Economy and commerce

Small and medium enterprises (SME)

Measures approved to revive SMEs

The cabinet on 8 September approved five tax and financial measures to help some 2 million SMEs as part of its stimulus packages to revive the economy. Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said the packages should help strengthen existing SMEs and attract new operators with potential. Keep ...

Economic forum reflects on Vietnam’s international integration

Vietnam’s achievements and missed opportunities in the reform process and international economic integration were reviewed at the Autumn Economic Forum entitled “Vietnam`s Economy: Integration and Sustainable Development”. Keep reading ...

Around 300 new businesses launched each day in Vietnam: report

Vietnam has seen a big increase in the number of new companies in the past two months after the introduction of more open and simple business laws. Keep reading ...

Vietnam pushes ahead with business climate improvement

Improving the business environment is vital to increase competitiveness for enterprises, especially in the light of international integration, heard a workshop in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on 25 August. Keep reading ...

Laos works to strengthen SMEs prior to AEC integration

Around 400 representatives from enterprises, companies, banks, and financial institutes of Laos and Thailand met in Vientiane Capital on June 16 to discuss improving Lao Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) and enhancing their competitiveness in the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). The half-day seminar was held at the ...

Exclusive: Myanmar drafts new foreign investment rules

Foreigners will no longer need a local partner to set up businesses in Myanmar and may be granted a five-year tax holiday from the start of commercial operations, according to the draft of a new investment law obtained by Reuters.  Keep reading ...

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