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.

Thailand eyes rice hike plan with Vietnam

Thailand’s move could exacerbate the ongoing food inflation: the United Nations estimates global food prices have risen over 34% in the past year

Vietnam Electricity Reforms Spark Opportunities for Foreign Investment

Private investors can now build, manage, and operate power grids in Vietnam following recent legal amendments, as the Vietnamese state gradually reduces its control of the sector.

ASEAN, IFRC sign MOU to strengthen community resilience in Southeast Asia

The MOU provides the scope and main areas of cooperation between the IFRC and ASEAN on matters of mutual interest in the strengthening of community resilience at regional, national and local levels in the ASEAN region