• Shrewd activities resulting in banking bonuses for 2021

    Despite the unexpected turbulence from public health challenges, privately-held commercial banks in Vietnam are enjoying stellar profit bonanzas thanks to their full suite of minted financial services, alongside cost-effective drives and debt rescheduling roadmaps.
  • Domestic vaccines reach ever closer

    Vietnam is attempting to ensure a sufficient supply of COVID-19 vaccines as soon as possible, with locally-made Nano Covax hopefully getting the thumps-up to be approved for emergency use, and therefore easing the reliance on overseas imports.
  • Recycling policies for patchwork vehicles to rid cities of unwanted auto wastage

    Despite something of a blow to manufacturers’ bottom line, the establishment of an organised recycling industry to push vehicle manufacturers to efficiently dispose of older vehicles could help promote environmental awareness in the industry and solve mounting waste issues at the same time.
EU-Vietnam FTA after the first year: Remarkable achievements amid COVID-19

EU-Vietnam FTA after the first year: Remarkable achievements amid COVID-19

After the first year in effect, the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement brought about remarkable achievements even in the midst of an unprecedented global pandemic.
Going on the attack for a self-reliant economy

Going on the attack for a self-reliant economy

As with most economies in the region, Vietnam has been facing unprecedented struggles this year. However, with regional recovery, the nation may still see a growth rate close to its expectations.
Hai Duong commits to ensuring safety and growth

Hai Duong commits to ensuring safety and growth

Albeit being a pandemic hotspot just a few months ago, the northern province of Hai Duong has still reported upbeat achievements in socioeconomic development over the first half of this year.
Masan posted high earnings in the first half of 2021 following rising demand Going on the attack for a self-reliant economy
Masan posted high earnings in the first half of 2021 following rising demand

Masan posted high earnings in the first half of 2021 following rising demand

Masan Group reported higher earnings thanks to the soaring demand for essential products.
Going on the attack for a self-reliant economy

Going on the attack for a self-reliant economy

As with most economies in the region, Vietnam has been facing unprecedented struggles this year. However, with regional recovery, the nation may still see a growth rate close to its expectations.
DKSH using its powers to provide reliable necessities

DKSH using its powers to provide reliable necessities

As Vietnam launches its COVID-19 vaccination drive, preservation and transportation of vaccines play a key role to ensure success.
Fortinet wins Google Cloud Technology Partner of the Year Award for Security

Fortinet wins Google Cloud Technology Partner of the Year Award for Security

Fortinet has announced receiving the 2020 Google Cloud Global Technology Partner of the Year Award for Security.
EU-Vietnam FTA after the first year: Remarkable achievements amid COVID-19 Vietnam announces criteria for classification of seaports
EU-Vietnam FTA after the first year: Remarkable achievements amid COVID-19

EU-Vietnam FTA after the first year: Remarkable achievements amid COVID-19

After the first year in effect, the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement brought about remarkable achievements even in the midst of an unprecedented global pandemic.
Vietnam announces criteria for classification of seaports

Vietnam announces criteria for classification of seaports

The government issued Decree No.76/2021/ND-CP outlining the criteria for the classification of seaports, with influence and operation scale the main factors.
Beacon Fund secures $5 million investment from Sasakawa Peace Foundation

Beacon Fund secures $5 million investment from Sasakawa Peace Foundation

Beacon Fund has received $5 million investment from Japan-based Sasakawa Peace Foundation.
Vietnamese outbound investment continues to rise despite the pandemic

Vietnamese outbound investment continues to rise despite the pandemic

In the first seven months of 2021, Vietnamese businesses invested nearly $570 million in overseas markets, more than 2.3 times as much as last year.
Vietnam bulking up protection of online information Making the right choices to save Vietnam Airlines
Vietnam bulking up protection of online information

Vietnam bulking up protection of online information

In Vietnam, the government has drafted a new decree on the protection of personal data, expected to come into effect at the end of the year.
Making the right choices to save Vietnam Airlines

Making the right choices to save Vietnam Airlines

Is bankruptcy really in the offing for Vietnam Airlines? Airlines in general in Vietnam had a poor 2020. Vietnam Airlines itself operated over 96,000 flights in 2020..
Fresh business models vital to riding pandemic wave

Fresh business models vital to riding pandemic wave

Vietnamese businesses being are encouraged to adjust their strategy and address the lack of capital as well as difficulties in accessing funds.
Managing the challenges in internal audit in accordance with Decree 05

Managing the challenges in internal audit in accordance with Decree 05

Three months after the end of the transitional provisions of Decree No.05/2019/ND-CP on April 1, enterprises covered by the decree have implemented internal audit functions and gradually improved their internal audit work.
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.
RSM Vietnam looks to another two decades of success

RSM Vietnam looks to another two decades of success

RSM Vietnam, one of the leading accounting and advisory firms in Vietnam, is marking 20 years of operation in the country, with many fruitful achievements gained.
ASL Law introduces Legal Handbook amid COVID-19 times

ASL Law introduces Legal Handbook amid COVID-19 times

Hanoi-based full-service law firm ASL Law has just introduced a Legal Handbook on Labour and Employment, providing a useful reference for businesses in COVID-19 times.
Industrial real estate: Narrow internal-external distance

Industrial real estate: Narrow internal-external distance

Domestic industrial real estate investors are racing to amass land funds and improve product quality and industrial park management capabilities.
Meeting skilled workforce demand in manufacturing and processing industry

Meeting skilled workforce demand in manufacturing and processing industry

Experts from ManpowerGroup and MoLISA discussed sustainable solutions for workforce supply in the field of machine learning, AI, and automation.
Rising Japanese interest in major M&A activities promising big ticket deals

Rising Japanese interest in major M&A activities promising big ticket deals

Addressing labour demand and caring for staff wellbeing

Addressing labour demand and caring for staff wellbeing

Building a sustainable world that works for all

Building a sustainable world that works for all

DKSH using its powers to provide reliable necessities

DKSH using its powers to provide reliable necessities

Ambassadors of peace

Ambassadors of peace

With only around half a year left, Vietnam’s participation as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) soon comes to end. Thus, it is time to take a look at the Vietnamese people who have contributed to the UN’s endeavour of securing peace in the war-torn Republic of South Sudan.
SABECO clears house at international beer awards to take local brand to the world

SABECO clears house at international beer awards to take local brand to the world

Overcoming hundreds of entries from across the globe, Vietnam's largest brewer SABECO has showed up strong at the Australian International Beer Awards, bringing the local brand into consumers’ minds across the globe.
Vietnam trekking tour wakes up all senses of veteran hotelier

Vietnam trekking tour wakes up all senses of veteran hotelier

Erwin R. Popov was born to be a hotelier with his family having a long tradition in hospitality management. He has worked for more than 35 years in the hotel industry. He has traveled to 128 countries around the world.
Vibrant Central business districts Phu My Hung – The 2nd Central business districts of Ho Chi Minh City

Vibrant Central business districts Phu My Hung – The 2nd Central business districts of Ho Chi Minh City

Cardinal Court, the latest residential development by Phu My Hung, is promising to bring enormous benefits for its residents thanks to its prime location in one of the most bustling central business districts.
Tiki – an empire built on trust and commitment to Vietnam (E-Magazine)

Tiki – an empire built on trust and commitment to Vietnam (E-Magazine)

Founded in 2010, the technology startup Tiki is looking back on a journey of wild ups and downs in the Vietnamese market.
Tackling dispute resolution with lessons from India GE’s HA gas turbine fleet achieves 50 customers and one million operating hours Greening your bottom-line for sustainable development Wind developers ask for transitional policy Developing a green bond market is crucial to Vietnam's sustainable development efforts Moving to AWS Cloud a chance for companies in Asia-Pacific to reduce carbon footprint
Tackling dispute resolution with lessons from India

Tackling dispute resolution with lessons from India

The Law on Public-Private Partnership Investment 2020 opened the door for auctions to select investors of certain renewable energy projects.
GE’s HA gas turbine fleet achieves 50 customers and one million operating hours

GE’s HA gas turbine fleet achieves 50 customers and one million operating hours

GE’s H-Class heavy duty gas turbine fleet has secured more than 50 customers across 20 countries and accumulated more than 1 million commercial operating hours.
Greening your bottom-line for sustainable development

Greening your bottom-line for sustainable development

Greening is not only a trend, it is also a “must-have” for businesses wishing to attract talent and achieve sustainable development.
Wind developers ask for transitional policy

Wind developers ask for transitional policy

With world-class resource potential and rapidly growing power demand, Vietnam is facing a crucial crossroads and has the opportunity to accelerate deployment of both onshore and offshore wind, according to a new report – but the ongoing pandemic is causing regulatory challenges and delays to many projects as developers attempt to settle on incentive policies for the next stage.
Developing a green bond market is crucial to Vietnam's sustainable development efforts

Developing a green bond market is crucial to Vietnam's sustainable development efforts

Vietnam was urged by GGGI to develop a robust green bond market as part of the transition to a green economy and addressing the challenges of climate change.
Moving to AWS Cloud a chance for companies in Asia-Pacific to reduce carbon footprint

Moving to AWS Cloud a chance for companies in Asia-Pacific to reduce carbon footprint

Migrating workloads to the cloud can reduce carbon emissions by 78 per cent, according to a new study by 451 Group announced by AWS.
BW and ESR convert 40,000sq.m ready-built warehouse into COVID-19 treatment centre Industrial real estate: Narrow internal-external distance
BW and ESR convert 40,000sq.m ready-built warehouse into COVID-19 treatment centre

BW and ESR convert 40,000sq.m ready-built warehouse into COVID-19 treatment centre

BW and ESR Cayman Ltd. accelerated the completion of a 40,000sq.m facility in My Phuoc 4 IP which will serve as a makeshift treatment centre for COVID-19.
Industrial real estate: Narrow internal-external distance

Industrial real estate: Narrow internal-external distance

Domestic industrial real estate investors are racing to amass land funds and improve product quality and industrial park management capabilities.
IDS Equity Holdings: Differentiation by combining Japanese and Vietnamese culture

IDS Equity Holdings: Differentiation by combining Japanese and Vietnamese culture

Minh Nguyen, deputy CEO of IDS Equity Holdings shares the sustainable development goals as the company expands its development projects across Vietnam.
BW and ESR convert 40,000sq.m ready-built warehouse into COVID-19 treatment centre

BW and ESR convert 40,000sq.m ready-built warehouse into COVID-19 treatment centre

BW and ESR Cayman Ltd. accelerated the completion of a 40,000sq.m facility in My Phuoc 4 IP which will serve as a makeshift treatment centre for COVID-19.
HDBank surpasses $182 million in gross income in H1/2021 Sacombank aims to divest entire share holding at Sacombank Securities JSC
HDBank surpasses $182 million in gross income in H1/2021

HDBank surpasses $182 million in gross income in H1/2021

HDBank generated a pre-tax profit of VND4.19 trillion ($182.2 million) in H1/2021, up 44.2 per cent on-year and completing 58 per cent of the annual plan.
Sacombank aims to divest entire share holding at Sacombank Securities JSC

Sacombank aims to divest entire share holding at Sacombank Securities JSC

Sacombank could gain around VND150-170 billion ($6.5-7.4 million) if the divestment from Sacombank Securities JSC is successful.
Prudential honoured with 2020 Tech Savvy Performer Award

Prudential honoured with 2020 Tech Savvy Performer Award

Prudential Vietnam and its PRU-Guard 24/7 were honoured with the 2020 Tech Savvy Performer Award at Shopee Brands and Partners Conference 2021.
Manulife Vietnam launches innovative new personal virtual assistant for agents

Manulife Vietnam launches innovative new personal virtual assistant for agents

Manulife Vietnam continues to pioneer the transformation of the life insurance industry with the launch of its new MaxX D mobile application.
Visa makes it a breeze to receive funds from abroad with Visa Direct

Visa makes it a breeze to receive funds from abroad with Visa Direct

Visa has partnered with Vietnamese banks to make it easier for Visa debit card holders to receive inbound remittances using MoneyGram and Remitly.
Visa and Moca team up to accelerate online shopping and digital payments

Visa and Moca team up to accelerate online shopping and digital payments

Visa and Moca will encourage consumers to save their Visa payment card-on-file to make fast, convenient, and secure online payments on Grab and other platforms.
Vietnam among world's top 20 host economies for FDI

Vietnam among world's top 20 host economies for FDI

Vietnam was named among the world’s top 20 host economies for foreign direct investment for the first time in 2020 with an inflow of 16 billion USD.
VSS covers nearly 2.13 bln USD of medical check-up, treatment costs in H1

VSS covers nearly 2.13 bln USD of medical check-up, treatment costs in H1

The Vietnam Social Security paid nearly 2.13 billion USD for medical check-up and treatment expenses in the first half of 2021.
Pu Luong – a paradise amidst jungle for travellers on budget

Pu Luong – a paradise amidst jungle for travellers on budget

Located in the north central province of Thanh Hoa, Pu Luong is renowned as an ideal destination for trekkers and budget travellers because of its seclusion and fantastic scenery of terraced rice fields and primary forests.
Transport ministry approves pilot opening of Phu Quoc island to foreign visitors

Transport ministry approves pilot opening of Phu Quoc island to foreign visitors

The Ministry of Transport has basically agreed to the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism’s draft pilot plan on welcoming international tourists to Phu Quoc island in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang.
‘Vaccine passport’ pilot to open up recovery opportunities for tourism: experts

‘Vaccine passport’ pilot to open up recovery opportunities for tourism: experts

Tourism experts said if Vietnam succeeds in piloting the ‘COVID-19 vaccine passport’ policy, the sector can bounce back, welcoming back both domestic and foreign visitors.
Phu Quoc to welcome foreign visitors with vaccine passports by October

Phu Quoc to welcome foreign visitors with vaccine passports by October

Phu Quoc Island in Kien Giang province expects to welcome international visitors with vaccine passports beginning in October.
People in Ho Chi Minh City can book quarantine hotels online

People in Ho Chi Minh City can book quarantine hotels online

From August 1, people can search, book, and pay online for quarantine hotels in Ho Chi Minh City on httpssodulich.hochiminhcity.gov.vn and www.traveloka.com.
Making vaccine visa trial worthwhile for Vietnam

Making vaccine visa trial worthwhile for Vietnam

Kenneth M. Atkinson, founder and senior adviser of Grant Thornton Vietnam cum vice chairman of the Vietnam Tourism Advisory Board, shared with VIR..
Latest outbreak flips lives upside down in Ho Chi Minh city

Latest outbreak flips lives upside down in Ho Chi Minh city

The livelihoods of millions of people in Ho Chi Minh City are in limbo as the city fights to contain its largest COVID-19 outbreak yet.
Kim Duyen to represent Vietnam at Miss Universe 2021 in Israel

Kim Duyen to represent Vietnam at Miss Universe 2021 in Israel

Nguyen Huynh Kim Duyen, the runner-up of Miss Universe Vietnam 2019, will represent the country at this year’s Miss Universe global event, to be held in the resort city of Eliat in Israel this December.
Vietnam pins hope on female weightlifter at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Vietnam pins hope on female weightlifter at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Five Vietnamese athletes will compete in four sports on the fourth official day of the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on July 27.
Vietnamese marksman fails to defend title in men’s 10m air pistol at Olympics

Vietnamese marksman fails to defend title in men’s 10m air pistol at Olympics

Vietnamese marksman Hoang Xuan Vinh has failed to defend his title in the men's 10m air pistol at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Olympic Tokyo 2020: weightlifter Thach Kim Tuan’s medal hope fades

Olympic Tokyo 2020: weightlifter Thach Kim Tuan’s medal hope fades

Thach Kim Tuan, Vietnam’s medal hope in men’s weightlifting event at Olympic Tokyo 2020, has failed to perform at his best on July 25.
Osaka in Olympic spotlight, but biracial Japanese face struggles

Osaka in Olympic spotlight, but biracial Japanese face struggles

Emili Omuro was thrilled by Naomi Osaka's star turn at the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony, but the biracial teenager says Japan must do more to accept people of mixed heritage.
Flexible solutions secure stable food supply

Flexible solutions secure stable food supply

Various initiatives have been launched to ease the shortages of food and essential products in Ho Chi Minh City.
Social distancing empties out streets of Hanoi

Social distancing empties out streets of Hanoi

Soon after social distancing was ordered, the streets of Hanoi emptied out, showing strict compliance with the PM's Directive No.16/CT-TTg.
Sailing in tranquility in Thung Nang

Sailing in tranquility in Thung Nang

Thung Nang is an emerging tourist attraction in Dam Khe hamlet, Ninh Hai commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh province. The site attracts tourists for its untouched beauty.
Two more Metro Line 1 trains docked at Khanh Hoi Port in Ho Chi Minh City

Two more Metro Line 1 trains docked at Khanh Hoi Port in Ho Chi Minh City

The sixth and seventh trains of Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien Metro Line 1 have successfully arrived at Khanh Hoi Port.
Ho Chi Minh City preparing for complicated fortnight

Ho Chi Minh City preparing for complicated fortnight

VIR’s Le Toan captured the moments before Ho Chi Minh City implemented its current social distancing for its nine million inhabitants last Friday.
Human factor at centre of Fourth Industrial Revolution Ministry of Health ready for all scenarios to help south
Human factor at centre of Fourth Industrial Revolution

Human factor at centre of Fourth Industrial Revolution

Along with large businesses with ample resources, many small- and medium-sized enterprises are now also mulling over investment in technology and digital transformation.
Ministry of Health ready for all scenarios to help south

Ministry of Health ready for all scenarios to help south

The healthcare sector is preparing guidance and scenarios for the pandemic fight in line with the government’s directions, with testing and treatment capacity in the focus. Nguyen Thanh Long, Minister of Health, spoke to Binh Nguyen about the ministry’s preparations for worst-case scenarios.
Gifts for the future from Swing for the Kids Fund

Gifts for the future from Swing for the Kids Fund

Representatives of Vietnam Investment Review and kind-hearted sponsors of its Swing for the Kids Fund have gone on a trip to grant 200 scholarships to excellent students in financially challeng situations.
Swing for the Kids scholarships going to Danang

Swing for the Kids scholarships going to Danang

The Swing for the Kids Fund of Vietnam Investment Review has handed out scholarships to high-achievers from needy households in Danang.
Eight hospitals and healthcare centres gifted New Zealand fruit boxes during pandemic

Eight hospitals and healthcare centres gifted New Zealand fruit boxes during pandemic

New Zealand’s top fresh produce exporters provided 535 cartons of apples and 1,100 gold kiwi fruits for patients and healthcare staff to tide over COVID-19.
GREENFEED joins hands in national COVID-19 fight

GREENFEED joins hands in national COVID-19 fight

Facing the escalating challenges of COVID-19, GREENFEED Vietnam JSC has quickly joined the government's fight to share clean and safe food with the community.
Vietnam welcomes efforts by UN centre for preventive diplomacy in Central Asia Strong earthquake strikes off Indonesia's Sulawesi island China reports 76 virus cases, highest daily rise since January London roads flood as storms roll in Europe to boost battery production as electric shift accelerates Cambodia buys 5 million doses of vaccine for children aged 12-17
Vietnam welcomes efforts by UN centre for preventive diplomacy in Central Asia

Vietnam welcomes efforts by UN centre for preventive diplomacy in Central Asia

Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of Vietnam’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, has appreciated efforts made by the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA) and its special representative Natalia Gherman to promote preventive diplomacy in Central Asia, thus contributing to peace, stability and development in the region.
Strong earthquake strikes off Indonesia's Sulawesi island

Strong earthquake strikes off Indonesia's Sulawesi island

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said on July 26 that a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.
China reports 76 virus cases, highest daily rise since January

China reports 76 virus cases, highest daily rise since January

China reported 76 new coronavirus cases on Monday, the highest daily rise since January, including 40 domestic transmissions prompting authorities to test millions in eastern Jiangsu province.
London roads flood as storms roll in

London roads flood as storms roll in

Buses and cars were left stranded when roads across London flooded on Sunday, as repeated thunderstorms battered the British capital.
Europe to boost battery production as electric shift accelerates

Europe to boost battery production as electric shift accelerates

As electric car sales take off and petrol engines face being phased out by 2035, Europe is looking to develop its own battery production base.
Cambodia buys 5 million doses of vaccine for children aged 12-17

Cambodia buys 5 million doses of vaccine for children aged 12-17

The Cambodian government has purchased an additional five million doses of Sinovac vaccine to vaccinate children aged 12-17 as the COVID-19 pandemic poses an enormous threat to the group, Khmer Times reported.