Vietnamese firms are “overly-optimistic” about labour conditions regulated in the EU-Việt Nam trade agreement. – VNA/VNS Photo Kim Há HÀ NỘI – Vietnamese firms are “overly-optimistic” about labour conditions regulated in the EU-Việt Nam trade agreement, a Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) official said. … [Read more...] about Firms ’overly-optimistic’ on EVFTA
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With the fair running until June 26, there will be online trade meetings taking part in the form of webinars, B2B meetings between Indian managers, experts, researchers, businesses, and international partners as a means of exchanging information, along with sharing experience to seek co-operation opportunities. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese products on show at first online healthcare expo in India
Even a strong rebound in intra-ASEAN arrivals will not be able to prevent international tourism arrivals from sliding 50% to 70% for the full year. This represents a significant impact on a sector that has already seen the closure of thousands of operators with a worrying impact on jobs. However, aside from promotional activity, there is little that Vietnam can do until more international travel reopens. While some countries can promote domestic tourism to replace some lost earnings, with per capita GDP just three times the US$900 that a typical foreign tourist spends per trip, it will be challenging to bridge this gap if Vietnam just relies on the current local spending power. … [Read more...] about Emerging from the pandemic, Vietnam must position itself for recovery
Coronaviruses are known to be sensitive to heat and to ultraviolet radiation. The level of solar radiation in Vietnam is notoriously high. Hanoi has a March average UV index of 10, compared to 4 for Covid-19 hotspot New York City. In Wuhan, cases peaked in early February when the UV index was 5. From February to October, the sun hammers HCMC daily with an index of 12. An index of 4 is considered “medium,” 10 is “very high,” and 12 is “extreme.” … [Read more...] about How did Vietnam dodge Covid-19?
Ovel cited a study from employment researcher and provider Vietnamworks showing that the country has a highly-educated and industrious workforce. The share of trained workers within working age in 2017 was estimated at 21.5 per cent, higher than 20.6 per cent in 2016. Almost 95 per cent of the labour force is literate, and over 88 per cent were enrolled in secondary school, in which 5 per cent are proficient in English, and over 10 per cent are considered highly skilled. … [Read more...] about American groups make progress across Vietnam