Park signed a new three-year contract with the Vietnam Football Federation late last year. He has bought a serviced apartment near the My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi and is learning Vietnamese. He hopes to help the country qualify for the World Cup one day. … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s Korean coach wants to set up football academy in adopted country
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However, there are some important bright spots to watch. The sector’s critical importance for Vietnam’s overall economy is clear and key steps have been taken to keep operations running despite the lockdown. For example, engineers for at least two major international electronics manufacturers were still allowed to enter the country earlier this year to ensure their factories continued running at full capacity. This contributed to an increase in electronics exports during the crisis. This could help bolster the attractiveness of the country with other manufacturers in a strategically important sector. The Government also worked with pharmaceutical businesses that had begun producing personal protective equipment (PPE) and facilitated access to global markets, leading to a large increase in exports from that sector. … [Read more...] about Emerging from the pandemic, Vietnam must position itself for recovery
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?
The trend of large corporations outsourcing operations to reduce expenses and increase market share is nothing new. Two significant changes were the way that companies relocated their factories and the way that countries managed to attract capital inflows. With the government’s accession to the World Trade Organization, competitive costs and receptive investment environment have made Vietnam an ideal location for investors seeking to reduce costs and diversify supply chains. … [Read more...] about American groups make progress across Vietnam
The two states set up the office after talks between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his counterpart from the South, President Moon-Jae-in. BBC … [Read more...] about North Korea ‘blows up joint liaison office’ with South