By international standards, Vietnam’s response to Covid-19 was early and drastic. The opposite end of the spectrum is represented by Sweden, which did not have a lockdown or even close its schools. While there is something to be said for keeping a country’s economy and education system running, Sweden did suffer 5,280 Covid-19 deaths. The question of which approach produces the best result will no doubt be the subject of research and continued public interest. … [Read more...] about How did Vietnam dodge Covid-19?
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As many manufacturers globally start to rethink their supply chain strategies to address frailties exposed by the pandemic, Vietnam has remained in a strong position. The country has long been an attractive offshoring destination – its share of labor-intensive manufacturing exports from emerging markets grew 2.2% between 2014 and 2017. It could accelerate, especially if companies increase efforts to diversify their supply chain in the wake of the pandemic. A McKinsey survey of fashion sourcing executives published last month supports this view, with 24% of respondents saying they expect to see an increase in production in Vietnam – more than any other location in Asia. … [Read more...] about Emerging from the pandemic, Vietnam must position itself for recovery
Addressing the event, Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the United Nations, the World Trade Organisation (WTO), and other international organisations in Geneva, thanked GICHD President Barbara Hearings and the council members for their consensus to elect her to the council membership. … [Read more...] about Vietnam attends GICHD’s executive council meeting