China Launches New Freight Train Services to Vietnam

The freight routes reduce the transportation time from an average of 20 days to between five and seven days

Singapore Introduces New Incentives to Encourage Greener Ships

The incentives include a reduction in the initial registration fees of between 20 to 100 percent for new ships registering on Singapore’s Registry of Ships as well as tax rebates on the annual tonnage tax.

ASEAN strengthens partnerships at the 7th Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) participated in the 7th Session…

Vietnam’s Diversification of Trade and the China Plus One Strategy

Vietnam and China’s bilateral trade jumped to US$230.2 billion and China is Vietnam’s largest trade partner and the second-largest export destination.

iPads’ production heads to Vietnam

The move, planned last year but delayed by Vietnam’s own COVID surge, highlights the importance of Vietnam for Apple in its ongoing quest for supply chain stability

What role will ASEAN play in a shifting geopolitical landscape?

All eyes will be on ASEAN this year as it hosts several key global summits, including the G20 in Indonesia.

Stronger ASEAN–US ties hinge on careful cooperation

The ever-changing US position towards Southeast Asia since the Vietnam War has been the subject of continued debate, especially regarding US consistency and reliability.

Vietnam’s Blue Economy Potential and Opportunities for Investors

The sea and coastal areas of Vietnam account for approximately 47-48 percent of the country’s GDP. Vietnam Briefing highlights some distinct characteristics of the blue economy as well as opportunities for investors.