Heritage West Lake – a quintessential lifestyle in the land of legacies

Heritage West Lake – a quintessential lifestyle in the land of legacies

Located at West Lake, Heritage West Lake stands tall as the new symbol of Hanoi’s quintessential lifestyle.
Shophouse Metro Star A bustling Myeong-dong in the heart of Thu Duc city

Shophouse Metro Star A bustling Myeong-dong in the heart of Thu Duc city

Inspired by Seoul’s famous Myeong-dong shopping and entertainment street, Metro Star in the centre of Thu Duc city is transforming the area into a stylish shopping paradise, awaiting to attract thousands of visitors every day.
Top legislator hosts First Officer of Hungarian National Assembly

Top legislator hosts First Officer of Hungarian National Assembly

National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue on January 20 hosted a reception for First Officer of the Hungarian National Assembly Márta Mátrai who is on a working visit to Vietnam.
ITL marks a spotlight in Vietnam’s logistics industry Bia Saigon celebrates Lunar New Year with families after a year of upheaval
ITL marks a spotlight in Vietnam’s logistics industry

ITL marks a spotlight in Vietnam’s logistics industry

Overcoming a year full of challenges, In Do Trans Logistics Corporation has conquered its 5-year goals ahead of schedule and gradually fulfilled its vision to be a national champion and the leading logistics company in Vietnam.
Bia Saigon celebrates Lunar New Year with families after a year of upheaval

Bia Saigon celebrates Lunar New Year with families after a year of upheaval

Bia Saigon and the Communist Youth Union bring joy to workers and volunteers of the Youth Union, who volunteered in the pandemic prevention efforts in 2021.
"It’s not too early to prepare for 6G"

"It’s not too early to prepare for 6G"

it’s not too early to begin addressing the technological, regulatory, geographical, and educational challenges that will be required to make ubiquitous 6G a reality, says Ron Nersesian, president and CEO at Keysight Technologies.
Employers expect strong hiring outlook for first half of 2022

Employers expect strong hiring outlook for first half of 2022

International and local employers in various sectors are expecting their hiring intentions to rise in the first half of 2022 as the economy is gradually recovering, according to the newly published Vietnam Employment Outlook Survey.
Quadria Capital invests $90 million into Vietnam's mom and baby retailer Con Cung Nearly 55 per cent of Japanese firms in Vietnam gained profits despite pandemic
Quadria Capital invests $90 million into Vietnam's mom and baby retailer Con Cung

Quadria Capital invests $90 million into Vietnam's mom and baby retailer Con Cung

Con Cung, a Vietnamese retail chain for maternity and baby-care products, will use the fresh funds to expand its local footprint and develop a super app for millions of Vietnamese mothers.
Nearly 55 per cent of Japanese firms in Vietnam gained profits despite pandemic

Nearly 55 per cent of Japanese firms in Vietnam gained profits despite pandemic

The proportion of profitable Japanese companies in Vietnam is expected to have climbed by 4.7 points in 2021, compared to 2020, equivalent to 54.3 per cent.
Quadria Capital invests $90 million into Vietnam's mom and baby retailer Con Cung

Quadria Capital invests $90 million into Vietnam's mom and baby retailer Con Cung

Con Cung, a Vietnamese retail chain for maternity and baby-care products, will use the fresh funds to expand its local footprint and develop a super app for millions of Vietnamese mothers.
VinFast led a $80 million funding round in Israel-based fast charge EV battery startup StoreDot

VinFast led a $80 million funding round in Israel-based fast charge EV battery startup StoreDot

A coalition of international investors, including VinFast of Vingroup, has funded $80 million in StoreDot, an innovative firm that builds fast-charging electric car batteries.
The rise of tech for a planet-friendly and sustainable economy Getting to grips with ESG management
The rise of tech for a planet-friendly and sustainable economy

The rise of tech for a planet-friendly and sustainable economy

Shifting our economy to a sustainable state is the main objective of the 21st century, digital technology can play a part in the programme taking place at the scale of our civilisation.
Getting to grips with ESG management

Getting to grips with ESG management

Amid rapidly rising global expectations for business to adopt responsible, transparent, and effective sustainable business practices, many companies are struggling to work out what it means to them, what they need to change, and why.
KPMG exclusive #3: Transformative changes in mobility

KPMG exclusive #3: Transformative changes in mobility

Andrea Godfrey, partner, head of Global Mobility Services of KPMG in Vietnam shares how mobility and employee expectations are changing for businesses.
The principles for emission ambition

The principles for emission ambition

VIR’s Van Nguyen spoke with Dinh Thi Quynh Van, general director of PwC Vietnam, about how the country can successfully carry out its commitments.
Bank and real estate giants team up

Bank and real estate giants team up

Indochina Kajima Development Ltd., a joint venture from Indochina Capital and Kajima Corporation, last week signed a strategic partnership with VietinBank with the aim to provide the market with innovative real estate that addresses both current and future demands.
RSM Tax in Motion 2021 brings businesses up to speed on tax field updates

RSM Tax in Motion 2021 brings businesses up to speed on tax field updates

To update and enhance enterprises’ understanding of changes and issues in taxation, RSM Vietnam organised the Tax in Motion 2021 webinar on December 22, 2021.
Legal validity and correct application of e-contracts

Legal validity and correct application of e-contracts

A recent survey on the obstacles preventing enterprises in Vietnam from applying e-contracts for their business showed that over 300 of the 500 participants said that they were concerned about the legal validity of the e-contract. Confidentiality is also another issue causing enterprises in Vietnam to be reluctant to apply the e-contract for their business activities.
Specific mechanisms and policies: additional resources for Haiphong to break through

Specific mechanisms and policies: additional resources for Haiphong to break through

The 15th National Assembly approved Haiphong and three other localities to pilot a number of mechanisms and policies to spur development.
Crucial legislative developments in the bond market

Crucial legislative developments in the bond market

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has previously issued regulations on prudential ratios and limits over banking activities while recently the ability of businesses to pay loans and interest has been severely affected by the current pandemic. As a result of these twinned developments, commercial banks have become more and more cautious in granting credit.
Novartis – A success story for a quarter of a century with great plans forward

Novartis – A success story for a quarter of a century with great plans forward

Dual crowns for Nestlé in sustainability and HR

Dual crowns for Nestlé in sustainability and HR

INSEE Vietnam pursues long-term values and sustainable development path

INSEE Vietnam pursues long-term values and sustainable development path

AkzoNobel: 140 years of more than just making powder

AkzoNobel: 140 years of more than just making powder

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.
Vietnam trekking tour wakes up all senses of veteran hotelier

Vietnam trekking tour wakes up all senses of veteran hotelier

Erwin R. Popov was born to be a hotelier with his family having a long tradition in hospitality management. He has worked for more than 35 years in the hotel industry. He has traveled to 128 countries around the world.
Six Vietnamese sectors obliged to keep greenhouse gas inventories Renewable energy ventures increasingly in vogue Solutions coming thick and fast for draft PDP The role of renewables in recovery No more wind and solar power sources to be added this year Tra Vinh: Dong Hai I wind power plant inaugurated
Six Vietnamese sectors obliged to keep greenhouse gas inventories

Six Vietnamese sectors obliged to keep greenhouse gas inventories

The energy, transportation, construction, industry, agriculture, and waste sector are now legally required to establish and report their greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories to relevant authorities since January 18.
Renewable energy ventures increasingly in vogue

Renewable energy ventures increasingly in vogue

Businesses are exhibiting a growing appetite towards renewable energy ventures to effectively avail of recent changes to the latest national power development draft plan, as well as burgeoning opportunities on the horizon.
Solutions coming thick and fast for draft PDP

Solutions coming thick and fast for draft PDP

The policymakers of the latest draft of Vietnam’s mammoth Power Development Plan VIII see themselves confronted with additional wind and solar demand, as well as the scrutiny of a deputy prime minister, requiring the Ministry of Industry and Trade to remedy issues to meet the national goals of energy security and net zero emissions by 2050.
The role of renewables in recovery

The role of renewables in recovery

The pandemic has demonstrated that it is better to be ready and act early and boldly. Nguy Thi Khanh, executive director of the Green Innovation and Development Centre, explains why innovation is an effective way to change behaviours fundamental in coping with health and climate threats.
No more wind and solar power sources to be added this year

No more wind and solar power sources to be added this year

The Ministry of Industry and Trade will not add any more wind and solar power into this year's plan, due to a lack of input facilities to transfer them to the national grid.
Tra Vinh: Dong Hai I wind power plant inaugurated

Tra Vinh: Dong Hai I wind power plant inaugurated

Trung Nam Tra Vinh 1 Wind Power JSC, a member of Trungnam Group, has inaugurated the Dong Hai I Wind Power Plant in Dong Hai commune, Duyen Hai district, the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh.
Viva Land acquires award-winning Grade A Capital Place in Hanoi GLP launches $1.1-billion Vietnam Logistics Development Fund
Viva Land acquires award-winning Grade A Capital Place in Hanoi

Viva Land acquires award-winning Grade A Capital Place in Hanoi

Viva Land Investment and Development JSC, through its affiliates, has acquired Capital Place – a premier Grade A luxury building in Hanoi.
GLP launches $1.1-billion Vietnam Logistics Development Fund

GLP launches $1.1-billion Vietnam Logistics Development Fund

GLP, a global investment manager and business builder in logistics, data infrastructure, renewable energy, and related technologies,on January 22 officially announced the establishment of GLP Vietnam Development Partners.
Webinar delves into architectural and planning solutions for sustainable cities in Vietnam

Webinar delves into architectural and planning solutions for sustainable cities in Vietnam

Dulux Professional from AkzoNobel, a leading company in the paints and coatings industry, has partnered with Architectural Review under the Vietnam Association of Architects to organise a webinar themed Architectural Solutions for Ecological Urban Cities.
BW Industrial Development JSC announces acquisition in DEEP C Industrial Zones

BW Industrial Development JSC announces acquisition in DEEP C Industrial Zones

BW Industrial Development JSC on January 19 announced the acquisition of approximately 74,000 square metres of prime land in the Bac Tien Phong Industrial Zone in Quang Ninh, developed by DEEP C Industrial Zones.
Hanwha Life Vietnam and Viettel Post team up on insurance distribution SBV combats illegal gambling and betting activities through e-wallets
Hanwha Life Vietnam and Viettel Post team up on insurance distribution

Hanwha Life Vietnam and Viettel Post team up on insurance distribution

South Korean life insurer Hanwha Life Vietnam has recently signed an agreement with military-run Viettel Post Corporation on the distribution of insurance products.
SBV combats illegal gambling and betting activities through e-wallets

SBV combats illegal gambling and betting activities through e-wallets

The State Bank of Vietnam is intensifying investigations to fight against illegal gamblings via e-wallets, following recent media reports covering allegations related to MoMo's e-wallet.
Hanwha Life Vietnam and Viettel Post team up on insurance distribution

Hanwha Life Vietnam and Viettel Post team up on insurance distribution

South Korean life insurer Hanwha Life Vietnam has recently signed an agreement with military-run Viettel Post Corporation on the distribution of insurance products.
Generali launches new policy kit with innovative features

Generali launches new policy kit with innovative features

Italian-backed life insurer Generali Vietnam has just launched a new policy kit with pioneering innovations in content, design, and customer experience.
M-Service becomes Vietnam's latest unicorn with valuation of more than $2 billion

M-Service becomes Vietnam's latest unicorn with valuation of more than $2 billion

M-Service JSC, the parent firm of MoMo, has just become the country's latest unicorn with a valuation of more than $2 billion in its Series E round.
MBBank App makes it into the “Top Apps of 2021” by Apple Store

MBBank App makes it into the “Top Apps of 2021” by Apple Store

Apple just announced the App Store Awards 2021, with the MBBank app being the only banking application in Vietnam to make it onto the Top Apps of 2021 on iOS.
Eight commodities with export value of over 10 bln USD

Eight commodities with export value of over 10 bln USD

Electronics, computers and components, mobile phones and spare parts were among the commodities with export value of over 10 bln USD in 2021.
Lawmakers to make decision on four important issues

Lawmakers to make decision on four important issues

The first extraordinary session of the 15th National Assembly, which opened on January 4 and will close on January 11, aims to decide on timely fiscal and monetary policies for the implementation of the socio-economic recovery and development programme and remove legal obstacles for development.
Dossier seeking UNESCO recognition of Yen Tu complex to be completed this year

Dossier seeking UNESCO recognition of Yen Tu complex to be completed this year

The northern provinces of Quang Ninh, Hai Duong, and Bac Giang have committed to complete a scientific dossier on the Complex of Yen Tu Monuments and Landscapes in 2022 to seek the UNESCO recognition of this place as a world heritage site.
PM directs building roadmap to welcoming foreign visitors

PM directs building roadmap to welcoming foreign visitors

The Government Office has issued a dispatch on the Prime Minister’s directions about building a roadmap to open the door to welcome foreign visitors in a safe, scientific and effective manner.
CAAV allowed to decide domestic flight frequency in upcoming holiday

CAAV allowed to decide domestic flight frequency in upcoming holiday

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has been allowed to decide on the frequency of domestic flights to meet the travel demand during the upcoming Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, under a document signed by Deputy Minister of Transport Le Anh Tuan.
Tourism board proposes complete opening of market from May 1

Tourism board proposes complete opening of market from May 1

The Tourism Advisory Board (TAB), the Private Sector Development Committee (Committee IV) and the Vietnam Business Forum (VBF) Alliance have proposed that the Government remove all domestic and international travel restrictions and completely reopen the tourism market from May 1.
Brilliant New Year at Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi an

Brilliant New Year at Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi an

The all-villa Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An is ready to reopen on January 14, with attractive specials and savings for its guests to welcome a brighter New Year. Que Chi reviews.
Traditional art now undergoing digital business transformation

Traditional art now undergoing digital business transformation

Online art galleries have boomed in recent times, with skyrocketing transactions taking place. Vu Huy Thong, art director of IndochineArt – Vietnam’s first online gallery – talked to VIR’s Do Huong about the movements of Vietnam’s art market over the past two years.
Hang Luoc traditional flower market opens in Hanoi

Hang Luoc traditional flower market opens in Hanoi

The Hoan Kiem District People’s Committee opened Hang Luoc street traditional flower market and diverse activities at Phung Hung street mural space on January 19 in celebration of the upcoming Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday.
'Spider-Man' continues lifting an anemic N.America box office

'Spider-Man' continues lifting an anemic N.America box office

After rescuing Hollywood from otherwise paltry year-end numbers, "Spider-Man: No Way Home" continued to soar this weekend, leading the North American box office with an estimated take of $33 million, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported Sunday.
Vietnamese female football team to play with high resolve in Asian Cup final

Vietnamese female football team to play with high resolve in Asian Cup final

The women’s football team of Vietnam will compete in the 2022 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s Asian Cup with strong determination and effort, head coach Mai Duc Chung said on January 20.
Park Hang-seo names squad for Australia game in World Cup qualifiers

Park Hang-seo names squad for Australia game in World Cup qualifiers

Head coach Park Hang-seo on January 20 announced the 24-man squad for Vietnam’s upcoming away match against Australia in the final round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers, according to the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF).
Preparation accelerated for SEA Games 31

Preparation accelerated for SEA Games 31

Relevant agencies and localities in Vietnam are speeding up preparations for the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) which is scheduled to be held from May 12 to 23 this year.
Women’s football team arrives in India for Asian Cup finals

Women’s football team arrives in India for Asian Cup finals

Ten members of the national women’s football team, including head coach Mai Duc Chung, arrived in India’s Pune city on January 16 for the 2022 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s Asian Cup.
Northwest resplendent in wild peach blossoms

Northwest resplendent in wild peach blossoms

During the Spring, the entire mountains and forests of Vietnam’s northwest region are resplendent with the pink hue of “To Day” (wild peach flowers).
Hanoi to launch new housing projects

Hanoi to launch new housing projects

The capital city of Hanoi is expected to launch 11 new housing projects in the fourth quarter of this year, providing the market with 7,900 apartments. The new condominiums are located in the districts of Gia Lam, Hoang Mai and Tu Liem.
Bac Lieu prioritises renewable energy

Bac Lieu prioritises renewable energy

The Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu has chosen renewable energy as one of its top priorities, aiming to restructure the economy towards green growth and sustainable development.
Businesses prepare for "new normal"

Businesses prepare for "new normal"

After more than four months of social distancing, enterprises are preparing to gradually resume operations and embrace the "new normal".
First mobile market opens for people in green areas of District 5

First mobile market opens for people in green areas of District 5

On September 22, Ho Chi Minh City opened a mobile market to serve people in "green areas" who had been vaccinated in Ward 3, District 5.
93,000 foreigners currently have work permits in Vietnam Gov’t approves 2021-2025 national target programme on sustainable poverty reduction
93,000 foreigners currently have work permits in Vietnam

93,000 foreigners currently have work permits in Vietnam

There are currently more than 93,000 foreigners with work permits in Vietnam, according to data from the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
Gov’t approves 2021-2025 national target programme on sustainable poverty reduction

Gov’t approves 2021-2025 national target programme on sustainable poverty reduction

Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh has recently signed a decision approving the national target programme on sustainable poverty reduction for the 2021-2025 period with total funding of at least 75 trillion VND (3.3 billion USD).
A positive approach with a deeper understanding

A positive approach with a deeper understanding

My predestined relationship with Vietnam Investment Review began around 27 years ago and started with a rejection. Graduating from the Faculty of International Journalism of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 1994, I was eager to return home and apply at VIR for my first job.
Keeping it simple in order to match giants of the press

Keeping it simple in order to match giants of the press

One can take a wild ride down many alleyways when reading about the history of the press, particularly in regards to Britain’s famed print industry, but news always boils down to covering the essentials. VIR’s Ray McRobbie offers his take on what is the most important when it comes to publishing topical content.
Ngoi Sao Nho Kindergarten received Lunar New Year donations from Royal London Vietnam

Ngoi Sao Nho Kindergarten received Lunar New Year donations from Royal London Vietnam

On January 15, Royal London Import-Export Ltd. organised with the Binh Duong Youth Worker and Labour Support Centre and the Tam Long Vang Fund of the Lao Dong Newspaper the event Xuan Cong Nhan for the Ngoi Sao Nho Kindergarten in Binh Duong.
Red Bull and Warrior spread positive energy to the community

Red Bull and Warrior spread positive energy to the community

Behind the energy drink brands Red Bull and Warrior, familiar to Vietnamese consumers, is the host company TCPVN. Along with being famous for its high-quality products, the business also strives to create sustainable values for the community and society.
Laos considers loosening entry regulations ASEAN Committee in Czech Republic supports local people amid COVID-19 Thailand's private sector backs proposed Test & Go reinstatement ASEAN ministers agree to re-open regional tourism ASEAN deepens cooperation with a technological tint Indonesia misses renewable energy target in 2021
Laos considers loosening entry regulations

Laos considers loosening entry regulations

The Office of the Lao Prime Minister on January 20 asked authorities to consider loosening several COVID-19 prevention and control measures, including entry restrictions.
ASEAN Committee in Czech Republic supports local people amid COVID-19

ASEAN Committee in Czech Republic supports local people amid COVID-19

Ambassadors and representatives of six countries in the ASEAN Committee in Prague (ACP) presented foodstuff to the Czech Federation of Food Banks on January 20.
Thailand's private sector backs proposed Test & Go reinstatement

Thailand's private sector backs proposed Test & Go reinstatement

The business sector in Thailand is urging the government to reinstate the Test & Go quarantine exemption scheme to attract more tourists, as continued suspension of this program would spell significant economic loss.
ASEAN ministers agree to re-open regional tourism

ASEAN ministers agree to re-open regional tourism

Tourism ministers of ASEAN member nations on January 19 agreed to reopen ASEAN tourism to revive this industry amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a statement.
ASEAN deepens cooperation with a technological tint

ASEAN deepens cooperation with a technological tint

With ASEAN agreeing upon fostering digital cooperation, Vietnam as an active and responsible member of the bloc is beefing up the application of digital technologies and administrative reforms to facilitate trade and investment activities.
Indonesia misses renewable energy target in 2021

Indonesia misses renewable energy target in 2021

Indonesia has missed many renewable energy development goals set for 2021 due to the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic as well as "unrealistic" goals, a senior official of the country's government has said.