British Defense Minister visits Vietnam to discuss maritime security

On July 22, UK Defense Minister Ben Wallace visited Hanoi to discuss bilateral defense cooperation, including maritime security. The British Embassy in Vietnam announced Minister Wallace’s three-day visit to Vietnam from July 21-23: “During talks with Vietnam’s Defense Minister, General…
Will Vietnam and US improve relations?

An unofficial source said that, at the end of this July, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will visit Vietnam and two other Southeast Asian countries, Singapore and the Philippines. This visit of Mr. Lloyd Austin is considered to “clear the…
US Secretary of Defense to visit Vietnam in late July

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will visit Vietnam at the end of July during his Asia tour starting July 23 to countries including Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines. The US Embassy in Hanoi posted this notice on Facebook on July…
Asian Development Bank cuts Vietnam’s 2021 growth forecast

Facing the ongoing pandemic situation in Vietnam, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has revised down its forecast for Vietnam’s economic growth in 2021 from 6.7% to 5.8%. Vietnam’s state-controlled media reported on July 20. Accordingly, ADB believes that the delay…
US and Vietnam reach an agreement on latter’s monetary behavior

The US Department of Finance and the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) on July 19 reached an agreement to address Washington’s concerns about Hanoi’s monetary behavior amid reports of the Biden’s administration considering levying tariffs on goods from the Southeast…