Building on the ASEAN Community

Building on the ASEAN Community

August 8 will mark ASEAN’s 55th anniversary of establishment and the end of last month marked 27 years since Vietnam joined the bloc. Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son writes about the journey of ASEAN development and Vietnam’s contributions to the organisation.
Vietnam spends $5 billion on coal imports

Vietnam spends $5 billion on coal imports

In the first seven months of this year, Vietnam spent over $5 billion to import coal for thermal power plants, up 123 per cent on-year.
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.
NutiFood becomes major shareholder in Vinasoy's owner Building on the ASEAN Community
NutiFood becomes major shareholder in Vinasoy's owner

NutiFood becomes major shareholder in Vinasoy's owner

The nutrition product producer NutiFood completed the purchase of additional two million shares in Quang Ngai Sugar JSC.
Building on the ASEAN Community

Building on the ASEAN Community

August 8 will mark ASEAN’s 55th anniversary of establishment and the end of last month marked 27 years since Vietnam joined the bloc. Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son writes about the journey of ASEAN development and Vietnam’s contributions to the organisation.
CapitaLand Development enhances its operations

CapitaLand Development enhances its operations

CapitaLand Development has achieved remarkable milestones throughout its operations and business globally. Ronald Tay, CEO of CapitaLand Development (Vietnam), shared his point of view to VIR’s Bich Ngoc on the development strategy and how the company works on creating quality spaces for live, work and play through sustainable and innovative solutions to enrich the community in the Vietnamese market.
SCG accelerating strategies to address myriad of challenges

SCG accelerating strategies to address myriad of challenges

SCG announced its Q2/2022 and H1/2022 operating results with robust financial standing, accelerating five strategies to address several challenges.
Huge transport investment expected to vitalise central regions Manufacturing output continues to rise amidst signs of slowing growth
Huge transport investment expected to vitalise central regions

Huge transport investment expected to vitalise central regions

More than $4.34 billion are to be put into expanding the national highway network from 2021 to 2025, which is expected to create a turnaround to transport infrastructure development in the central regions.
Manufacturing output continues to rise amidst signs of slowing growth

Manufacturing output continues to rise amidst signs of slowing growth

The Vietnamese manufacturing sector remained in growth territory at the start of the third quarter of the year, but there were some signs of demand softening.
M&A deals light up property market in first half of 2022

M&A deals light up property market in first half of 2022

Since the beginning of the year, the real estate market has seen an uptick in merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, including office, residential, and industrial projects.
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.
EVFTA underpinning growth in Vietnamese tech market Renewable energy sources not fully tapped: experts
EVFTA underpinning growth in Vietnamese tech market

EVFTA underpinning growth in Vietnamese tech market

Changes in consumer behaviour and market trends over the past few years have forced us to rethink the role of technology. Eunjung Han, consultant at Rouse Legal Vietnam and vice chair of the Digital Sector Committee of the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, looks at how the implementation of EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement and relevant government policies make impacts on the growth of the local tech market.
Renewable energy sources not fully tapped: experts

Renewable energy sources not fully tapped: experts

The potential of renewable energy sources, especially wind and solar power, is one of the keys to Vietnam’s energy transformation towards carbon neutrality, but barriers stemming from the unresponsive transmission network and pricing mechanism is wasting the capacity of billions of kWh of electricity, according to experts.
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.
Stakeholders seek sustainable strategies to retain workers

Stakeholders seek sustainable strategies to retain workers

More than 200 business leaders and representatives from authorities met on June 14 to discuss sustainable strategies for attracting and retaining workers.
Understanding and steering data with AI

Understanding and steering data with AI

The ability of AI to help develop visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages results largely from the use of large databases that can be used to train AI algorithms to learn how to interpret new data that it encounters.
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

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.
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.
National Strategy on Climate Change for 2050 approved Vietnam has first JCM Eco Lease scheme project registered Unilever to introduce digital curriculum on children’s health Uplifting capacity for renewable investors in Vietnam Building on Vietnam’s unique advantages Nation’s net-zero aim given strategic boost
National Strategy on Climate Change for 2050 approved

National Strategy on Climate Change for 2050 approved

Hanoi - Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has signed a decision approving the National Strategy on Climate Change for 2050.
Vietnam has first JCM Eco Lease scheme project registered

Vietnam has first JCM Eco Lease scheme project registered

An eco-lease solar power project is set to be implemented under cooperation between the Vietnamese and Japanese governments.
Unilever to introduce digital curriculum on children’s health

Unilever to introduce digital curriculum on children’s health

In the recent months, the epidemic situation in the world and Vietnam has become more and more complicated. Committed to joining hands with the government to improve hygienic condition and health for people, for a healthier Vietnam, Unilever have taken me
Uplifting capacity for renewable investors in Vietnam

Uplifting capacity for renewable investors in Vietnam

There could be a bright future for Vietnamese renewables businesses. Bui Trung Kien, vice chairman of CME Solar Investment JSC, talked to VIR’s Hue Anh about the related policies and government support that could kickstart long-term renewables projects in this country.
Building on Vietnam’s unique advantages

Building on Vietnam’s unique advantages

As one of the world’s most populous countries, Vietnam stands at a turning point that many of its neighbours have faced in their own development lifecycle: embrace rapid economic growth that continues to pull its populace out of poverty while providing the next generation access to economic opportunities never seen – or continue to stagnate and allow the opportunities afforded by economic development to find a home elsewhere.
Nation’s net-zero aim given strategic boost

Nation’s net-zero aim given strategic boost

Vietnam’s fresh national climate change strategy, which highlights a crucial energy transition, will help the country reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fulfil its international commitment.
CapitaLand Development enhances its operations Industrial real estate attracts foreign investors via M&A
CapitaLand Development enhances its operations

CapitaLand Development enhances its operations

CapitaLand Development has achieved remarkable milestones throughout its operations and business globally. Ronald Tay, CEO of CapitaLand Development (Vietnam), shared his point of view to VIR’s Bich Ngoc on the development strategy and how the company works on creating quality spaces for live, work and play through sustainable and innovative solutions to enrich the community in the Vietnamese market.
Industrial real estate attracts foreign investors via M&A

Industrial real estate attracts foreign investors via M&A

Do Gia Long, deputy general director of Redsunland Investment JSC talks about the advantages of M&As, the barriers to them, and solutions to foster deals.
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.
Industrial real estate attracts foreign investors via M&A

Industrial real estate attracts foreign investors via M&A

Do Gia Long, deputy general director of Redsunland Investment JSC talks about the advantages of M&As, the barriers to them, and solutions to foster deals.
KBank makes entry into Vietnam with digital push Eco-friendly payment initiative launched by Visa
KBank makes entry into Vietnam with digital push

KBank makes entry into Vietnam with digital push

Kasikornbank (KBank) has recently inaugurated its Ho Chi Minh City branch and announced a series of new digital solutions in Vietnam.
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.
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.
Non-life insurance sees rosy first-half performance

Non-life insurance sees rosy first-half performance

The non-life insurance segment recaptured momentum, reaching double-digit growth in premium revenue in the first half of this year.
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.
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.
Vietnam Vacation Club lauches attractive products on Phu Quoc

Vietnam Vacation Club lauches attractive products on Phu Quoc

Vietnam Vacation Club has launched two long-term vacation products, The Sea Holiday and The Sky Holiday, on Phu Quoc.
Vietnam becoming favourite destination for Indian tourists

Vietnam becoming favourite destination for Indian tourists

Instead of choosing popular tourist destinations in Southeast Asia such as Thailand or Singapore, Indian tourists are now starting to gradually turn their attention to Vietnam – a destination with beautiful scenery, delicious food, and no shortage of high-class resort services for them.
Thousands join My Soul Seoul in Ho Chi Minh City

Thousands join My Soul Seoul in Ho Chi Minh City

My Soul Seoul in Ho Chi Minh City attracted about 1,000 people to the GEM Center.
Bluewise Business Advisory and St. Anne's form strategic partnership

Bluewise Business Advisory and St. Anne's form strategic partnership

Bluewise Business Advisory under Bluewise Group is specialized in business consulting with a mission of connecting trade between Vietnam and Australia.
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.
Int’l DJs to perform in Da Nang

Int’l DJs to perform in Da Nang

Four international DJs will perform at 'Da Nang Electronic Carnival - Take Me To The Sun' rave in the central city of Da Nang on August 13-14.
Herbalife supports Vietnamese athletes bound for 11th ASEAN Para Games

Herbalife supports Vietnamese athletes bound for 11th ASEAN Para Games

Herbalife Vietnam worked with the Vietnam Paralympic Association (VPA) to organise a send-off ceremony for hundreds of Vietnamese athletes, coaches, and cadres.
How F1 is helping Vietnam strive for a sustainable future

How F1 is helping Vietnam strive for a sustainable future

F1 is moving towards its sustainable future: developing a fully sustainable fuel solution based on biomass fuel for 2026, alongside global sponsor ARAMCO.
Man City, Liverpool renew title fight as Premier League clubs flex financial muscle

Man City, Liverpool renew title fight as Premier League clubs flex financial muscle

Premier League clubs have splashed an estimated £1 billion ($1.2 billion) in the arms race for new talent ahead of the start to the 2022/23 season on Friday, but champions Manchester City remain the side to beat.
Murray, Venus defeated in Washington openers

Murray, Venus defeated in Washington openers

Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray of Britain crashed out in the opening round of the ATP and WTA Washington Open on Monday, falling to Sweden's Mikael Ymer.
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.
Vietnam, RoK strengthen cooperation in labour, employment, social affairs SANSE prepares youth for sustainable development
Vietnam, RoK strengthen cooperation in labour, employment, social affairs

Vietnam, RoK strengthen cooperation in labour, employment, social affairs

Labour, employment and social cooperation between Vietnam and the Republic of Korea since the two countries established diplomatic relations 30 years ago was reviewed at a workshop in Hanoi on August 3.
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.
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.
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.
For Vietnamese Stature Foundation promotes gender equality in education

For Vietnamese Stature Foundation promotes gender equality in education

The For Vietnamese Stature Foundation and related parties conducted a training course for nearly 30 teachers in Lao Cai province at the end of July.
ASEAN heads of civil service meet in Hanoi UN leader lauds Vietnam’s commitments to climate change response Myanmar pledges to implement five-point consensus with ASEAN this year Vietnam grows on strong footing: German newspaper Vietnam to clarify stance on US’ Indo-Pacific agenda Laos concerned about new wave of COVID-19
ASEAN heads of civil service meet in Hanoi

ASEAN heads of civil service meet in Hanoi

The Heads of Civil Service Meeting themed “Modernising civil service towards a cohesive and responsive ASEAN Community” kicked off on August 5 as part of the 21st ASEAN Conference on Civil Service Matters (ACCSM 21).
UN leader lauds Vietnam’s commitments to climate change response

UN leader lauds Vietnam’s commitments to climate change response

Deputy Foreign Minister Ha Kim Ngoc had a meeting on August 3 with United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres who highly valued Vietnam's active and responsible contributions to the common work of the organisation, especially the country’s strong commitments in the fight against climate change, and promised to continue supporting Vietnam in this work.
Myanmar pledges to implement five-point consensus with ASEAN this year

Myanmar pledges to implement five-point consensus with ASEAN this year

Myanmar's leader Sen. Gen. Min Aung Hlaing has said that some points of a consensus reached with the ASEAN to end the country's ongoing crisis will be implemented this year.
Vietnam grows on strong footing: German newspaper

Vietnam grows on strong footing: German newspaper

Vietnam has seen strong growth in two years of COVID-19 and an increase in foreign direct investment (FDI), according to an article on the Southeast Asian nation’s development freshly published on Germany’s Junge Welt newspaper.
Vietnam to clarify stance on US’ Indo-Pacific agenda

Vietnam to clarify stance on US’ Indo-Pacific agenda

Vietnam will soon decide on whether it will officially engage in the United States’ fresh economic cooperation framework which is hoped to help increase both economies’ investment and trade ties.
Laos concerned about new wave of COVID-19

Laos concerned about new wave of COVID-19

Lao health authorities are concerned about a new wave of COVID-19 after 86 new cases were recorded on July 27 alone, 70 of which were in the capital Vientiane.