MB listed among top companies with best annual reports in Vietnam

MB listed among top companies with best annual reports in Vietnam

MB was recently recognised as one of the top 10 large-cap listed companies with the best annual reports in 2022.
Jollibee mulls over sale of minority stakes in Highlands Coffee

Jollibee mulls over sale of minority stakes in Highlands Coffee

Jollibee Food Corporation is in talks to sell a minority stake in the Vietnamese coffee chain Highlands Coffee.
The new era of edtech in Vietnam

The new era of edtech in Vietnam

Founder and CEO of edvin.ai Prithvi Puttaraju – a global serial tech entrepreneur – explains how he and his team are building a robust online tutoring ecosystem to turn edvin into a household name in Vietnam.
High informal worker figures pose issue for prosperity goals Pharma groups step up competition
High informal worker figures pose issue for prosperity goals

High informal worker figures pose issue for prosperity goals

Vietnam’s high ratio of informal unskilled workers could affect the country’s efforts to increase national labour productivity and achieve the status of a prosperous nation by 2045.
Pharma groups step up competition

Pharma groups step up competition

More international pharma and medical device businesses are rushing to venture further in Vietnam, anticipating wide growth potential.
BASF's route towards a circular economy

BASF's route towards a circular economy

German multinational chemical company BASF is targeting a sustainable future. Dr. Carola Richter, president in Asia-Pacific (excluding China) for BASF, shared with VIR’s Bich Ngoc methods for this goal.
Fortinet launches State of Operational Technology and Cybersecurity Report

Fortinet launches State of Operational Technology and Cybersecurity Report

At today's conference to announce Fortinet’s State of Operational Technology and Cybersecurity Report, experts exchanged information on the risk of OT security.
Major ventures on way from chip makers Jollibee mulls over sale of minority stakes in Highlands Coffee
Major ventures on way from chip makers

Major ventures on way from chip makers

The construction of semiconductor component manufacturing sites is being accelerated, with hopes to offset shortages around the world.
Jollibee mulls over sale of minority stakes in Highlands Coffee

Jollibee mulls over sale of minority stakes in Highlands Coffee

Jollibee Food Corporation is in talks to sell a minority stake in the Vietnamese coffee chain Highlands Coffee.
Jollibee mulls over sale of minority stakes in Highlands Coffee

Jollibee mulls over sale of minority stakes in Highlands Coffee

Jollibee Food Corporation is in talks to sell a minority stake in the Vietnamese coffee chain Highlands Coffee.
VinFast opened its first store in Canada

VinFast opened its first store in Canada

The VinFast store that debuted on November 16 in the Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto is the first of eight outlets that will open in Canada this year.
Putting workers at the heart of operations with ILR KPMG expands legal services in Asia Pacific
Putting workers at the heart of operations with ILR

Putting workers at the heart of operations with ILR

Since last year, some companies have recently carried out the amendment and/or supplement to the internal labour rules, followed by registration with the competent authority in accordance with the Labour Code. There are critical points to these rules that can be looked at from a legal perspective in terms of the practice of Vietnam, with a strong focus on notification.
KPMG expands legal services in Asia Pacific

KPMG expands legal services in Asia Pacific

More than 275 lawyers across Southeast Asia are set to join KPMG legal firms, giving the global organisation an extensive legal footprint in Asia Pacific, bringing coverage globally to 84 jurisdictions.
KPMG expands legal services in Asia Pacific

KPMG expands legal services in Asia Pacific

More than 275 lawyers across Southeast Asia are set to join KPMG legal firms, giving the global organisation an extensive legal footprint in Asia Pacific, bringing coverage globally to 84 jurisdictions.
Asia-Pacific outperforms global decarbonisation in 2021

Asia-Pacific outperforms global decarbonisation in 2021

The Asia-Pacific region outperformed its global counterparts in 2021 with a decarbonisation rate of 1.2 per cent according to a newly-released PwC report.
Evaluating the prospects of M&A upswings next year

Evaluating the prospects of M&A upswings next year

Recent global geopolitical happenings and macroeconomic factors have caused the domestic M&A market to experience a downturn
D.lion Media & Solutions honoured at SME100 2022 Ceremony

D.lion Media & Solutions honoured at SME100 2022 Ceremony

D.lion honored at SME100 2022.
BASF's route towards a circular economy

BASF's route towards a circular economy

Sembcorp pledges green products and investment in Vietnam

Sembcorp pledges green products and investment in Vietnam

AkzoNobel stays committed to sustainable innovations

AkzoNobel stays committed to sustainable innovations

Evaluating the prospects of M&A upswings next year

Evaluating the prospects of M&A upswings next year

Citi supporting Vietnam in connecting the global dots

Citi supporting Vietnam in connecting the global dots

Vietnam is considered by US group Citi as an attractive market. Ramachandran A.S., Citi country officer, talked to VIR’s Linh Le about the group’s efforts to utilise its global experience in the Southeast Asian nation, and its priorities moving forward.
Radisson Hotel Group spearheading hospitality growth in Asia-Pacific

Radisson Hotel Group spearheading hospitality growth in Asia-Pacific

With travel restrictions easing, air traffic increasing, and leisure and business travel bookings on the rise, Radisson Hotel Group is optimistic about the outlook for the hospitality industry in Asia-Pacific.
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.
Impact assessment of EU’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism begins Nestlé Vietnam enters multi-stakeholder partnerships in green agriculture BASF's route towards a circular economy Vietnam capable of wind power windfall Australia promotes carbon market collaborations Coca-Cola Foundation funds plastic waste management project
Impact assessment of EU’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism begins

Impact assessment of EU’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism begins

A project on the impact assessment of the EU’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) and recommendations on carbon tax policies for Vietnam officially kicked off this month.
Nestlé Vietnam enters multi-stakeholder partnerships in green agriculture

Nestlé Vietnam enters multi-stakeholder partnerships in green agriculture

Nestlé has partnered with stakeholders to promote regenerative agriculture in Vietnam and contribute to the development of green, sustainable and low-carbon agriculture.
BASF's route towards a circular economy

BASF's route towards a circular economy

German multinational chemical company BASF is targeting a sustainable future. Dr. Carola Richter, president in Asia-Pacific (excluding China) for BASF, shared with VIR’s Bich Ngoc methods for this goal.
Vietnam capable of wind power windfall

Vietnam capable of wind power windfall

While wind power could offer endless opportunities, and new markets are emerging daily as more regions define their ambitions on marine energy, a policy gap in Vietnam continues to concern some players.
Australia promotes carbon market collaborations

Australia promotes carbon market collaborations

The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's (DFAT) Business Partnerships Platform (BPP) announced six new private sector partnerships on November 29.
Coca-Cola Foundation funds plastic waste management project

Coca-Cola Foundation funds plastic waste management project

The Coca-Cola Foundation has announced funding for a plastic waste management project in Can Gio led by GreenHub.
Pauses put paid to real estate M&A Phuc Khang Corporation again in top 10 sustainable businesses in Vietnam
Pauses put paid to real estate M&A

Pauses put paid to real estate M&A

Difficulties in legal procedures are slowing down the flow of real estate mergers and acquisitions from foreign investors, with some units pausing or restructuring their strategies.
Phuc Khang Corporation again in top 10 sustainable businesses in Vietnam

Phuc Khang Corporation again in top 10 sustainable businesses in Vietnam

Phuc Khang Corporation was once again honoured as a 'Top 10 Sustainable Business' ranked by the Corporate Sustainability Index 2022 on December 1.
KONE Vietnam shines at Smart City Award 2022

KONE Vietnam shines at Smart City Award 2022

The KONE DX class elevator with built-in connectivity has been named as the winner of the “Vietnam Smart City Award 2022.”
VSIP approved to develop Industrial Park in Can Tho

VSIP approved to develop Industrial Park in Can Tho

Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park Group (VSIP Group) was awarded the decision approving the investment plan to develop an industrial park project.
MB listed among top companies with best annual reports in Vietnam Undervalued banks winning bet for investors
MB listed among top companies with best annual reports in Vietnam

MB listed among top companies with best annual reports in Vietnam

MB was recently recognised as one of the top 10 large-cap listed companies with the best annual reports in 2022.
Undervalued banks winning bet for investors

Undervalued banks winning bet for investors

Although banking profits are expected to grow slower in Q4/2022 and in the first half of 2023, experts still have an optimistic outlook on bank stocks in the short term.
Generali maintains growth momentum with solid capital position

Generali maintains growth momentum with solid capital position

Italian-backed insurer Generali Vietnam has just released the financial statement of its parent company Generali Group for the first three quarters of this year.
Rice farmers provided blockchain-based weather insurance for first time

Rice farmers provided blockchain-based weather insurance for first time

Vietnamese farmers will have the opportunity to share the risk of loss of rice yields thanks to weather index insurance with an affordable premium.
Students supercharge SMEs in Visa and CCVSA’s Financial Literacy programme

Students supercharge SMEs in Visa and CCVSA’s Financial Literacy programme

Visa has announced the three winning teams from its 10th annual Vietnam Financial Literacy programme, with H2L taking home the first prize.
Visa adds Google Wallet capabilities in Vietnam

Visa adds Google Wallet capabilities in Vietnam

Visa is launching Google Wallet for cardholders in Vietnam, allowing Android and Wear OS users to pay with a single tap of their smart device
Vietnam ranks 7th in Asia-Pacific in terms of digital society

Vietnam ranks 7th in Asia-Pacific in terms of digital society

Vietnam ranks seventh among the countries in the Asia-Pacific region in terms of digital society, behind Australia, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Japan, Thailand and Malaysia.
Six commodities post export value of 10 billion USD

Six commodities post export value of 10 billion USD

Six commodities posted 10 billion USD in export value in the first ten months of this year, according to the General Statistics Office.
Vietnam alters its attire to celebrate Christmas

Vietnam alters its attire to celebrate Christmas

Although Christmas is still a few weeks away, much of the country appears to be decked out in festive colours and spirit.
AkzoNobel joins hands to make life more inspiring

AkzoNobel joins hands to make life more inspiring

In early October, just a few days after Typhoon Noru made landfall, the people of Quy Nhon were surprised to see Cu Lao Xanh lighthouse wearing a new look.
Hospitality industry joins ESG

Hospitality industry joins ESG

Environmental, social, and governance criteria are still a new concept for most tourism and hotel businesses in Vietnam, but the success stories of a number of pioneering brands have contributed to inspiring businesses to embrace them more, with several companies picking up awards at a seminar organised by Vietnam Investment Review last week.
Hanoi Tourism Ao Dai Festival 2022 taking place

Hanoi Tourism Ao Dai Festival 2022 taking place

The Hanoi Tourism Ao Dai Festival 2022 will take place at Hoan Kiem Lake's pedestrian streets from December 2-4 with a series of unique activities and events.
Christmas staycation at Sheraton Grand Danang Resort

Christmas staycation at Sheraton Grand Danang Resort

Nestled directly on Vietnam’s central coast in the vibrant city of Danang, Sheraton Grand Danang Resort is one of the destinations for those who are looking for a fulfilling workation this festive season.
Hilton capitalises on Vietnam’s luxury travel market

Hilton capitalises on Vietnam’s luxury travel market

As the demand for luxury travel continues to grow in the region, Hilton is ramping up its activities in this segment.
Moc Huong brings indigenous herbs to urban baths

Moc Huong brings indigenous herbs to urban baths

Moc Huong company aims to research and develop the use of indigenous Vietnamese herbs in urban baths spaces in a natural, fresh, and authentic way.
Connect with nature to enjoy the moment

Connect with nature to enjoy the moment

In November 2022, AkzoNobel's Dulux paint brand announced the "Enjoy the Moment" campaign to promote the four main trending colours for 2023.
World Cup revenge on Ghanaian minds as Uruguay sweat

World Cup revenge on Ghanaian minds as Uruguay sweat

Uruguay stalwarts Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez are fighting for their World Cup survival while Ghana will have revenge on their minds on Friday.
Germany dumped out of World Cup as Japan stun Spain

Germany dumped out of World Cup as Japan stun Spain

Germany suffered a second straight group-stage exit at the World Cup on Thursday as Japan stunned Spain 2-1, a result which sent both teams through to the last 16.
UEFA starts further investigation into Juventus finances

UEFA starts further investigation into Juventus finances

UEFA on Thursday said it was starting its own investigation into the finances of Serie A club Juventus.
Brazil, Portugal join France in World Cup knockouts

Brazil, Portugal join France in World Cup knockouts

Five-time champions Brazil and Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal joined France in the World Cup knockout rounds with a game to spare on a dramatic day of action in Qatar on Monday.
D.lion Media & Solutions honoured at SME100 2022 Ceremony

D.lion Media & Solutions honoured at SME100 2022 Ceremony

D.lion honored at SME100 2022.
Cao Bang: Stunning beauty of under-the-radar tourist sites

Cao Bang: Stunning beauty of under-the-radar tourist sites

Along with Ban Gioc Waterfall, Nguom Ngao Cave, and Pac Bo Cave, the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang boasts a kaleidoscope of untouched destinations that are certain to touch visitors’ hearts due to their jaw-dropping landscapes.
VIR honours sustainable businesses in Vietnam

VIR honours sustainable businesses in Vietnam

Nearly 40 businesses that have supported Vietnam’s sustainable development and CSR initiatives over the past five years have been honoured by VIR.
Quang Nam charms visitors with ancient ambiance

Quang Nam charms visitors with ancient ambiance

Hoi An ancient town in the central province of Quang Nam boasts a kaleidoscope of features that offer visitors a nostalgic getaway.
Ninh Van-Where stone sculptures become soulful

Ninh Van-Where stone sculptures become soulful

Stone masterpieces from artisans in Ninh Van craft village in Hoa Lu district in the northern province of Ninh Binh have found global fame over the past four centuries.
Honouring efforts on women's empowerment and gender equality Phu Yen to issue compensation for crop displacement
Honouring efforts on women's empowerment and gender equality

Honouring efforts on women's empowerment and gender equality

Phu Nhuan Jewelry JSC and Tan Son Nhat Airport Services JSC have been honoured for their efforts to promote women's empowerment and gender equality.
Phu Yen to issue compensation for crop displacement

Phu Yen to issue compensation for crop displacement

Phu Yen province is set to publish pricing compensation for crops displaced by the North-South Expressway project.
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.
Shinhan Life Vietnam supporting SOS Children's Village Hanoi

Shinhan Life Vietnam supporting SOS Children's Village Hanoi

On December 3, representatives of Shinhan Life Vietnam visited SOS Children's Village Hanoi and presented new computers along with medicine support totalling over $13,000.
Mizuiku clean water campaign hits eighth year of success

Mizuiku clean water campaign hits eighth year of success

Suntory Group and Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam held a ceremony on December 2 to summarise the 8-year journey of the “Mizuiku - I love clean water” programme in Vietnam.
EVFTA gains begin to blossom for Vietnam ASEAN industrial progress on track Biden, Macron pledge US-French alliance on Ukraine, democracy Uganda leads African charge into Vietnam The solutions for stronger Canadian moves in Vietnam Thriving trade setting up high-level visit from US
EVFTA gains begin to blossom for Vietnam

EVFTA gains begin to blossom for Vietnam

Vietnam and the EU, home to a market of nearly 450 million people, are witnessing a rise in their trade and investment cooperation fuelled by a bilateral free trade pact, which is offering a slew of benefits since it was established a couple of years ago.
ASEAN industrial progress on track

ASEAN industrial progress on track

Vietnam’s industrial performance has been on an uptrend, with strong economic projections for the region as a whole and performance bouncing back.
Biden, Macron pledge US-French alliance on Ukraine, democracy

Biden, Macron pledge US-French alliance on Ukraine, democracy

US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron emerged from White House talks Thursday pledging to close ranks in helping Ukraine and pressuring Russia's Vladimir Putin to make peace.
Uganda leads African charge into Vietnam

Uganda leads African charge into Vietnam

Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s official visit to Vietnam last week marked a major milestone in bilateral cooperation since the two countries forged their diplomatic ties in 1973, with both planning to expand trade and investment, including agricultural development.
The solutions for stronger Canadian moves in Vietnam

The solutions for stronger Canadian moves in Vietnam

Vietnam and Canada are going through a heyday in bilateral ties, and currently celebrating a 5-year comprehensive partnership. Canadian Ambassador to Vietnam Shawn Perry Steil talked to VIR’s Thanh Tung about how the cooperation will continue to flourish.
Thriving trade setting up high-level visit from US

Thriving trade setting up high-level visit from US

With their investment and trade blossoming, Vietnam and the United States are expected to soon see a high-level visit from the latter to the former, which is hoped to lay firm groundwork for both nations to elevate their existing ties to a greater level next year.