Enticing FDI legal framework for dual transformation

Enticing FDI legal framework for dual transformation

Vietnam and the Foreign Investment Agency are preparing for future FDI shifts to ensure funding reaches the right areas and embraces green and digital goals.
Small business confidence high as Vietnam expects robust economic growth

Small business confidence high as Vietnam expects robust economic growth

Small businesses in Vietnam are confident of a positive 2024, with 86 per cent projecting they will grow on the back of robust economic growth.
Vietnam welcomes Indian interest in hi-tech and semiconductor sectors

Vietnam welcomes Indian interest in hi-tech and semiconductor sectors

The Vietnamese government welcomes Indian entrepreneurs and businesses to invest in high-technology, semiconductors, and digital technology.
Great Place To Work unveils Vietnam’s 25 best workplaces for 2024 Exporters bullish amid robust figures
Great Place To Work unveils Vietnam’s 25 best workplaces for 2024

Great Place To Work unveils Vietnam’s 25 best workplaces for 2024

Great Place To Work has announced the best 25 companies to work for in Vietnam for 2024.
Exporters bullish amid robust figures

Exporters bullish amid robust figures

The growing Vietnamese export market brings expectations of a strong finish to 2024, based on results from the first quarter of the year.
VIR talkshow on the green-digital dual transition

VIR talkshow on the green-digital dual transition

At the VIR talkshow “Enticing FDI for Dual Transformation,” speakers discussed the factors needed to create a stable and effective FDI environment.
FPT IS cooperates with Oxford University Press to pioneer gamification in English language learning

FPT IS cooperates with Oxford University Press to pioneer gamification in English language learning

FPT IS, a subsidiary of tech giant FPT Corporation, has joined hands with Oxford University Press (OUP) — one of the largest university publishers in the world.
Mitsubishi Electric to establish factory for automation products Vietnam regards Japan as important, long-term partner: Deputy PM
Mitsubishi Electric to establish factory for automation products

Mitsubishi Electric to establish factory for automation products

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has announced that it will acquire an 80 per cent stake in Fuji Bakelite Vietnam Co., Ltd.
Vietnam regards Japan as important, long-term partner: Deputy PM

Vietnam regards Japan as important, long-term partner: Deputy PM

Vietnam consistently regards Japan as an important and long-term partner, Deputy Prime Minister Le Minh Khai told Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio at their brief meeting on May 23 as part of his working visit to Japan to attend the 29th Future of Asia Forum in Tokyo.
Vinaconex to divest from Van Ninh General Port in Quang Ninh

Vinaconex to divest from Van Ninh General Port in Quang Ninh

Vinaconex plans to divest its stake in Van Ninh General Port in Quang Ninh province.
VinFast to debut in the Philippines market

VinFast to debut in the Philippines market

VinFast will officially enter the Philippines electric vehicle market this month.
Semiconductor arena can improve with tax incentives Demystifying the process of digital transformation
Semiconductor arena can improve with tax incentives

Semiconductor arena can improve with tax incentives

Vietnam has been emerging as a significant player in the global semiconductor industry and aimed to become a key market for large-scale chip production.
Demystifying the process of digital transformation

Demystifying the process of digital transformation

Many organisations grapple with the concept of digital transformation and the path to successfully executing an initiative. Shashi J, partner of Consulting at EY Consulting Vietnam JSC, talked with VIR’s Hoang Mai about how businesses can achieve a successful outcome.
Low-code: a powerful enabler for the digital transformation

Low-code: a powerful enabler for the digital transformation

The low-code development platform is emerging as a powerful enabler for digital transformation. Nguyen Ngoc Hoang, director and digital innovation lead at KPMG in Vietnam, explains how it empowers business users to quickly create and adapt applications without the need for specialised programming knowledge and experience.
What Vietnamese businesses can expect from the EU's CSRD

What Vietnamese businesses can expect from the EU's CSRD

PwC experts reveal what Vietnamese businesses can expect from the EU's new Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive.
Exciting automotive industry changes must be followed

Exciting automotive industry changes must be followed

The automotive and mobility industry is rapidly changing, driven by technological development and evolving consumer preferences. These transformations have given rise to a new era of innovation, where the boundaries of what is possible are being pushed to new heights.
DIGI-TEXX sets the standards in digital and business process outsourcing services

DIGI-TEXX sets the standards in digital and business process outsourcing services

Since its first entry in Vietnam 20 years ago, DIGI-TEXX Vietnam, A German-invested company, has positioned itself as a leading, most trusted tech company offering world-class digitally-based business process outsourcing (BPO) services.
New PDP8 implementation plan brings investment opportunities

New PDP8 implementation plan brings investment opportunities

The implementation of Vietnam's Power Development Plan VIII will help build strategic objectives and ensure national energy security.
Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical remains committed to safety and stability

Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical remains committed to safety and stability

Japan's CADDi invests in Vietnam's fast-growing manufacturing industry

Japan's CADDi invests in Vietnam's fast-growing manufacturing industry

Suntory PepsiCo breaks ground on its largest Asia-Pacific plant in Vietnam

Suntory PepsiCo breaks ground on its largest Asia-Pacific plant in Vietnam

Nam Long Group gears up to capture market

Nam Long Group gears up to capture market

Innovation for future communities

Innovation for future communities

Official development assistance can act as the playing field for nations. Vietnam is no exception, having benefited from such assistance over the years in the building of many structures and systems up and down the country.
SABECO: 2023 journey of community development

SABECO: 2023 journey of community development

By continuously supporting the younger generation to develop its talents, and spending large sums on activities for its staff, SABECO is showing its relentless sustainable development efforts and making positive contributions to the community.
Fuelling Vietnam's enterprises with 5G

Fuelling Vietnam's enterprises with 5G

One of the first Southeast Asian nations to pilot 5G networks, Vietnam is now setting up the path to become home to one of the region’s first 5G-powered smart factories.
Igniting creativity: inside Sun Life Vietnam's innovative workspaces

Igniting creativity: inside Sun Life Vietnam's innovative workspaces

In its mission alongside embracing cultural and artistic expressions, Sun Life Vietnam pays special attention to cultivating creative workspaces to enhance the experiences of its staff, advisor and clients.
SABECO's taste for innovation takes the local brand to the world

SABECO's taste for innovation takes the local brand to the world

SABECO's never-ending attempts to win new customers in an ever-changing economic and cultural environment has resulted in the company winning several prestigious awards at the World Beer Championship.
ESG is vital for exporters ESG can help businesses improve their brand image and market position Most businesses aware of ESG: report Green energy poses few barriers for some Brand new mindset required for proper usage of electricity Green transportation paves path to net zero
ESG is vital for exporters

ESG is vital for exporters

Vietnamese exporters must embrace ESG policies or face losing out on trade.
ESG can help businesses improve their brand image and market position

ESG can help businesses improve their brand image and market position

Implementing ESG makes it easier for firms to succeed in a world where societal awareness of environmental and community issues is increasing.
Most businesses aware of ESG: report

Most businesses aware of ESG: report

The majority of businesses are aware of their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) responsibilities, but are unsure how to implement them.
Green energy poses few barriers for some

Green energy poses few barriers for some

The transition from conventional energy sources to renewables for production is not only bringing economic benefits but is also helping businesses enhance export competitiveness.
Brand new mindset required for proper usage of electricity

Brand new mindset required for proper usage of electricity

Electricity in Vietnam is being used at inferior efficiency compared to other countries, which is providing a challenge to find solutions on effectively using and saving it.
Green transportation paves path to net zero

Green transportation paves path to net zero

Vietnam is aiming to electrify 50 per cent of its public transport by 2030 and 100 per cent by 2050.
The Ritz-Carlton Residences celebrates grand opening in Hanoi Building contractors eye rosier prospects after tough 2023
The Ritz-Carlton Residences celebrates grand opening in Hanoi

The Ritz-Carlton Residences celebrates grand opening in Hanoi

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Hanoi officially opened its doors on May 18, marking the debut of the legendary Ritz-Carlton brand in Vietnam.
Building contractors eye rosier prospects after tough 2023

Building contractors eye rosier prospects after tough 2023

Many building contractors returned to a profit in the first quarter of this year and have a bright outlook for the rest of 2024.
Keppel corporates with FiCO Pan-United and Coteccons to explore sustainable concrete solutions

Keppel corporates with FiCO Pan-United and Coteccons to explore sustainable concrete solutions

Keppel Ltd., FiCO Pan-United Concrete JSC, and Coteccons Construction JSC signed a MoU on May 11 to explore the use of sustainable concrete in Vietnam.
Thailand's KBank offers $44 million loan to BW

Thailand's KBank offers $44 million loan to BW

KBank and BW Industrial Development have announced a strategic financial partnership.
Visa partners with Vietnamese e-wallet apps Eleven bidders win May 23 gold auction
Visa partners with Vietnamese e-wallet apps

Visa partners with Vietnamese e-wallet apps

Visa has announced a new partnership with three popular e-wallets in Vietnam – MoMo, VNPAY, and ZaloPay.
Eleven bidders win May 23 gold auction

Eleven bidders win May 23 gold auction

Eleven bidders bought 13,400 out of the 16,800 taels of SJC-branded gold bullion that the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) offered for sale at an auction held on May 23.
Shinhan Life empowers young generation with career programme

Shinhan Life empowers young generation with career programme

Shinhan Life Vietnam has launched a career programme for school students.
Pivotal time for makeup of Vietnamese insurance

Pivotal time for makeup of Vietnamese insurance

After a decade of consistent growth, Vietnam’s insurance industry is now undergoing a period of adjustment. The total insurance premium in 2023 fell by 8.4 per cent to $9.5 billion, with the life insurance sector experiencing the most significant on-year decline at 12.5 per cent.
Garmin Vietnam announces expansion of payment service

Garmin Vietnam announces expansion of payment service

Garmin Vietnam announced an expansion of its contactless payment service through its collaboration with five major banks on April 1.
CARE and Mastercard to launch Strive Women in Vietnam

CARE and Mastercard to launch Strive Women in Vietnam

New programme will focus on women-led micro and small businesses as it aims to reach two million entrepreneurs in key regions of Vietnam over four years.
Foreign tourist arrivals up 68.3 pc in first 4 months

Foreign tourist arrivals up 68.3 pc in first 4 months

Facilitative visa policies and attractive tourism stimulus programmes have proven effective in attracting a high number of international visitors to Vietnam compared to the same period last year.
Logistics in the historic Dien Bien Phu Campaign

Logistics in the historic Dien Bien Phu Campaign

Having identified the strategic resolve to advance and annihilate the enemy at Dien Bien Phu, a major concern of the Party Central Committee was the provision of food and ammunition and ensuring logistical routes remained open for the tens of thousands of frontline troops fighting in rear areas for a long period of time.
Gen Z shaping the future of F&B industry

Gen Z shaping the future of F&B industry

Younger Vietnamese people are shaping the food and beverage industry with their preference for local items.
Tastes of Vietnam from national brand to the ‘world’s kitchen’

Tastes of Vietnam from national brand to the ‘world’s kitchen’

Enhancing the nation’s food culture to become a widely recognised national brand could be the fastest way to take advantage of Vietnam’s culinary gold mine.
Vietnam has potential to host international football events

Vietnam has potential to host international football events

Vietnam has been tipped by former Argentine star Juan Sebastián Verón to become a serious player on the global football map.
Mysterious 'floating' lake discovered in Quang Binh

Mysterious 'floating' lake discovered in Quang Binh

A mysterious lake has been discovered in Thung Cave within the World’s Natural Heritage Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, in the central province of Quang Binh.
Meet the renowned chefs behind Hilton Saigon's exquisite restaurants

Meet the renowned chefs behind Hilton Saigon's exquisite restaurants

Behind the scenes of Hilton Saigon's diverse and refined dining are globally renowned chefs with extensive culinary expertise.
Wine world in search of fresh range

Wine world in search of fresh range

Rodolphe Lameyse, CEO of Vinexposium, spoke with VIR’s Nhat Ha about his experiences promoting the wine industry worldwide and targeting potential new markets.
F&B is still a game for TOP brands

F&B is still a game for TOP brands

With a growth rate of more than 10 per cent per year, the food and beverage market is still a vibrant playground led by big brands.
Top Italian Wine Roadshow 2024 brings experience and opportunity

Top Italian Wine Roadshow 2024 brings experience and opportunity

Top Italian Wine Roadshow 2024 will be held at the Rex Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City on June 3.
Vietnam in same group with Indonesia, Philippines at ASEAN Cup 2024

Vietnam in same group with Indonesia, Philippines at ASEAN Cup 2024

Vietnam is in Group B together with Indonesia, Philippines, Myanmar and Laos at the 2024 ASEAN Cup, according to the results of the official draw that was held in Hanoi on May 21.
Over 4,500 athletes join marathon in Binh Thuan

Over 4,500 athletes join marathon in Binh Thuan

The Stop and Run Marathon BTV Binh Thuan 2024 was held in the central province of Binh Thuan on May 19, drawing over 4,500 athletes at home and abroad.
U19 footballers summoned to prepare for Southeast Asian championship

U19 footballers summoned to prepare for Southeast Asian championship

Vietnam’s U19 football team will start their first training camp this year on May 17 to prepare for the 2024 Southeast Asian U19 championship and the 2025 continental U20 tourney qualification, said the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF).
Vietnam wins poomsae gold at Asian Taekwondo Championship

Vietnam wins poomsae gold at Asian Taekwondo Championship

Vietnam won a gold on the last day of the 2024 Asian Taekwondo Championship's poomsae (performance) discipline on May 15 in the central city of Da Nang.
Dreamy Hanoi during crape myrtle flower season

Dreamy Hanoi during crape myrtle flower season

In the early days of May, many streets around Hanoi are dyed purple by crape myrtle flowers, creating an incredibly romantic and peaceful scene.
Military parade celebrates 70th anniversary of Dien Bien Phu victory

Military parade celebrates 70th anniversary of Dien Bien Phu victory

A military parade took place on May 7 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the historic victory of the battle of Dien Bien Phu.
Metro line 1 nears operation

Metro line 1 nears operation

The first metro line in Ho Chi Minh City, linking Ben Thanh Market in District 1 to Suoi Tien in Thu Duc, could be in operation by the end of the year.
Cai Mep - Thi Vai Port affirms Vietnam’s maritime position

Cai Mep - Thi Vai Port affirms Vietnam’s maritime position

The Cai Mep - Thi Vai International Port in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province plays a crucial role as a gateway connecting maritime trade routes among southern provinces of Vietnam. It also serves as a major international transshipment port, significantly reducing the transportation time between Vietnam and other countries.
Green transportation towards sustainable urban development

Green transportation towards sustainable urban development

Green transportation is not just a trend but also a pressing task in building a sustainable future for urban areas in Vietnam, especially major cities like the capital Hanoi.
PM urges action to address consequences of Hanoi deadly fire At least 14 killed, 3 injured in house fire in Hanoi
PM urges action to address consequences of Hanoi deadly fire

PM urges action to address consequences of Hanoi deadly fire

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on May 24 signed off a dispatch demanding urgent moves be taken to address the consequences of a deadly fire in Hanoi’s Cau Giay district on the early morning the same day.
At least 14 killed, 3 injured in house fire in Hanoi

At least 14 killed, 3 injured in house fire in Hanoi

At least 14 people were killed and three others were injured in a blaze at a house in an alley on Trung Kinh street in Trung Hoa ward of Hanoi’s Cau Giay district in the early morning of May 24.
Swing for the Kids scholarships delivered to underprivileged students in Ha Tinh

Swing for the Kids scholarships delivered to underprivileged students in Ha Tinh

Swing for the Kids scholarships have been given to disadvantaged students in Ha Tinh city.
Scholarships awarded to students in Nghe An province

Scholarships awarded to students in Nghe An province

Scholarships worth VND100 million ($4,000) from the Swing for the Kids Foundation have been awarded to 100 disadvantaged students in Nghe An province.
SCG provides career opportunities, creating sustainable future for children with disabilities

SCG provides career opportunities, creating sustainable future for children with disabilities

SCG proudly continues its collaboration with Ba Ria - Vung Tau School for Children with Disabilities through the ‘My Career Dream’ initiative, in celebration of International Children's Day 2024.
Shinhan Life Vietnam concludes successful career programme for students

Shinhan Life Vietnam concludes successful career programme for students

Shinhan Life Vietnam and SIF Career have completed a career orientation programme for high school students after nearly three months of implementation.
10 million Indonesian Gen Zs unemployed Philippines short of 190,000 health workers Singapore private homes most expensive in Asia-Pacific Malaysia strengthens measures to cope with COVID-19 wave Japan to fund coal plant shutdowns in Southeast Asia ASEAN, Japan develop joint automobile production strategy
10 million Indonesian Gen Zs unemployed

10 million Indonesian Gen Zs unemployed

The increasing unemployment rate of Generation Z (people born between 1997 and 2012) in Indonesia is causing economic pressure and wasting human resources.
Philippines short of 190,000 health workers

Philippines short of 190,000 health workers

The Philippines is short of about 190,000 health workers while many decide to work overseas, Philippine Health Secretary Teodoro Herbosa said on May 22.
Singapore private homes most expensive in Asia-Pacific

Singapore private homes most expensive in Asia-Pacific

Private residential homes in Singapore continue to be the most expensive in the Asia-Pacific for the second year in a row, according to a report by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) released on May 21.
Malaysia strengthens measures to cope with COVID-19 wave

Malaysia strengthens measures to cope with COVID-19 wave

Malaysia’s Health Ministry (MOH) has reported 1,230 COVID-19 cases between May 12 and 18, an increase of 14.8 per cent from the 1,071 cases reported in the week earlier. However, no new deaths from the disease have been reported since April 25.
Japan to fund coal plant shutdowns in Southeast Asia

Japan to fund coal plant shutdowns in Southeast Asia

Japan’s Mizuho Financial Group will provide financing to help close coal power plants ahead of schedule in Southeast Asia.
ASEAN, Japan develop joint automobile production strategy

ASEAN, Japan develop joint automobile production strategy

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Japan plan to create their first joint strategy on automobile production and sales within Southeast Asia in the context of China’s increasing presence in the regional electric vehicle market.