• Localities urged to rectify flaws in fishery sector

    With the visit of the European Commission’s delegations ahead, Vietnam’s ports and fishers are aiming to remedy the previously criticised issues regarding international fishing regulations.
  • German groups expanding major operations in Vietnam

    The bilateral strategic partnership between Vietnam and Germany is witnessing a rise in trade and investment, amid investors from the latter showing a growing interest in the former and both nations expecting a brighter cooperation outlook.
  • Expectations positive for growth trajectory

    The Vietnamese economy has been gradually bouncing back thanks to the government’s major efforts to curb the pandemic and remove obstructions to progress for enterprises.
2.97 billion USD in FDI poured into HCM City in 9 months

2.97 billion USD in FDI poured into HCM City in 9 months

Ho Chi Minh City attracted 2.97 billion USD in foreign direct investment (FDI) this year to September 20, a year-on-year increase of 26.1 percent, according to the municipal Department of Planning and Investment.
Real estate transactions should be performed on trading floors: MoC

Real estate transactions should be performed on trading floors: MoC

The Ministry of Construction (MoC) has proposed that real estate projects must sell their products on real estate trading floors, according to the draft amending the Law on Real Estate Business.
Vietnam's IT and electronics sector reaching $70 billion in export turnover

Vietnam's IT and electronics sector reaching $70 billion in export turnover

Vietnam raked in approximately $77 billion from the export of phones, computers, electronic products, and spare parts during the past eight months.
Apple to make iPhone 14 in India in shift away from China NA leader requires accelerating ground clearance for Long Thanh airport project
Apple to make iPhone 14 in India in shift away from China

Apple to make iPhone 14 in India in shift away from China

Apple will manufacture its new flagship smartphone in India, the US tech giant said Monday, as it seeks to diversify production away from a dependence on China.
NA leader requires accelerating ground clearance for Long Thanh airport project

NA leader requires accelerating ground clearance for Long Thanh airport project

National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue has urged the southern province of Dong Nai to continue to cooperate with the management board of Long Thanh International Airport project and the Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) to accelerate ground clearance work so that construction of the project can start as scheduled.
VIR talk show to discuss digital talent and transformation in banking

VIR talk show to discuss digital talent and transformation in banking

On September 26, VIR will host a talk show on the digital transformation in the banking industry.
A lean approach to working standards

A lean approach to working standards

Many labour-intensive manufacturers and companies in Vietnam are looking to improve their Internal Working Regulations (IWRs) in a lean approach.
2.97 billion USD in FDI poured into HCM City in 9 months Evaluating German-Vietnamese economic relations
2.97 billion USD in FDI poured into HCM City in 9 months

2.97 billion USD in FDI poured into HCM City in 9 months

Ho Chi Minh City attracted 2.97 billion USD in foreign direct investment (FDI) this year to September 20, a year-on-year increase of 26.1 percent, according to the municipal Department of Planning and Investment.
Evaluating German-Vietnamese economic relations

Evaluating German-Vietnamese economic relations

In 2022, Vietnam and Germany will look back on 47 years of diplomatic relations, during which they have maintained historically solid and close connections. The two countries have come together to form strong ties since 1975. Today, there are around 430 German companies in Vietnam.
Virtual Internships raised $14.3 million in Series A round

Virtual Internships raised $14.3 million in Series A round

Virtual Internships, an edtech company from the UK, has successfully raised $ 14.3 million in Series A led by a global coalition of investors.
Luong Viet Quoc: The first Vietnamese exporting drones to US market

Luong Viet Quoc: The first Vietnamese exporting drones to US market

Dr. Luong Viet Quoc, founder and CEO of Real Time Robotics Inc. not only manufactures but also sells his drones to foreign customers.
Banking, real estate not ideal options for short-term investors E-commerce needs better legal framework to prevent tax loss: insiders
Banking, real estate not ideal options for short-term investors

Banking, real estate not ideal options for short-term investors

By the end of this year, oil and gas, transportation, insurance, retail, and hydropower sectors will see positive signals, while the banking and real estate sectors are not ideal options for short-term investment, said experts from DNSE Securities Company.
E-commerce needs better legal framework to prevent tax loss: insiders

E-commerce needs better legal framework to prevent tax loss: insiders

The fast-growing e-commerce sector is making big money but its tax payments are not commensurate with its revenues, exposing the need for a better tax policy to prevent losses, according to insiders.
Ideas for curbing abusive related-party transactions

Ideas for curbing abusive related-party transactions

A related-party transaction occurs when a deal is entered into by at least two parties, where one has control or significant influence over the other or where the parties come under the same controlling owner.
Keeping on top of crypto legislation

Keeping on top of crypto legislation

The growth of central bank involvement in the digital currency sector has significantly been increased in recent years, with many central banks considering launching a central bank digital currency.
RSM Vietnam celebrates opening new office in Ho Chi Minh City

RSM Vietnam celebrates opening new office in Ho Chi Minh City

On September 14, RSM Vietnam officially held the opening ceremony of a third office in Ho Chi Minh City.
ASL Law branches out services for wider regional ambitions

ASL Law branches out services for wider regional ambitions

Opening the first representative office for ASL Law in Singapore on August 12 was an important milestone in the firm’s expansion journey. Pham Duy Khuong, managing director of ASL Law, speaks with VIR’s Hoang Oanh about his dream of going global.
Solving talent shortages amid fierce human capital landscape

Solving talent shortages amid fierce human capital landscape

Andree Mangels, general manager of ManpowerGroup Vietnam, shares his insights about the current demand for workers in Vietnam and a strategy for employers.
Defining innovative startup enterprises in Vietnam

Defining innovative startup enterprises in Vietnam

The state has provided special policies to encourage small- and medium-sized startup enterprises (SMEs) that primarily focus on tech advancement and research, and need the assistance of all resources for building their reputation and market status.
Nurturing the next talents in blockchain

Nurturing the next talents in blockchain

Although Trinh Ngoc Duc, president of D.lion Group and CEO of Fight of the Ages, was not initially technologically savvy, he remains confident in his abilities to lead his crew to accomplish the goal of bringing a pure Vietnamese metaverse project to the world as soon as possible.
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.
BASF Vietnam commits to sustainable funding strategy

BASF Vietnam commits to sustainable funding strategy

Vietnam remains key market of interest for Singaporeans

Vietnam remains key market of interest for Singaporeans

Sandoz leading in generics and biosimilar medicines in Vietnam

Sandoz leading in generics and biosimilar medicines in Vietnam

Taking the right steps for successful digital transformation

Taking the right steps for successful digital transformation

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.
Bringing benefits to business via diversity policies

Bringing benefits to business via diversity policies

Vietnam has made great strides in protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, and with gay and lesbian people able to openly disclose their sexual orientation, evidence exists that this can only benefit society – even in an economic sense.
Vietnam, EU seek to boost cooperation in green, sustainable growth AEON Vietnam accompanying Vietnam’s sustainable development for over 10 years Coca-Cola Vietnam introduces 100 per cent recycled plastic bottles C.P. Vietnam collects marine waste for sustainable environmental protection International partners commit to help Vietnam realising net zero emissions USAID launches $14 million project to help Ho Chi Minh City accelerate its green growth
Vietnam, EU seek to boost cooperation in green, sustainable growth

Vietnam, EU seek to boost cooperation in green, sustainable growth

Vietnamese enterprises should focus on meeting quality requirements and ensuring green and sustainable growth, experts said at the Vietnam-EU Trade Forum held in Ho Chi Minh City on September 29.
AEON Vietnam accompanying Vietnam’s sustainable development for over 10 years

AEON Vietnam accompanying Vietnam’s sustainable development for over 10 years

Within a decade, AEON Vietnam conquered Vietnamese consumers with quality products and dedicated services and contributed to the country’s development.
Coca-Cola Vietnam introduces 100 per cent recycled plastic bottles

Coca-Cola Vietnam introduces 100 per cent recycled plastic bottles

Coca-Cola Vietnam is taking a meaningful step towards supporting a circular economy by introducing bottles made from 100 per cent recycled PET plastic.
C.P. Vietnam collects marine waste for sustainable environmental protection

C.P. Vietnam collects marine waste for sustainable environmental protection

Hundreds of managers and employees of C.P.Vietnam have collected and classified 876kg of waste from Long Hai and Phuoc Hai beaches in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province.
International partners commit to help Vietnam realising net zero emissions

International partners commit to help Vietnam realising net zero emissions

The United Nations and development partners, during discussions with Vietnamese ministries and sectors, expressed their willingness to support Vietnam in achieving the goal of net zero emission and energy transition.
USAID launches $14 million project to help Ho Chi Minh City accelerate its green growth

USAID launches $14 million project to help Ho Chi Minh City accelerate its green growth

USAID and Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee launched a project to accelerate renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions on September 20.
Real estate transactions should be performed on trading floors: MoC Little motivation to provide IZ healthcare facilities
Real estate transactions should be performed on trading floors: MoC

Real estate transactions should be performed on trading floors: MoC

The Ministry of Construction (MoC) has proposed that real estate projects must sell their products on real estate trading floors, according to the draft amending the Law on Real Estate Business.
Little motivation to provide IZ healthcare facilities

Little motivation to provide IZ healthcare facilities

Private businesses have shown little interest in opening medical examination facilities in industrial zones, despite the increasing demand for medical examination and treatment for employees.
IFC subscribes to $44 million bond to promote green housing

IFC subscribes to $44 million bond to promote green housing

On April 12, International Financial Corporation announced it had subscribed to a roughly $44 million bond to be issued by Nam Long Investment Corporation.
Vietnam to encourage eco-industrial parks with international support

Vietnam to encourage eco-industrial parks with international support

Vietnam will continue to encourage investors to both develop eco-industrial parks and transition traditional to ecological ones.
Market likely to continue to correct this week Central bank acts to tighten dong liquidity
Market likely to continue to correct this week

Market likely to continue to correct this week

Investors went through a turbulent week as the VN-Index reported the biggest weekly fall since May. Analysts said that in the current environment, financial markets are very likely to continue revaluing.
Central bank acts to tighten dong liquidity

Central bank acts to tighten dong liquidity

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has net withdrawn VND57.6 trillion through open market operation (OMO) and foreign currency selling channels to maintain the liquidity of the banking system at a sufficient level and create indirect impacts on the interbank interest rates.
Sinh Con, Sinh Cha workshop reaches Nghe An province

Sinh Con, Sinh Cha workshop reaches Nghe An province

On September 26, Italian-backed life insurer Generali Vietnam organised a workshop for about 700 parents and children in Vinh city.
Saladin and BaoViet Corporation enter strategic partnership

Saladin and BaoViet Corporation enter strategic partnership

On September 20, Saladin's 10X Consulting and Technology Co., Ltd. and BaoViet Insurance Corporation signed a strategic partnership agreement.
Be-Cake Visa credit card launched to enhance digital payment experience

Be-Cake Visa credit card launched to enhance digital payment experience

Digital bank Cake by VPBank (Cake) is releasing Vietnam’s first collaborative co-branded credit card product.
Visa extends partnership with Vietnamese universities to promote Practical Money Skills

Visa extends partnership with Vietnamese universities to promote Practical Money Skills

Visa is partnering with the Faculty of Finance and Banking of the University of Economics and Business, Vietnam National University.
Foreign arrivals to Vietnam surge 13.7 fold in eight months of 2022

Foreign arrivals to Vietnam surge 13.7 fold in eight months of 2022

Vietnam has welcomed more than 1.44 million international arrivals in the first eight months of 2022, a 13.7-fold rise from a year earlier, data showed.
Vietnam records trade surplus of nearly 4 billion USD in eight months

Vietnam records trade surplus of nearly 4 billion USD in eight months

Vietnam has enjoyed a trade surplus of 3.96 billion USD in the first eight months of 2022, the General Statistics Office (GSO) announced
Foreign tourists help clean up Hoi An after typhoon Noru

Foreign tourists help clean up Hoi An after typhoon Noru

A group of foreign tourists joined local residents in Hoi An ancient city in the central province of Quang Nam to clean up trash and clear mud along a bridge crossing Hoai River on September 28 as super typhoon Noru weakened and floodwater started receding.
Ho Tram: the outstanding destination for MICE tourism

Ho Tram: the outstanding destination for MICE tourism

Toward the peak travel season by the end of the year, MICE (meeting, incentive, convention, and exhibition) tourism is heating up due to increasing demands in trade promotion, strengthening partnerships, and team building. In this trend, Ho Tram stands out as an ideal destination for the segment.
Business tourism shaping up to become core national asset

Business tourism shaping up to become core national asset

The MICE (meeting, incentive, convention, and exhibition) segment could gain traction and help lead the wave of tourism recovery in Vietnam, if post-pandemic restrictions are eventually eased.
Vietnam Airlines launches online check-in at Dong Hoi airport

Vietnam Airlines launches online check-in at Dong Hoi airport

National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has announced that it will launch online check-in service for passengers departing from Dong Hoi airport in the central province of Quang Binh from September 15 to improve their experiences and convenience.
COCOTEL partners with Archipelago to tap into bigger hotels

COCOTEL partners with Archipelago to tap into bigger hotels

COCOTEL Hotels & Resorts partners with Archipelago International to tap into bigger hotels that need their services.
Awakening Yen Bai’s potential

Awakening Yen Bai’s potential

Underdeveloped tourism destinations like Yen Bai could be seen as a risky investment, but new tourism products can also awaken the potential of such a place.
Oktoberfest Vietnam to be held in Hanoi

Oktoberfest Vietnam to be held in Hanoi

The event will feature a traditional opening ceremony presenting the tapping of the first beer keg and the wearing of traditional Bavarian attire.
Coffee shops on 'train street' must close by September 17 over safety concerns

Coffee shops on 'train street' must close by September 17 over safety concerns

The sections of track along the Hanoi-Dong Dang railway line, where trains pass close to residential houses, have been popular with tourists for many years, but also pose a major safety hazard.
Madrid drop first points as Benzema spurns penalty against Osasuna

Madrid drop first points as Benzema spurns penalty against Osasuna

Karim Benzema missed a penalty for Real Madrid as they finally blinked in the La Liga title race, dropping their first points of the season in a 1-1 draw with Osasuna on Sunday.
Inter and Inzaghi at crossroads ahead of Barca clash

Inter and Inzaghi at crossroads ahead of Barca clash

Inter Milan are teetering on the brink of full-blown crisis as they prepare for the visit of Barcelona to the San Siro, which will likely have a huge bearing on their chances of making the knockout stages of the Champions League.
VFF offers condolences over football tragedy in Indonesia

VFF offers condolences over football tragedy in Indonesia

The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) offered condolences to the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) over a tragedy that left hundreds of people dead and injured at Kanjuruhan Stadium on October 1.
Djokovic makes winning return to ATP action in Tel Aviv

Djokovic makes winning return to ATP action in Tel Aviv

Novak Djokovic, playing a singles tournament for the first time since winning Wimbledon in July, reached the Tel Aviv quarter-finals on Thursday with a straight-sets victory over Spain's Pablo Andujar.
Expressway opens up new development space for Red River Delta

Expressway opens up new development space for Red River Delta

Built in just over two years since the completion of site clearance and with investment of nearly 13 trillion VND, the 80-km Van Don - Mong Cai Expressway has been opened in the northern province of Quang Ninh. It is expected to open up a new development space for the northern province of Quang Ninh and the entire Red River Delta.
Autumn sparkles at the Ban Gioc Waterfall

Autumn sparkles at the Ban Gioc Waterfall

Ban Gioc Waterfall in Dam Thuy commune, Trung Khanh district is a ‘pearl’ of Cao Bang province’s tourism. After heavy downpours, in the autumn, the waterfall sparkles in the sunshine and its crystal streams flow down the mountain, a picturesque and astounding scenery.
Hanoi greening urban roads

Hanoi greening urban roads

Together with contributing to the implementation of the Government’s target to plant 1 billion trees during the 2021-25 period, Hanoi is stepping up tree planting along urban roads and aims to plant up to 250,000 this year.
Market session of mountainous region re-enacted in Hanoi

Market session of mountainous region re-enacted in Hanoi

The Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in Dong Mo, Son Tay of Hanoi regularly holds a market session for the mountainous region on weekends, which is a draw to visitors at home and abroad.
Khanh Hoa - Phu Yen route: View from above

Khanh Hoa - Phu Yen route: View from above

Dai Lanh lighthouse, Xuan Dai bay and Diep Son island in Khanh Hoa and Phu Yen provinces emerge majestically under the lens of Vietnamese travel blogger Ngo Tran Hai Anh. Most of the photos were taken by a drone to get wide-angle shots from a bird-eye view.
HCM City health authorities report Vietnam’s first case of monkeypox Floods kill eight in Nghe An, Ha Tinh
HCM City health authorities report Vietnam’s first case of monkeypox

HCM City health authorities report Vietnam’s first case of monkeypox

HCM City health authorities on Monday announced Vietnam’s first case of monkeypox through a public health screening, urging relevant agencies to tighten prevention measures to contain a possible outbreak.
Floods kill eight in Nghe An, Ha Tinh

Floods kill eight in Nghe An, Ha Tinh

Heavy downpours and floods in the north central region claimed the lives of eight people in Nghe An and Ha Tinh provinces as of 5:30pm on October 2.
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.
Takeda Vietnam enhances effectiveness of dengue prevention and control

Takeda Vietnam enhances effectiveness of dengue prevention and control

The Pasteur Institute joined hands with Takeda Vietnam to host a workshop on Innovating and enhancing the effectiveness of dengue prevention on September 23.
Panasonic's alluring film making programme for students returns

Panasonic's alluring film making programme for students returns

Panasonic Vietnam has held the awards ceremony for the Kid Witness News programme with the participation of more than 300 students, parents, and teachers
Southeast Asia’s information platform for energy transition debuts Singapore authorises use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine on under-five children Thailand readies payment system for 300-baht entry fee Japan plans more stimulus to tackle inflation, low yen Malaysia’s inflation on the rise Malaysia Airlines drops mandatory face mask rules on flights
Southeast Asia’s information platform for energy transition debuts

Southeast Asia’s information platform for energy transition debuts

A regional information platform for energy transition SIPET, targeted at professionals, has been launched by the Clean, Affordable, and Secure Energy for Southeast Asia (CASE) to facilitate dialogue and promote coordination in the region’s power sector to support the acceleration of the energy transition in the region.
Singapore authorises use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine on under-five children

Singapore authorises use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine on under-five children

Singapore has recently approved Pfizer's Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine for use on children aged six months to four years.
Thailand readies payment system for 300-baht entry fee

Thailand readies payment system for 300-baht entry fee

The Thai government previously visioned collecting a 300-baht entry fee from each foreign traveler who visits Thailand early this year.
Japan plans more stimulus to tackle inflation, low yen

Japan plans more stimulus to tackle inflation, low yen

Japan is preparing another round of economic stimulus measures, the government said Friday, as rising prices and the plummeting yen squeeze the world's third-largest economy.
Malaysia’s inflation on the rise

Malaysia’s inflation on the rise

Malaysia’s inflation rate in August increased to 4.7% year-on-year, mainly due to food and non-alcoholic beverages, according to the Malaysian Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM).
Malaysia Airlines drops mandatory face mask rules on flights

Malaysia Airlines drops mandatory face mask rules on flights

Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG) – the parent company of Malaysia Airlines – has announced that the mandatory face mask wearing on planes will be lifted and effective immediately, depending on the discretion of the destination countries.