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Japan looks to smooth way for jump in foreign workers

Publication date 21 January 2019 | 17:21 | ICT

With Japan set to begin accepting more foreign workers from April, more companies are extending support to foreigners in areas such as visa acquisition, administrative procedures and securing accommodation, aiming to make it easier for



  • VOLKSWAGEN’s electric dreams in China

    Publication date 17 January 2019 | 12:34 | ICT

    VOLKSWAGEN signalled that China will be an important market for its electric vehicle sales, amid plans to invest $34 billion in the segment over the next six years.

  • Kingdom imports $16M in Thai ACs

    Publication date 17 January 2019 | 11:06 | ICT

    Air conditioner imports from Thailand were valued at about $16 million last year – a fraction of the total $5 billion Thailand earned from its air conditioner exports to international markets, the country’s Department of Internation

  • VN exports to be sold via Amazon

    Publication date 17 January 2019 | 11:04 | ICT

    THE Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency under the Ministry of Industry and Trade will work with Amazon to help Vietnamese small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) join the firm’s e-commerce system.

  • Japan sees VN as a top investment destination

    Publication date 17 January 2019 | 11:03 | ICT

    JAPANESE firms consider Vietnam the most attractive investment destination in Asia due to the country’s high economic growth, its position as a production hub and its large consumer market, according to an Asia News Network survey c

  • German chemical firm opens

    Publication date 17 January 2019 | 10:12 | ICT

    German-based chemical company BASF SE on Wednesday announced it had inaugurated its own company in Cambodia to offer a range of solutions for diverse industries, after working through distribution partners since 2014.

  • Government offers massive tax break to CSX firms

    Publication date 17 January 2019 | 09:12 | ICT

    The government has granted a huge tax incentive to companies listed on the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX) – a 50 per cent reduction on income tax and eliminating all tax debt if the firms are listed on the CSX within three years

  • Asean industrial 4.0 development plan Thailand’s principal priority

    Publication date 16 January 2019 | 15:45 | ICT

    IN ITS first move as this year’s Asean chair, Thailand is pushing for a cohesive regional industrial 4.0 development plan and to implement guidelines on non-tariff measures across the region.

  • VN PM: Enhance border province investor climate

    Publication date 16 January 2019 | 15:12 | ICT

    THE Central Highlands Province of Dak Nong, which shares a border with Cambodia, should streamline administrative procedures to create the most favourable conditions for investors, said Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (pictured, Viet Nam News).

  • SME Bank set to launch later in 2019

    Publication date 16 January 2019 | 15:10 | ICT

    SME Bank, the Kingdom’s new bank with an initial capital of $100 million that’s set to provide financing for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), is expected to launch later this year as funds are already in place for activation, a

  • Maximising the benefits of Visit Laos-China Year 2019

    Publication date 16 January 2019 | 15:03 | ICT

    LAO and Chinese authorities are drawing up detailed plans for activities during Visit Laos-China Year 2019, the first time Laos has partnered with another country in such an event.