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Vietnam needed to invest in the digital economy and seize the opportunities it provided to improve labour productivity.

Vietnam acts to improve labour productivity

Vietnam will launch a national programme to improve labour productivity, a critical factor for the middle-income country to enhance its competitiveness and develop.


Vietnamese businesses concerned about overtime hour draft law

Businesses and experts are still concerned over the impact on production of overtime hours that are not increased for seasonal jobs.

Law revision may impede business

With Vietnam’s low labour productivity and overtime, a proposal on reducing working hours in the latest draft amendments to the Labour Code – if adopted – could become a burden for the business community. Khoi Nguyen reports.

Intra-industry productivity rise essential to boost efficiency

Vietnam’s labour productivity remains low, making it difficult for firms to perform. Nguyen Bich Lam, general director of the General Statistics Office, talked about what is needed to foster a competitive labour force in the country.

Labour productivity remains unnerving in Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge – In September 2015 the National Wage Council (NWC) of Vietnam proposed an across-the-board sharp increase in the monthly minimum wage of 12.4% effective the beginning of next year.

Vietnam’s productivity puzzle: Should we worry?

 VietNamNet Bridge – The experts at the National Economics University have a message for Vietnam — speed up economic reforms aimed at improving labour productivity, or get left in the dust.

The secret to Vietnam’s success is quality, not quantity

 VietNamNet Bridge – Now that Vietnam’s economy has turned the corner and is on the mend, Vietnamese enterprises need to shift their focus to developing a top-notch Made-in-Vietnam brand with a reputation for quality.

All signs point to growth for 2015

 VietNamNet Bridge – The General Statistics Office (GSO) reports the country’s GDP grew by 5.98% for calendar year 2014 – the highest growth rate since 2011.

VN labour not pulling its weight

 VietNamNet Bridge – Nguyen Ba Ngoc, deputy director of the Labour Science and Social Affairs Institute, speaks to Hai Quan (Customs) newspaper about proposed measures to increase labour productivity.

Labour productivity lags behind region

 VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam's low labour productivity has caused concern among labour experts, who recently voiced worries and called for urgent measures to boost the number of skilled workers.