Rosy half-year profits across the board at Vietnamese banks

Rosy half-year profits across the board at Vietnamese banks

In the first half of this year, most banks have fulfilled more than half of their full-year profit targets despite COVID-19 complexities.
Germany to provide €113.56 million of ODA to Vietnam

Germany to provide €113.56 million of ODA to Vietnam

German-Vietnamese relations and joint projects, especially in infrastructure, energy, training, and climate change will receive a substantial boost.
Danang closes largest fishing port of Central Vietnam

Danang closes largest fishing port of Central Vietnam

Operations at Tho Quang Fishing Port will be suspended for seven days to disinfect the area and carry out pandemic prevention measures.
Michael Lohscheller appointed as CEO of VinFast Global Higher clinker export duty proposed to restrict export of natural resources
Michael Lohscheller appointed as CEO of VinFast Global

Michael Lohscheller appointed as CEO of VinFast Global

Vietnam’s conglomerate VinGroup announced on July 27 that it has appointed Michael Lohscheller as CEO of its automotive division VinFast Global.
Higher clinker export duty proposed to restrict export of natural resources

Higher clinker export duty proposed to restrict export of natural resources

The export duty of clinker has just been proposed to be doubled from 5 to 10 per cent to reduce the exports of non-renewable natural resources.
DKSH using its powers to provide reliable necessities

DKSH using its powers to provide reliable necessities

As Vietnam launches its COVID-19 vaccination drive, preservation and transportation of vaccines play a key role to ensure success.
Vietnam Association for Logistics Manpower Development makes debut

Vietnam Association for Logistics Manpower Development makes debut

The Vietnam Association for Logistics Manpower Development debuted to train qualified human resources to support future industrial development.
Vietnamese investors, contractors struggle due to higher steel price Long Thanh Airport at risk of delays due to slow land clearance
Vietnamese investors, contractors struggle due to higher steel price

Vietnamese investors, contractors struggle due to higher steel price

Although local iron and steel prices have dropped, they are still at high rates, up 1.7 times compared to the end of 2020, causing investors and construction contractors to suffer.
Long Thanh Airport at risk of delays due to slow land clearance

Long Thanh Airport at risk of delays due to slow land clearance

Long Thanh Airport may fall behind its construction schedule as land clearance and relocation is only half completed against the deadline at the end of June.
PropertyGuru plans to go public in partnership with Bridgetown 2

PropertyGuru plans to go public in partnership with Bridgetown 2

PropertyGuru Pte. Ltd. and Bridgetown 2 Holdings Ltd. announced on July 24 that they have entered into a business combination agreement.
FPT Software bolsters nearshore delivery capabilities in Americas

FPT Software bolsters nearshore delivery capabilities in Americas

FPT Software announced an investment in Intertec International, aiming to strengthen its North American nearshore delivery capabilities.
Making the right choices to save Vietnam Airlines A global blueprint in saving airlines
Making the right choices to save Vietnam Airlines

Making the right choices to save Vietnam Airlines

Is bankruptcy really in the offing for Vietnam Airlines? Airlines in general in Vietnam had a poor 2020. Vietnam Airlines itself operated over 96,000 flights in 2020..
A global blueprint in saving airlines

A global blueprint in saving airlines

The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines is expected to be saved as the government’s bailout package is being disbursed. However, some concerns remain.
Fresh business models vital to riding pandemic wave

Fresh business models vital to riding pandemic wave

Vietnamese businesses being are encouraged to adjust their strategy and address the lack of capital as well as difficulties in accessing funds.
Managing the challenges in internal audit in accordance with Decree 05

Managing the challenges in internal audit in accordance with Decree 05

Three months after the end of the transitional provisions of Decree No.05/2019/ND-CP on April 1, enterprises covered by the decree have implemented internal audit functions and gradually improved their internal audit work.
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.
RSM Vietnam looks to another two decades of success

RSM Vietnam looks to another two decades of success

RSM Vietnam, one of the leading accounting and advisory firms in Vietnam, is marking 20 years of operation in the country, with many fruitful achievements gained.
ASL Law introduces Legal Handbook amid COVID-19 times

ASL Law introduces Legal Handbook amid COVID-19 times

Hanoi-based full-service law firm ASL Law has just introduced a Legal Handbook on Labour and Employment, providing a useful reference for businesses in COVID-19 times.
Resetting focus on human resources management at industrial zones

Resetting focus on human resources management at industrial zones

Nguyen Thanh Phuong, general director of Sao Do Group, discussed the long-overlooked issue in the management of human resources at industrial zones.
ManpowerGroup Vietnam: How to maintain an agile workforce

ManpowerGroup Vietnam: How to maintain an agile workforce

ManpowerGroup Vietnam and AmCham organised a virtual event on what organisations should do to maintain an agile workforce during the pandemic.
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.
Tiki – an empire built on trust and commitment to Vietnam (E-Magazine)

Tiki – an empire built on trust and commitment to Vietnam (E-Magazine)

Founded in 2010, the technology startup Tiki is looking back on a journey of wild ups and downs in the Vietnamese market.
German wpd enters Vietnam with Kon Plong onshore wind energy project Waiting for forest zoning and carbon credit generation Vietnam approves scheme to intensify management of plastic waste by 2025 Building regional strategies for carbon credits in forestry Iberdrola buys renewable energy assets in Vietnam Nestlé Vietnam and MILO champion campaign to say no to plastic straws
German wpd enters Vietnam with Kon Plong onshore wind energy project

German wpd enters Vietnam with Kon Plong onshore wind energy project

German developer wpd and Singapore's Levanta Renewables are planning the Kon Plong onshore wind energy project in Kon Tum province.
Waiting for forest zoning and carbon credit generation

Waiting for forest zoning and carbon credit generation

Forest zoning for generation and trade of carbon credits is considered an important solution to create abundant carbon storage in Vietnam as well as establish favourable conditions for enterprises to negotiate selling prices.
Vietnam approves scheme to intensify management of plastic waste by 2025

Vietnam approves scheme to intensify management of plastic waste by 2025

The Vietnamese government on July 22 approved the scheme on intensifying state management of plastic waste in Vietnam.
Building regional strategies for carbon credits in forestry

Building regional strategies for carbon credits in forestry

Vietnam’s forestry system is available for building regional planning in service of exploiting forest carbon credit.
Iberdrola buys renewable energy assets in Vietnam

Iberdrola buys renewable energy assets in Vietnam

Iberdrola, one of the largest global energy companies, has acquired renewable energy assets in Vietnam from German SOWITEC Group.
Nestlé Vietnam and MILO champion campaign to say no to plastic straws

Nestlé Vietnam and MILO champion campaign to say no to plastic straws

Through a webinar on July 16, Nestlé Vietnam has committed its full support to the Say No to Plastic Straws campaign launched by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
PropertyGuru plans to go public in partnership with Bridgetown 2 Status of real estate up in air as globe strives for recovery
PropertyGuru plans to go public in partnership with Bridgetown 2

PropertyGuru plans to go public in partnership with Bridgetown 2

PropertyGuru Pte. Ltd. and Bridgetown 2 Holdings Ltd. announced on July 24 that they have entered into a business combination agreement.
Status of real estate up in air as globe strives for recovery

Status of real estate up in air as globe strives for recovery

The real estate market is witnessing a decrease in liquidity, with the situation not likely to change for the better for the remainder of the year as Vietnam’s economy struggles with the damage caused by the pandemic.
The future of sustainable and healthy city design in Vietnam

The future of sustainable and healthy city design in Vietnam

A webinar hosted by B+H showcased critical disruptors affecting how future cities will be built in Vietnam that are resilient and immune to future shocks.
Bac Giang approves planning for four IZs on same day

Bac Giang approves planning for four IZs on same day

Bac Giang approved the construction zoning planning of four industrial zones (IZs) in order to welcome investors who are looking to invest in the province.
MoF suggests reducing trading board lot size from 100 to 10 on HSX Saigonbank to sell nearly 8.3 million BVB shares
MoF suggests reducing trading board lot size from 100 to 10 on HSX

MoF suggests reducing trading board lot size from 100 to 10 on HSX

The MoF has suggested reducing the trading board lot size from 100 to 10 and providing favourable conditions for companies to list again on the HSX.
Saigonbank to sell nearly 8.3 million BVB shares

Saigonbank to sell nearly 8.3 million BVB shares

Saigon Bank For Industry And Trade (Saigonbank, SGB) has just announced the offering of more than 8 million shares of Viet Capital Commercial Joint Stock Bank (BVB).
Manulife Vietnam launches innovative new personal virtual assistant for agents

Manulife Vietnam launches innovative new personal virtual assistant for agents

Manulife Vietnam continues to pioneer the transformation of the life insurance industry with the launch of its new MaxX D mobile application.
Manulife Vietnam has new COO to drive forward customer experience transformation

Manulife Vietnam has new COO to drive forward customer experience transformation

Manulife Vietnam has announced the appointment of Naren Baliga as its new chief operating officer, ramping up the company’s digital and customer focus.
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.
Visa and Moca team up to accelerate online shopping and digital payments

Visa and Moca team up to accelerate online shopping and digital payments

Visa and Moca will encourage consumers to save their Visa payment card-on-file to make fast, convenient, and secure online payments on Grab and other platforms.
Vietnam among world's top 20 host economies for FDI

Vietnam among world's top 20 host economies for FDI

Vietnam was named among the world’s top 20 host economies for foreign direct investment for the first time in 2020 with an inflow of 16 billion USD.
VSS covers nearly 2.13 bln USD of medical check-up, treatment costs in H1

VSS covers nearly 2.13 bln USD of medical check-up, treatment costs in H1

The Vietnam Social Security paid nearly 2.13 billion USD for medical check-up and treatment expenses in the first half of 2021.
Pu Luong – a paradise amidst jungle for travellers on budget

Pu Luong – a paradise amidst jungle for travellers on budget

Located in the north central province of Thanh Hoa, Pu Luong is renowned as an ideal destination for trekkers and budget travellers because of its seclusion and fantastic scenery of terraced rice fields and primary forests.
Transport ministry approves pilot opening of Phu Quoc island to foreign visitors

Transport ministry approves pilot opening of Phu Quoc island to foreign visitors

The Ministry of Transport has basically agreed to the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism’s draft pilot plan on welcoming international tourists to Phu Quoc island in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang.
‘Vaccine passport’ pilot to open up recovery opportunities for tourism: experts

‘Vaccine passport’ pilot to open up recovery opportunities for tourism: experts

Tourism experts said if Vietnam succeeds in piloting the ‘COVID-19 vaccine passport’ policy, the sector can bounce back, welcoming back both domestic and foreign visitors.
Phu Quoc to welcome foreign visitors with vaccine passports by October

Phu Quoc to welcome foreign visitors with vaccine passports by October

Phu Quoc Island in Kien Giang province expects to welcome international visitors with vaccine passports beginning in October.
People in Ho Chi Minh City can book quarantine hotels online

People in Ho Chi Minh City can book quarantine hotels online

From August 1, people can search, book, and pay online for quarantine hotels in Ho Chi Minh City on httpssodulich.hochiminhcity.gov.vn and www.traveloka.com.
Making vaccine visa trial worthwhile for Vietnam

Making vaccine visa trial worthwhile for Vietnam

Kenneth M. Atkinson, founder and senior adviser of Grant Thornton Vietnam cum vice chairman of the Vietnam Tourism Advisory Board, shared with VIR..
Latest outbreak flips lives upside down in Ho Chi Minh city

Latest outbreak flips lives upside down in Ho Chi Minh city

The livelihoods of millions of people in Ho Chi Minh City are in limbo as the city fights to contain its largest COVID-19 outbreak yet.
Kim Duyen to represent Vietnam at Miss Universe 2021 in Israel

Kim Duyen to represent Vietnam at Miss Universe 2021 in Israel

Nguyen Huynh Kim Duyen, the runner-up of Miss Universe Vietnam 2019, will represent the country at this year’s Miss Universe global event, to be held in the resort city of Eliat in Israel this December.
Vietnam pins hope on female weightlifter at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Vietnam pins hope on female weightlifter at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Five Vietnamese athletes will compete in four sports on the fourth official day of the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on July 27.
Vietnamese marksman fails to defend title in men’s 10m air pistol at Olympics

Vietnamese marksman fails to defend title in men’s 10m air pistol at Olympics

Vietnamese marksman Hoang Xuan Vinh has failed to defend his title in the men's 10m air pistol at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Olympic Tokyo 2020: weightlifter Thach Kim Tuan’s medal hope fades

Olympic Tokyo 2020: weightlifter Thach Kim Tuan’s medal hope fades

Thach Kim Tuan, Vietnam’s medal hope in men’s weightlifting event at Olympic Tokyo 2020, has failed to perform at his best on July 25.
Osaka in Olympic spotlight, but biracial Japanese face struggles

Osaka in Olympic spotlight, but biracial Japanese face struggles

Emili Omuro was thrilled by Naomi Osaka's star turn at the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony, but the biracial teenager says Japan must do more to accept people of mixed heritage.
Sailing in tranquility in Thung Nang

Sailing in tranquility in Thung Nang

Thung Nang is an emerging tourist attraction in Dam Khe hamlet, Ninh Hai commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh province. The site attracts tourists for its untouched beauty.
Two more Metro Line 1 trains docked at Khanh Hoi Port in Ho Chi Minh City

Two more Metro Line 1 trains docked at Khanh Hoi Port in Ho Chi Minh City

The sixth and seventh trains of Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien Metro Line 1 have successfully arrived at Khanh Hoi Port.
Ho Chi Minh City preparing for complicated fortnight

Ho Chi Minh City preparing for complicated fortnight

VIR’s Le Toan captured the moments before Ho Chi Minh City implemented its current social distancing for its nine million inhabitants last Friday.
Ho Chi Minh City prevents people from going outside without proper reason

Ho Chi Minh City prevents people from going outside without proper reason

Ho Chi Minh City has been mobilising all relevant forces to prevent residents from leaving their houses without appropriate reasons.
Lotus flowers in blossom in Da Nang city

Lotus flowers in blossom in Da Nang city

The lotus ponds in the central coastal city of Da Nang are in full bloom, jubilantly showing off their pink beauty.
HCM City welcomes volunteers to relieve overwhelmed health care system Additional 2,764 COVID-19 cases raise national count to over 109,000
HCM City welcomes volunteers to relieve overwhelmed health care system

HCM City welcomes volunteers to relieve overwhelmed health care system

More than 1,300 people in Ho Chi Minh City have signed up to volunteer for the fight against the outbreak of the highly infectious Delta variant following an appeal letter from Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son.
Additional 2,764 COVID-19 cases raise national count to over 109,000

Additional 2,764 COVID-19 cases raise national count to over 109,000

Vietnam confirmed an additional 2,764 COVID-19 cases, including two imported, in the past 12 hours to 6am on July 27, raising the national total to 109,111, according to the Ministry of Health.
Gifts for the future from Swing for the Kids Fund

Gifts for the future from Swing for the Kids Fund

Representatives of Vietnam Investment Review and kind-hearted sponsors of its Swing for the Kids Fund have gone on a trip to grant 200 scholarships to excellent students in financially challeng situations.
Swing for the Kids scholarships going to Danang

Swing for the Kids scholarships going to Danang

The Swing for the Kids Fund of Vietnam Investment Review has handed out scholarships to high-achievers from needy households in Danang.
Eight hospitals and healthcare centres gifted New Zealand fruit boxes during pandemic

Eight hospitals and healthcare centres gifted New Zealand fruit boxes during pandemic

New Zealand’s top fresh produce exporters provided 535 cartons of apples and 1,100 gold kiwi fruits for patients and healthcare staff to tide over COVID-19.
GREENFEED joins hands in national COVID-19 fight

GREENFEED joins hands in national COVID-19 fight

Facing the escalating challenges of COVID-19, GREENFEED Vietnam JSC has quickly joined the government's fight to share clean and safe food with the community.
Vietnam welcomes efforts by UN centre for preventive diplomacy in Central Asia Strong earthquake strikes off Indonesia's Sulawesi island China reports 76 virus cases, highest daily rise since January London roads flood as storms roll in Europe to boost battery production as electric shift accelerates Cambodia buys 5 million doses of vaccine for children aged 12-17
Vietnam welcomes efforts by UN centre for preventive diplomacy in Central Asia

Vietnam welcomes efforts by UN centre for preventive diplomacy in Central Asia

Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of Vietnam’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, has appreciated efforts made by the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA) and its special representative Natalia Gherman to promote preventive diplomacy in Central Asia, thus contributing to peace, stability and development in the region.
Strong earthquake strikes off Indonesia's Sulawesi island

Strong earthquake strikes off Indonesia's Sulawesi island

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said on July 26 that a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.
China reports 76 virus cases, highest daily rise since January

China reports 76 virus cases, highest daily rise since January

China reported 76 new coronavirus cases on Monday, the highest daily rise since January, including 40 domestic transmissions prompting authorities to test millions in eastern Jiangsu province.
London roads flood as storms roll in

London roads flood as storms roll in

Buses and cars were left stranded when roads across London flooded on Sunday, as repeated thunderstorms battered the British capital.
Europe to boost battery production as electric shift accelerates

Europe to boost battery production as electric shift accelerates

As electric car sales take off and petrol engines face being phased out by 2035, Europe is looking to develop its own battery production base.
Cambodia buys 5 million doses of vaccine for children aged 12-17

Cambodia buys 5 million doses of vaccine for children aged 12-17

The Cambodian government has purchased an additional five million doses of Sinovac vaccine to vaccinate children aged 12-17 as the COVID-19 pandemic poses an enormous threat to the group, Khmer Times reported.