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As ASEAN Chair in 2020, Vietnam has played an active role in leading joint efforts between regional countries to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Hoang Thi Ha from the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore.

Coronavirus: Teachers in Singapore stop using Zoom after 'lewd' incidents

A secondary school home-based geography lesson in Singapore was hijacked by two men.

Coronavirus: Should the world worry about Singapore's virus surge?

With cases increasing in tightly-packed dormitories, experts say Singapore offers a salutary lesson.

No fresh ODA projects signed during March

There were no new ODA projects signed during March according to a report sent to the Government by the Ministry of Planning and Investment on socio-economic performance during the first quarter of the year.

Coronavirus: Singapore quarantines 20,000 migrant workers

The workers will be paid - but some have complained of overcrowded and dirty conditions.

ASEAN nations see large numbers of new COVID-19 cases

The Philippines Ministry of Health on March 29 recorded 343 more people infected with SARS-CoV-2, the highest number in a day in the country, raising the total cases to 1,418 people, including 71 deaths.

Coronavirus: Asian nations face second wave of imported cases

China reports no new domestic cases for the first time, but imported cases are growing in the region.

Vietnamese advised not to travel to Singapore following new entry regulations

The Foreign Ministry warned Vietnamese citizens not to travel to Singapore if not really necessary, after the country issued new regulations on entry procedures amid the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Foreigners to bear costs of Covid-19 treatment in Vietnam: PM

Ideas suggest that Vietnam should not offer free treatment for foreigners as it will cause financial burden.

Singapore charges foreigners with COVID-19 for treatment

Singapore has begun to charge foreigners infected with coronavirus for treatment after recording three new imported cases.

Consumer spending in Vietnam continues to outpace ASEAN peers

Vietnam’s modern grocery retail and pharmacy sector will benefit specifically from the country’s consumer spending growth story.

Vietnam Airlines offers discounted tickets on several int'l routes

Vietnam Airlines is offering passengers tickets priced from zero dollars on routes between HCM City and Kuala Lumpur/Singapore (equivalent to $66 and $88, respectively, with taxes and fees included) until the end of next month.

Ha Phuong selected as Vietnamese contestant for Mrs Global Universe 2020

Le Ha Phuong has been officially unveiled as the Vietnamese representative for the upcoming Mrs Global Universe 2020 which is scheduled to get underway in Singapore during March.

Singapore to spend US$4.6 billion to fight virus

Singapore on February 18 announced a financial package worth 6.4 billion SGD (4.6 billion USD) to address economic impact of the acute respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Vietnam’s average wage equals one seventh of Asia – Pacific

Only 11.6% of Vietnam’s 57.5 million workforce are high skilled, and the rate of English proficiency is 5%.

Sea Games 30: Asia media praise Vietnamese football’s historic win

Media in Asia have given words of praises to coach Park Hang-seo and his Vietnam U22s disciples after they defeated Indonesia 3-0 to become the champion of the 30th SEA Games men’s football in the Philippines on December 10.

Vietnam startups receive US$750 million in funding in Jan – Oct

The growth in investment size in Vietnamese startups over the past few years makes the target of having tech unicorns right in Vietnam feasible, Chu Ngoc Anh, minister of Science and Technology stressed.

SEA Games 30: Vietnam beat Singapore 1-0, remain atop Group B

Vietnam remain atop Group B of the 30th SEA Games after defeating Singapore 1-0 in the Philippines on December 3.

Vietnam’s booming fintech funding on Singapore’s heels

Vietnamese financial technology startups are quickly catching up with Singapore in attracting Southeast Asian venture capital funding, according to the Japan-based Nikkei Asian Review.

Vietnam named second in ASEAN in fintech funding in 2019

Vietnam’s fintech firms secured two of the top three largest funding deals in ASEAN in 2019.