• The keys to economic momentum

    Key experts spoke to VIR about the outlook for the years ahead.
  • Resilient and strategic breakthroughs

    Based on experiences and lessons learned last years to fight against the pandemic and struggling with the uncertainties of the world’s economy, Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung told VIR’s Nguyen Huong about Vietnam’s strengths, and plans to reach the goals set forth on socioeconomic development, and enhance the efficiency of investment mobilisation.
  • The vital mission to ramp up foreign capital attraction

    Vietnam’s foreign capital attraction achieved much last year. VIR’s Kim Oanh met with Phan Huu Thang, former director-general of the Foreign Investment Agency under the Ministry of Planning and Investment, to review recent highlights and weigh up predictions for 2023.
The path to faster growth in Australia-Vietnam relations

The path to faster growth in Australia-Vietnam relations

As a newly arrived Ambassador in Vietnam, I have been busy meeting people, reading widely, and trying to understand this complex and fascinating country.
Growing Argentinian ties

Growing Argentinian ties

In 2023, Argentina and Vietnam will celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations. Twenty five years ago, the two countries opened their respective embassies in Buenos Aires and Hanoi. From that moment onwards, commercial cooperation has been one of the three pillars of the bilateral relationship, along with excellent political dialogue and technical cooperation.
Much to celebrate with 50 years of Singaporean ties

Much to celebrate with 50 years of Singaporean ties

This year marks a momentous one for Singapore and Vietnam’s relationship, commemorating two key milestones. It marks 50 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Singapore and Vietnam and 10 years since the establishment of a strategic partnership between the two countries.
Local game developers eye great opportunities at home Steel industry to gradually recover in 2023
Local game developers eye great opportunities at home

Local game developers eye great opportunities at home

The bustling game market in Vietnam is offering numerous opportunities for developers, according to experts.
Steel industry to gradually recover in 2023

Steel industry to gradually recover in 2023

Domestic steel demand is expected to keep falling due to the property market slump and tightened monetary policy, economic downturn in many export markets and a rise in supply making the outlook for the industry in 2023 poor, analysts said.
Commitment proves Vietnam is serious on change

Commitment proves Vietnam is serious on change

Vietnamese is hoping to move onwards and upwards in an economic sense over the next 12 months. Ramla Khalidi, resident representative of the United Nations Development Programme in Vietnam, spoke with VIR’s Nguyen Dat about how the country has performed, with achievements in ensuring the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Trade and investment scenarios for Vietnam

Trade and investment scenarios for Vietnam

Vietnam’s import-export turnover reached $732 billion in 2022, up 10 per cent from 2021, and making it the first year to surpass $700 billion. This is attributed to the signing of new-generation free trade agreements and the more favourable policies on foreign investment, among others.
Hai Phong aims to become an international logistics centre Japanese groups to pour hundreds of millions into projects in Quang Ninh
Hai Phong aims to become an international logistics centre

Hai Phong aims to become an international logistics centre

The northern city of Hai Phong aims to become a regional and international logistics centre due to its many advantages as a transportation hub for all five types of traffic, including sea, road, air, railway, and inland waterways.
Japanese groups to pour hundreds of millions into projects in Quang Ninh

Japanese groups to pour hundreds of millions into projects in Quang Ninh

Several Japanese groups have plans to invest in projects worth hundreds of millions of dollars in the northern province of Quang Ninh in 2023.
Rohto-Mentholatum Vietnam takes over Naris Cosmetics

Rohto-Mentholatum Vietnam takes over Naris Cosmetics

Rohto-Mentholatum Vietnam has completed the purchase and sale agreement and change of ownership of Naris Cosmetics Vietnam.
Stationery manufacturer Thien Long to increase outbound investment

Stationery manufacturer Thien Long to increase outbound investment

Thien Long Group has just adjusted the overseas investment capital for its Flexoffice project from $814,400 to $1.3 million.
Review of Vietnam’s economy 2022: Global & local headwinds have just begun The implications of global uncertainty
Review of Vietnam’s economy 2022: Global & local headwinds have just begun

Review of Vietnam’s economy 2022: Global & local headwinds have just begun

While an array of measures have been taken by the Vietnamese government, the local economy is still predicted to suffer disturbances over the coming year.
The implications of global uncertainty

The implications of global uncertainty

Global inflation rose sharply in 2022 – in the second half of the year, median global headline inflation reached over 9 per cent, its highest level since 1994. Soaring inflation reflected a combination of supply and demand factors. On the demand side, the acceleration of growth during the initial rebound from the 2020 global recession, as well as the lagged effects of earlier macroeconomic support, contributed to persistent price pressures.
Managing working capital within a complex environment

Managing working capital within a complex environment

We ended 2022 amidst considerable uncertainty. The global economy is being impacted by several interlocking events such as the war in Ukraine and high food and fuel prices.
Report scrutinises pathway for ESG agenda in financial sector

Report scrutinises pathway for ESG agenda in financial sector

A fresh PwC Vietnam report has provided insights into the level of readiness by financial institutions in Vietnam in terms of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria.
What might the Vietnamese economy look like in 2023?

What might the Vietnamese economy look like in 2023?

In 2022, Vietnam’s economy recorded many achievements, but there are still many obstacles such as the unstable global situation and inadequacy in the economy.
D.lion Media & Solutions honoured at SME100 2022 Ceremony

D.lion Media & Solutions honoured at SME100 2022 Ceremony

D.lion honored at SME100 2022.
Qualcomm partners with Vietnam for 5G rollout

Qualcomm partners with Vietnam for 5G rollout

What might the Vietnamese economy look like in 2023?

What might the Vietnamese economy look like in 2023?

BASF's route towards a circular economy

BASF's route towards a circular economy

Sembcorp pledges green products and investment in Vietnam

Sembcorp pledges green products and investment in Vietnam

Accelerating digital transformation in Vietnam and the road to 5G

Accelerating digital transformation in Vietnam and the road to 5G

Vietnam is on a steady trajectory towards the digital age. The government has spared no effort in recent years to accelerate national digital transformation based on three key pillars: digital government, digital economy, and digital society.
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.
Vietnamese export profits boost with green trade Catalysing change for all of society Accelerating trade with innovation and green tech Misleading to assert foreign firms dominate Vietnam's energy sphere: expert Hong Kong pioneers a sustainable future for an 'Asian century' Vietnam fosters shift to renewable energy
Vietnamese export profits boost with green trade

Vietnamese export profits boost with green trade

The direction of Vietnam’s imports and exports is changing due to a series of green trade revolutions, government policy, and global trends.
Catalysing change for all of society

Catalysing change for all of society

Vietnam is pursuing green development. Ramla Khalidi, resident representative of the United Nations Development Programme in Vietnam, talked with VIR’s Thanh Tung about how the country can achieve the goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.
Accelerating trade with innovation and green tech

Accelerating trade with innovation and green tech

Vietnam and the Netherlands will celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations in 2023. Kees van Baar, Dutch Ambassador to Vietnam, writes about the prospects in the cooperation between both nations, especially in terms of trade and investment, and both nations’ cooperation in green economy development.
Misleading to assert foreign firms dominate Vietnam's energy sphere: expert

Misleading to assert foreign firms dominate Vietnam's energy sphere: expert

Hong Kim Vi, Thailand's Super Energy Group's deputy general director of public relations, said the country's energy projects were more complex than they appear, at the 2022 Vietnam Renewable Energy Network on January 6.
Hong Kong pioneers a sustainable future for an 'Asian century'

Hong Kong pioneers a sustainable future for an 'Asian century'

Hong Kong wants to grasp green financing and sustainable investment opportunities across Asia.
Vietnam fosters shift to renewable energy

Vietnam fosters shift to renewable energy

With an emphasis on sustainable power, the Vietnamese government has enacted several procedures and regulations to foster an equitable energy transition.
A great chance to invest in commercial property Genuine estate market relies on demand
A great chance to invest in commercial property

A great chance to invest in commercial property

As Vietnam's commercial real estate sector is still in its infancy, this market's expansion needs to be prioritised in the near future.
Genuine estate market relies on demand

Genuine estate market relies on demand

The real estate market could clear liquidity quickly due to house demand. This motive requires legislative assistance, notably for housing loans.
Phuc Khang Corporation's CEO attains new green building accolades

Phuc Khang Corporation's CEO attains new green building accolades

Phuc Khang Corporation and its CEO Luu Thi Thanh Mau have been bestowed with further accolades for work on green building development in Vietnam.
ESR scoops up strategic equity stake in BW Industrial

ESR scoops up strategic equity stake in BW Industrial

ESR Group Ltd. (ESR), through its wholly-owned subsidiary, has acquired a strategic equity stake in BW Industrial Development JSC (BW).
Positive prospects for Vietnam’s stock market this year BAC A BANK’s user-friendly experience
Positive prospects for Vietnam’s stock market this year

Positive prospects for Vietnam’s stock market this year

The market's uptrend will continue to be consolidated in the first trading session of the Year of Cat.
BAC A BANK’s user-friendly experience

BAC A BANK’s user-friendly experience

In a bid to provide its customers the best experiences and services, Bac A Commercial Joint Stock Bank (BAC A BANK) has been deploying user-friendly high-tech solutions.
Insurance groups take on legal switch

Insurance groups take on legal switch

Entering 2023, insurance companies are expected to move into a new era as the legal environment for the sector is refined.
AI in insurance - The inevitable trend in digital transformation

AI in insurance - The inevitable trend in digital transformation

With digital transformation being an inevitable movement, partnering with insurtech companies is an effective way for insurance companies in Vietnam go faster and smarter in the digital race.
Visa invites Asia-Pacific’s top startups to shape payment future

Visa invites Asia-Pacific’s top startups to shape payment future

Visa has announced an open call for startups across Asia-Pacific to apply for the Visa Accelerator Program 2023.
Students supercharge SMEs in Visa and CCVSA’s Financial Literacy programme

Students supercharge SMEs in Visa and CCVSA’s Financial Literacy programme

Visa has announced the three winning teams from its 10th annual Vietnam Financial Literacy programme, with H2L taking home the first prize.
Agro-forestry-fishery exports set new record in 2022

Agro-forestry-fishery exports set new record in 2022

Agro-forestry-fishery exports set a new record of over 53.22 billion USD in 2022, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Top 10 international events in 2022

Top 10 international events in 2022

Russia's military campaign in Ukraine, central banks raising interest rates, the global population reaching 8 billion, and the World Cup in Qatar are among the top stand-out international events in 2022.
Hoi An, HCM City among world's top 25 trending destinations in 2023: TripAdvisor

Hoi An, HCM City among world's top 25 trending destinations in 2023: TripAdvisor

Germany’s famous travel site reisereporter.de has run an article highlighting the world’s top 25 trending destinations for 2023, including Vietnam’s Hoi An ancient city and Ho Chi Minh City, recently voted by readers of TripAdvisor – the world's largest travel guidance platform.
The rejuvenation of nation’s tourism

The rejuvenation of nation’s tourism

Tourism leaders share with VIR their new products, services, and bespoke experiences for Vietnam Tourism Year 2023.
Laying focus on sustainable tourism

Laying focus on sustainable tourism

The total revenues of Vietnam’s tourism in 2022 was approximately $19.6 billion – nearly triple that of 2021 but only 60 per cent of 2019. Now, there is a clear imperative for tourism in Vietnam to both improve and become more sustainable.
Vietnam tops list of must-visit international destinations for 2023

Vietnam tops list of must-visit international destinations for 2023

Vietnam tops the list of the must-visit countries for a vacation in 2023, which was shared by Managing Director of Southern Travels of India Alapati Krishna Mohan.
The rejuvenation of nation’s tourism

The rejuvenation of nation’s tourism

Tourism leaders share with VIR their new products, services, and bespoke experiences for Vietnam Tourism Year 2023.
I am Vietnamese, says Atkinson

I am Vietnamese, says Atkinson

Opening the story with VIR, Kenneth M Atkinson said, "I am Vietnamese," and showed the reporter his ID card with the Vietnamese name Pham Kien Son.
Vietnam wins big at Vietnam Trail Marathon

Vietnam wins big at Vietnam Trail Marathon

The Vietnam Trail Marathon took place in Moc Chau with more than 3,500 runners racing up to 70km. It raised around $390,000 for good causes.
Regent Phu Quoc celebrates the Lunar New Year with flamboyant festivities

Regent Phu Quoc celebrates the Lunar New Year with flamboyant festivities

Let Regent Phu Quoc provide the ideal scenario for your most unforgettable Lunar New Year's Eve celebration with loved ones.
Vietnam against Indonesia for Davis Cup World Group II berth

Vietnam against Indonesia for Davis Cup World Group II berth

According to the Vietnam Tennis Federation (VTF), Vietnam will play Indonesia in the 2023 Davis Cup World Group II Play-offs on February 4-5 at the Hanaka Paris Ocean Park in the northern province of Bac Ninh.
AFF Cup 2022: Surpassing Vietnam, Thailand retain championship

AFF Cup 2022: Surpassing Vietnam, Thailand retain championship

Thailand beat Vietnam 1-0 in the second leg of the AFF Cup 2022 final on January 16 at the former’s Thammasat Stadium.
AFF Cup 2022: Vietnam target winning Thailand in final’s first leg

AFF Cup 2022: Vietnam target winning Thailand in final’s first leg

Vietnam target beating Thailand in the first leg of AFF Cup 2022 final in Hanoi on January 13, said its head coach Park Hang-seo at a press conference on January 12.
Vietnam to face regional rivals Thailand in AFF Cup final

Vietnam to face regional rivals Thailand in AFF Cup final

After battling their way through the tournament, the AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2022 will reach a thrilling climax when arch-rivals Vietnam and Thailand go head-to-head for the chance to be crowned regional champions.
Norwegian Ambassador experiences Vietnamese Tet traditions

Norwegian Ambassador experiences Vietnamese Tet traditions

Norwegian Ambassador to Vietnam Hilde Solbakken and her family are enjoying a lot of Vietnamese traditions during their first Tet (Lunar New Year) in the country, including “xin chu” (asking for calligraphy from scholars).
First Da Lat hot air balloon festival fascinates visitors

First Da Lat hot air balloon festival fascinates visitors

Local people in and visitors to Da Lat city in the Central Highlands’ province of Lam Dong have had the chance to enjoy the famous tourist site from above on hot air balloon trips.
D.lion Media & Solutions honoured at SME100 2022 Ceremony

D.lion Media & Solutions honoured at SME100 2022 Ceremony

D.lion honored at SME100 2022.
Cao Bang: Stunning beauty of under-the-radar tourist sites

Cao Bang: Stunning beauty of under-the-radar tourist sites

Along with Ban Gioc Waterfall, Nguom Ngao Cave, and Pac Bo Cave, the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang boasts a kaleidoscope of untouched destinations that are certain to touch visitors’ hearts due to their jaw-dropping landscapes.
VIR honours sustainable businesses in Vietnam

VIR honours sustainable businesses in Vietnam

Nearly 40 businesses that have supported Vietnam’s sustainable development and CSR initiatives over the past five years have been honoured by VIR.
Severe cold continues to blanket northern, north central regions Initiatives lift rural female development
Severe cold continues to blanket northern, north central regions

Severe cold continues to blanket northern, north central regions

Severe cold continues covering the northern and north central regions on January 27 – the first working day of Vietnamese people after a week-long Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.
Initiatives lift rural female development

Initiatives lift rural female development

The success of female-owned economic models in mountainous and ethnic minority areas is contributing to improving the lives of local people, especially women, across the nation.
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.
Unilever Vietnam launches For a Loving Tet Season programme

Unilever Vietnam launches For a Loving Tet Season programme

To pay tribute to those who have silently made contributions to our society and community, Unilever Vietnam has launched the For a Loving Tet Season programme.
Nestlé Vietnam supports 8,000 disadvantaged people for Lunar New Year

Nestlé Vietnam supports 8,000 disadvantaged people for Lunar New Year

Nestlé Vietnam has granted thousands of gift packages to 8,500 workers, students, and families in remote areas.
Thailand, EU to resume FTA talks in March Speaker of RoK National Assembly concludes official visit to Vietnam Super-rich grab half of all new wealth in past decade: Oxfam Dozens wounded from oil tanker explosion in central Thailand Malaysia's national debt totalling 346 billion USD Japan, US, Australia to assist Vietnam in decarbonisation
Thailand, EU to resume FTA talks in March

Thailand, EU to resume FTA talks in March

Thailand and the EU have agreed to pursue free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations in the first quarter this year, after nearly a decade of stagnation.
Speaker of RoK National Assembly concludes official visit to Vietnam

Speaker of RoK National Assembly concludes official visit to Vietnam

Speaker of the National Assembly (NA) of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Kim Jin-pyo and his wife left Hanoi on January 18, concluding their seven-day official visit to Vietnam at the invitation of NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue.
Super-rich grab half of all new wealth in past decade: Oxfam

Super-rich grab half of all new wealth in past decade: Oxfam

The richest 1 per cent has nearly doubled as much wealth as the rest of the world put together over the past two years.
Dozens wounded from oil tanker explosion in central Thailand

Dozens wounded from oil tanker explosion in central Thailand

An oil tanker explosion in central Thailand's Samut Songkhram province on January 17 injured dozens of people.
Malaysia's national debt totalling 346 billion USD

Malaysia's national debt totalling 346 billion USD

Malaysia's national debt including liabilities has reached 1.5 trillion RM (346 billion USD), equivalent to over 80 per cent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP), according to Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim.
Japan, US, Australia to assist Vietnam in decarbonisation

Japan, US, Australia to assist Vietnam in decarbonisation

Government-backed financial institutions from Japan, the US, and Australia have pledged to support Vietnam's efforts to cut carbon emissions, according to the chairman of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC).