Freshfields promotes Eric Johnson to international partnership in Hanoi

Freshfields promotes Eric Johnson to international partnership in Hanoi

Global law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Freshfields) has elected Hanoi-based global transactions counsel Eric Johnson to its partnership.
Vietnam asks Apple to make it global production base

Vietnam asks Apple to make it global production base

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh met with Apple CEO Tim Cook on April 16.
Experts give insight into Vietnam's retail sector

Experts give insight into Vietnam's retail sector

Christophe Péron, Index Partners, and James Miles-Lambert, Maison RMI, outline how Vietnam's specialised retail sector is developing.
E-records in health not yet up to scratch Outlook for pharmaceutical stocks in 2024
E-records in health not yet up to scratch

E-records in health not yet up to scratch

Despite being an important part in the healthcare sector’s digital transformation journey, hospitals and medical businesses are still struggling in deploying electronic medical records.
Outlook for pharmaceutical stocks in 2024

Outlook for pharmaceutical stocks in 2024

At a macro level in which there is still complexity, the pharmaceutical industry is expected to continue witnessing positive business results in 2024.
Suntory PepsiCo breaks ground on its largest Asia-Pacific plant in Vietnam

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

Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam has broken ground on its sixth plant in Vietnam. CEO and general director Jahanzeb Khan told VIR’s Bich Ngoc about the significance of the facility.
Boeing to buying 9.4 million gallons of sustainable fuel

Boeing to buying 9.4 million gallons of sustainable fuel

Boeing is buying 9.4 million gallons of blended sustainable aviation fuel.
China's BOE builds $275 million electronics factory in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Suntory PepsiCo breaks ground on its largest Asia-Pacific plant in Vietnam
China's BOE builds $275 million electronics factory in Ba Ria-Vung Tau

China's BOE builds $275 million electronics factory in Ba Ria-Vung Tau

Chinese display maker BOE Technology Group has started the BOE Vietnam smart terminal phase 2 project in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau.
Suntory PepsiCo breaks ground on its largest Asia-Pacific plant in Vietnam

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

Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam has broken ground on its sixth plant in Vietnam. CEO and general director Jahanzeb Khan told VIR’s Bich Ngoc about the significance of the facility.
Seaport Therapeutics receives $100 million in funding to maximise Monash invention

Seaport Therapeutics receives $100 million in funding to maximise Monash invention

Seaport Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company based around a unique drug delivery platform originally developed by Monash University researchers, has announced the closing of a $100 million oversubscribed Series A financing round.
VinFast expands into Thailand

VinFast expands into Thailand

VinFast has signed an MoU with 15 Thai dealers at the 2024 Bangkok International Motor Show.
Legal reforms pave the way for healthtech advancements Establishing and developing a virtual asset framework
Legal reforms pave the way for healthtech advancements

Legal reforms pave the way for healthtech advancements

With a burgeoning count of active mobile connections nearing 162 million, coupled with a remarkable annual e-commerce market growth rate of 25 per cent, Vietnam has emerged as an attractive market for healthtech initiatives.
Establishing and developing a virtual asset framework

Establishing and developing a virtual asset framework

With the advancement of sci-tech, numerous new transaction forms and asset types have emerged, especially the rise of virtual assets.
VitaDairy partners with KPMG Vietnam on digital transformation

VitaDairy partners with KPMG Vietnam on digital transformation

VitaDairy Vietnam JSC and KPMG Vietnam have signed a deal to implement digital transformation, with the help of Hanoi-based software company SAP Vietnam.
Business model reinvention a priority for all retailers

Business model reinvention a priority for all retailers

There are challenges, opportunities, and transformation priorities in Vietnam’s retail sector.
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.
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

Wartsila CEO explores outlook of Vietnam's energy transition

Wartsila CEO explores outlook of Vietnam's energy transition

AEO certification a testament to Piaggio's success

AEO certification a testament to Piaggio's success

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.
Australia and Vietnam to develop competitive electricity market Sustainability Economics working with ACI to phase out coal The keys to a just energy and coal-fired transition New USAID and Standard Chartered deal promotes clean energy in Vietnam Global aid for energy transition ramps up Australia commits AUD245 million to boost Vietnam's renewable energy and climate resilience
Australia and Vietnam to develop competitive electricity market

Australia and Vietnam to develop competitive electricity market

A new MoU between Australia and Vietnam is further evidence of the deepening partnership between the two countries in the energy sector.
Sustainability Economics working with ACI to phase out coal

Sustainability Economics working with ACI to phase out coal

Sustainability Economics, a global provider of net-zero solutions, has chosen the Asia Carbon Institute's standard for evaluating its 'transition credits'.
The keys to a just energy and coal-fired transition

The keys to a just energy and coal-fired transition

The Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) is a centrepiece of Vietnam’s commitment to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
New USAID and Standard Chartered deal promotes clean energy in Vietnam

New USAID and Standard Chartered deal promotes clean energy in Vietnam

The United States Mission to Vietnam announced a deal between USAID and Standard Chartered Bank on April 16.
Global aid for energy transition ramps up

Global aid for energy transition ramps up

Vietnam has earned a great deal of financial and technical assistance from the international community in recent months for its energy transition.
Australia commits AUD245 million to boost Vietnam's renewable energy and climate resilience

Australia commits AUD245 million to boost Vietnam's renewable energy and climate resilience

The Australia-Vietnam Green Economy Summit took place in Ho Chi Minh City on April 16, attracting nearly 200 businesses, investors, and experts.
Uncertain future for Bien Hoa IP’s workers and businesses Support framework will help mass relocation efforts
Uncertain future for Bien Hoa IP’s workers and businesses

Uncertain future for Bien Hoa IP’s workers and businesses

Now that a more concrete plan is in the works for relocating companies out of the country’s oldest industrial park, those affected are desperate for guidelines in order to limit operational impacts.
Support framework will help mass relocation efforts

Support framework will help mass relocation efforts

Meir Tlebalde, CEO and Nguyen Vu Anh, head of Industrial and Business Development at Sunwah Kirin Vietnam, share their recommendations to support enterprises while moving to the new site.
Driving green building development in Vietnam from legal aspect

Driving green building development in Vietnam from legal aspect

Vietnam needs assessment tools and a roadmap to expedite green building projects, while introducing more incentive policies and increasing awareness about their benefits.
Factory and warehouse project set to draw foreign investors to Bac Ninh

Factory and warehouse project set to draw foreign investors to Bac Ninh

Industrial property developer KCN Vietnam Group JSC (KCN Vietnam) broke ground on a factory and warehouse project on April 17 in Bac Ninh province.
KRX trading system to begin official operation Voluntary pensions to rejuvenate the sector
KRX trading system to begin official operation

KRX trading system to begin official operation

The Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange will adopt a new trading infrastructure from the Korean Exchange (KRX) starting May 2.
Voluntary pensions to rejuvenate the sector

Voluntary pensions to rejuvenate the sector

Four organisations in Vietnam have been granted licences to manage voluntary supplementary pension funds, a development that poses challenges but also motivates financial institutions to innovate and meet evolving market needs.
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.
Sun Life's charter capital now among the top three largest in Vietnam

Sun Life's charter capital now among the top three largest in Vietnam

Sun Life Vietnam has increased its charter capital to over $718 million.
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.
Added value of industrial sector up 6.18 per cent in Q1

Added value of industrial sector up 6.18 per cent in Q1

Vietnam’s industrial sector posted significant growth in the first quarter of 2024, of an estimated 6.18 per cent compared to the first quarter of 2023. In particular, manufacturing and processing saw robust growth of 6.98 per cent.
Son Doong Cave named among world’s 10 best

Son Doong Cave named among world’s 10 best

Son Doong Cave in the central province of Quang Binh has been ranked sixth among the 10 most beautiful caves in the world by British travel magazine Time Out. With 38.5 million cubic metres of space, the 9-kilometre-long cave is the world’s largest natural cave.
'Modern Day Assistant' talk show highlights role of administrative professionals

'Modern Day Assistant' talk show highlights role of administrative professionals

'The Modern Day Assistant' took place on April 20 to honour the role of assistants, secretaries, and administrative professionals.
Vietnam Int’l Travel Mart opens in Hanoi

Vietnam Int’l Travel Mart opens in Hanoi

The Vietnam International Travel Mart (VITM) 2024 themed “Vietnam Tourism – Green Transition for Sustainable Development” kicked off in Hanoi on April 11, attracting 700 enterprises across the country and 16 foreign countries and territories.
Expensive airfares force travellers to rethink holiday plans

Expensive airfares force travellers to rethink holiday plans

Destinations near big cities that can be reached by car have become the priority choice for many travellers during the upcoming holiday season due to soaring airline ticket prices.
Ninh Binh ranks 4th in top 10 less-visited wonders of the world

Ninh Binh ranks 4th in top 10 less-visited wonders of the world

Ninh Binh ranks as the fourth less-visited wonder of the world, according to a recent report.
Li Bai restaurant reopens after uplifting renovation

Li Bai restaurant reopens after uplifting renovation

Sheraton Saigon Grand Opera Hotel’s Cantonese restaurant Li Bai has finally reopened after an extensive two-month renovation.
The green and digital transition wings for the tourism industry

The green and digital transition wings for the tourism industry

Vu The Binh, chairman of the Vietnam Tourism Association, speaks with VIR’s Ho Ha about the role of the green and digital transition.
'Modern Day Assistant' talk show highlights role of administrative professionals

'Modern Day Assistant' talk show highlights role of administrative professionals

'The Modern Day Assistant' took place on April 20 to honour the role of assistants, secretaries, and administrative professionals.
Chinese sci-fi fans divided over Netflix's '3 Body Problem'

Chinese sci-fi fans divided over Netflix's '3 Body Problem'

Netflix's blockbuster "3 Body Problem", an adaptation of the crown jewel of Chinese sci-fi, has sparked passionate debate and divided opinions among fans in the country despite it not being available to watch there.
Vietnamese canoeist wins gold medal at Asian championships

Vietnamese canoeist wins gold medal at Asian championships

Vietnamese canoeist Diep Thi Huong won a gold medal in the women’s 500m category at the Asian Canoe Sprint Championships 2024, the Vietnam Canoeing, Rowing and Sailing Federation said on April 19.
Vietnamese golfer wins title at Taiwan amateur tournament

Vietnamese golfer wins title at Taiwan amateur tournament

Vietnamese golfer Nguyen Anh Minh successfully won the 31st Taiwan Amateur Golf Championship 2024 on April 12 in Kaohsiung city.
Volleyballer Thuy confirmed to make history with a deal playing in Turkey

Volleyballer Thuy confirmed to make history with a deal playing in Turkey

Vietnamese most successful volleyball player Tran Thi Thanh Thuy will make a new high note in career as she will join the world’s strongest league in the next few weeks.
Vietnamese swimmers win golds, set new records at Thai championships

Vietnamese swimmers win golds, set new records at Thai championships

Vietnamese swimmers won two gold medals and set two records at the ongoing Thailand Age Group Swimming Championships 2024 in Bangkok.
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.
Hoi An: A captivating heritage city

Hoi An: A captivating heritage city

Hoi An, an enchanting world heritage site, has consistently been hailed as one of the most alluring and romantic ancient towns in the world. It serves as a remarkable exemplar of traditional urban areas and coastal trading ports in the East Asian region.
Vietnamese women affirm role and position in social development

Vietnamese women affirm role and position in social development

During Vietnam’s integration and development, Vietnamese women not only play the role of “keeping the fire burning” in the family but also continue to promote and affirm their role and position in social development, contributing greatly to the cause of national construction.
Hanoi Autumn Carnival impresses

Hanoi Autumn Carnival impresses

Hanoi Autumn Carnival took place along Hoan Kiem Lake on October 1.
SLP Vietnam inaugurates rural road solar lighting project in Long An Vietnam needs 20-30 billion USD investment for universal clean water access
SLP Vietnam inaugurates rural road solar lighting project in Long An

SLP Vietnam inaugurates rural road solar lighting project in Long An

SLP Vietnam and Long An Youth Union celebrated the start of the "Bright - Green - Clean - Beautiful - Safe" rural road solar lighting project on April 17.
Vietnam needs 20-30 billion USD investment for universal clean water access

Vietnam needs 20-30 billion USD investment for universal clean water access

Vietnam will need to invest 20-30 billion USD on water supply and drainage to make sure that 100% of the population has access to clean water, according to experts.
Swing for the Kids 2023 breaks fundraising records

Swing for the Kids 2023 breaks fundraising records

The 16th Swing for the Kids charity golf event raised $126,600 through domestic and foreign donors, the biggest amount for the event ever.
Swing for the Kids charity event supported by dozens of sponsors

Swing for the Kids charity event supported by dozens of sponsors

In addition to long-term sponsors, the 16th annual Swing for the Kids received new support from the likes of Coninco, Gelex, Vinamika, Seven Stars, and more.
U11 football teams compete for Nestlé Milo Cup 2024

U11 football teams compete for Nestlé Milo Cup 2024

Nestlé MILO continues its sponsorship of the Under 11 National Youth Football Tournament for 2024.
Lotte Shin Kyuk-Ho Global Scholarship Award ignites student dreams

Lotte Shin Kyuk-Ho Global Scholarship Award ignites student dreams

Lotte's Shin Kyuk-Ho Scholarship Foundation has held a ceremony as part of its initiative to support Vietnamese disadvantaged students.
World Health Summit Regional Meeting opens Vietnam to have many opportunities from digitalisation, green transformation: IMF Malaysia sets up clean energy exchange Indonesia issues dengue fever warning to Bali tourists Trade facilitation ahead with ASEAN-India deal upgrade ASEAN strength to be built on with trade reforms
World Health Summit Regional Meeting opens

World Health Summit Regional Meeting opens

Global health stakeholders are gathering at the World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2024 in Melbourne, Australia, from April 22-24.
Vietnam to have many opportunities from digitalisation, green transformation: IMF

Vietnam to have many opportunities from digitalisation, green transformation: IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has forecasted that Vietnam will have many opportunities from digitalisation and green transformation, according to IMF Asia and Pacific Department Director Krishna Srinivasan.
Malaysia sets up clean energy exchange

Malaysia sets up clean energy exchange

The Malaysian government has agreed to establish the Energy Exchange Malaysia (Enegem) to facilitate cross-border sales of green electricity to neighbouring countries.
Indonesia issues dengue fever warning to Bali tourists

Indonesia issues dengue fever warning to Bali tourists

Indonesia’s Health Ministry has issued an early warning asking local and foreign tourists to remain alert against dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), which is on the rise in Bali.
Trade facilitation ahead with ASEAN-India deal upgrade

Trade facilitation ahead with ASEAN-India deal upgrade

An upgrade for a trade deal between ASEAN and India should expand the two economies’ trade turnover and mutual investment into the Southeast Asian market in the time to come.
ASEAN strength to be built on with trade reforms

ASEAN strength to be built on with trade reforms

Vietnam and ASEAN member states are jointly deploying measures to boost the region’s economy, with a focus laid on upgrading a regional agreement on trade in goods.