Foreign capital flow in Vietnam tops 26 billion USD in 11 months

Foreign capital flow in Vietnam tops 26 billion USD in 11 months

Foreign direct investment (FDI) registered in Vietnam reached 26.46 billion USD as of November 20, up 0.1 percent year on year, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
Vietnam among markets driving future trade growth

Vietnam among markets driving future trade growth

A recent research by Standard Chartered has listed Vietnam among the 13 markets driving future trade growth, and with its enhanced integration into the global economy, the country is holding numerous advantages for bolstering export, the Cong Thuong (Industry & Trade) newspaper said.
Cash injection to give economy lease of life

Cash injection to give economy lease of life

A gigantic economic recovery and development programme worth nearly $35 billion is expected to drive the economy to a higher level of growth, with focus to be placed on supporting enterprises and individuals as well as increasing investment in infrastructure development.
Bia Saigon officially becomes diamond sponsor of SEA Games 31 Measures need to be considered thoroughly to ensure safe resumption of int’l flights
Bia Saigon officially becomes diamond sponsor of SEA Games 31

Bia Saigon officially becomes diamond sponsor of SEA Games 31

Bia Saigon the leading brand of SABECO has officially become the diamond sponsor for the 31st SEA Games to be held in Vietnam.
Measures need to be considered thoroughly to ensure safe resumption of int’l flights

Measures need to be considered thoroughly to ensure safe resumption of int’l flights

With the emergence of the new coronavirus variant Omicron, the Ministry of Transport is working on another plan on the resumption of international flights and will report it to the Prime Minister for approval so as to ensure safety.
The opportunity for cloud-driven economic recovery in Vietnam

The opportunity for cloud-driven economic recovery in Vietnam

Digital technology and cloud computing services can catalyse economic recovery by enabling organisations to adapt nimbly to ever-changing circumstances.
Asia-Pacific Enterprise Awards 2021 Vietnam recognises exemplars of business excellence

Asia-Pacific Enterprise Awards 2021 Vietnam recognises exemplars of business excellence

64 exceptional business leaders and enterprises were accorded the prestigious Asia-Pacific Enterprise Awards 2021 Vietnam.
Vietnam on the rise as regional industrial hotspot Strong solutions to be rolled out in next two years to recover economy
Vietnam on the rise as regional industrial hotspot

Vietnam on the rise as regional industrial hotspot

Peter De Boeck, partner at McKinsey & Company’s Vietnam office shares how Vietnam has been rising on the charts in global trade and investment.
Strong solutions to be rolled out in next two years to recover economy

Strong solutions to be rolled out in next two years to recover economy

A programme on economic recovery and development is scheduled to be submitted to the National Assembly's extraordinary session in late 2021, heard the Government’s regular press conference on December 2.
Strategies shine through in M&A deals

Strategies shine through in M&A deals

Despite pandemic disruptions, high-growth industries continue to attract investor interest in mergers and acquisitions.
Vietnam eyes 32.4 per cent jump in outbound investment so far this year

Vietnam eyes 32.4 per cent jump in outbound investment so far this year

In the first nine months, Vietnam pumped $572.3 million of total investment into new and supplemental capital ventures abroad, a 32.4 per cent jump on-year.
KPMG exclusive #2: Hitting the spot with government support Installing a robust e-signature model
KPMG exclusive #2: Hitting the spot with government support

KPMG exclusive #2: Hitting the spot with government support

In the second interview on the Tax and Legal Institute 2021, Le Thi Kieu Nga, partner, head of Corporate Tax discussed considerations behind government support.
Installing a robust e-signature model

Installing a robust e-signature model

Pandemic difficulties have demonstrated the shortcomings of traditional methods for entering and executing contracts and other legal documents. Associate Dang Hoan My and legal assistant Truong Cong Thanh from law firm Indochine Counsel address some of the issues currently facing electronic signatures under Vietnamese laws.
KPMG exclusive #2: Hitting the spot with government support

KPMG exclusive #2: Hitting the spot with government support

In the second interview on the Tax and Legal Institute 2021, Le Thi Kieu Nga, partner, head of Corporate Tax discussed considerations behind government support.
PwC report: Time needed to implement IFRS 17 has increased

PwC report: Time needed to implement IFRS 17 has increased

PwC’s IFRS 17 Health Check Survey 2021: Asia-Pacific shows fewer respondents think they can fully implement the reporting standard by the effective date.
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.
A dedicated partner in client communication

A dedicated partner in client communication

RSM Vietnam would like to congratulate Vietnam Investment Review for always being a reliable companion of the firm and the business community in general.
Supporting policies in Vietnam’s social insurance

Supporting policies in Vietnam’s social insurance

Currently, many enterprises face difficulties due to having to suspend business, reduce labour, or change business structure entirely in order to ensure production and maintain operations, and the problem of social insurance is often one of the more painful issues for them.
IPs with seaports will have the advantage in attracting new-generation FDI flows

IPs with seaports will have the advantage in attracting new-generation FDI flows

Shipping took the throne after COVID-19 disrupted the transport industry, while new FTAs are creating new opportunities for industrial real estate.
Sustainable employment under digital transformation and the pandemic

Sustainable employment under digital transformation and the pandemic

Simon Matthews, regional manager of ManpowerGroup Vietnam, Thailand and Middle East discussed workforce trends and skills under the digital age and COVID-19.
Comparative guide on cryptocurrency legislations and guidelines in Vietnam

Comparative guide on cryptocurrency legislations and guidelines in Vietnam

Steven Jacob, foreign associate and Thai Gia Han, junior associate from Indochine Counsel shared about cryptocurrency legislation in Vietnam.
AkzoNobel: 140 years of more than just making powder

AkzoNobel: 140 years of more than just making powder

VinaCapital – growing sustainably with Vietnam

VinaCapital – growing sustainably with Vietnam

Tan Hiep Phat rises strongly thanks to bravery and creativity

Tan Hiep Phat rises strongly thanks to bravery and creativity

Electrolux to empower green living by 2030

Electrolux to empower green living by 2030

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.
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.
CCIBV pledges to accompany Vietnam in boosting green growth Plastic Alliance consolidates plans to move away from single-use plastic bags Priorities shift for nation’s power plan Two circular economic models make headlines in Vietnam’s smart agriculture Securing a clean energy future for all of Asia-Pacific CME Solar and Swiss responsAbility fund cooperate in clean energy in Vietnam
CCIBV pledges to accompany Vietnam in boosting green growth

CCIBV pledges to accompany Vietnam in boosting green growth

Green growth is significant to Vietnam and other developing countries, especially in the transitional period, according to Frédéric Nguyen, member of the Executive Board of the Belgium-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIBV).
Plastic Alliance consolidates plans to move away from single-use plastic bags

Plastic Alliance consolidates plans to move away from single-use plastic bags

On November 26, a consultation meeting was organised on a communication plan of the Alliance of Retailers to Reduce Single-use Plastic Bags, further cementing the plans to tackle Vietnam’s plastic waste with effective and feasible solutions.
Priorities shift for nation’s power plan

Priorities shift for nation’s power plan

After outlining its goals to go greener as the world tackles climate change together, Vietnam is sending a signal to investors to embrace renewables, especially offshore wind. However, such investors await the details of exactly which energy sources will be favoured by the long-awaited Power Development Plan VIII (PDP8).
Two circular economic models make headlines in Vietnam’s smart agriculture

Two circular economic models make headlines in Vietnam’s smart agriculture

Hau Giang is the first in the Mekong Delta and Vietnam to apply the AGINE and GreenDevi circular economic models, both of which have already borne fruit.
Securing a clean energy future for all of Asia-Pacific

Securing a clean energy future for all of Asia-Pacific

The message for the world from the recent COP26 meeting in Glasgow is clear – we must reduce greenhouse gas emissions and one of the biggest sources is energy. But how do we balance the growing need for energy across Asia-Pacific, with the imperative to reduce such emissions?
CME Solar and Swiss responsAbility fund cooperate in clean energy in Vietnam

CME Solar and Swiss responsAbility fund cooperate in clean energy in Vietnam

CME Solar Investments (CMES), one of the country’s leading renewable energy developers, has completed the transaction of debt financing from leading impact investment fund responsAbility Investments AG (responsAbility).
A pivotal time to capture tourism property potential The Opera Residence – Exclusive lifestyle for the elite
A pivotal time to capture tourism property potential

A pivotal time to capture tourism property potential

Vietnam should complete a sturdy legal framework in order to allow non-nationals to buy tourist property in the country, according to international experts.
The Opera Residence – Exclusive lifestyle for the elite

The Opera Residence – Exclusive lifestyle for the elite

The Opera Residence, the most beautiful component of The Metropole Thu Thiem, offers immeasurable living values for the elite.
Promotion of energy efficiency in residential and commercial buildings

Promotion of energy efficiency in residential and commercial buildings

The MoC and the UNDP co-organised a conference to announce the final results of the EECB project and discuss the future of energy-efficient and green buildings.
SLP announces second logistics development in Vietnam

SLP announces second logistics development in Vietnam

SLP Park Long Hau broke ground on its second logistics project in Long An province, reinforcing its long-term commitment to the Vietnam market.
Shares decline on banking stocks MB completes selection of strategic partner for commercial joint venture in Cambodia
Shares decline on banking stocks

Shares decline on banking stocks

Shares reversed on Thursday due to the abrupt declines of large-caps in the banking group towards the final minutes of trading.
MB completes selection of strategic partner for commercial joint venture in Cambodia

MB completes selection of strategic partner for commercial joint venture in Cambodia

Today (December 2), MB and Shinsei Bank signed the master agreement on the establishment of a commercial joint venture bank in Cambodia.
Generali confirmed in Dow Jones world and Europe sustainability Indices

Generali confirmed in Dow Jones world and Europe sustainability Indices

Generali Group has been confirmed in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the Europe Index, ranking among the global top 5 five in the insurance sector.
Generali Group posts upbeat third-quarter performance

Generali Group posts upbeat third-quarter performance

Generali Group is fully on track to successfully complete the Generali 2021 strategic plan with excellent profitability and strong growth.
Smart payments increasingly gain ground among Vietnamese consumers

Smart payments increasingly gain ground among Vietnamese consumers

A recent Visa study showed that smart payments are gaining traction in Vietnam, focusing on small ticket purchases.
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.
Foreign capital flow in Vietnam tops 26 billion USD in 11 months

Foreign capital flow in Vietnam tops 26 billion USD in 11 months

Foreign direct investment (FDI) registered in Vietnam reached 26.46 billion USD as of November 20, up 0.1 percent year on year, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
Vietnam - reliable destination for foreign investors

Vietnam - reliable destination for foreign investors

Vietnam has become a reliable destination for foreign investors. By October 20, 2021, the country had 34,266 valid projects with total registered capital of over 404 billion USD.
Virtual tourism offers new way for Ha Giang

Virtual tourism offers new way for Ha Giang

The northern province of Ha Giang has taken the advantage of digital platforms to promote tourism as part of efforts to maintain its position as an attractive tourist destination amid COVID-19.
Sigh of relief as tourists arrive again

Sigh of relief as tourists arrive again

After many delays, flights carrying nearly 1,000 international tourists with vaccine passports have landed at international airports in Khanh Hoa, Danang, and Phu Quoc as the international tourism market in Vietnam finally returns, albeit on a cautious scale.
HCM City proposes welcoming international visitors next month

HCM City proposes welcoming international visitors next month

The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has proposed the city welcome fully vaccinated foreign tourists from December in a document submitted to the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
"Live fully in Vietnam" campaign welcomes back international visitors

"Live fully in Vietnam" campaign welcomes back international visitors

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) has officially launched a campaign called "Live fully in Vietnam" to welcome international tourists back to five destinations in the country.
Enjoying memorable Christmas times with Muong Thanh hotel chain

Enjoying memorable Christmas times with Muong Thanh hotel chain

Glittering Christmas trees at Muong Thanh hotel venues all over the country, coupled with numerous meaningful activities for Christmas await holiday-goers.
Foreign artist impressed by Vietnam’s charm

Foreign artist impressed by Vietnam’s charm

Jeffrey Wandly is a Singaporean painter who likes to explore the local culture and daily life in Vietnam. Wandly talked with VIR’s Hong Quang about his keenness to the unique culture on the occasion of the National Cultural Conference 2021.
Cooking class to promote Korean food in Vietnam

Cooking class to promote Korean food in Vietnam

Korea Agro-Fisheries and Food Trade Corporation (aT) has organised a cooking class in Hanoi to promote Korean cuisine in Vietnam.
Cinemas, karaoke bars, and spas to resume operation in Ho Chi Minh City

Cinemas, karaoke bars, and spas to resume operation in Ho Chi Minh City

Cinemas, karaoke bars, and spas are among the remaining banned businesses that can resume normal operations in Ho Chi Minh City's green zones.
Vietnamese forward named player to watch at AFF Suzuki Cup 2020

Vietnamese forward named player to watch at AFF Suzuki Cup 2020

Forward Nguyen Tien Linh of Vietnam has been chosen among 10 players to look out for at the upcoming AFF Suzuki Cup 2020 by ESPN’s sports journalist Gabriel Tan.
Vietnam squad for AFF Cup 2020 named

Vietnam squad for AFF Cup 2020 named

Vietnam head coach Park Hang-seo has announced a 30-man squad ahead of the upcoming AFF Cup 2020, according to the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF).
Tennis player Ly Hoang Nam wins the M15 Cancun tournament in Mexico

Tennis player Ly Hoang Nam wins the M15 Cancun tournament in Mexico

Vietnam’s tennis ace Ly Hoang Nam toppled British player Giles Hussey in two straight sets (6-4, 6-4) on the morning of November 29 to claim the men’s singles title of the M15 Cancun tournament in Mexico, Nhan dan reported
Tuchel's Chelsea the example for Man Utd to follow

Tuchel's Chelsea the example for Man Utd to follow

The 12-point gap between Premier League leaders Chelsea and Manchester United after just 12 games finally cost Ole Gunnar Solskjaer his job as the Red Devils manager, but the Blues provide the inspiration for what United could still achieve this season.
Hanoi to launch new housing projects

Hanoi to launch new housing projects

The capital city of Hanoi is expected to launch 11 new housing projects in the fourth quarter of this year, providing the market with 7,900 apartments. The new condominiums are located in the districts of Gia Lam, Hoang Mai and Tu Liem.
Bac Lieu prioritises renewable energy

Bac Lieu prioritises renewable energy

The Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu has chosen renewable energy as one of its top priorities, aiming to restructure the economy towards green growth and sustainable development.
Businesses prepare for "new normal"

Businesses prepare for "new normal"

After more than four months of social distancing, enterprises are preparing to gradually resume operations and embrace the "new normal".
First mobile market opens for people in green areas of District 5

First mobile market opens for people in green areas of District 5

On September 22, Ho Chi Minh City opened a mobile market to serve people in "green areas" who had been vaccinated in Ward 3, District 5.
Ho Chi Minh City looking ahead with lockdown easing

Ho Chi Minh City looking ahead with lockdown easing

Vietnam is step-by-step controlling the COVID-19 outbreaks and is starting to consider conditional easing of restrictions as the country shifts its focus to adapting to and living with the pandemic.
Herbalife Vietnam wins Top 10 Most Reputable Food Companies 2021 award TCPVN donates 1,200 medicine bags to COVID-19 patients in southwest
Herbalife Vietnam wins Top 10 Most Reputable Food Companies 2021 award

Herbalife Vietnam wins Top 10 Most Reputable Food Companies 2021 award

Premier nutrition company Herbalife Vietnam has been awarded the prestigious award Top 10 Most Reputable Food Companies 2021 by VN Report (VNR) and VietnamNet.
TCPVN donates 1,200 medicine bags to COVID-19 patients in southwest

TCPVN donates 1,200 medicine bags to COVID-19 patients in southwest

TCPVN has collaborated with VYPA to donate 1,200 bags of medicine for COVID-19 treatment to five provinces in Southwest Vietnam.
A positive approach with a deeper understanding

A positive approach with a deeper understanding

My predestined relationship with Vietnam Investment Review began around 27 years ago and started with a rejection. Graduating from the Faculty of International Journalism of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 1994, I was eager to return home and apply at VIR for my first job.
Keeping it simple in order to match giants of the press

Keeping it simple in order to match giants of the press

One can take a wild ride down many alleyways when reading about the history of the press, particularly in regards to Britain’s famed print industry, but news always boils down to covering the essentials. VIR’s Ray McRobbie offers his take on what is the most important when it comes to publishing topical content.
TCPVN donates 1,200 medicine bags to COVID-19 patients in southwest

TCPVN donates 1,200 medicine bags to COVID-19 patients in southwest

TCPVN has collaborated with VYPA to donate 1,200 bags of medicine for COVID-19 treatment to five provinces in Southwest Vietnam.
AB InBev supports orphans with scholarships amid COVID-19

AB InBev supports orphans with scholarships amid COVID-19

To bring people together for a better world, AB InBev Vietnam launched the scholarships named “Let’s go back to school” to support orphans.
Vietnam approves ASEAN agreements aiming at facilitating traveling among member states Russia treasures comprehensive strategic partnership with Vietnam ASEAN cultural heritage digital archive portal launches first e-exhibition Forum fosters sub-regional development in line with ASEAN community building Vietnam, Japan issue joint statement toward opening new era in bilateral extensive strategic partnership German journal highlights Vietnamese stock market’s prospects
Vietnam approves ASEAN agreements aiming at facilitating traveling among member states

Vietnam approves ASEAN agreements aiming at facilitating traveling among member states

The Government has just issued Resolution 150/NQ-CP approving the ASEAN Framework Agreement on the Facilitation of Cross-border Transport of Passengers by Road Vehicles (CBTP).
Russia treasures comprehensive strategic partnership with Vietnam

Russia treasures comprehensive strategic partnership with Vietnam

Russia attaches importance to the comprehensive strategic partnership with Vietnam, and all-around cooperation between the two countries, said Russian President Vladimir Putin.
ASEAN cultural heritage digital archive portal launches first e-exhibition

ASEAN cultural heritage digital archive portal launches first e-exhibition

The ASEAN Cultural Heritage Digital Archive (ACHDA) project has kicked off an e-exhibition, themed “Forging History: Metals in the Crucible of ASEAN’s Transformation”, on its website.
Forum fosters sub-regional development in line with ASEAN community building

Forum fosters sub-regional development in line with ASEAN community building

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh attended Vietnam-initiated ASEAN high-level forum on sub-regional cooperation for sustainable development and inclusive growth held in both in-person and virtual forms on November 30.
Vietnam, Japan issue joint statement toward opening new era in bilateral extensive strategic partnership

Vietnam, Japan issue joint statement toward opening new era in bilateral extensive strategic partnership

Vietnam and Japan on November 24 issued a joint statement toward the opening of a new era in the bilateral extensive strategic partnership for peace and prosperity in Asia on the occasion of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh’s official visit to Japan from November 22-25.
German journal highlights Vietnamese stock market’s prospects

German journal highlights Vietnamese stock market’s prospects

German securities news site Börse-online.de on November 22 ran an article highlighting the high prospect of the stock market of Vietnam and the Vietnamese economy after COVID-19, underlining that the Southeast Asian country may grow 8 percent next year.