Despite tremendous improvements in the last few decades, the environment to do business in Vietnam, and many Asian countries remain complex and challenging. Social progresses and environment norms in many cases lag far behind the business and economic boom in many of the countries in the region. Inequality is growing and poverty reduction is slowing down. These development issues remain and need to be addressed by innovative and tailor-made solutions which can fit to and work in the local contexts. Born ...

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[14 June 2022] — Vietnam has advanced five places to 54 globally in the latest Global Startup Ecosystem Index by the global startup research company StartupBlink. Vietnam rose from sixth to fifth place in Southeast Asia, displacing the Philippines, and is well-positioned to overtake Thailand (rank 4) next year if this positive momentum continues. The gap between the two only ranked Vietnamese cities has widened this year. Ho Chi Minh City ranks first and is moving closer to the global top 100, ...

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The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) was first ratified by the EU and then by the National Assembly of Vietnam, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. After the completed ratification, the EVFTA entered into force on 1st of August 2020. This historical agreement brings hope and new growth opportunities to both parties of the agreement. Once fully implemented it will contribute to economic recovery in a post-COVID world. The EVFTA is a new generation FTA between Vietnam and the European Union. ...

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