Economic policy and administration

Business structures and legal registration

China’s potash demand stirs resistance in rural Thailand

The future of a potash mine planned for north-eastern Thailand is mired in uncertainty as villagers put up fierce opposition, fuelled by concerns about their livelihoods, health and environment. Last year a group led by local women blocked access to exploratory drilling sites in the Wanon ...

Yodsapon Kerdviboon, Visarut Sankham

Over 9,500 new firms established in Mekong Delta in 2018

More than 9,500 new businesses were established in the Mekong Delta in 2018. The delta’s economy recorded an impressive growth of 7.8 percent in 2018, the highest over the past four years, according to Nguyen Phuong Lam, Director of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and ...

Localities urged to implement resolution on sustainable Mekong Delta development

The Government’s Resolution No.120 on the sustainable development of the Mekong Delta issued in November 2017 has been highly appreciated by domestic and foreign experts, thanks to its presentation of specific development perspectives, models, and solutions, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said at a working ...

A Changing World: Southeast Asia, testing the resilience in the driving force of the world

The region that grows the most in the globe faces major challenges after years of rapid development: from the ageing of the population to the transformation of its economic model. []Southeast Asia has proven to be invincible capitalizing economic liberalism in the industrial era. Now, the ...

Ten ASEAN Nations On Track For 5.2% Overall Growth Rate This Year - IMF Report

The ten members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are achieving overall booming growth rates of 5.2 percent this year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in a report on Thursday. “The member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) continue to ...

Myanmar Fails to Advance in World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business List

Myanmar showed no improvement in its overall ranking in the World Bank’s latest ease of doing business index, retaining the No. 171 spot it held last year—and remaining the least favorable ASEAN member country in which to conduct business. Keep reading ...

Mekong Delta region makes up 18 percent of GDP

Mekong Delta localities collected more than 243.2 trillion VND (10.46 billion USD) for the budget in 2016-2018, and made up 18 percent of the country’s GDP, according to an official from the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI). Keep reading ...

Firms in Mekong Delta perform well in 2017

The number of well-performing businesses in the Mekong Delta increased with higher revenues and profits in 2017, according to a survey recently announced by the Can Tho city chapter of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Keep reading ...

Nhan Dan Online Newspaper Reporter

Measures sought for sustainable development in Mekong River basin

Representatives from 17 cities and provinces of the Mekong Delta and Central Highlands gathered in Pleiku city, Gia Lai province, on March 14 to seek ways for sustainable development of the Mekong Basin. Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

Gov’t defines eight key tasks for Mekong Delta sustainable development

The Government has defined eight key tasks to help the Mekong Delta achieve sustainable development, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc stressed in a document responding to queries from National Assembly Tran Thi Hoa Ry regarding development in the country’s largest granary.  Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

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