Evolution vital for VIR to stay relevant

Evolution vital for VIR to stay relevant

With countries around the world having to deal with a decline in their press industries, Vietnam Investment Review has accelerated its transformation to become more user-friendly via cooperation with outside media agencies and the hosting of talk shows and seminars.
Ideas for curbing abusive related-party transactions

Ideas for curbing abusive related-party transactions

A related-party transaction occurs when a deal is entered into by at least two parties, where one has control or significant influence over the other or where the parties come under the same controlling owner.
Bright prospects for agri-seafood exports at year-end

Bright prospects for agri-seafood exports at year-end

Surging consumption in US and EU markets by the year-end and China’s loosened policy on importing commodities are expected to underpin Vietnam’s export acceleration in the forthcoming months.
Lending a hand to progress for the business community Ideas for curbing abusive related-party transactions
Lending a hand to progress for the business community

Lending a hand to progress for the business community

Vietnam Investment Review has been growing from strength to strength thanks to its continuous renovation with assorted activities highly appreciated by the business community.
Ideas for curbing abusive related-party transactions

Ideas for curbing abusive related-party transactions

A related-party transaction occurs when a deal is entered into by at least two parties, where one has control or significant influence over the other or where the parties come under the same controlling owner.
VIR talk show to discuss digital talent and transformation in banking

VIR talk show to discuss digital talent and transformation in banking

On September 26, VIR will host a talk show on the digital transformation in the banking industry.
BASF Vietnam commits to sustainable funding strategy

BASF Vietnam commits to sustainable funding strategy

Despite the globe’s current complications, BASF Vietnam has achieved strong business results. CEO Erick Contreras talked with VIR’s Binh An the efforts to mitigate the impact of the pandemic and the commitment to more sustainable investment in this country.
Ha Tinh approves $270 million investment in second Vingroup battery factory BASF Vietnam commits to sustainable funding strategy
Ha Tinh approves $270 million investment in second Vingroup battery factory

Ha Tinh approves $270 million investment in second Vingroup battery factory

Ha Tinh Economic Zones Management Authority has approved the investment planning of the second battery factory invested by VinES Energy Solutions JSC.
BASF Vietnam commits to sustainable funding strategy

BASF Vietnam commits to sustainable funding strategy

Despite the globe’s current complications, BASF Vietnam has achieved strong business results. CEO Erick Contreras talked with VIR’s Binh An the efforts to mitigate the impact of the pandemic and the commitment to more sustainable investment in this country.
Virtual Internships raised $14.3 million in Series A round

Virtual Internships raised $14.3 million in Series A round

Virtual Internships, an edtech company from the UK, has successfully raised $ 14.3 million in Series A led by a global coalition of investors.
FPT Software expands in Europe with new office in Denmark

FPT Software expands in Europe with new office in Denmark

FPT Software announced the opening of its first office in Denmark on September 5, increasing the number of its international offices to 59.
New regulations enhance transparency in private placement of bonds Fulfilling the roadmap for a fruitful EU trade future
New regulations enhance transparency in private placement of bonds

New regulations enhance transparency in private placement of bonds

The new decree on offering and trading private placement bonds helps standardise and improve bond issuance conditions, supervision of capital use purposes and information transparency, said analysts.
Fulfilling the roadmap for a fruitful EU trade future

Fulfilling the roadmap for a fruitful EU trade future

Bilateral trade between the EU and Vietnam has been advancing in the right direction since the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement took effect.
Ideas for curbing abusive related-party transactions

Ideas for curbing abusive related-party transactions

A related-party transaction occurs when a deal is entered into by at least two parties, where one has control or significant influence over the other or where the parties come under the same controlling owner.
Keeping on top of crypto legislation

Keeping on top of crypto legislation

The growth of central bank involvement in the digital currency sector has significantly been increased in recent years, with many central banks considering launching a central bank digital currency.
RSM Vietnam celebrates opening new office in Ho Chi Minh City

RSM Vietnam celebrates opening new office in Ho Chi Minh City

On September 14, RSM Vietnam officially held the opening ceremony of a third office in Ho Chi Minh City.
ASL Law branches out services for wider regional ambitions

ASL Law branches out services for wider regional ambitions

Opening the first representative office for ASL Law in Singapore on August 12 was an important milestone in the firm’s expansion journey. Pham Duy Khuong, managing director of ASL Law, speaks with VIR’s Hoang Oanh about his dream of going global.
Solving talent shortages amid fierce human capital landscape

Solving talent shortages amid fierce human capital landscape

Andree Mangels, general manager of ManpowerGroup Vietnam, shares his insights about the current demand for workers in Vietnam and a strategy for employers.
Defining innovative startup enterprises in Vietnam

Defining innovative startup enterprises in Vietnam

The state has provided special policies to encourage small- and medium-sized startup enterprises (SMEs) that primarily focus on tech advancement and research, and need the assistance of all resources for building their reputation and market status.
Nurturing the next talents in blockchain

Nurturing the next talents in blockchain

Although Trinh Ngoc Duc, president of D.lion Group and CEO of Fight of the Ages, was not initially technologically savvy, he remains confident in his abilities to lead his crew to accomplish the goal of bringing a pure Vietnamese metaverse project to the world as soon as possible.
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.
BASF Vietnam commits to sustainable funding strategy

BASF Vietnam commits to sustainable funding strategy

Vietnam remains key market of interest for Singaporeans

Vietnam remains key market of interest for Singaporeans

Sandoz leading in generics and biosimilar medicines in Vietnam

Sandoz leading in generics and biosimilar medicines in Vietnam

Taking the right steps for successful digital transformation

Taking the right steps for successful digital transformation

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.
International partners commit to help Vietnam realising net zero emissions USAID launches $14 million project to help Ho Chi Minh City accelerate its green growth Quang Ninh’s Mong Cai city moves to develop renewable energy Action required for aviation to achieve net-zero commitments Vietnam to cut gas power capacity in electricity development plan Co-generation technology could act as solution to help balance power supply
International partners commit to help Vietnam realising net zero emissions

International partners commit to help Vietnam realising net zero emissions

The United Nations and development partners, during discussions with Vietnamese ministries and sectors, expressed their willingness to support Vietnam in achieving the goal of net zero emission and energy transition.
USAID launches $14 million project to help Ho Chi Minh City accelerate its green growth

USAID launches $14 million project to help Ho Chi Minh City accelerate its green growth

USAID and Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee launched a project to accelerate renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions on September 20.
Quang Ninh’s Mong Cai city moves to develop renewable energy

Quang Ninh’s Mong Cai city moves to develop renewable energy

Mong Cai city, the northern province of Quang Ninh, is planning to develop renewable energy on Vinh Thuc and Vinh Trung islands in the near future.
Action required for aviation to achieve net-zero commitments

Action required for aviation to achieve net-zero commitments

Fleet renewal, operational efficiency, renewable energy, and advanced technology are needed in commercial aviation
Vietnam to cut gas power capacity in electricity development plan

Vietnam to cut gas power capacity in electricity development plan

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has been told to finalise the National Power Development Plan VIII (PDP VIII) for 2021-2030 with a vision to 2045, focusing on reducing coal power plants.
Co-generation technology could act as solution to help balance power supply

Co-generation technology could act as solution to help balance power supply

While biomass energy from sugarcane and other agricultural by-products has proven to be financially rewarding and environmentally useful, smaller companies remain discouraged to participate.
Propzy predicament signals warning to property startups Investors and buyers play waiting game in credit switch
Propzy predicament signals warning to property startups

Propzy predicament signals warning to property startups

Once considered a rising star in the field of real estate technology, Propzy announced its closure last week.
Investors and buyers play waiting game in credit switch

Investors and buyers play waiting game in credit switch

The State Bank of Vietnam finally created extra credit room for some banks on September 7. However, the extension is deemed low and may not help real estate businesses and homebuyers access feasible capital sources for their projects.
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.
Vietnam to encourage eco-industrial parks with international support

Vietnam to encourage eco-industrial parks with international support

Vietnam will continue to encourage investors to both develop eco-industrial parks and transition traditional to ecological ones.
Banks moving to restructure bad debts VIR talk show to discuss digital talent and transformation in banking
Banks moving to restructure bad debts

Banks moving to restructure bad debts

As a circular on debt rescheduling for clients affected by the pandemic has expired, banks will face increased debt restructuring.
VIR talk show to discuss digital talent and transformation in banking

VIR talk show to discuss digital talent and transformation in banking

On September 26, VIR will host a talk show on the digital transformation in the banking industry.
Saladin and BaoViet Corporation enter strategic partnership

Saladin and BaoViet Corporation enter strategic partnership

On September 20, Saladin's 10X Consulting and Technology Co., Ltd. and BaoViet Insurance Corporation signed a strategic partnership agreement.
Insurance companies urged to go digital soon

Insurance companies urged to go digital soon

Insurers should promote digital transformation rapidly as, compared to other financial industries, the insurance industry is considered to have slow digital transformation with limited economic efficiency.
Be-Cake Visa credit card launched to enhance digital payment experience

Be-Cake Visa credit card launched to enhance digital payment experience

Digital bank Cake by VPBank (Cake) is releasing Vietnam’s first collaborative co-branded credit card product.
Visa extends partnership with Vietnamese universities to promote Practical Money Skills

Visa extends partnership with Vietnamese universities to promote Practical Money Skills

Visa is partnering with the Faculty of Finance and Banking of the University of Economics and Business, Vietnam National University.
Foreign arrivals to Vietnam surge 13.7 fold in eight months of 2022

Foreign arrivals to Vietnam surge 13.7 fold in eight months of 2022

Vietnam has welcomed more than 1.44 million international arrivals in the first eight months of 2022, a 13.7-fold rise from a year earlier, data showed.
Vietnam records trade surplus of nearly 4 billion USD in eight months

Vietnam records trade surplus of nearly 4 billion USD in eight months

Vietnam has enjoyed a trade surplus of 3.96 billion USD in the first eight months of 2022, the General Statistics Office (GSO) announced
Ho Tram: the outstanding destination for MICE tourism

Ho Tram: the outstanding destination for MICE tourism

Toward the peak travel season by the end of the year, MICE (meeting, incentive, convention, and exhibition) tourism is heating up due to increasing demands in trade promotion, strengthening partnerships, and team building. In this trend, Ho Tram stands out as an ideal destination for the segment.
Business tourism shaping up to become core national asset

Business tourism shaping up to become core national asset

The MICE (meeting, incentive, convention, and exhibition) segment could gain traction and help lead the wave of tourism recovery in Vietnam, if post-pandemic restrictions are eventually eased.
Vietnam Airlines launches online check-in at Dong Hoi airport

Vietnam Airlines launches online check-in at Dong Hoi airport

National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has announced that it will launch online check-in service for passengers departing from Dong Hoi airport in the central province of Quang Binh from September 15 to improve their experiences and convenience.
Japan welcomes Vietnamese tourists back

Japan welcomes Vietnamese tourists back

Since September 7, visitors from Vietnam can travel again to Japan with group and individual tours when booked through a travel agency.
COCOTEL partners with Archipelago to tap into bigger hotels

COCOTEL partners with Archipelago to tap into bigger hotels

COCOTEL Hotels & Resorts partners with Archipelago International to tap into bigger hotels that need their services.
Awakening Yen Bai’s potential

Awakening Yen Bai’s potential

Underdeveloped tourism destinations like Yen Bai could be seen as a risky investment, but new tourism products can also awaken the potential of such a place.
Oktoberfest Vietnam to be held in Hanoi

Oktoberfest Vietnam to be held in Hanoi

The event will feature a traditional opening ceremony presenting the tapping of the first beer keg and the wearing of traditional Bavarian attire.
Coffee shops on 'train street' must close by September 17 over safety concerns

Coffee shops on 'train street' must close by September 17 over safety concerns

The sections of track along the Hanoi-Dong Dang railway line, where trains pass close to residential houses, have been popular with tourists for many years, but also pose a major safety hazard.
MotoGP champ Quartararo defies pain in 'push to the max'

MotoGP champ Quartararo defies pain in 'push to the max'

MotoGP world champion Fabio Quartararo will defy pain this weekend in Japan after a nasty fall that blew the title race wide open with five grands prix to go.
Manchester United report £115.5m loss for 2021/22 season

Manchester United report £115.5m loss for 2021/22 season

Manchester United on Thursday announced a net loss of £115.5 million ($130.4 million, 132.2 million euros) for the 2021/22 season even though revenues rose to £583 million as coronavirus restrictions eased.
The Local Game: The bar has been raised

The Local Game: The bar has been raised

In case you’ve been living under a rock, Hai is on the books of Pau FC in France’s Ligue 2, making him the only member of the national team playing abroad and at a higher level than the V.League 1.
Duy Nhat survives first-round MMA scare at Lion Championship 2022

Duy Nhat survives first-round MMA scare at Lion Championship 2022

Just 20 seconds into the first-round Nhat, 33, checked a low kick slightly too late and, off balance, was dropped to the mat by the right hand of Le Van Tuan, 28.
Expressway opens up new development space for Red River Delta

Expressway opens up new development space for Red River Delta

Built in just over two years since the completion of site clearance and with investment of nearly 13 trillion VND, the 80-km Van Don - Mong Cai Expressway has been opened in the northern province of Quang Ninh. It is expected to open up a new development space for the northern province of Quang Ninh and the entire Red River Delta.
Autumn sparkles at the Ban Gioc Waterfall

Autumn sparkles at the Ban Gioc Waterfall

Ban Gioc Waterfall in Dam Thuy commune, Trung Khanh district is a ‘pearl’ of Cao Bang province’s tourism. After heavy downpours, in the autumn, the waterfall sparkles in the sunshine and its crystal streams flow down the mountain, a picturesque and astounding scenery.
Hanoi greening urban roads

Hanoi greening urban roads

Together with contributing to the implementation of the Government’s target to plant 1 billion trees during the 2021-25 period, Hanoi is stepping up tree planting along urban roads and aims to plant up to 250,000 this year.
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.
DEG Impulse and NovaGroup start project for underprivileged students SK Group gifts 4,000 Vietnamese children smile surgery over 25 years
DEG Impulse and NovaGroup start project for underprivileged students

DEG Impulse and NovaGroup start project for underprivileged students

NovaGroup and DEG Impulse have announced the “Teaching English and Informatics for Free for Primary School Students” project.
SK Group gifts 4,000 Vietnamese children smile surgery over 25 years

SK Group gifts 4,000 Vietnamese children smile surgery over 25 years

SK has hosted “Free Surgical Treatment for Vietnamese Children with Facial Deformity” in Hanoi 108 Military Central Hospital.
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.
DEG Impulse and NovaGroup start project for underprivileged students

DEG Impulse and NovaGroup start project for underprivileged students

NovaGroup and DEG Impulse have announced the “Teaching English and Informatics for Free for Primary School Students” project.
SK Group gifts 4,000 Vietnamese children smile surgery over 25 years

SK Group gifts 4,000 Vietnamese children smile surgery over 25 years

SK has hosted “Free Surgical Treatment for Vietnamese Children with Facial Deformity” in Hanoi 108 Military Central Hospital.
Thailand approves longer stays for tourists during peak tourist season Indonesia tightens management of crypto transaction floors EU keen to cement obligations in EVFTA HSBC’s fresh report lauds ASEAN's resilient export story Malaysia announces Low Carbon Aspiration 2040 initiative Thai steelmaker plans to increase price
Thailand approves longer stays for tourists during peak tourist season

Thailand approves longer stays for tourists during peak tourist season

The Thai Cabinet has approved a 45-day stay for tourists entitled to visa exemptions and 30 days for those eligible for the Visa on Arrival programme in order to help boost the tourism sector during the travel season.
Indonesia tightens management of crypto transaction floors

Indonesia tightens management of crypto transaction floors

Indonesia’s Ministry of Trade plans to issue a new rule to manage crypto transaction floors, requiring two-thirds of directors and commissioners at crypto firms to be its citizens and reside in the country.
EU keen to cement obligations in EVFTA

EU keen to cement obligations in EVFTA

Vietnam and the EU are increasing trade and investment ties backed by a bilateral free trade agreement, with the EU committing to assist in deployment of the deal despite current geopolitical tensions.
HSBC’s fresh report lauds ASEAN's resilient export story

HSBC’s fresh report lauds ASEAN's resilient export story

On September 20, HSBC released a fresh report depicting ASEAN’s exports for the year to date which underlines the bloc’s resident export performance.
Malaysia announces Low Carbon Aspiration 2040 initiative

Malaysia announces Low Carbon Aspiration 2040 initiative

Malaysia’s average Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is set to expand by 13 billion RM (2.85 billion USD) a year with the implementation of the Low Carbon Aspiration 2040 initiative, according to Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
Thai steelmaker plans to increase price

Thai steelmaker plans to increase price

Thai steel manufacturers are planning to increase their domestic prices following a rise in operational costs, from raw material prices and electricity bills to the higher daily minimum wage, the Bangkok Post reported.