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Cambodia has decided to raise the minimum wage for workers in the textiles and footwear industries to 190 USD per month, an increase of 4.4 percent, from next year.

HCM City wants to cooperate with European businesses in smart city

Ho Chi Minh City is keen to cooperate with European businesses in building a smart city, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen has said.

EVFTA to sustainably boost Vietnam’s wood exports to EU

Vietnam and the European Union (EU) last week signed a landmark free trade deal that will slash tariffs on almost all goods, including wood and timber products.

EVFTA puts pressure on Vietnamese firms to better competitiveness

The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is expected to put pressure on Vietnamese enterprises to increase their competitiveness in order to make inroads into the European market.

EVFTA - a lever for Vietnam’s economic growth

The signing of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) in Hanoi on June 30 after six years of negotiation is expected to serve as a lever for the growth of Vietnam’s economy and business community.

EVFTA to help improve Vietnam’s competitiveness: researcher

The European Union-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement will help increase the competitiveness of Vietnam as well local enterprises and commodities, said Pham Tat Thang, a senior researcher at the Vietnam Trade Research Institute.

Vietnam reasserts to realise int’l commitments on labour

Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung paid a working visit to the EU and Belgium on June 20-21 to speed up the signing of the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement.

UK vote designed to bring Brexit clarity. But can politicians finally agree?

There is an over-used saying about negotiations with the European Union: "Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed." But in the case of Brexit, that agreement may never come. Britain's political deadlock over its biggest challenge ...

ASEAN learns from EU's conception

 VietNamNet Bridge – The birth of the European Union would help the ASEAN Community build a compassionate, sharing society for the people of Southeast Asia by the end of the year.

ECB executive warns over "weakened" European Union

 A top official at the European Central Bank (ECB) has warned that unemployment and low growth are undermining the foundations of the European Union.

Political Headlines January 15

 Condolences collected for Sharon; Viet Nam, Spain enhance bilateral ties; Dominicans hope to deepen ties; Vietnam pursues self-reliant foreign policy

Greece could receive additional aid without fresh bailout terms or haircut: Greek FinMin

 Greece could receive additional financial aid from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund without fresh bailout conditions or a new haircut attached to it,

GOVERNMENT IN BRIEF 15/1

  Defence delegation meets US counterparts; Opportunities for Vietnam-Italy cooperation; Party head to visit European partners; Meeting marks Vietnam-UK diplomatic ties anniversary

Tourists' safety is of vital importance

 VietNamNet Bridge – Tourist safety is paramount, says Vietravel Company director Nguyen Quoc Ky.