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Vietnam urged to balance long-term trade interest amid China’s CPTPP application: Expert

Vietnam should further diversify its import markets to reduce trade risks in the future. Economist Nguyen Tri Hieu told The Hanoi Times that Vietnam should stay cautious about ensuring long-term trade interest in case China succeeds in joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). What is your view on China’s application to join the […]

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Lockdowns in SE Asia Deepen Commodity Supply-Chain Pain

The recent surge in Covid-19 cases in Southeast Asia has throttled ports and locked down plantations and processors, sparking extended disruptions of raw materials such as palm oil, coffee and tin. Restrictions in Malaysia, the world’s second-largest producer of palm oil, have prevented migrant laborers from traveling to plantations, raising prices of the ubiquitous edible […]

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