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Asia survives global FDI plunge with 4% contraction in 2020

FDI in developing Asia fell 4% in 2020, the mildest FDI contraction among all regionsFDI in East Asia grew 12%, with China...

Japan’s exports plunge 11% in 2020, largest drop in 11 years...

Exports in 2020 stood at US$662 billion, the lowest level since 2012 The fall of 11.1% last year is the steepest decline...

Vietnam’s 2020 e-commerce revenue hits $11.8B

Vietnam’s e-commerce revenue grew 18% last year, hitting US$11.8 billionElectronics, fashion, toys, and furniture among fastest growing sub-sectors This year the industry ministry...

East Asia seen to grow 7.4% in 2021 with early vaccine...

Regional growth to be led by a strong rebound in China and to hinge on early rollout of effective vaccinesBut economic activity...

World Bank forecasts global economy to expand 4% in 2021 with...

Collapse in global economic activity in 2020 was slightly less severe than previously projected, mainly due to shallower contractions in advanced economies...

Laos bans Thai seafood imports over virus fears

Lao PDR has placed a temporary hold on Thai seafood imports, pending evidence the products are not contaminatedThe temporary suspension encompasses fresh...

Manufacturers optimistic for 2021 as global factory output soars in Dec

December global manufacturing PMI reached 53.8, one of the fastest growth rates seen over the past yearsProduction growth last month eased only...

UKVFTA to boost Vietnam’s agri-fishery exports to UK

The UKVFTA, which became effective on January 1, will create opportunities for Vietnam’s agricultural and fishery exports to the UKThe deal will...

Vietnam second largest exporter to US with over $76B exports in...

Export turnover to the US this year is estimated at over US$76.4 billionWide room for more Vietnamese exports since these account for...

Global economy to grow 4.6% in 2021 with wide access to...

Wide availability of effective treatments and vaccines will facilitate a transition to the post-pandemic economyWhile the COVID-19 virus will stay on, world...