Conference promoting Thai Binh-South Korea investment cooperation

Conference promoting Thai Binh-South Korea investment cooperation

The conference promoting investment cooperation on July 6 featured the presence of nearly 100 South Korean investors and businesses.
Global fuel concerns force tax action

Global fuel concerns force tax action

The government is expected to apply a scheme to pare down taxes and fees for fuel products, as well as provide sufficient fuel for the economy, in a bid to offer support and ensure desired growth.
Park Hyatt Phu Quoc Residences certified as EDGE green building

Park Hyatt Phu Quoc Residences certified as EDGE green building

Park Hyatt Phu Quoc Residences has received the EDGE certificate for green building standards at the beginning of July.
Textile producers prepared for barrage of disruption Stakeholders in rice place focus on quality
Textile producers prepared for barrage of disruption

Textile producers prepared for barrage of disruption

Vietnamese enterprises are trading well so far this year, but key exporters in textiles, garments, leather, and footwear are still suffering from increasing raw material costs.
Stakeholders in rice place focus on quality

Stakeholders in rice place focus on quality

Suggestions are being made to invest in processing and marketing techniques that add value to Vietnamese rice, with the country planning to limit production in the coming years.
Attempting to balance green ideas with profit

Attempting to balance green ideas with profit

The circular economy is essential for all businesses as well as people. Roongrote Rangsiyopash, president and CEO of SCG told VIR’s Nguyen Huong how this company collaborates with relevant partners to promote this kind of development model and aim for net zero emissions.
Conference promoting Thai Binh-South Korea investment cooperation

Conference promoting Thai Binh-South Korea investment cooperation

The conference promoting investment cooperation on July 6 featured the presence of nearly 100 South Korean investors and businesses.
Thai Nguyen's master plan for 2021-2030 got greenlit VIR talk show explores innovative funds for blockchain startups
Thai Nguyen's master plan for 2021-2030 got greenlit

Thai Nguyen's master plan for 2021-2030 got greenlit

All members of the Appraisal Council reached a consensus and approved Thai Nguyen's master plan for 2021-2030, with a vision towards 2050.
VIR talk show explores innovative funds for blockchain startups

VIR talk show explores innovative funds for blockchain startups

On July 8, VIR will hold the talk show Innovative Funds for Blockchain Startups, during which the guests will discuss the possibilities for Vietnamese blockchain entrepreneurs to maximise their investment success.
Edtech platform Azota secures $2.4 million led by GGV Capital

Edtech platform Azota secures $2.4 million led by GGV Capital

EdTech platform Azota, which allows teachers to create and grade online tests efficiently, has just raised $2.4 million in a Pre-Series A round led by GGV Capital. Other backers include Nextrans and existing investor Do Ventures.
VinFast plans to open more than 50 stores in Europe

VinFast plans to open more than 50 stores in Europe

VinFast has announced its plan to open more than 50 VinFast Stores across Germany, France, and the Netherlands.
Decree 35 clarifying legalities for industrial real estate Real estate market slowing down, experts divided on bubble risk
Decree 35 clarifying legalities for industrial real estate

Decree 35 clarifying legalities for industrial real estate

Decree No.35/2022/ND-CP on the management of industrial zones and economic zones will become effective on July 15 this year, and replace Decree No.82/2018/ND-CP.
Real estate market slowing down, experts divided on bubble risk

Real estate market slowing down, experts divided on bubble risk

As moves are taken to control the credit flow into certain segments, while localities seek to tighten the land lot split, the real estate market could slow down, but experts remain divided on the risk of the bubble bursting.
Family businesses: Continuing the future of a legacy

Family businesses: Continuing the future of a legacy

KPMG Enterprise, in collaboration with the STEP Project Global Consortium, has conducted an in-depth global survey of nearly 2,500 family business leaders. Following that, a series of roundtable discussions with family business CEOs, academics, and advisers were carried out in February, before the survey report was released in May.
Key questions business leaders need to address

Key questions business leaders need to address

Last year, we wrote about how the pandemic had accelerated a range of global disruptions and, in our view, those same forces still hold true today, and will continue to set the agenda for private businesses for the medium to long term.
What businesses should prepare for the tax inspection

What businesses should prepare for the tax inspection

As tax authorities are tightening their grip on tax collections, taxpayers in Vietnam need to prepare for the growing number of inspections in the upcoming years.
Cleaning up legislation for NFT success in Vietnam

Cleaning up legislation for NFT success in Vietnam

Traditional games are becoming more advanced through blockchain and non-fungible tokens. Pham Duy Khuong, Nguyen Thuy Chung, and Doan Nam from ASL LAW, however, note the many barriers still make the technology difficult to develop and greatly affect investment prospects.
Stakeholders seek sustainable strategies to retain workers

Stakeholders seek sustainable strategies to retain workers

More than 200 business leaders and representatives from authorities met on June 14 to discuss sustainable strategies for attracting and retaining workers.
Digesting fintech sandbox draft rules

Digesting fintech sandbox draft rules

A couple of months ago, the Vietnamese government issued a second draft decree on implementation of the regulatory sandbox for fintech.
Building innovative funds in blockchain biz

Building innovative funds in blockchain biz

Despite the market turmoil of the past few months, the scale of investment in the blockchain sector in Vietnam is expected to explode with the birth of more and more attractive blockchain startups, especially in GameFi, decentralised finance, and non-fungible tokens.
Attempting to balance green ideas with profit

Attempting to balance green ideas with profit

Boeing to increase its footprint in Vietnam's aviation market

Boeing to increase its footprint in Vietnam's aviation market

Journey of thriving sustainability by De Heus and Hung Nhon

Journey of thriving sustainability by De Heus and Hung Nhon

DKSH supporting health innovation

DKSH supporting health innovation

Contributing to Vietnam’s green energy shift (Emagazine)

Contributing to Vietnam’s green energy shift (Emagazine)

With over 3,200km of coastline, Vietnam has huge potential for offshore wind power ventures. Stuart Livesey, senior director and head of Copenhagen Offshore Partners in Vietnam, explained to VIR about Vietnam’s wind power market and how the project he is involved in will contribute towards shaping the country’s offshore wind sector.
PetroVietnam promoting US partnerships: The future of Vietnam’s energy industry

PetroVietnam promoting US partnerships: The future of Vietnam’s energy industry

On November 23, 2021, a round table discussion between PetroVietnam and US investors took place with the topic of potential energy investment in Vietnam.
Green from the get-go: Gamuda Land’s blueprint for sustainable success in Vietnam

Green from the get-go: Gamuda Land’s blueprint for sustainable success in Vietnam

Transitioning to a circular, green economy is no walk in the park – it is a daunting task that requires collective efforts. Dennis Ng Teck Yow, general director of Gamuda Land Vietnam (Hanoi) explained to VIR’s Song Huong the sustainability journey of the Malaysian property developer and how it is making a better Vietnam.
Ambassadors of peace

Ambassadors of peace

With only around half a year left, Vietnam’s participation as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) soon comes to end. Thus, it is time to take a look at the Vietnamese people who have contributed to the UN’s endeavour of securing peace in the war-torn Republic of South Sudan.
SABECO clears house at international beer awards to take local brand to the world

SABECO clears house at international beer awards to take local brand to the world

Overcoming hundreds of entries from across the globe, Vietnam's largest brewer SABECO has showed up strong at the Australian International Beer Awards, bringing the local brand into consumers’ minds across the globe.
Hitting green goals via capital and awareness Grand energy aims require direction Sustainable products stimulating business Attempting to balance green ideas with profit AEON Vietnam committed to more sustainable consumption Increasing teamwork for green growth
Hitting green goals via capital and awareness

Hitting green goals via capital and awareness

Around 11 million tonnes of plastic waste flows into the oceans each year – a figure set to nearly triple by 2040. Now more than ever, nations and various organisations are springing into action in an attempt to accelerate an efficient circular economy in order to help save the planet.
Grand energy aims require direction

Grand energy aims require direction

In order to realise its climate pledges, Vietnam is looking into alternative energy sources, but the sluggish development of the nation’s key power development plan is likely to keep its ambitions out of reach.
Sustainable products stimulating business

Sustainable products stimulating business

Vietnam’s scheme to combat pollution and achieve sustainable development by reusing and recycling defunct products is involving the participation of many foreign businesses via various initiatives.
Attempting to balance green ideas with profit

Attempting to balance green ideas with profit

The circular economy is essential for all businesses as well as people. Roongrote Rangsiyopash, president and CEO of SCG told VIR’s Nguyen Huong how this company collaborates with relevant partners to promote this kind of development model and aim for net zero emissions.
AEON Vietnam committed to more sustainable consumption

AEON Vietnam committed to more sustainable consumption

During its 10-year journey in Vietnam, AEON has strived to fulfil its commitment to promote green consumption by offering environmentally-friendly alternatives to plastic bags and single-use plastic products, demonstrating the role of one of the leading retailers in Vietnam.
Increasing teamwork for green growth

Increasing teamwork for green growth

Plastic pollution is more than an environmental challenge. It is a humanitarian crisis that threatens people’s livelihoods and harms the health and wellbeing of those who are most vulnerable and marginalised.
Indochina Kajima launches Core5 Vietnam, a best-in-class industrial brand from the US Park Hyatt Phu Quoc Residences certified as EDGE green building
Indochina Kajima launches Core5 Vietnam, a best-in-class industrial brand from the US

Indochina Kajima launches Core5 Vietnam, a best-in-class industrial brand from the US

On July 6, Indochina Kajima Development Company launched Core5 Vietnam – a Vietnam-based industrial real estate investment and development platform.
Park Hyatt Phu Quoc Residences certified as EDGE green building

Park Hyatt Phu Quoc Residences certified as EDGE green building

Park Hyatt Phu Quoc Residences has received the EDGE certificate for green building standards at the beginning of July.
IFC subscribes to $44 million bond to promote green housing

IFC subscribes to $44 million bond to promote green housing

On April 12, International Financial Corporation announced it had subscribed to a roughly $44 million bond to be issued by Nam Long Investment Corporation.
Indochina Kajima launches Core5 Vietnam, a best-in-class industrial brand from the US

Indochina Kajima launches Core5 Vietnam, a best-in-class industrial brand from the US

On July 6, Indochina Kajima Development Company launched Core5 Vietnam – a Vietnam-based industrial real estate investment and development platform.
Global fuel concerns force tax action Tax for development: Does Vietnam need tax reform?
Global fuel concerns force tax action

Global fuel concerns force tax action

The government is expected to apply a scheme to pare down taxes and fees for fuel products, as well as provide sufficient fuel for the economy, in a bid to offer support and ensure desired growth.
Tax for development: Does Vietnam need tax reform?

Tax for development: Does Vietnam need tax reform?

To remain on its successful path of inclusive development, Vietnam will need large public investments for years to come.
People at the centre of AIA Vietnam's success

People at the centre of AIA Vietnam's success

People are the most valuable asset of AIA Vietnam and have been the biggest part of the company’s success.
Prudential Vietnam launches new AI-powered mental wellness tools

Prudential Vietnam launches new AI-powered mental wellness tools

Prudential Vietnam on July 4 announced the launch of its new mental wellness tools aimed at supporting users to manage their mental and physical health.
Visa makes effort to drive awareness of digital pay

Visa makes effort to drive awareness of digital pay

Digital payment giant Visa is extending its comprehensive support, especially on Vietnam’s annual Cashless Day on June 16, to drive awareness and usage of digital payments among consumers and businesses across the country.
Involve Asia makes its foray into Vietnam

Involve Asia makes its foray into Vietnam

Involve Asia, a platform for partnership marketing in Southeast Asia, has expanded to Vietnam.
Foreign arrivals to Vietnam surge in five months of 2022

Foreign arrivals to Vietnam surge in five months of 2022

Foreign arrivals to Vietnam surged in the first five months of this year.
Ordinary passports issued online from June 1

Ordinary passports issued online from June 1

The Ministry of Public Security officially issued ordinary passports without electronic chips online for Vietnamese citizens from June 1, 2022.
Greener travels backed by Web3 technologies

Greener travels backed by Web3 technologies

With the gates of international airports open again, tourists from around the world are utilising new modes of travelling, such as by combining their work and journeys.
Hue Festival 2022 ends with shiny gala night

Hue Festival 2022 ends with shiny gala night

The gala night was held on June 30, officially wrapping up the Hue Festival 2022, marking a week of special and impressive programmes.
Vietjet offers direct flights to Fukuoka and Nagoya in just about five hours

Vietjet offers direct flights to Fukuoka and Nagoya in just about five hours

With direct routes from Hanoi to Nagoya and Fukuoka, Vietjet offers now more convenient and easy choices for people travelling to Japan.
Visitors to Phu Quoc surge in June

Visitors to Phu Quoc surge in June

The number of visitors to the resort island of Phu Quoc, the southern province of Kien Giang, surged strongly in June, with around 140 flights and over 40 ferries and boats carrying tens of thousands of tourists to and from the island each day.
Time to reunite with the mooncakes of renaissance Hotel Saigon

Time to reunite with the mooncakes of renaissance Hotel Saigon

The Mid-Autumn Festival is the day when the Moon is at its brightest and fullest size. Family members unite around a sumptuous feast including mooncakes. While the Mid-Autumn Festival has transformed over the years, giving mooncakes to loved ones has remained the same and stands for a bountiful year and harmonious family union.
Diversifying career opportunities for ethnic minority youths

Diversifying career opportunities for ethnic minority youths

Implementing vocational training programmes for young people in minority ethnic groups is an effective solution to improve their livelihoods.
Vietnamese LGBTI+ people paint their own identities

Vietnamese LGBTI+ people paint their own identities

In light of a more open and egalitarian society, young Vietnamese LGBTI+ are taking bolder steps to assert themselves and advocate for their kind.
Culture and food festival welcomes back nightlife lovers

Culture and food festival welcomes back nightlife lovers

The Saigon Night festival revived the long-awaited nightlife of many cities and provinces across the country after a long time of slumber due to the pandemic.
BIA SAIGON scores big with 3-year football sponsorship

BIA SAIGON scores big with 3-year football sponsorship

BIA SAIGON has been announced as an official Top Star Partner for all of Vietnam’s national football teams for the next three years
Vietnam U19s held to goalless draw by hosts Indonesia

Vietnam U19s held to goalless draw by hosts Indonesia

The Vietnam U19 national football team started their 2022 AFF U19 Championships with a goalless draw against Indonesia in Bekasi on Saturday.
Quang Hai signs two-year deal with French side Pau FC

Quang Hai signs two-year deal with French side Pau FC

Vietnam's international star Nguyen Quang Hai has finally completed a move to Europe, signing with French Ligue 2 side Pau Football Club.
Red Bull and HAGL FC tournament reveal five fresh football talents

Red Bull and HAGL FC tournament reveal five fresh football talents

TCP Vietnam collaborated with Hoang Anh Gia Lai Football Club (HAGL FC), to organise the finals of the young talent recruitment tournament.
Beauty of over 500-year-old tiled-roof bridge in Nam Dinh

Beauty of over 500-year-old tiled-roof bridge in Nam Dinh

The tiled-roof Luong Market Bridge in Hai Anh commune in Hai Hau district is among the most ancient and famous covered bridges in the northern province of Nam Dinh, dating back more than 500 years. It was erected late in the 15th century in an architectural style that features a house on top. It is popular among visitors, especially young people.
Hanoi a friendly, safe destination in post-pandemic times

Hanoi a friendly, safe destination in post-pandemic times

Hanoi's tourism is bouncing back as the capital city is a friendly and safe destination for foreign tourists in the post-pandemic period.
Industrial zone workers: realities in low-quality living quarters

Industrial zone workers: realities in low-quality living quarters

Vietnam currently has 260 industrial zones in operation, with 75 more being planned, for over 16 million workers that generate massively for the country’s GDP. Industrial zone and social housing developers currently only meet less than 10 per cent of the
Gigantic potter’s wheels at Bat Trang Pottery Museum

Gigantic potter’s wheels at Bat Trang Pottery Museum

Inspired by potter’s wheels intersecting with each other, the Centre for Vietnamese Craft Village Quintessence was built in the heart of the ancient Bat Trang pottery village in Hanoi.
The beauty of Lang Co Bay

The beauty of Lang Co Bay

Lang Co Bay is voted as one of the world's most beautiful bays by the Worldbays Club in 2009. Seen from above, Lang Co looks like the ribbon crossing the ocean.
Sinh Con, Sinh Cha discusses popular parenting topics with hundreds of families 17 Vietnamese universities enter URAP rankings
Sinh Con, Sinh Cha discusses popular parenting topics with hundreds of families

Sinh Con, Sinh Cha discusses popular parenting topics with hundreds of families

Generali Vietnam organised the Sinh Con, Sinh Cha workshop for more than 500 parents and children, as well as 100 teachers, in Ho Chi Minh City.
17 Vietnamese universities enter URAP rankings

17 Vietnamese universities enter URAP rankings

The University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP), a Turkish non-profit organisation, has honoured 17 Vietnamese universities for their outstanding academic performance globally in 2022.
Sustaining Vietnamese youngsters' scholastic ambitions

Sustaining Vietnamese youngsters' scholastic ambitions

The organisers of the Swing for the Kids golf tournament continued raising funds for the Swing for Kids 2022 Scholarship Fund as well as an integrated auction.
Award-gala Swing For the Kids golf tournament garnered benevolent donors

Award-gala Swing For the Kids golf tournament garnered benevolent donors

The 15th Swing for the Kids charity golf tournament has concluded with nearly $105,000 raised by domestic and foreign donors.
Sinh Con, Sinh Cha discusses popular parenting topics with hundreds of families

Sinh Con, Sinh Cha discusses popular parenting topics with hundreds of families

Generali Vietnam organised the Sinh Con, Sinh Cha workshop for more than 500 parents and children, as well as 100 teachers, in Ho Chi Minh City.
Masterise Group and UNICEF to innovate for children

Masterise Group and UNICEF to innovate for children

Innovation for Children is a collaborative project between Masterise Group and UNICEF Vietnam to improve children's living environments and quality education.
ASEAN strengthens concerted efforts to fight transboundary haze pollution Malaysia promotes exports through e-commerce Italian media spotlight Vietnam’s economic ties with Europe, human rights achievements Vietnam develops world’s first effective vaccine against ASF: German newspaper Vietnam’s economic growth accelerates on back of exports, manufacturing: Bloomberg Taiwan harnesses smart agriculture to promote digital equality for farmers
ASEAN strengthens concerted efforts to fight transboundary haze pollution

ASEAN strengthens concerted efforts to fight transboundary haze pollution

The Sub-regional Ministerial Steering Committee on Trans-boundary Haze Pollution (MSC) convened its 23rd meeting on July 5 via video conference.
Malaysia promotes exports through e-commerce

Malaysia promotes exports through e-commerce

Malaysia External Trade Development Corp (Matrade) has enhanced guidelines for its eTrade programme for Malaysian micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), effective July 1, aiming to boost exports through cross-border e-commerce marketplaces.
Italian media spotlight Vietnam’s economic ties with Europe, human rights achievements

Italian media spotlight Vietnam’s economic ties with Europe, human rights achievements

Some media agencies in Italy highlighted Vietnam’s economic links with Europe and achievements in ensuring human rights when covering a recent tour of some European countries by National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue.
Vietnam develops world’s first effective vaccine against ASF: German newspaper

Vietnam develops world’s first effective vaccine against ASF: German newspaper

Vietnam has developed the world's first commercial safe and effective vaccine against African swine fever (ASF), German newspaper Agrarheute (Agriculture Today) reported on July 1.
Vietnam’s economic growth accelerates on back of exports, manufacturing: Bloomberg

Vietnam’s economic growth accelerates on back of exports, manufacturing: Bloomberg

Vietnam’s economic growth accelerated faster than expected in the second quarter of this year, as a recovery in exports and manufacturing helped offset risks from coronavirus outbreaks and rising oil prices, Bloomberg reported.
Taiwan harnesses smart agriculture to promote digital equality for farmers

Taiwan harnesses smart agriculture to promote digital equality for farmers

Leading Taiwanese companies have harnessed advanced technologies to promote digital equality for farmers.