Despite tremendous improvements in the last few decades, the environment to do business in Vietnam, and many Asian countries remain complex and challenging. Social progresses and environment norms in many cases lag far behind the business and economic boom in many of the countries in the region. Inequality is growing and poverty reduction is slowing down. These development issues remain and need to be addressed by innovative and tailor-made solutions which can fit to and work in the local contexts. Born ...

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[18 April 2022] — With Southeast Asia witnessing a gradual economic recovery, Vietnam is showing its ability to bounce back as the strongest among regional nations by dint of its big coverage of vaccinations and foreign investment rising. After a thorough analysis of ASEAN economies for 2021 and Q1 of 2022, the Singapore-based ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office last week released new economic forecasts. Following a weaker rebound in 2021 of only 2.9 per cent, the ASEAN economies as a group are ...

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The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) was first ratified by the EU and then by the National Assembly of Vietnam, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. After the completed ratification, the EVFTA entered into force on 1st of August 2020. This historical agreement brings hope and new growth opportunities to both parties of the agreement. Once fully implemented it will contribute to economic recovery in a post-COVID world. The EVFTA is a new generation FTA between Vietnam and the European Union. ...

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