The latest statistics from Kaspersky reveal that in the first nine months of 2019, global cyber security companies were able to stop 53,097 mobile attack efforts in Vietnam. The country is, therefore, ranked as the second lowest in ASEAN as to facing mobile malware risks.

Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung speaks at the symposium themed “ASEAN-Japan Cooperation for Prosperity” in Hanoi on June 4 (Photo: VNA)

ASEAN, Japan are close, important partners of each other: official

Relations between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Japan are of great significance, and they have become close and important partners of each other, according to Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung.
A photo of UK diplomats and ASEAN representatives (Photo: asean.org)

ASEAN, UK tighten cooperation after Brexit

The UK and member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have agreed to maintain close ties via official channels following Brexit, during a meeting at the ASEAN Secretariat’s headquarters in Jakarta on January 10.
WWF report warns ASEAN banks

WWF report warns ASEAN banks

A new World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF) report finds that ASEAN’s biggest banks are increasingly aware of the impact their businesses have on the environment and society, but are slow to act on the huge potential they hold in addressing climate change and financing sustainable food, energy and infrastructure systems in the region.