SSC confident of achieving stock market goals by 2025

SSC confident of achieving stock market goals by 2025

SSC is confident that Vietnam's stock market status will be upgraded by 2025.
South Korean investors propose $2 billion entertainment complex

South Korean investors propose $2 billion entertainment complex

South Korean investors have set their sights on Vietnam's Quang Ninh province for what could become Asia's largest sports and entertainment complex.
Citi estimates robust macro prospects heading into 2025

Citi estimates robust macro prospects heading into 2025

Citi’s mid-year research on Vietnam’s economic outlook has affirmed its initial projections for the country.
Vietnam seizes gains from soaring coffee prices Vietnam’s H1 economic growth quite impressive: ADB Country Director
Vietnam seizes gains from soaring coffee prices

Vietnam seizes gains from soaring coffee prices

Vietnamese coffee prices are nearing historic highs as global prices surge, creating a golden opportunity for farmers and export businesses in this sector.
Vietnam’s H1 economic growth quite impressive: ADB Country Director

Vietnam’s H1 economic growth quite impressive: ADB Country Director

Country Director of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for Vietnam Shantanu Chakraborty has expressed his impression of the Southeast Asian nation’s economic growth of 6.4 per cent in the first half of this year.
"The Tao of Coffee" philosophy promoted by CNN

"The Tao of Coffee" philosophy promoted by CNN

"The Tao of Coffee", a philosophy initiated by coffee firm Trung Nguyen Legend, continues to be promoted globally by CNN.
Vietnam set to boost agricultural exports to China

Vietnam set to boost agricultural exports to China

Vietnam in the first six months of this year harvested a bumper crop from its agro-forestry-fishery exports to China which is now its largest buyer in this sector.
Japanese flour miller Nippn to build factory in Vietnam South Korea's GC Holdings to enter Vietnamese healthcare market
Japanese flour miller Nippn to build factory in Vietnam

Japanese flour miller Nippn to build factory in Vietnam

Nippn Corp., one of Japan’s largest flour suppliers, will construct a factory in Vietnam to supply ingredients to domestic food manufacturers.
South Korea's GC Holdings to enter Vietnamese healthcare market

South Korea's GC Holdings to enter Vietnamese healthcare market

South Korea's GC Holdings will establish a gene and cancer diagnostic institution in Vietnam in collaboration with Phenikaa Group.
Vietnam tries to buck trends in M&A

Vietnam tries to buck trends in M&A

Despite a slump in global merger and acquisition transactions, Vietnam witnessed a significant uptick in large transactions in the first half of 2024, with robust deal flow in key sectors and the rise of strategic acquisitions.
VinFast opens first three dealerships in the Philippines

VinFast opens first three dealerships in the Philippines

Following its expansion into Indonesia and Thailand earlier this year, VinFast has launched in the Philippines.
Policy efforts going some way to impact investment Foreign-led enterprises remain confused on IP rights
Policy efforts going some way to impact investment

Policy efforts going some way to impact investment

Several key policies will shape investment channels from now until the end of 2024, notably the laws on land, housing, and real estate business, all set to take effect on August 1. These laws will be supplemented by a series of decrees detailing specific articles, currently being finalised by relevant ministries.
Foreign-led enterprises remain confused on IP rights

Foreign-led enterprises remain confused on IP rights

Although Vietnam’s legal framework and IP enforcement system are harmonised with the world IP system, there are local differences that foreign-invested enterprises should consider when investing in Vietnam.
F88 optimises operational costs with KPMG

F88 optimises operational costs with KPMG

The F88 convenience financial store chain and accounting giant KPMG have signed a deal to optimise the efficiency of F88's 823 nationwide transaction offices.
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

AIA leads the charge to healthier, longer, better lives

AIA leads the charge to healthier, longer, better lives

AIA Vietnam is navigating the promising yet challenging Vietnamese life insurance market under the helm of newly appointed CEO Andrew Loh
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.
Australia's Pure Hydrogen to supply hydrogen fuel for vehicles in Vietnam DPPA approval a win for clean energy Construction begins at BCG's waste-to-energy plant BASF introduces future of sustainable synthetic leather Korean Energy Agency seeks investment opportunities in Can Tho PV Power proposes 4-billion-USD clean energy complex in Ninh Thuan
Australia's Pure Hydrogen to supply hydrogen fuel for vehicles in Vietnam

Australia's Pure Hydrogen to supply hydrogen fuel for vehicles in Vietnam

Australian clean energy company Pure Hydrogen Corporation Limited has signed an MoU with the Vietnam ASEAN Hydrogen Club to supply hydrogen fuel for vehicles.
DPPA approval a win for clean energy

DPPA approval a win for clean energy

The US Department of State’s Bureau of Energy Resources has applauded Vietnam’s direct power purchase agreement.
Construction begins at BCG's waste-to-energy plant

Construction begins at BCG's waste-to-energy plant

Bamboo Capital Group has broken ground on a new waste-to-energy plant in Ho Chi Minh City.
BASF introduces future of sustainable synthetic leather

BASF introduces future of sustainable synthetic leather

BASF on July 17 launched Haptex 4.0, an innovative polyurethane solution for the production of synthetic leather.
Korean Energy Agency seeks investment opportunities in Can Tho

Korean Energy Agency seeks investment opportunities in Can Tho

Ha Vu Son, Director of the Department of Industry and Trade of the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, on July 18 received a delegation of the Korean Energy Agency (KEA) led by its President Lee Sang-hoon who came to seek investment opportunities in the city.
PV Power proposes 4-billion-USD clean energy complex in Ninh Thuan

PV Power proposes 4-billion-USD clean energy complex in Ninh Thuan

The Petrovietnam Power Corporation (PV Power) has proposed the implementation of the Lam Son Clean Energy Production Complex project, with an investment of nearly 4 billion USD in Ninh Thuan province.
Daewoo E&C signs deal with Coteccons to expand in Vietnam's construction market Marina Central Tower opens for retail and office leasing
Daewoo E&C signs deal with Coteccons to expand in Vietnam's construction market

Daewoo E&C signs deal with Coteccons to expand in Vietnam's construction market

Daewoo E&C has signed an MoU on international cooperation with Coteccons Construction JSC.
Marina Central Tower opens for retail and office leasing

Marina Central Tower opens for retail and office leasing

Masterise Homes has announced the official launch of leasing for Marina Central Tower.
Riverfront Financial Centre a new landmark in Ho Chi Minh City

Riverfront Financial Centre a new landmark in Ho Chi Minh City

Riverfront Financial Centre has opened in Ho Chi Minh City, becoming the most modern office building in the city.
Vietnam's industrial property sector to benefit from stable growth of FDI

Vietnam's industrial property sector to benefit from stable growth of FDI

Vietnam's industrial property segment is continuing to benefit directly from a steady increase in foreign direct investment.
Adjustments may be necessary for near-term gains Integrating IPOs and listing to motivate companies
Adjustments may be necessary for near-term gains

Adjustments may be necessary for near-term gains

Financial institutions are generally cautious about Vietnam’s economy in the near term, but expect a clearer recovery later this year. CEO of Standard Chartered Bank (Vietnam) Michele Wee spoke with VIR’s Hong Dung about concerns on Vietnam’s monetary policy.
Integrating IPOs and listing to motivate companies

Integrating IPOs and listing to motivate companies

Securities experts and State Securities Commission of Vietnam (SSC) representatives have suggested reviewing regulations and integrating the IPO and listing processes.
PVI Insurance tops market for average labour productivity

PVI Insurance tops market for average labour productivity

PVI Insurance has been named the most reputable insurer in Vietnam for 2024.
Liberty Insurance reaffirms pioneering position as International General Insurer of the Year

Liberty Insurance reaffirms pioneering position as International General Insurer of the Year

Liberty Insurance Co., Ltd. won the International General Insurer of the Year at the Insurance Asia Awards (IAA) 2024 ceremony held in Singapore.
Visa and VNPAY strengthen partnership to advance contactless payments with VNPAY SoftPOS

Visa and VNPAY strengthen partnership to advance contactless payments with VNPAY SoftPOS

Visa is collaborating with VNPAY to enhance contactless payments via VNPAY SoftPOS.
“Middlescents” or Gen X spending outpacing other generations

“Middlescents” or Gen X spending outpacing other generations

"Middlescents" or Gen X, those born between 1965 and 1980 and making up over 31 per cent of the world's population, are outpacing other generations in spending.
Total power capacity by 2030

Total power capacity by 2030

In Decision No 262/QD-TTg dated April 1, 2024, the Prime Minister approved the implementation plan for the National Power Development Master Plan in the 2021-2030 period with a vision to 2050.
GDP growth reaches 6.42 pc in first half

GDP growth reaches 6.42 pc in first half

Vietnam's economy grew by 6.42 pc in the first six months of 2024, slightly lower than the figure of 6.58 pc in the same time of 2022 within the 2020-2024 period.
Hanoi, Da Nang among best places in Southeast Asia for solo travellers

Hanoi, Da Nang among best places in Southeast Asia for solo travellers

The capital city of Hanoi and the central city of Da Nang have been ranked among the seven best places in Southeast Asia for solo travellers by Lonely Planet.
Lonely Planet gives tips to fully explore Phu Quoc

Lonely Planet gives tips to fully explore Phu Quoc

Going on an island-hopping snorkelling tour, taking the cable car to an amusement park on Hon Thom (Pineapple Island) and visiting Sunset Town are among top activities while travelling Phu Quoc island in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang, recommended Lonely Planet, the travel information website dubbed “the backpacker's blue bible”.
Phu Quoc, Nha Trang among most favourite destinations for Korean tourists

Phu Quoc, Nha Trang among most favourite destinations for Korean tourists

Tourists from the Republic of Korea (RoK) are increasingly interested in destinations in Vietnam, according to a survey conducted by Rankify Korea website.
Cuisine boosted by latest Michelin Guide

Cuisine boosted by latest Michelin Guide

The latest Michelin Guide Vietnam has stimulated the food and beverages industry and contributed to boosting demand and bringing the Vietnamese culinary scene closer to international tourists.
Fusion launches flagship Fusion Resort & Villas Danang

Fusion launches flagship Fusion Resort & Villas Danang

Fusion Hotel Group this month will open Fusion Resort & Villas Danang, a luxury beach front property in central Vietnam.
Michelin Guide’s role in stimulating culinary tourism

Michelin Guide’s role in stimulating culinary tourism

Vietnam has been rated as having some of the best cuisine in Asia, especially when it comes to street food. Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the Michelin Guide, talked to VIR’s Hoang Oanh about the latest additions to the guide’s list for Vietnam this year and its impact on the country’s culinary culture and tourism.
Cuisine boosted by latest Michelin Guide

Cuisine boosted by latest Michelin Guide

The latest Michelin Guide Vietnam has stimulated the food and beverages industry and contributed to boosting demand and bringing the Vietnamese culinary scene closer to international tourists.
Netflix wins subscribers as ad strategy pays off

Netflix wins subscribers as ad strategy pays off

Netflix on Thursday said it added eight million new subscribers in the second quarter, as the home of hit shows "The Crown" and "Bridgerton" posted its latest financial earnings that exceeded analyst expectations.
Herbalife Vietnam helps organise send-off ceremony for Olympics-bound athletes

Herbalife Vietnam helps organise send-off ceremony for Olympics-bound athletes

Herbalife Vietnam joined with the Vietnam Olympic Committee (VOC) to organise a send-off ceremony for Vietnamese athletes, coaches, and officers.
Nestlé accompanies Vietnamese sports for Paris Olympics

Nestlé accompanies Vietnamese sports for Paris Olympics

Nestlé Vietnam and its MILO brand on July 17 were announced as co-sponsors for the Vietnamese sports delegation in a send-off ceremony for the Olympics.
Nadal powers past Norrie to reach Bastad quarters

Nadal powers past Norrie to reach Bastad quarters

Rafael Nadal continued his Olympic preparations with a confident 6-4, 6-4 win over Cameron Norrie at the Bastad Open on Thursday, showing signs of the power hitting that fired him to 14 French Open titles.
Manchester United sign 18-year-old French defender Yoro

Manchester United sign 18-year-old French defender Yoro

Manchester United have bought teenage French defender Leny Yoro from Lille, the Premier League club announced on Thursday.
Lego factory on track for end of year

Lego factory on track for end of year

The $1.3 billion Lego factory in the southern province of Binh Duong is expected to be up and running by year-end.
Inside BASF Vietnam's new office

Inside BASF Vietnam's new office

BASF Vietnam has relocated its head office to Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City.
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.
More inviting work environment pursued by foreigners Low daily living costs remain inviting for expatriate families
More inviting work environment pursued by foreigners

More inviting work environment pursued by foreigners

Vietnam is striving to create an attractive work environment for international professionals, balancing traditional work culture with more open benefits, as the country climbs global ranking for expat appeal.
Low daily living costs remain inviting for expatriate families

Low daily living costs remain inviting for expatriate families

Low living costs, combined with satisfaction with financial capability and a friendly environment, have made Vietnam an ideal place for single and family expatriates to live.
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.
Herbalife Vietnam helps organise send-off ceremony for Olympics-bound athletes

Herbalife Vietnam helps organise send-off ceremony for Olympics-bound athletes

Herbalife Vietnam joined with the Vietnam Olympic Committee (VOC) to organise a send-off ceremony for Vietnamese athletes, coaches, and officers.
Brilliant young music student wins four scholarships to top US universities

Brilliant young music student wins four scholarships to top US universities

With his steadfast commitment to helping underprivileged communities, the sky is the limit for young music scholar Tran Phuc Tin.
Indonesia searches for missing vessel Singapore steps up research on hydrogen use, sustainable chemicals Thailand announces plans to transform into global financial hub First Bangkok-Vientiane passenger train launched Five people survive after helicopter crashes in Indonesia Cyanide found in food of 6 dead Vietnamese, American citizens in Thailand
Indonesia searches for missing vessel

Indonesia searches for missing vessel

Indonesian authorities on July 22 announced that rescue teams are searching for a cargo ship and its 12 crew members, who have been missing since last week in the waters off Papua, in the easternmost region of the country.
Singapore steps up research on hydrogen use, sustainable chemicals

Singapore steps up research on hydrogen use, sustainable chemicals

To help decarbonise Singapore’s energy and industrial sectors, the country has launched a 90 million USD programme to further national research into areas such as hydrogen utilisation and the production of greener chemicals and fuels, like sustainable aviation fuel.
Thailand announces plans to transform into global financial hub

Thailand announces plans to transform into global financial hub

Thailand has announced a strategic plan to support its goal of becoming a global financial hub via regulatory reforms, innovative incentives and a conducive ecosystem.
First Bangkok-Vientiane passenger train launched

First Bangkok-Vientiane passenger train launched

First Bangkok-Vientiane passenger train departing from Bangkok’s Thep Aphiwat station arrived in Vientiane’s Khamsavath station on July 20 morning.
Five people survive after helicopter crashes in Indonesia

Five people survive after helicopter crashes in Indonesia

Three Indonesians and two Australian nationals survived after a tourist helicopter crashed on Indonesian island of Bali on July 19.
Cyanide found in food of 6 dead Vietnamese, American citizens in Thailand

Cyanide found in food of 6 dead Vietnamese, American citizens in Thailand

Thai authorities have found cyanide not only in tea, but also in food in a hotel room in Bangkok, where six people, four Vietnamese and two Americans of Vietnamese, were found dead, reported local media.