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.
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.
Petrol and oil imports increased until end of June 2023

Petrol and oil imports increased until end of June 2023

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) is making efforts to ensure the supply sources of petroleum products in the domestic market.
The new era of edtech in Vietnam AEON Vietnam promoting sustainable consumption
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.
AEON Vietnam promoting sustainable consumption

AEON Vietnam promoting sustainable consumption

Building a sustainable distribution system and promoting sustainable consumption have become the key goals of Japanese retailer AEON Vietnam as a bridge between manufacturers and consumers.
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.
Samsung to raise total investment in Vietnam to $20 billion LG to invest additional $4 billion in Vietnam
Samsung to raise total investment in Vietnam to $20 billion

Samsung to raise total investment in Vietnam to $20 billion

Samsung Electronics vice chairman Han Jong-hee said the company would raise total investment in Vietnam to $20 billion, focusing on artificial intelligence and big data.
LG to invest additional $4 billion in Vietnam

LG to invest additional $4 billion in Vietnam

LG Corporation will invest an additional $4 billion in Vietnam and plans to make the nation its production hub for smartphone camera products.
Tie-ups breed confidence in logistics arena

Tie-ups breed confidence in logistics arena

Competitive pressures in tandem with digital economy development is likely to help boost the numbers of mergers and acquisitions in the logistics field in Vietnam next year.
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.
KPMG expands legal services in Asia Pacific The proactive pursuit of sustainability
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.
The proactive pursuit of sustainability

The proactive pursuit of sustainability

The Vietnamese business community is pursuing sustainable development. Patrick Haverman, deputy resident representative of the United Nations Development Programme in Vietnam, talked to VIR’s Thanh Tung about how this will help it improve competitiveness and expand performance.
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
Cybersecurity legislation’s upgrade

Cybersecurity legislation’s upgrade

The issuance of a new decree is deemed an important piece to complete the puzzle in terms of data protection in Vietnam. Dang The Duc and Thai Gia Han from Indochine Counsel point out the major highlights while also noting where some confusion or overlap may remain.
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.
Phuc Khang Corporation again in top 10 sustainable businesses in Vietnam Wink Hotels announces grand opening of Wink Hotel Danang Centre
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.
Wink Hotels announces grand opening of Wink Hotel Danang Centre

Wink Hotels announces grand opening of Wink Hotel Danang Centre

On November 30, Wink Hotels unveiled its made-in-Vietnam brand at the buzzing beach city with the official opening of Wink Hotel Danang Centre.
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.
VBSP praised for efficient operating model VBSP gains from cooperation with Japanese partners
VBSP praised for efficient operating model

VBSP praised for efficient operating model

The operation model of Vietnam Bank for Social Policies has been praised by the delegation the of Asia-Pacific Rural Agricultural Credit Association.
VBSP gains from cooperation with Japanese partners

VBSP gains from cooperation with Japanese partners

Vietnam Bank for Social Policies has built relationships with a host of Japanese partners to help aid its credit policy development.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ho Chi Minh City to hold its biggest outdoor music festival

Ho Chi Minh City to hold its biggest outdoor music festival

The biggest outdoor music festival ever held in Ho Chi Minh City will take place from December 8 to 11.
Wink Hotels announces grand opening of Wink Hotel Danang Centre

Wink Hotels announces grand opening of Wink Hotel Danang Centre

On November 30, Wink Hotels unveiled its made-in-Vietnam brand at the buzzing beach city with the official opening of Wink Hotel Danang Centre.
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.
Preschool potential ramps up

Preschool potential ramps up

Opportunities for international education investment are increasing as the Vietnamese government attempts to encourage involvement in the country’s non-compulsory early childhood education.
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.
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.
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 NA Chairman Hue to visit Australia, New Zealand MHI and Indonesia Power research low-carbon power plants across Indonesia
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.
NA Chairman Hue to visit Australia, New Zealand

NA Chairman Hue to visit Australia, New Zealand

National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue will pay official visits to Australia and New Zealand from November 30-December 6, announced the NA Foreign Relations Committee.
MHI and Indonesia Power research low-carbon power plants across Indonesia

MHI and Indonesia Power research low-carbon power plants across Indonesia

Early this month, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and PT. PLN Indonesia Power concluded an MoU for three feasibility studies at Indonesia Power's plants.