• Resolution upgrade sought to craft transparent debt market

    Five years of banking reform are at risk of being wiped away if the bad debt ratio rises again, requiring new legislation for debt settlement with judicious changes to the present framework. Nevertheless, the detrimental influence of the pandemic is not predicted to significantly lower banks’ profit adjustment, credit growth, or net interest margin.
  • Vietnam’s exports to hit almost $535 billion by 2030

    "Future of Trade 2030: Trends and markets to watch" by Standard Chartered projects that global exports will almost double over the next decade.
  • Businesses give back in times of need

    An online seminar is taking place this week to discuss methods to empower and encourage the business community in Vietnam, with those involved already expressing their appreciation for continued government support.
HPA holds tax training conference on Circular No.80/2021/TT-BTC

HPA holds tax training conference on Circular No.80/2021/TT-BTC

HPA held a training seminar on the new circular guiding the implementation of the Law on Tax Administration and Decree No.126/2020/ND-CP.
Pressure on to develop feed materials

Pressure on to develop feed materials

Struggling with the sharp increase in the price of animal feed materials, the husbandry industry has a headache figuring out solutions for long-term, sustainable development.
Policy credit aids the fight against COVID-19

Policy credit aids the fight against COVID-19

The active engagement of VBSP has provided ample support the government’s efforts to combat the pandemic and protect the most vulnerable in society.
Vietnam’s exports to hit almost $535 billion by 2030 EuroCham campaign breathes life into nation’s frontline forces
Vietnam’s exports to hit almost $535 billion by 2030

Vietnam’s exports to hit almost $535 billion by 2030

"Future of Trade 2030: Trends and markets to watch" by Standard Chartered projects that global exports will almost double over the next decade.
EuroCham campaign breathes life into nation’s frontline forces

EuroCham campaign breathes life into nation’s frontline forces

With an aim to join efforts with the Vietnamese government in the prolonged pandemic battle, the European Chamber of Commerce’s (EuroCham) “Breathe Again Vietnam” campaign has received generous donations from European enterprises and individual investors, with more in the pipeline.
The opportunity for cloud-driven economic recovery in Vietnam

The opportunity for cloud-driven economic recovery in Vietnam

Digital technology and cloud computing services can catalyse economic recovery by enabling organisations to adapt nimbly to ever-changing circumstances.
Renova Cloud – Conquering Vietnamese market with AWS Cloud

Renova Cloud – Conquering Vietnamese market with AWS Cloud

With a highly integrated team with proven capabilities, Renova Cloud is accelerating the success of businesses in Vietnam with AWS Cloud.
Manufacturing and processing driving Thai Nguyen Dong Thap tourism model gets upgrade
Manufacturing and processing driving Thai Nguyen

Manufacturing and processing driving Thai Nguyen

Thanks to the efforts of the leadership, the business community, and local residents in implementing the government’s targets on pandemic containment and socioeconomic development, the northern province of Thai Nguyen has posted upbeat achievements in the year to date.
Dong Thap tourism model gets upgrade

Dong Thap tourism model gets upgrade

Businesses in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap are actively promoting tourism services and agricultural products on e-commerce platforms to adapt to changing needs.
Mapletree Logistics to purchase $1 billion assets in China, Japan, and Vietnam

Mapletree Logistics to purchase $1 billion assets in China, Japan, and Vietnam

Mapletree Logistics Trust is expected to purchase assets in China, Japan, and Vietnam for more than $1.03 billion due to robust e-commerce demand.
Vietnam eyes 32.4 per cent jump in outbound investment so far this year

Vietnam eyes 32.4 per cent jump in outbound investment so far this year

In the first nine months, Vietnam pumped $572.3 million of total investment into new and supplemental capital ventures abroad, a 32.4 per cent jump on-year.
A special journey to deepen India-Vietnam ties KPMG exclusive #1: Major tax and legal changes on horizon
A special journey to deepen India-Vietnam ties

A special journey to deepen India-Vietnam ties

Vaibhav Saxena, a renowned Indian expert, discussed with Bich Thuy his special journey in Vietnam and the future economic opportunities between the countries.
KPMG exclusive #1: Major tax and legal changes on horizon

KPMG exclusive #1: Major tax and legal changes on horizon

In the first interview on KPMG Tax and Legal Institute, Hoang Thuy Duong, head of Tax of KPMG in Vietnam shares regulatory and tax complexities facing Vietnam.
KPMG exclusive #1: Major tax and legal changes on horizon

KPMG exclusive #1: Major tax and legal changes on horizon

In the first interview on KPMG Tax and Legal Institute, Hoang Thuy Duong, head of Tax of KPMG in Vietnam shares regulatory and tax complexities facing Vietnam.
PwC report: Time needed to implement IFRS 17 has increased

PwC report: Time needed to implement IFRS 17 has increased

PwC’s IFRS 17 Health Check Survey 2021: Asia-Pacific shows fewer respondents think they can fully implement the reporting standard by the effective date.
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.
A dedicated partner in client communication

A dedicated partner in client communication

RSM Vietnam would like to congratulate Vietnam Investment Review for always being a reliable companion of the firm and the business community in general.
Supporting policies in Vietnam’s social insurance

Supporting policies in Vietnam’s social insurance

Currently, many enterprises face difficulties due to having to suspend business, reduce labour, or change business structure entirely in order to ensure production and maintain operations, and the problem of social insurance is often one of the more painful issues for them.
IPs with seaports will have the advantage in attracting new-generation FDI flows

IPs with seaports will have the advantage in attracting new-generation FDI flows

Shipping took the throne after COVID-19 disrupted the transport industry, while new FTAs are creating new opportunities for industrial real estate.
Sustainable employment under digital transformation and the pandemic

Sustainable employment under digital transformation and the pandemic

Simon Matthews, regional manager of ManpowerGroup Vietnam, Thailand and Middle East discussed workforce trends and skills under the digital age and COVID-19.
Comparative guide on cryptocurrency legislations and guidelines in Vietnam

Comparative guide on cryptocurrency legislations and guidelines in Vietnam

Steven Jacob, foreign associate and Thai Gia Han, junior associate from Indochine Counsel shared about cryptocurrency legislation in Vietnam.
AkzoNobel: 140 years of more than just making powder

AkzoNobel: 140 years of more than just making powder

VinaCapital – growing sustainably with Vietnam

VinaCapital – growing sustainably with Vietnam

Tan Hiep Phat rises strongly thanks to bravery and creativity

Tan Hiep Phat rises strongly thanks to bravery and creativity

Electrolux to empower green living by 2030

Electrolux to empower green living by 2030

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.
Vibrant Central business districts Phu My Hung – The 2nd Central business districts of Ho Chi Minh City

Vibrant Central business districts Phu My Hung – The 2nd Central business districts of Ho Chi Minh City

Cardinal Court, the latest residential development by Phu My Hung, is promising to bring enormous benefits for its residents thanks to its prime location in one of the most bustling central business districts.
Securing a clean energy future for all of Asia-Pacific CME Solar and Swiss responsAbility fund cooperate in clean energy in Vietnam VSSES wins innovative sustainability project of the year at Solar Future Awards 2021 Setting the course for emissions cuts Overseeing bolder commitments in line with the country’s greener intentions Offering a direction for the nation’s climate change efforts
Securing a clean energy future for all of Asia-Pacific

Securing a clean energy future for all of Asia-Pacific

The message for the world from the recent COP26 meeting in Glasgow is clear – we must reduce greenhouse gas emissions and one of the biggest sources is energy. But how do we balance the growing need for energy across Asia-Pacific, with the imperative to reduce such emissions?
CME Solar and Swiss responsAbility fund cooperate in clean energy in Vietnam

CME Solar and Swiss responsAbility fund cooperate in clean energy in Vietnam

CME Solar Investments (CMES), one of the country’s leading renewable energy developers, has completed the transaction of debt financing from leading impact investment fund responsAbility Investments AG (responsAbility).
VSSES wins innovative sustainability project of the year at Solar Future Awards 2021

VSSES wins innovative sustainability project of the year at Solar Future Awards 2021

VSSES has been conferred the Innovative Sustainability Project of the Year award at the Solar Future Awards Ceremony 2021 on November 9 in Vietnam.
Setting the course for emissions cuts

Setting the course for emissions cuts

While the necessary course for a greener and more sustainable future in global energy policies seems set, Vietnam’s energy transition faces budgetary and capacity challenges, both of which need to be overcome with suitable solutions.
Overseeing bolder commitments in line with the country’s greener intentions

Overseeing bolder commitments in line with the country’s greener intentions

The commitment of Vietnam at the COP26 climate summit to achieve the target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050 is consistent with the trend of green recovery post-pandemic and the human-centred economy that the resolution of the 13th Party Congress has just adopted.
Offering a direction for the nation’s climate change efforts

Offering a direction for the nation’s climate change efforts

This month Vietnam announced strong commitments to tackling climate change, including the target to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. Terence D. Jones, resident representative a.i. in Vietnam for the United Nations Development Programme, talked with VIR’s Thanh Thu about the country’s significant commitment.
The Opera Residence – Exclusive lifestyle for the elite CapitaLand Development named Best Sustainable Developer in Vietnam by PropertyGuru
The Opera Residence – Exclusive lifestyle for the elite

The Opera Residence – Exclusive lifestyle for the elite

The Opera Residence, the most beautiful component of The Metropole Thu Thiem, offers immeasurable living values for the elite.
CapitaLand Development named Best Sustainable Developer in Vietnam by PropertyGuru

CapitaLand Development named Best Sustainable Developer in Vietnam by PropertyGuru

CapitaLand Development has clinched several coveted titles at the PropertyGuru Vietnam Property Awards 2021.
Promotion of energy efficiency in residential and commercial buildings

Promotion of energy efficiency in residential and commercial buildings

The MoC and the UNDP co-organised a conference to announce the final results of the EECB project and discuss the future of energy-efficient and green buildings.
SLP announces second logistics development in Vietnam

SLP announces second logistics development in Vietnam

SLP Park Long Hau broke ground on its second logistics project in Long An province, reinforcing its long-term commitment to the Vietnam market.
Resolution upgrade sought to craft transparent debt market Prompt adjustments ensure remedy for enterprises
Resolution upgrade sought to craft transparent debt market

Resolution upgrade sought to craft transparent debt market

Five years of banking reform are at risk of being wiped away if the bad debt ratio rises again, requiring new legislation for debt settlement with judicious changes to the present framework. Nevertheless, the detrimental influence of the pandemic is not predicted to significantly lower banks’ profit adjustment, credit growth, or net interest margin.
Prompt adjustments ensure remedy for enterprises

Prompt adjustments ensure remedy for enterprises

The economic crisis caused by the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted an extraordinary response in Vietnam, driven by monetary and fiscal policy.
Generali confirmed in Dow Jones world and Europe sustainability Indices

Generali confirmed in Dow Jones world and Europe sustainability Indices

Generali Group has been confirmed in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the Europe Index, ranking among the global top 5 five in the insurance sector.
Generali Group posts upbeat third-quarter performance

Generali Group posts upbeat third-quarter performance

Generali Group is fully on track to successfully complete the Generali 2021 strategic plan with excellent profitability and strong growth.
Smart payments increasingly gain ground among Vietnamese consumers

Smart payments increasingly gain ground among Vietnamese consumers

A recent Visa study showed that smart payments are gaining traction in Vietnam, focusing on small ticket purchases.
Visa makes it a breeze to receive funds from abroad with Visa Direct

Visa makes it a breeze to receive funds from abroad with Visa Direct

Visa has partnered with Vietnamese banks to make it easier for Visa debit card holders to receive inbound remittances using MoneyGram and Remitly.
Vietnam - reliable destination for foreign investors

Vietnam - reliable destination for foreign investors

Vietnam has become a reliable destination for foreign investors. By October 20, 2021, the country had 34,266 valid projects with total registered capital of over 404 billion USD.
Cuc Phuong named Asia's leading national park

Cuc Phuong named Asia's leading national park

Cuc Phuong, a famous tourist destination and natural attraction near Hanoi, was named Asia's leading national park at the 2021 World Travel Awards.
Sigh of relief as tourists arrive again

Sigh of relief as tourists arrive again

After many delays, flights carrying nearly 1,000 international tourists with vaccine passports have landed at international airports in Khanh Hoa, Danang, and Phu Quoc as the international tourism market in Vietnam finally returns, albeit on a cautious scale.
HCM City proposes welcoming international visitors next month

HCM City proposes welcoming international visitors next month

The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has proposed the city welcome fully vaccinated foreign tourists from December in a document submitted to the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
"Live fully in Vietnam" campaign welcomes back international visitors

"Live fully in Vietnam" campaign welcomes back international visitors

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) has officially launched a campaign called "Live fully in Vietnam" to welcome international tourists back to five destinations in the country.
Mish-mash of conditions serve up tourism confusion

Mish-mash of conditions serve up tourism confusion

Regulations on travel and medical conditions are not consistent across localities, causing many tourists to be confused, while companies face difficulties in preparing their tours.
Hospitality giants based in ideal getaways ready for business

Hospitality giants based in ideal getaways ready for business

The hospitality sector is preparing to welcome tourists following the pilot vaccine passport programmes, contributing to reinforcing Vietnam’s image as a safe destination.
Getting ready for visitor influx with pilots

Getting ready for visitor influx with pilots

With Vietnam looking to reopen for tourists, new vaccine passports and the gradual easing of travel restrictions are high on the agenda.
Boosting national and regional capacity for women’s empowerment

Boosting national and regional capacity for women’s empowerment

The pandemic has put at risk and reversed the hard-won progress on gender equality and women’s rights and empowerment in Vietnam and around the world. COVID-19 has been particularly detrimental for women as it exposed gender gaps in the economy and social structures.
Cinemas, karaoke bars, and spas to resume operation in Ho Chi Minh City

Cinemas, karaoke bars, and spas to resume operation in Ho Chi Minh City

Cinemas, karaoke bars, and spas are among the remaining banned businesses that can resume normal operations in Ho Chi Minh City's green zones.
Tuchel's Chelsea the example for Man Utd to follow

Tuchel's Chelsea the example for Man Utd to follow

The 12-point gap between Premier League leaders Chelsea and Manchester United after just 12 games finally cost Ole Gunnar Solskjaer his job as the Red Devils manager, but the Blues provide the inspiration for what United could still achieve this season.
Real Madrid target statement win over Sevilla in La Liga battle

Real Madrid target statement win over Sevilla in La Liga battle

Real Madrid will need to capitalise on their excellent run of form to extend their lead at the top of La Liga when they face third-placed Sevilla on Sunday.
Spanish great Ramos finally poised for PSG debut

Spanish great Ramos finally poised for PSG debut

Spanish great Sergio Ramos could make his long-awaited first appearance for Paris Saint Germain in Wednesday's Champions League group match with Manchester City.
Man Utd malaise runs deeper than failed managers

Man Utd malaise runs deeper than failed managers

Manchester United have finally bitten the bullet and sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but the move appears unlikely to address the deeper eight-year malaise at the club that dominated English football for two decades.
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.
Ho Chi Minh City looking ahead with lockdown easing

Ho Chi Minh City looking ahead with lockdown easing

Vietnam is step-by-step controlling the COVID-19 outbreaks and is starting to consider conditional easing of restrictions as the country shifts its focus to adapting to and living with the pandemic.
Responsibility in communities lends hand to pandemic efforts Hanoi's high school students may return to school next month
Responsibility in communities lends hand to pandemic efforts

Responsibility in communities lends hand to pandemic efforts

More than 800,000 businesses in Vietnam have actively contributed and supported the nation’s COVID-19 vaccine fund and many more have indirectly helped local communities to ensure nobody is left behind.
Hanoi's high school students may return to school next month

Hanoi's high school students may return to school next month

Given that the COVID-19 vaccination for children goes on at an expected pace, high school students in Hanoi will be allowed to return to school in December, Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Education and Training Pham Xuan Tien said on November 22.
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.
Alphanam Green Foundation building on its social activities

Alphanam Green Foundation building on its social activities

Alphanam Green Foundation is aiming to inspire more initiatives towards attaining sustainable development.
PVFCCo fostering responsible and practical sharing

PVFCCo fostering responsible and practical sharing

Recognising the country’s difficulties in combating the pandemic and the agricultural industry’s challenges confronting farmers, PetroVietnam Fertilizer and Chemicals Corporation (PVFCCo) has endeavoured to maintain the tradition of responsibility and sharing through practical social security programmes.
Vietnam, Japan issue joint statement toward opening new era in bilateral extensive strategic partnership German journal highlights Vietnamese stock market’s prospects ADB approves 500 mln USD loan for Indonesia’s economic recovery Singapore to enter next phase of reopening Thai gov’t approves new 2022 tourism campaign ASEAN, Canada launch negotiations for Free Trade Agreement
Vietnam, Japan issue joint statement toward opening new era in bilateral extensive strategic partnership

Vietnam, Japan issue joint statement toward opening new era in bilateral extensive strategic partnership

Vietnam and Japan on November 24 issued a joint statement toward the opening of a new era in the bilateral extensive strategic partnership for peace and prosperity in Asia on the occasion of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh’s official visit to Japan from November 22-25.
German journal highlights Vietnamese stock market’s prospects

German journal highlights Vietnamese stock market’s prospects

German securities news site Börse-online.de on November 22 ran an article highlighting the high prospect of the stock market of Vietnam and the Vietnamese economy after COVID-19, underlining that the Southeast Asian country may grow 8 percent next year.
ADB approves 500 mln USD loan for Indonesia’s economic recovery

ADB approves 500 mln USD loan for Indonesia’s economic recovery

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a 500 million USD loan to help Indonesia recover its economy following COVID-19 pandemic.
Singapore to enter next phase of reopening

Singapore to enter next phase of reopening

Given a drop in COVID-19 cases, Singapore has decided to end the Stabilisation Phase that started on September 27 following a virus resurgence, and move into the next phase of reopening.
Thai gov’t approves new 2022 tourism campaign

Thai gov’t approves new 2022 tourism campaign

Thai cabinet has approved a new tourist promotion campaign and formed a committee to oversee pandemic-related obstacles for the sector.
ASEAN, Canada launch negotiations for Free Trade Agreement

ASEAN, Canada launch negotiations for Free Trade Agreement

The launch of negotiations for an ASEAN-Canada Free Trade Agreement (FTA) was officially announced at the 10th ASEAN Economic Ministers – Canada Consultation on November 17.