• New firms to join Vietnam Emerging Markets Index

    If the plan to make Vietnam an emerging market by 2020 materialises, several new large-cap stocks are set to join the Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE) Emerging Markets Index, Bao Viet Securities Company reported. The company identified the companies in a recent report as property developers Vingroup, Vincom Retail, and Vinhomes, dairy producer Vinamilk, financial firms Vietcombank and Bảo Việt Holdings, and brewer Sabeco. These companies form part of the top 30 largest firms by market capitalisation on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange.…

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    Ending America’s World Bank monopoly

    Ending America’s World Bank monopoly

    01:48 Feb 20, 2019 GMT +8 - Brookings - IMF

    The nomination earlier this month of David Malpass, a senior U.S. Treasury Department official, for the post of World Bank president came as something of a relief. Malpass is, after all, the choice of…

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    Vietnam: New Incentives for Science and Technology Firms

    Vietnam: New Incentives for Science and Technology Firms

    17:26 Feb 15, 2019 GMT +8 - Vietnam Breifing

    The government has announced new incentives such as corporate tax cuts and exemptions, credit incentives, and exemptions or reductions in land and water surface lease fees for science and technology enterprises.…

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    Debt management in a challenging environment: Lessons from Côte d’Ivoire

    Debt management in a challenging environment: Lessons from Côte d’Ivoire

    02:43 Feb 14, 2019 GMT +8 - Brookings - IMF

    Côte d’Ivoire’s objective is to reach the status of an emerging country by 2020, a goal that will require a debt management strategy that enhances economic performance over the coming years while preserving…

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    Vietnam’s Corruption Perception Ranking Declines in 2018

    Vietnam’s Corruption Perception Ranking Declines in 2018

    20:07 Feb 08, 2019 GMT +8 - Vietnam Breifing

    Vietnam's ranking dropped by 10 places in the latest Corruptions Perceptions Index, despite its significant efforts in fighting corruption, as it needs to focus on a more comprehensive approach to tackle…

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    Why Trump’s pick for World Bank president is a threat to the institution itself

    Why Trump’s pick for World Bank president is a threat to the institution itself

    03:47 Feb 08, 2019 GMT +8 - Brookings - IMF

            

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    20190206 NYT Douglas Rediker

    20190206 NYT Douglas Rediker

    03:51 Feb 07, 2019 GMT +8 - Brookings - IMF

            

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    New Rules for Vietnam’s Medical Devices Businesses

    New Rules for Vietnam’s Medical Devices Businesses

    18:32 Feb 01, 2019 GMT +8 - Vietnam Breifing

    Vietnam has issued new guidelines for the management of medical devices, which will impact foreign manufacturers and suppliers of medical equipment. Read more to know about the changes in classification,…

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    Vietnam Issues Guidelines for Self-Inspection of Labor Law Compliance

    Vietnam Issues Guidelines for Self-Inspection of Labor Law Compliance

    00:39 Jan 31, 2019 GMT +8 - Vietnam Breifing

    Since January 1, 2019, enterprises in Vietnam need to self- inspect for compliance of the labor law. Read more to know about the scope of the inspection, employer obligations, and procedures to conduct…

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    Adjusted for Aging, the US Employment Rate Continued to Rise Above Its Pre-Recession Level in 2018

    Adjusted for Aging, the US Employment Rate Continued to Rise Above Its Pre-Recession Level in 2018

    01:00 Jan 12, 2019 GMT +8 - Peterson Institute - Real Time Economics

    In the beginning of 2018, the US employment-population ratio—the share of the civilian population ages 16 and older that is currently working—had recovered to its pre-recession level on an age-adjusted…

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    The Fed Continues  Its Tightening Campaign

    The Fed Continues Its Tightening Campaign

    23:15 Dec 20, 2018 GMT +8 - Peterson Institute - Real Time Economics

    The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC, or Fed) raised the target for the federal funds rate by 0.25 percentage point to a range of 2.25 to 2.50 percent at its December 2018 meeting, in line with market…

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    Macron's Fiscal Easing May Enhance His Stature in Europe

    Macron's Fiscal Easing May Enhance His Stature in Europe

    05:15 Dec 14, 2018 GMT +8 - Peterson Institute - Real Time Economics

    Nearly eight years after the “Arab Street” shook the foundations of the Middle East in the Arab Spring, the “French Street” featuring protesters in yellow vests has forced President Emmanuel Macron into…

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    Does China Force Foreign Firms to Surrender Their Sensitive Technology?

    Does China Force Foreign Firms to Surrender Their Sensitive Technology?

    04:15 Dec 11, 2018 GMT +8 - Peterson - China Watch

    A major source of friction in the economic negotiations between the United States and China is the accusation by the US government that US firms that want to do business in China are forced into joint…

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