• NovaGroup’s strategy of synergies creating added sustainable value

    With nearly three decades of experience behind it, NovaGroup is looking for partners to generate new synergies and empower the business community to reach out to the global market.
  • Deputy PM urges acceleration of public investment disbursement

    Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh has asked ministries, sectors and localities to strictly follow the direction of the Government and the Prime Minister to achieve the highest disbursement rate in the remaining time of 2021 while ensuring the effectiveness of public investment projects.
  • SABECO salutes Vietnamese prowess

    With the spirit to “go with Vietnam”, Saigon Beer-Alcohol-Beverage Corporation always strives to improve product quality, while constantly launching new initiatives to bring value to the community and spread the Vietnamese identity to domestic and international friends.
Renewed rise in COVID-19 infections and labour shortages threaten recovery

Renewed rise in COVID-19 infections and labour shortages threaten recovery

Business conditions in the manufacturing sector improved for the second month running in November, but renewed worries about COVID-19 limited growth momentum.
Vietnam’s commitment at COP26 opens up chances for low-emission growth cooperation: official

Vietnam’s commitment at COP26 opens up chances for low-emission growth cooperation: official

Vietnam's commitment and responsible contributions at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) were highly appreciated by the international community, opening up many opportunities for cooperation in low-emission growth and promoting circular economy in adaptation to climate change, said a Vietnamese official.
Policy credit: the fulcrum to support the poor

Policy credit: the fulcrum to support the poor

The VBSP has been carrying out multiple policy credit programmes assigned to provide efficient support for needy people and diverse policy beneficiaries.
Renewed rise in COVID-19 infections and labour shortages threaten recovery Empowering customers with Siemens technology to unlock the potential of digitalisation
Renewed rise in COVID-19 infections and labour shortages threaten recovery

Renewed rise in COVID-19 infections and labour shortages threaten recovery

Business conditions in the manufacturing sector improved for the second month running in November, but renewed worries about COVID-19 limited growth momentum.
Empowering customers with Siemens technology to unlock the potential of digitalisation

Empowering customers with Siemens technology to unlock the potential of digitalisation

Digital transformation is paving the way for innovation, services, and new data-based business models. Dr. Pham Thai Lai, president and CEO of Siemens ASEAN and Vietnam, talked with Thanh Thu about the digitalisation trend and the way the company supports businesses in unlocking the full potential of digitalisation.
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.
AkzoNobel brings a breath of fresh air to homes with Colour of the Year 2022

AkzoNobel brings a breath of fresh air to homes with Colour of the Year 2022

Global paints and coatings company AkzoNobel has officially announced Bright SkiesTM as the Colour of the Year 2022 in Vietnam on December 7, with the airy, light blue feeling like the breath of fresh air we all needed.
Calm preparations suit new prospects for Japanese M&As Smarter industries to decarbonise manufacturing around the world
Calm preparations suit new prospects for Japanese M&As

Calm preparations suit new prospects for Japanese M&As

Vietnam remains a favourite destination for Japanese investors to step up their mergers and acquisitions. Masataka “Sam” Yoshida, head of the Cross-border Division of RECOF Corporation and CEO of RECOF Vietnam Co., Ltd., shared with VIR’s Thanh Van the overview of Japanese dealmaking in Vietnam and the upcoming prospects
Smarter industries to decarbonise manufacturing around the world

Smarter industries to decarbonise manufacturing around the world

Climate change is accelerating around the world – but 5G and other digital cellular technologies can play a vital role to combat it. Denis Brunetti, president of Ericsson Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Laos, delves into how smarter industries can help decarbonise the planet.
Calm preparations suit new prospects for Japanese M&As

Calm preparations suit new prospects for Japanese M&As

Vietnam remains a favourite destination for Japanese investors to step up their mergers and acquisitions. Masataka “Sam” Yoshida, head of the Cross-border Division of RECOF Corporation and CEO of RECOF Vietnam Co., Ltd., shared with VIR’s Thanh Van the overview of Japanese dealmaking in Vietnam and the upcoming prospects
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.
Pandemic turmoil a golden opportunity for companies to change for the better The components for a successful purchase
Pandemic turmoil a golden opportunity for companies to change for the better

Pandemic turmoil a golden opportunity for companies to change for the better

Now is the time to renew businesses’ dedication to sustainable practices.
The components for a successful purchase

The components for a successful purchase

The purchase of a business is a complicated transaction whose eventual value is determined by a wide variety of circumstances. Le Khanh Lam, partner at RSM Vietnam, discusses how starting with a whole lifecycle approach to merger and acquisition management is the most efficient way to maximise value.
KPMG exclusive #2: Hitting the spot with government support

KPMG exclusive #2: Hitting the spot with government support

In the second interview on the Tax and Legal Institute 2021, Le Thi Kieu Nga, partner, head of Corporate Tax discussed considerations behind government support.
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.
Pandemic turmoil a golden opportunity for companies to change for the better

Pandemic turmoil a golden opportunity for companies to change for the better

Now is the time to renew businesses’ dedication to sustainable practices.
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.
Coca-Cola - Making a difference for a greener Vietnam Vietnam’s commitment at COP26 opens up chances for low-emission growth cooperation: official Japanese investors venturing into Vietnam's renewable energy market German know-how to find Vietnam’s own path to sustainability SkyX Solar extends sustainability ambition Four provinces propose adding wind and solar power projects to PDP8
Coca-Cola - Making a difference for a greener Vietnam

Coca-Cola - Making a difference for a greener Vietnam

Understanding that a business can only thrive when its employees and local communities thrive together, Coca-Cola is heavily investing in sustainable development in Vietnam. Integrating business with positive impacts where it counts the most, the total beverage company has been unwavering in its initiatives to support the economy and local people’s cultural lives.
Vietnam’s commitment at COP26 opens up chances for low-emission growth cooperation: official

Vietnam’s commitment at COP26 opens up chances for low-emission growth cooperation: official

Vietnam's commitment and responsible contributions at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) were highly appreciated by the international community, opening up many opportunities for cooperation in low-emission growth and promoting circular economy in adaptation to climate change, said a Vietnamese official.
Japanese investors venturing into Vietnam's renewable energy market

Japanese investors venturing into Vietnam's renewable energy market

More Japanese investors are actively entering Vietnam's renewable energy market to satisfy increasing energy demand.
German know-how to find Vietnam’s own path to sustainability

German know-how to find Vietnam’s own path to sustainability

Vietnam is moving from a linear to a circular economy, implementing transformative changes on the way.
SkyX Solar extends sustainability ambition

SkyX Solar extends sustainability ambition

Rooftop solar developer SkyX Solar and its strategic partners – VinaCapital and EDF Renewables – are planning to invest more than $100 million to develop 200MWp of rooftop solar and distributed energy solar projects for commercial and industrial customers
Four provinces propose adding wind and solar power projects to PDP8

Four provinces propose adding wind and solar power projects to PDP8

Ninh Thuan, Binh Thuan, Quang Ninh, and Thai Binh have recently sent proposals to the MoIT to add a series of wind and solar power projects to the PDP8.
With its modernism and simplicity, Asiana Riverside raises the benchmark Gamuda Land will strongly inject more capital into Vietnam
With its modernism and simplicity, Asiana Riverside raises the benchmark

With its modernism and simplicity, Asiana Riverside raises the benchmark

Inspired by the renowned luxury compound Rockefeller Center in New York City, Asiana Riverside resembles a vibrant metropolis with a unique South Saigon flair.
Gamuda Land will strongly inject more capital into Vietnam

Gamuda Land will strongly inject more capital into Vietnam

After more than a decade of achieving great successes with the two world-class townships of Celadon City in Ho Chi Minh City and Gamuda City in Hanoi, Gamuda Land, one of the leading real estate developers in Southeast Asia, continues to deploy its strategy of expanding business in Vietnam by investing sufficient resources to search for new land funds.
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.
Dai-ichi Life Vietnam: Delivering lifelong healthcare to customers Green finance critical for sustainable recovery from COVID-19 pandemic for ASEAN economies
Dai-ichi Life Vietnam: Delivering lifelong healthcare to customers

Dai-ichi Life Vietnam: Delivering lifelong healthcare to customers

As health and peace of mind are top concerns for Vietnamese people nowadays, Dai-ichi Life Vietnam has made ongoing efforts to bring the most advanced healthcare and financial protection solutions to customers with the aim to becoming Vietnam’s leading comprehensive health insurance provider.
Green finance critical for sustainable recovery from COVID-19 pandemic for ASEAN economies

Green finance critical for sustainable recovery from COVID-19 pandemic for ASEAN economies

The COVID-19 pandemic has battered human, social, and economic capital across the globe, and there is a pressing need to rebuild economies the world over.
AIA Vietnam leaves imprint at Asian Technology Excellence Awards 2021

AIA Vietnam leaves imprint at Asian Technology Excellence Awards 2021

AIA Vietnam has just been honoured with two awards at the Asian Technology Excellence Awards 2021.
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.
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.
Foreign capital flow in Vietnam tops 26 billion USD in 11 months

Foreign capital flow in Vietnam tops 26 billion USD in 11 months

Foreign direct investment (FDI) registered in Vietnam reached 26.46 billion USD as of November 20, up 0.1 percent year on year, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
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.
Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers installs new general manager

Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers installs new general manager

Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers, part of Marriott International, Inc, has announced the appointment of Julian Wong as the new general manager.
Journey to “Winter wonderland” at Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi this festive season

Journey to “Winter wonderland” at Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi this festive season

Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi has been transformed into a “Winter Wonderland” to welcome all guests this festive season.
Tourism relaunches with new products to welcome Christmas and New Year

Tourism relaunches with new products to welcome Christmas and New Year

As Christmas and New Year approach, high-class resorts, hotels, and entertainment venues are introducing programmes to bring customers a perfect holiday.
LuxYacht delivers first Riva Aquariva Super yacht to Nova Cruises

LuxYacht delivers first Riva Aquariva Super yacht to Nova Cruises

LuxYacht has handed over Vietnam's very first Riva Aquariva yacht to Nova Cruises of NovaGroup.
Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers installs new general manager

Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers installs new general manager

Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers, part of Marriott International, Inc, has announced the appointment of Julian Wong as the new general manager.
Foreign artist impressed by Vietnam’s charm

Foreign artist impressed by Vietnam’s charm

Jeffrey Wandly is a Singaporean painter who likes to explore the local culture and daily life in Vietnam. Wandly talked with VIR’s Hong Quang about his keenness to the unique culture on the occasion of the National Cultural Conference 2021.
Cooking class to promote Korean food in Vietnam

Cooking class to promote Korean food in Vietnam

Korea Agro-Fisheries and Food Trade Corporation (aT) has organised a cooking class in Hanoi to promote Korean cuisine in Vietnam.
Journey to “Winter wonderland” at Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi this festive season

Journey to “Winter wonderland” at Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi this festive season

Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi has been transformed into a “Winter Wonderland” to welcome all guests this festive season.
Vietnam start AFF Suzuki Cup 2020 with 2-0 win over Laos

Vietnam start AFF Suzuki Cup 2020 with 2-0 win over Laos

Two goals scored by Nguyen Cong Phuong and Phan Van Duc helped Vietnam secure their first win in the opening match of Group B at the AFF Suzuki Cup 2020 in Singapore on December 6 night.
AFF Suzuki Cup 2020 begins with wins of Singapore, Thailand

AFF Suzuki Cup 2020 begins with wins of Singapore, Thailand

The ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup kicked off on December 5 with an impressive opening ceremony with the attendance of FIFA President Gianni Infantino, which shows the Southeast Asian tournament has received more attention from the world.
Winners of National Table Tennis Championships 2021 honoured

Winners of National Table Tennis Championships 2021 honoured

Winners were honoured at the closing ceremony of the 39th Nhan Dan Newspaper National Table Tennis Championships – PetroVietnam – Ca Mau Fertiliser Cup 2021 which took place in the south-central province of Quang Nam on December 4.
Vietnamese forward named player to watch at AFF Suzuki Cup 2020

Vietnamese forward named player to watch at AFF Suzuki Cup 2020

Forward Nguyen Tien Linh of Vietnam has been chosen among 10 players to look out for at the upcoming AFF Suzuki Cup 2020 by ESPN’s sports journalist Gabriel Tan.
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.
Programme launched to strengthen treatment for hereditary angioedema in Vietnam Dai-ichi Life Vietnam: Delivering lifelong healthcare to customers
Programme launched to strengthen treatment for hereditary angioedema in Vietnam

Programme launched to strengthen treatment for hereditary angioedema in Vietnam

Takeda and stakeholders have launched a programme to establish diagnostic methods, strengthen treatment, and develop guidelines for hereditary angioedema.
Dai-ichi Life Vietnam: Delivering lifelong healthcare to customers

Dai-ichi Life Vietnam: Delivering lifelong healthcare to customers

As health and peace of mind are top concerns for Vietnamese people nowadays, Dai-ichi Life Vietnam has made ongoing efforts to bring the most advanced healthcare and financial protection solutions to customers with the aim to becoming Vietnam’s leading comprehensive health insurance provider.
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.
Dai-ichi Life Vietnam: Delivering lifelong healthcare to customers

Dai-ichi Life Vietnam: Delivering lifelong healthcare to customers

As health and peace of mind are top concerns for Vietnamese people nowadays, Dai-ichi Life Vietnam has made ongoing efforts to bring the most advanced healthcare and financial protection solutions to customers with the aim to becoming Vietnam’s leading comprehensive health insurance provider.
BASF and customers build sixth school in remote area of Vietnam

BASF and customers build sixth school in remote area of Vietnam

BASF broke ground for its sixth school renovation project for the B Nhon Hung primary school, in a remote area of An Giang Province.
ASEAN, RoK agree to speed up customs procedures ASEAN, UNICEF hold workshop on financing responses to disasters, shocks Thailand, Cambodia discuss measures to get migrant Cambodian workers back to work Vietnam approves ASEAN agreements aiming at facilitating traveling among member states Russia treasures comprehensive strategic partnership with Vietnam ASEAN cultural heritage digital archive portal launches first e-exhibition
ASEAN, RoK agree to speed up customs procedures

ASEAN, RoK agree to speed up customs procedures

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Republic of Korea (RoK) have agreed to settle difficulties in customs procedures for more effective implementation of their free trade agreement (FTA), according to the RoK’s Ministry of Economy and Finance.
ASEAN, UNICEF hold workshop on financing responses to disasters, shocks

ASEAN, UNICEF hold workshop on financing responses to disasters, shocks

A workshop themed “Financing Responses to Disasters and Shocks: Experiences, Opportunities and Challenges in Disaster Risk Financing and Disaster Responsive Social Protection in Southeast Asia” has been jointly held by the ASEAN Secretariat and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) East Asia and Pacific via videoconference.
Thailand, Cambodia discuss measures to get migrant Cambodian workers back to work

Thailand, Cambodia discuss measures to get migrant Cambodian workers back to work

The Governors of Battambang and Pailin provinces of Cambodia have met their counterpart in Thailand’s Chanthaburi province to discuss the re-opening of border gates to allow legally permitted Cambodian workers to return to work in Thailand.
Vietnam approves ASEAN agreements aiming at facilitating traveling among member states

Vietnam approves ASEAN agreements aiming at facilitating traveling among member states

The Government has just issued Resolution 150/NQ-CP approving the ASEAN Framework Agreement on the Facilitation of Cross-border Transport of Passengers by Road Vehicles (CBTP).
Russia treasures comprehensive strategic partnership with Vietnam

Russia treasures comprehensive strategic partnership with Vietnam

Russia attaches importance to the comprehensive strategic partnership with Vietnam, and all-around cooperation between the two countries, said Russian President Vladimir Putin.
ASEAN cultural heritage digital archive portal launches first e-exhibition

ASEAN cultural heritage digital archive portal launches first e-exhibition

The ASEAN Cultural Heritage Digital Archive (ACHDA) project has kicked off an e-exhibition, themed “Forging History: Metals in the Crucible of ASEAN’s Transformation”, on its website.