• Russia looks to build on combined efforts

    Vietnam and Russia will intensify their bilateral economic, trade, and investment ties, with a focus laid on mutual funding flows, especially in energy, oil and gas, featured by prioritised projects.
  • President Putin’s state visit to strengthen Vietnam - Russia ties

    During his 5th visit to Vietnam on June 19 and 20, President Vladimir Putin and a high-ranking delegation of Russia are scheduled to have talks and meetings with senior leaders of Vietnam and some other activities, thereby continuing to enhance and develop the two countries' relations.
  • New AI offerings pose more questions

    The AI explosion is continuing at pace with new offerings from the biggest tech groups in the world, but ethical concerns and investing considerations are taking up more focus as industries like the media and manufacturing adjust their priorities.
Inflation warning ahead of fuel hikes

Inflation warning ahead of fuel hikes

A potential rise in inflation in the second half of the year’s end may be seen following escalating use of electricity and fuel leading to price hikes.
Vietnam discusses amendments to Law on Pharmacy 2016

Vietnam discusses amendments to Law on Pharmacy 2016

The National Assembly is discussing amendments to the Law on Pharmacy 2016 after months of proposals from the business community.
Verbrugge keen on investment opportunities at Lien Chieu Port

Verbrugge keen on investment opportunities at Lien Chieu Port

Verbrugge International B.V. is seeking investment opportunities at Lien Chieu Port.
Industrial metaverse and digital twins: a new era of innovation SABECO named in Fortune’s first Southeast Asia 500 rankings
Industrial metaverse and digital twins: a new era of innovation

Industrial metaverse and digital twins: a new era of innovation

The industrial metaverse - an amalgamation of AI, the Internet of Things, and augmented reality (AR) - is ushering in a new era of industrial transformation.
SABECO named in Fortune’s first Southeast Asia 500 rankings

SABECO named in Fortune’s first Southeast Asia 500 rankings

SABECO was named into Fortune’s Southeast Asia 500 rankings.
Grab’s insights into Vietnam's food delivery market

Grab’s insights into Vietnam's food delivery market

Ma Tuan Trong, country commercial head at Grab Vietnam, talks to VIR’s Linh Le about Vietnam’s food delivery market.
Huawei hosts Cloud Summit Vietnam 2024

Huawei hosts Cloud Summit Vietnam 2024

The Huawei Cloud Summit Vietnam took place in Hanoi on June 18.
Russia looks to build on combined efforts Singapore's Charge+ ties up with Porsche to develop charging network in Vietnam
Russia looks to build on combined efforts

Russia looks to build on combined efforts

Vietnam and Russia will intensify their bilateral economic, trade, and investment ties, with a focus laid on mutual funding flows, especially in energy, oil and gas, featured by prioritised projects.
Singapore's Charge+ ties up with Porsche to develop charging network in Vietnam

Singapore's Charge+ ties up with Porsche to develop charging network in Vietnam

Singapore electric vehicle (EV) charging firm Charge+ has teamed up with Porsche to launch a 1,700km EV charging network in Vietnam.
Sembcorp acquires Gelex subsidiaries

Sembcorp acquires Gelex subsidiaries

Sembcorp Solar Vietnam has acquired majority interests in three Gelex Group subsidiaries.
VinFast targets 2025 start in India and Indonesia

VinFast targets 2025 start in India and Indonesia

VinFast is stepping up its expansion as it hopes to begin manufacturing in India and Indonesia in 2025.
Vietnamese shrimp export value must be increased Compliance remains thorny issue for labour policies
Vietnamese shrimp export value must be increased

Vietnamese shrimp export value must be increased

The goal of reaching $10 billion in shrimp exports next year requires a massive push from shrimp farmers and businesses. Le Dinh Huynh, general secretary of the Vietnam Sustainable and Clean Shrimp Alliance, discussed insights on how to increase the value of shrimp products for export through the eco-shrimp model with VIR’s Hoang Oanh.
Compliance remains thorny issue for labour policies

Compliance remains thorny issue for labour policies

Shortcomings in legal policies on trade unions and other labour organisations are causing some difficulties for businesses during implementation.
Clear characteristics shaping expectations in M&A

Clear characteristics shaping expectations in M&A

Despite some mega deals, Vietnam is waiting for a rebound in merger and acquisition activities. Warrick Cleine, chairman and CEO of KPMG in Vietnam and Cambodia, talked with VIR’s Thanh Van his insights into dealmaking activities in the Vietnamese market.
The next generation has what it takes

The next generation has what it takes

PwC last week launched its Global NextGen Survey report for Vietnam. Ng Siew Quan, Asia-Pacific Entrepreneurial and Private Business Leader for PwC Singapore; and Hoang Viet Cuong, Partner at Entrepreneurial and Private Business for PwC Vietnam, discussed with VIR’s Linh Le the key findings in the report.
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.
EPLegal joins forces with Dentons LuatViet in Vietnam

EPLegal joins forces with Dentons LuatViet in Vietnam

PLegal, a leading Vietnamese law firm, has joined forces with Dentons LuatViet, enhancing client offerings across Vietnam and the ASEAN region.
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.
Measures for offshore wind must be carried out rapidly Roadmap to prepare for greener products in Vietnam Suggestions pour in for carbon credit development Revealing the truth about the carbon credit market ESG considerations light the path for SABECO’s success EVN leverages international expertise to improve HSE standards
Measures for offshore wind must be carried out rapidly

Measures for offshore wind must be carried out rapidly

Vietnam’s ambition to achieve 6GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030 is increasingly adrift, with not enough work carried out on legalities and developer support.
Roadmap to prepare for greener products in Vietnam

Roadmap to prepare for greener products in Vietnam

Evolving from producing conventional products to environmentally friendly versions is a long-term transition process that requires building a roadmap and a high commitment to corporate responsibility.
Suggestions pour in for carbon credit development

Suggestions pour in for carbon credit development

There is an urgent need for rules to develop Vietnam’s carbon credit market, given the country’s significant potential to generate carbon credits from its vast forests and numerous greenhouse gas reduction projects.
Revealing the truth about the carbon credit market

Revealing the truth about the carbon credit market

Carbon credits have recently made headlines in Vietnam, with the concept often surrounded by overblown expectations of an easy option, or suspicions of what feel unlikely attempts to cancel out greenhouse gas emissions.
ESG considerations light the path for SABECO’s success

ESG considerations light the path for SABECO’s success

Saigon Beer-Alcohol-Beverage Corporation is promoting more green growth initiatives, demonstrating its steadfastness in the goal that business investment must go hand-in-hand with the nation’s sustainable development.
EVN leverages international expertise to improve HSE standards

EVN leverages international expertise to improve HSE standards

EVN is leveraging international experts to elevate HSE standards in its hydropower expansion.
Foreign investors dominate warehouse segment Green credentials garner a boost for industrial property
Foreign investors dominate warehouse segment

Foreign investors dominate warehouse segment

Foreign developers are dominating the modern warehouse market in Vietnam, accounting for over three-quarters of market share by net lettable area in 2023.
Green credentials garner a boost for industrial property

Green credentials garner a boost for industrial property

Sustainable real estate development is becoming a core component for investors in industrial property.
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.
Sojitz to develop green IPs in Dong Nai

Sojitz to develop green IPs in Dong Nai

Japan’s Sojitz Corporation and Dong Nai province are to develop a model for green, smart IPs.
Loan interest rates move slower than deposit rates Major commercial banks to lead credit growth in second half of the year
Loan interest rates move slower than deposit rates

Loan interest rates move slower than deposit rates

Amid concerns that the strong push for higher deposit rates by banks will lead to an increase in interest rates, Tran Ngoc Bau, CEO of WiGroup Data and Financial Technology JSC, spoke with VIR’s Nhue Man about expectations for the market.
Major commercial banks to lead credit growth in second half of the year

Major commercial banks to lead credit growth in second half of the year

Major commercial banks are readying their resources to lead overall credit growth during the peak season of production, business, investment, and consumption.
Empowering growth: MetLife's strategy for talent development and skill enhancement

Empowering growth: MetLife's strategy for talent development and skill enhancement

Rabih Haber, head of Human Resources at MetLife Asia, and Elena Butarova, CEO of BIDV MetLife, talked to VIR's Linh Le about talent development, the challenges in diverse markets, and strategies for future growth.
Insurance firms to bounce back in 2024

Insurance firms to bounce back in 2024

Insurance firms are expected to bounce back in 2024 due to improved consumer and business confidence.
Visa supports Cashless Day 2024, accelerating Vietnam's digital payments revolution

Visa supports Cashless Day 2024, accelerating Vietnam's digital payments revolution

Visa is continuing to support Vietnam's annual Cashless Day (June 16), aiming to propel the country's digital payment ecosystem.
Visa supports female and youth-led businesses in Southeast Asia

Visa supports female and youth-led businesses in Southeast Asia

Visa is committed to promoting digital and financial inclusion by equipping the women and youth of Southeast Asia with essential digital and financial skills.
Nearly 1,200 km of North-South corridor expressway put into operation

Nearly 1,200 km of North-South corridor expressway put into operation

The North-South corridor expressway, running from Huu Nghi border gate to Ca Mau, is 2,063 km long as designed.
Southeast Region Planning with vision to 2050

Southeast Region Planning with vision to 2050

Under Decision No. 370/QD-TTg issued by the Prime Minister on May 4, 2024, the Southeast Region will be developed in to a civilized, modern, and dynamic area, becoming a hub not only in Vietnam but also in Southeast Asia in terms of economy, finance, education, training, science, technology, innovation, and digital transformation.
Danang makes global connection with festival

Danang makes global connection with festival

Returning to Danang this summer from June 8 to July 13, the Danang International Fireworks Festival (DIFF 2024) is entertaining visitors from all over the world.
Tourism to become truly spearhead, green industry by 2030

Tourism to become truly spearhead, green industry by 2030

Vietnam aims to turn tourism into a truly spearhead economic sector with green growth and world leading development capacity by 2030.
Quang Ninh sees tourism boom as summer starts

Quang Ninh sees tourism boom as summer starts

The northern province of Quang Ninh, which owns many tourist attractions from UNESCO-recognised World Natural Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay to beaches and islands, has seen a boom in tourism activities since the beginning of summer – the peak tourism season.
Vinexpo ASIA: a must-visit event for Asia-Pacific

Vinexpo ASIA: a must-visit event for Asia-Pacific

A major wine exhibition has connected producers from every wine-producing country around the world with decision-makers in growth markets over three exceptional days.
Westin Hotels & Resorts makes Vietnamese debut

Westin Hotels & Resorts makes Vietnamese debut

Westin Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of the Westin Resort & Spa, Cam Ranh on June 19.
Seizing opportunities in F&B

Seizing opportunities in F&B

With an average annual growth rate of over 10 per cent, the food and beverages (F&B) market in Vietnam is a dynamic sector. Director of Consumer and Marketing Insights at NielsenIQ Dang Thuy Ha discussed with VIR’s Oanh Do the latest consumer trends helping businesses achieve success in the market.
International Day of Yoga celebrated in Hanoi

International Day of Yoga celebrated in Hanoi

Celebrations for International Day of Yoga took place in Hanoi on June 21.
Danang makes global connection with festival

Danang makes global connection with festival

Returning to Danang this summer from June 8 to July 13, the Danang International Fireworks Festival (DIFF 2024) is entertaining visitors from all over the world.
Vietnam sports show 2024 to open in September

Vietnam sports show 2024 to open in September

The Vietnam International Sports and Outdoor Exhibition (Vietnam Sports Show 2024) will make a grand return from September 26-28 in Ho Chi Minh City.
Inter super-sub Frattesi central to Italy's Euros title defence

Inter super-sub Frattesi central to Italy's Euros title defence

Davide Frattesi will be key to Italy's hopes of beating red-hot Spain at Euro 2024 on Thursday after earning the faith of coach Luciano Spalletti despite his peripheral role at Inter Milan.
Messi takes center stage again for Copa America

Messi takes center stage again for Copa America

World champions Argentina get an expanded Copa America under way on Thursday with Lionel Messi looking to add a second continental title in what is almost certainly his final appearance in the tournament.
Ronaldo's Portugal scrape Euro 2024 opening win, Turkey beat Georgia

Ronaldo's Portugal scrape Euro 2024 opening win, Turkey beat Georgia

Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal beat the Czech Republic 2-1 to claim a Euro 2024 debut victory on Tuesday but they needed to come from behind with a 92nd-minute winner from youngster Francisco Conceicao.
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 asks for investigations into deadly fires in Hanoi, Bac Giang Deputy PM orders strict punishment against fishing violations
PM asks for investigations into deadly fires in Hanoi, Bac Giang

PM asks for investigations into deadly fires in Hanoi, Bac Giang

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has extended his condolences to families of seven victims killed in two fires in Hanoi and the northern province of Bac Giang on June 16, while requesting extra efforts to find out causes and promptly handle consequences.
Deputy PM orders strict punishment against fishing violations

Deputy PM orders strict punishment against fishing violations

Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang on June 17 ordered stakeholders to step up communications work to raise public awareness against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and mete out harsh punishment on illegal fishing in foreign waters.
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.
SABECO and Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union extend outreach partnership

SABECO and Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union extend outreach partnership

The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union and SABECO will focus on outreach in several key areas, as per a new MoU.
Sun Life to ensure financial security and healthier lives

Sun Life to ensure financial security and healthier lives

Sun Life Vietnam has boosted its charter capital, helping its customers, employees, and communities achieve financial security.
Indonesia: Over 4,000 people isolated due to floods, landslides Malaysia, China sign deals on economic, trade cooperation Thailand aims to develop workforce for advanced industries AutoStor opens new factory in Thailand Malaysia, Singapore expected to become global hi-tech hubs KP.2 strain of SARS-CoV-2 dominant in Thailand: virologist
Indonesia: Over 4,000 people isolated due to floods, landslides

Indonesia: Over 4,000 people isolated due to floods, landslides

Floods and landslides following prolonged high-intensity rains on June 19 have been isolating over 4,000 residents in West Nias, North Sumatra, according to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) of Indonesia.
Malaysia, China sign deals on economic, trade cooperation

Malaysia, China sign deals on economic, trade cooperation

Malaysia and China signed a slew of deals on June 19 renewing a five-year economic co-operation pact and allowing export of fresh durians, during a visit by Chinese Premier Li Qiang to mark 50 years of diplomatic ties, according to Reuters.
Thailand aims to develop workforce for advanced industries

Thailand aims to develop workforce for advanced industries

The Thai Government on June 17 said that the country aims to create a workforce of 280,000 in advanced industries over the next five years, along with an ecosystem that supports new investments, to help the Southeast Asian country become a high-tech hub.
AutoStor opens new factory in Thailand

AutoStor opens new factory in Thailand

AutoStore, the global warehouse technology company that's transforming warehouse automation with modular storage, has announced the opening of its assembly factory in Rayong, an eastern province of Thailand, reported local media.
Malaysia, Singapore expected to become global hi-tech hubs

Malaysia, Singapore expected to become global hi-tech hubs

The Malaysia-Singapore Special Economic Zone and the proposed Johor-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) that will be finalised by both countries can have a positive impact on the relationship between the two neighbours, said economic analyst Dr. Oh Ei Sun.
KP.2 strain of SARS-CoV-2 dominant in Thailand: virologist

KP.2 strain of SARS-CoV-2 dominant in Thailand: virologist

Thailand’s leading virologist Prof. Yong Poovorawan has warned that KP.2 strain of SARS-CoV-2 is rapidly supplanting the JN.1 strain, which held sway in Thailand since late last year.