Vietnam’s proposed free trade agreement with the EU and the Trans-Pacific Partnership may be designed to encourage trade, but the country’s workforce could also reap benefits from the recent raft of diplomacy. BY ATE HOEKSTRA.
I’m writing this editorial from a hotel in downtown Bangkok. The previous evening I had a conversation with media pals about the reported delay in the Thai elections – possibly a further 20 months away as arguments over the constitution rankle on.
On August 26, Prime Minister Hun Sen officially launched Cambodia’s new Industrial Development Policy (IDP) 2015 to 2025, an initiative that has been in the works now for well over a year, involving multiple, intra-ministerial deliberations, and which included input from the private sector and multi-lateral donors.