In a media landscape often saturated with biased and incomplete information, Channel News Asia’s (CNA) Insider channel / series emerges as a beacon of balancedRead more
A few days ago (Aug 2023), CNA published a series about Singapore reserves on Youtube, featuring Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. It is a three-partRead more
Unfortunately, on 24th Jul, Vietnam confirmed another COVID 19 community transmission case. Locally, this is “patient 416”, who lives in Da Nang city. Today 26th Jul, there is another local case in Da Nang, “patient 418”. Both patients are in ICU unit, with one of them is on ECMO machine and the other is on ventilators 🙁Read more
Vietnam has done an excellent job thus far when it comes to the Covid-19 pandemic. A country of more than 97 million people, a direct land border with China, Vietnam implemented quick, decisive border closure, testing, contact tracing, isolation, and quarantining. The social unity, comprehensive public awareness campaign, and government transparency in dealing with the crisis are critical ingredients for success too.
But it is far from over.
Like the global economy, Vietnam is now struggling to contain the economic fallout from the pandemic. Given the recent global interest in the Vietnam economy, especially regarding its potential as a factory relocation from China, I write this post to include some key figures, facts. I try to use third party, English sources so that you can verify the numbers.Read more
This post covers key data points like: the overall Thailand economy growth rate in 2020, total retail market size, e-commerce penetration, the internet economy and other insights.Read more