David Wijeratne, PwC’s Growth Markets leader On September 12, David Wijeratne, PwC’s Growth Markets Leader, will present findings of a PwC report on the future of ASEAN at a press conference at the World Economic Forum on ASEAN meeting in Hanoi. ASEAN – a unique growth story 2017 marked the 50th anniversary of ASEAN, which is a unique achievement considering the conflicts and poverty which characterised the region in the first half of the 20th century. Since its inception, ASEAN has not only doubled its membership, but has also successfully weathered both the Asian financial crisis of 1997 and the global economic crisis of 2008–2009, to become the sixth-largest economy globally. Along this remarkable growth journey, ASEAN has managed to balance economic growth with human development to lift millions of people out of poverty across the entire region. However, a number of challenges, including a slowdown in short-term economic growth, weak workforce … [Read more...] about What does the future hold for ASEAN?
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By Dat Nguyen  September 10, 2018 | 11:55 am GMT+7 Three startups from Vietnam were selected among 80 businesses to participate in the World Economic Forum on ASEAN 2018. Photo by Reuters Eighty Southeast Asian startups will take part in the World Economic Forum on ASEAN meeting in Hanoi from Tuesday to Thursday. The participants, including three from Vietnam, were selected by a panel of judges from out of 300 that applied. “We expect the startups to make an important contribution to shaping the debates at the meeting about the impact and course of new technologies and disruptive business models,” Justin Wood, the WEF’s Asia Pacific head and member of its executive committee, said in a statement. “The startups will also benefit from their interactions with the other 1,000 participants at the summit, including 90 government ministers and 600 business leaders from more established companies.” There will be a dedicated program for them … [Read more...] about World Economic Forum on ASEAN attracts 80 Southeast Asia start-ups
Vietnam commits to maintaining stability of politics-security, stability of foreign investment policy, and stability of reform guidelines in order to protect interests of foreign investors. Permanent Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binh (R) at the Conference on the Future of Asia, Tokyo, Japan, June 11, 2018. Photo: VGP Permanent Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binh made the statement while addressing the Conference on the Future of Asia in Japan on Monday. The Government of Vietnam will continue improving legal system and investment-related policies in a consistent, transparent, open, and predictive manner, Deputy PM Binh said. The Government will also double efforts in improving law enforcement capacity and enhance real dialogues with investors to remove obstacles against them, he added. He highlighted significant progresses Vietnam has made over the past three decades thanks to the introduction of reform process, open-door policy, and foreign policy of openness and diversification and … [Read more...] about What Vietnam commits to protect foreign investors at Conference on Asia future?
Vietnam attends second RoK-Vietnam Forum for the Future in Seoul The 'Republic of Korea-Vietnam Forum for the Future' opened in Seoul, the Republic of Korea (RoK) on March 19, discussing strategic issues of mutual concern. This is the second time the forum has been held by the Korea International Exchange Fund and Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences following the first in Hanoi in 2012 on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Vietnam-RoK diplomatic ties. This year's forum sees the participation of 12 Vietnamese delegates led by Prof.Dr Nguyen Xuan Thang, President of Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences and more than 20 delegates of the host country led by President of the Korea International Exchange Fund Yu Hyun-seok. The forum is being organised in three sessions, discussing three topics: Vietnam-RoK relations - economic and foreign affairs co-operation; the Korean Peninsula and regional political situation, and bilateral cultural issues. Delegates will also discuss strategic issues … [Read more...] about Vietnam attends second RoK-Vietnam Forum for the Future in Seoul
(VOVworld) - The Republic of Korea-Vietnam Forum for the Future opened in Seoul on Thursday to discuss ways to achieve stronger growth in each country and closer bilateral ties. This year’s forum, the second of its kind, was attended by 12 Vietnamese delegates led by Professor Nguyen Xuan Thang, President of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences and more than 20 RoK delegates led by President of the Korea International Exchange Fund Yu Hyun-seok. Professor Thang said the event opened up dialogue opportunities for scholars of both countries to put forth ideas to strengthen the bilateral relationship and co-operation in the international arena. Korean authorities spoke highly of the fruitful relations in recent years, saying they back the acceleration of strategic partnership between Seoul and Hanoi. Discussions focused on economic and foreign affairs co-operation, the Korean Peninsula, the regional political situation, bilateral cultural issues, and solutions for a sustainable … [Read more...] about RoK-Vietnam Forum for the Future