• Vietnam able to become new tiger in Asia: economist

    Vietnam, a rising star in the global supply chain, has the potential to become a new tiger in Asia, economist Brian Lee Shun Rong at Maybank - Malaysia's largest financial services group and the leading banking group in South East Asia – has reportedly said.
  • Vietnam Airlines launches PressReader for in-flight reading

    Since August 15, passengers of Vietnam Airlines can enjoy Vietnamese and international publications through its new free service, PressReader.
  • Secrets of the most special securities company in Vietnam

    Techcom Securities’ (TCBS) leadership, with cutting-edge vision and execution muscle, has changed the course of the company over the last nine years since Nguyen Xuan Minh became chairman of the Board of Directors. VIR’s Tuan Khanh sat together with Minh and talked about his path, vision, and success story.
Foreign e-commerce floors must supplement business licenses before January 1

Foreign e-commerce floors must supplement business licenses before January 1

Foreign-invested e-commerce floors doing business in Vietnam must supplement their business licenses before January 1 next year if they have not provided enough according to regulations.
Strategic framework for sustainable development between UN and Vietnam

Strategic framework for sustainable development between UN and Vietnam

The Ministry of Planning and Investment and the UN have just signed the One Strategic Framework for Sustainable Development cooperation agreement.
NovaGroup awarded Best Workplace in Asia 2022 by HR Asia Magazine

NovaGroup awarded Best Workplace in Asia 2022 by HR Asia Magazine

On August 11, NovaGroup was honoured to receive the Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2022 award voted by HR Asia Magazine.
Foreign e-commerce floors must supplement business licenses before January 1 Hanoi connects commercial banks with local businesses
Foreign e-commerce floors must supplement business licenses before January 1

Foreign e-commerce floors must supplement business licenses before January 1

Foreign-invested e-commerce floors doing business in Vietnam must supplement their business licenses before January 1 next year if they have not provided enough according to regulations.
Hanoi connects commercial banks with local businesses

Hanoi connects commercial banks with local businesses

More than 100 businesses and 43 investors of industrial clusters and nearly 20 commercial banks participated in a conference on August 15 to connect local firms of Hanoi with commercial banks and the Hanoi Development Investment Fund (HANIF).
The key challenges ahead for a digital economic boom

The key challenges ahead for a digital economic boom

Digital revenues in Vietnam are forecast to grow exponentially as the government continues to roll out new initiatives. Dwayne Ong, founder and CEO of Singaporean certification body CASUGOL, talked to VIR’s Bich Thuy about how Vietnam can address its primary challenges to ensure sustainable digital growth.
ACCA and UEH enhance opportunities for Vietnam’s future accountants

ACCA and UEH enhance opportunities for Vietnam’s future accountants

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City (UEH) have inked a cooperation agreement
Japan's biggest power generator Jera acquires 35 per cent of TTC Group's subsidiary Gaw Capital to increase its footprint in Southeast Asia
Japan's biggest power generator Jera acquires 35 per cent of TTC Group's subsidiary

Japan's biggest power generator Jera acquires 35 per cent of TTC Group's subsidiary

In order to enhance Vietnam's renewable energy capacity by 2025, Vietnam's conglomerate Thanh Thanh Cong Group (TTC Group) partnered up with Japan's Jera Co.
Gaw Capital to increase its footprint in Southeast Asia

Gaw Capital to increase its footprint in Southeast Asia

The pan-Asian private equity firm Gaw Capital is scouring Southeast Asia, including Vietnam, in search of potential investment opportunities.
Japan's biggest power generator Jera acquires 35 per cent of TTC Group's subsidiary

Japan's biggest power generator Jera acquires 35 per cent of TTC Group's subsidiary

In order to enhance Vietnam's renewable energy capacity by 2025, Vietnam's conglomerate Thanh Thanh Cong Group (TTC Group) partnered up with Japan's Jera Co.
Viettel Global posts impressive H1 profits

Viettel Global posts impressive H1 profits

Following the growth momentum of the previous quarter, Viettel Global continued to post strong revenue and profit in the second quarter of the year.
Vietnam able to become new tiger in Asia: economist Containing the inflation threat and related hazards
Vietnam able to become new tiger in Asia: economist

Vietnam able to become new tiger in Asia: economist

Vietnam, a rising star in the global supply chain, has the potential to become a new tiger in Asia, economist Brian Lee Shun Rong at Maybank - Malaysia's largest financial services group and the leading banking group in South East Asia – has reportedly said.
Containing the inflation threat and related hazards

Containing the inflation threat and related hazards

The current situation confronts Vietnam’s policymakers with the difficult task of balancing the need to provide continued policy support to solidify the recovery with the need to contain emerging inflation and financial risks.
KPMG discusses latest report Emerging Giants in Asia Pacific

KPMG discusses latest report Emerging Giants in Asia Pacific

Nguyen Trung Kien, director of KPMG Private Enterprise, talked with VIR’s Linh Le about the trends for startups.
Empowered consumers prepared to make changes

Empowered consumers prepared to make changes

The PwC June 2022 Global Consumer Insights Pulse Survey has found that consumers are continuing to adapt to supply chain disruptions and increasing inflation.
RSM Vietnam continues to transform to realise its vision

RSM Vietnam continues to transform to realise its vision

With the theme Transforming Together for Vision 2030, RSM encourages its people to collaborate to lead the way towards driving change and innovation.
ASL LAW successfully defends in lawsuit against circumvention of trade remedies

ASL LAW successfully defends in lawsuit against circumvention of trade remedies

ASL LAW has successfully represented and protected the interests of two businesses that are not subject to anti-circumvention tax.
Employers expect hiring to increase in H2

Employers expect hiring to increase in H2

Employers are expecting hiring to increase in the last two quarters of the year as positive growth rates are reported in various sectors.
Conforming to treaty via Law on IP

Conforming to treaty via Law on IP

In the last few years, Vietnam has signed a certain number of international trade agreements which require Vietnam to accede to or approve the WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT) within a prescribed time period.
Passion is available to turn Vietnam into blockchain hub

Passion is available to turn Vietnam into blockchain hub

Even if traditional entrepreneurs have a fantastic business idea, typical fundraising processes require significantly more effort, time, and money. William Do, CEO of HOBBIT Investment, explained to VIR’s Hoang Dan why fundraising in crypto may offer an alternative that is best suited for blockchain-related projects.
CapitaLand Development enhances its operations

CapitaLand Development enhances its operations

TCP Group delivering value

TCP Group delivering value

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

Secrets of the most special securities company in Vietnam

Secrets of the most special securities company in Vietnam

Techcom Securities’ (TCBS) leadership, with cutting-edge vision and execution muscle, has changed the course of the company over the last nine years since Nguyen Xuan Minh became chairman of the Board of Directors. VIR’s Tuan Khanh sat together with Minh and talked about his path, vision, and success story.
Promoting gender equality & enhancing women's economic empowerment

Promoting gender equality & enhancing women's economic empowerment

Vietnarn's national strategy on gender equality for the 2021-2030 period sets a target that by 2025, 60 per cent of state management ageneies and local governments at all levels will have female key leaders.
Bringing benefits to business via diversity policies

Bringing benefits to business via diversity policies

Vietnam has made great strides in protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, and with gay and lesbian people able to openly disclose their sexual orientation, evidence exists that this can only benefit society – even in an economic sense.
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.
Japan's biggest power generator Jera acquires 35 per cent of TTC Group's subsidiary Strategic framework for sustainable development between UN and Vietnam Potential energy investors clamour for regulation clarity Textile and apparel firms increasingly going green Localisation the key for offshore venture victories MoIT recommends unfinished wind, solar farms negotiate energy prices
Japan's biggest power generator Jera acquires 35 per cent of TTC Group's subsidiary

Japan's biggest power generator Jera acquires 35 per cent of TTC Group's subsidiary

In order to enhance Vietnam's renewable energy capacity by 2025, Vietnam's conglomerate Thanh Thanh Cong Group (TTC Group) partnered up with Japan's Jera Co.
Strategic framework for sustainable development between UN and Vietnam

Strategic framework for sustainable development between UN and Vietnam

The Ministry of Planning and Investment and the UN have just signed the One Strategic Framework for Sustainable Development cooperation agreement.
Potential energy investors clamour for regulation clarity

Potential energy investors clamour for regulation clarity

The lack of an answer for feed-in tariffs and generally available infrastructure is slowing down the prospects of mergers and acquisitions in Vietnam’s renewables arena.
Textile and apparel firms increasingly going green

Textile and apparel firms increasingly going green

Going green increasingly becomes a trend among firms in the textile and apparel sector, with more units bolstering investment into greening production.
Localisation the key for offshore venture victories

Localisation the key for offshore venture victories

Investors are showing more ambition when it comes to high-quality offshore projects. Riccardo Felici, country manager for renewables consultants OWC Vietnam, told VIR’s Nguyen Thu about the challenges in the energy transition path and lessons for this country in particular.
MoIT recommends unfinished wind, solar farms negotiate energy prices

MoIT recommends unfinished wind, solar farms negotiate energy prices

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has asked the Prime Minister about the mechanism for ongoing solar power and transitional wind power projects to enjoy the incentive price.
Vietlog Industrial breaks ground on flagship warehouse in Hung Yen NovaGroup awarded Best Workplace in Asia 2022 by HR Asia Magazine
Vietlog Industrial breaks ground on flagship warehouse in Hung Yen

Vietlog Industrial breaks ground on flagship warehouse in Hung Yen

Vietlog Industrial on August 16 announced the groundbreaking of its newest project – VLI Hung Yen.
NovaGroup awarded Best Workplace in Asia 2022 by HR Asia Magazine

NovaGroup awarded Best Workplace in Asia 2022 by HR Asia Magazine

On August 11, NovaGroup was honoured to receive the Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2022 award voted by HR Asia Magazine.
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.
Vietlog Industrial breaks ground on flagship warehouse in Hung Yen

Vietlog Industrial breaks ground on flagship warehouse in Hung Yen

Vietlog Industrial on August 16 announced the groundbreaking of its newest project – VLI Hung Yen.
Indices pickup on pillar stocks Seafood producers eye record profit yet face mounting challenges
Indices pickup on pillar stocks

Indices pickup on pillar stocks

Benchmark indices settled higher on Monday morning, backed by many large-cap stocks.
Seafood producers eye record profit yet face mounting challenges

Seafood producers eye record profit yet face mounting challenges

Many seafood producers posted record profits in the second quarter. However, mounting hardships linger in the remainder of the year.
Generali Vietnam shining at the Insurance Asia Awards 2022

Generali Vietnam shining at the Insurance Asia Awards 2022

Italian-backed life insurer Generali Vietnam was honoured in the Marketing Initiative of the Year category at the Insurance Asia Awards 2022.
Manulife retains prime MDRT ranking in Vietnam

Manulife retains prime MDRT ranking in Vietnam

Manulife Vietnam retained its pole position in the MDRT 2022 rankings, reaffirming the insurer’s commitment.
Eco-friendly payment initiative launched by Visa

Eco-friendly payment initiative launched by Visa

Digital payment giant Visa is boosting its contribution to promoting the prosperity of Vietnam towards sustainable development and a digital economy.
Visa paving the way to an inclusive digital economy

Visa paving the way to an inclusive digital economy

Visa is empowering innovation in Vietnam, supporting consumers and businesses towards a digital economy.
Vietnam’s overseas investment nears 358.76 million USD in first 7 months

Vietnam’s overseas investment nears 358.76 million USD in first 7 months

In the first seven months of this year, Vietnam’s total investment abroad neared 358.76 million USD, or about 63 percent against the figure in the same period of 2021.
Top 10 hospitable tourist destinations in Vietnam in 2022

Top 10 hospitable tourist destinations in Vietnam in 2022

Vietnam's tourism sector officially entered the recovery stage after a long hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Acknowledging an increase in demand of search for destinations, US-based online booking travel agency Booking.com announced top 10 most hospitable tourist destinations in Vietnam in 2022.
Vietnam Airlines launches PressReader for in-flight reading

Vietnam Airlines launches PressReader for in-flight reading

Since August 15, passengers of Vietnam Airlines can enjoy Vietnamese and international publications through its new free service, PressReader.
Outbound tours to Europe rocked by passport tangle

Outbound tours to Europe rocked by passport tangle

A number of Vietnamese outbound travel companies have already been affected by the decision of some European nations to not recognise Vietnam’s new passports.
Vietnam among Asia's best places for holiday: Australian travel magazine

Vietnam among Asia's best places for holiday: Australian travel magazine

Australian magazine Traveller has listed Vietnam among the eight "best places to go in Asia for a holiday."
Da Nang’s tourism promoted in India

Da Nang’s tourism promoted in India

A programme introducing Da Nang city’s tourism was held in New Delhi, India on August 4.
Gusto Thai Restaurant earns second Thai SELECT award

Gusto Thai Restaurant earns second Thai SELECT award

For the second year in a row, Gusto Thai Restaurant has been honoured with the Thai SELECT award.
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.
AEON Vietnam kicks off AEON Ekiden 2022 in Hanoi

AEON Vietnam kicks off AEON Ekiden 2022 in Hanoi

On July 31, AEON Vietnam launched the relay race series AEON Ekiden to coincide with the Vietnam-Japan cultural festival at AEON Ha Dong.
Miss World 2021 to attend finale of Miss World Vietnam 2022

Miss World 2021 to attend finale of Miss World Vietnam 2022

Miss World 2021 Karolina Bielawska will be present at the finale of Miss World Vietnam 2022, scheduled to take place in Quy Nhon city, the central province of Binh Dinh, on August 12 evening.
Roma squeeze past Salernitana, Immobile fires Lazio to Bologna win

Roma squeeze past Salernitana, Immobile fires Lazio to Bologna win

Roma began their Serie A campaign with a hard-fought 1-0 win at Salernitana on Sunday, while Ciro Immobile shot Lazio to a comeback 2-1 win over Bologna.
Alaba free-kick gives Real Madrid win to start title defence

Alaba free-kick gives Real Madrid win to start title defence

David Alaba scored with a stunning free-kick immediately after coming on as a substitute as reigning champions Real Madrid came from behind to beat Almeria 2-1 in their opening game of the season in La Liga on Sunday.
Man Utd battered by Brentford as Man City, Arsenal maintain perfect start

Man Utd battered by Brentford as Man City, Arsenal maintain perfect start

Manchester United suffered an embarrassing 4-0 thrashing by Brentford to sink to the bottom of the Premier League on Saturday, while Manchester City went top as the champions rolled over Bournemouth 4-0.
Vietnam reach final of AFF U16 Youth Championships

Vietnam reach final of AFF U16 Youth Championships

Vietnam on August 10 beat Thailand 2-0 at the semifinal of the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) U16 Youth Championships 2022, winning a ticket to the final of the tournament in Indonesia on August 12.
Market session of mountainous region re-enacted in Hanoi

Market session of mountainous region re-enacted in Hanoi

The Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in Dong Mo, Son Tay of Hanoi regularly holds a market session for the mountainous region on weekends, which is a draw to visitors at home and abroad.
Khanh Hoa - Phu Yen route: View from above

Khanh Hoa - Phu Yen route: View from above

Dai Lanh lighthouse, Xuan Dai bay and Diep Son island in Khanh Hoa and Phu Yen provinces emerge majestically under the lens of Vietnamese travel blogger Ngo Tran Hai Anh. Most of the photos were taken by a drone to get wide-angle shots from a bird-eye view.
Co Loa Citadel offers glimpse into past

Co Loa Citadel offers glimpse into past

Co Loa Citadel, 20km north of Hanoi, appears to be the oldest such structure in Southeast Asia. The citadel was built under the reign of King An Duong Vuong (around the 2nd century BC). Its name "Co Loa" is derived from the Sino-Vietnamese for "old spiral" as the structure is built in a spiral shape.
Exploring Kieu Cave in Quang Binh province

Exploring Kieu Cave in Quang Binh province

The central province of Quang Binh, dubbed the “Kingdom of Caves”, has thrilled visitors with jaw-dropping caves such as Tu Lan and Ca Loi. The majestic beauty of the newly-opened Kieu Cave will also leave visitors in awe.
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.
Four more vaccines to be included in Expanded Immunisation Programme Growth forecasts take price risks into account
Four more vaccines to be included in Expanded Immunisation Programme

Four more vaccines to be included in Expanded Immunisation Programme

Vietnam will use four more vaccines in the Expanded Immunisation Programme for the 2021-2030 period under Resolution No.104 of the Government on the roadmap to increase the diversity of vaccines in the programme signed by Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam on August 15.
Growth forecasts take price risks into account

Growth forecasts take price risks into account

Despite positive forecasts from international organisations on Vietnam’s economic recovery, there are still concerns related to inflation and growth that need solutions and directions from the government.
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.
SCG Chemicals and Long Son Petrochemicals join Vung Tau to plant trees

SCG Chemicals and Long Son Petrochemicals join Vung Tau to plant trees

SCG Chemicals and Long Son Petrochemicals joined Vung Tau People’s Committee to plant 400 trees in the area of Nui Lon in the city.
SANSE prepares youth for sustainable development

SANSE prepares youth for sustainable development

VIR's Phuc Gia Ngo talked to Nguyen Trang Linh, head of development at SANSE, to learn more about the organisation.
Malaysia-Thailand-Laos freight express to be operational in October Three scenarios affect Thai economic growth FDI flows into Malaysia top 188 billion USD in Q2 ASEAN ramps up sustainable initiatives to combat wider global uncertainties Contributing to a cohesive and responsive ASEAN ASEAN Committee in Cuba extends condolences over oil facility explosion
Malaysia-Thailand-Laos freight express to be operational in October

Malaysia-Thailand-Laos freight express to be operational in October

The new freight train ASEAN Express connecting Malaysia, Thailand, and Laos will begin operating in October this year.
Three scenarios affect Thai economic growth

Three scenarios affect Thai economic growth

Thaland's National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) reckoned that the Thai economy can be affected by three scenarios taking into account the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war and other geopolitical conflicts.
FDI flows into Malaysia top 188 billion USD in Q2

FDI flows into Malaysia top 188 billion USD in Q2

Malaysia recorded 836.2 billion RM (over 188.1 billion USD) in foreign direct investment (FDI) at the end of the second quarter, up 24.1 billion RM from Q1, according to the Department of Statistics Malaysia.
ASEAN ramps up sustainable initiatives to combat wider global uncertainties

ASEAN ramps up sustainable initiatives to combat wider global uncertainties

Vietnam and other regional nations have vowed to advance cooperation in economic recovery including health and energy amidst escalating global crises, with an upgrade of an agreement on trade in goods.
Contributing to a cohesive and responsive ASEAN

Contributing to a cohesive and responsive ASEAN

Vietnam became an official member of ASEAN on July 28, 1995 at the 28th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. This was an important turning point, opening a period of integration and development in Southeast Asia.
ASEAN Committee in Cuba extends condolences over oil facility explosion

ASEAN Committee in Cuba extends condolences over oil facility explosion

The ASEAN Committee in Cuba (AHC) has offered condolences to the Cuban government and people over the human and assess losses caused by a massive blaze at an oil storage facility which started in Matanzas province on August 5.