Increased local trade finance could boost annual trade by $55 billion

Increased local trade finance could boost annual trade by $55 billion

Improving access to affordable trade finance could increase imports and exports by up to 6 and 9 per cent respectively in Vietnam, according to a new report by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). This represents an annual increase in merchandise trade of $55 billion.
Choosing people, environment, and financial return for investors

Choosing people, environment, and financial return for investors

Mekong Capital is making a deeper foray into sustainability. Ellen Van, the fund’s investment principal, spoke to VIR’s Linh Le about how it assesses and manages risks, and the importance of authenticity in its sustainability endeavours.
Citi uniquely positioned to bring a global network across Vietnam

Citi uniquely positioned to bring a global network across Vietnam

Udhay Furtado, co-head of Asia Equity Capital Markets at Citi, talked to VIR’s Linh Le about Asia’s capital market performance and emphasises Vietnam’s attractiveness.
Playing field could be balanced with VAT exemptions

Playing field could be balanced with VAT exemptions

The Ministry of Finance is recommending the exclusion of several specific goods and services from the scope of VAT exemption.
Labour market can evolve through just transition

Labour market can evolve through just transition

A green transition will present an invaluable opportunity to strategically plan for a positive influence on the labour market and enhance social security measures, a recent workshop has heard.
Green credit now a business necessity

Green credit now a business necessity

Stakeholders highlighted the need for green capital and identified key issues for expanding green credit and finance at a seminar last week.
Sustainability can be a net positive for businesses

Sustainability can be a net positive for businesses

Experts across a raft of sectors have agreed that while sustainable development demands substantial initial capital, it is essential to recognise it not as an expense, but an investment in the future.
Companies shape up to adopt global norms

Companies shape up to adopt global norms

Aligning with international practices, corporate governance is becoming pivotal for sustainable business growth and investor trust – but in Vietnam, there is a need for wider industry awareness and adoption.
AkzoNobel advances eco-friendly coating solutions through innovative sustainability initiatives

AkzoNobel advances eco-friendly coating solutions through innovative sustainability initiatives

VIR’s Linh Le spoke to Şirvan Canıtez, AkzoNobel’s regional commercial director of Powder Coatings Business in Southern Asia-Pacific, about the future of the industry.
Grab navigates affordability and sustainability

Grab navigates affordability and sustainability

Alejandro Osorio, CEO of Grab Vietnam, talks about the evolving dynamics in the Vietnamese economy.
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