• President Putin’s state visit to strengthen Vietnam - Russia ties

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

    The AI explosion is continuing at pace with new offerings from the biggest tech groups in the world, but ethical concerns and investing considerations are taking up more focus as industries like the media and manufacturing adjust their priorities.
  • Media urged to improve for economy

    The media has been playing an active role in shaping a healthier business and investment climate, and supporting the government in formulating sound policies.
Verbrugge keen on investment opportunities at Lien Chieu Port

Verbrugge keen on investment opportunities at Lien Chieu Port

Verbrugge International B.V. is seeking investment opportunities at Lien Chieu Port.
Vietnam extends tax payment deadline for domestically manufactured cars

Vietnam extends tax payment deadline for domestically manufactured cars

The government has extended the deadline for special consumption tax (SCT) payments for domestically manufactured and assembled cars.
Consumer confidence remains stagnant in 2024

Consumer confidence remains stagnant in 2024

The reality of a slow recovery and increasing inflation has left consumer confidence stagnant in Vietnam in 2024, according to a report by IFM Research.
Digitalisation tools fit for true development of talent GenAI’s effect on governance, risk, and compliance
Digitalisation tools fit for true development of talent

Digitalisation tools fit for true development of talent

The digital revolution is sweeping across industries, and Vietnam is no exception. With rapid advancements in technology, companies are embracing digitalisation to streamline recruitment processes and enhance employee management.
GenAI’s effect on governance, risk, and compliance

GenAI’s effect on governance, risk, and compliance

The domain of governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) has been experiencing an increase in complexity from multiple angles, and rightly so; but, until recently, the domain wasn’t technologically disrupted. Generative AI (GenAI) has opened a plethora of possibilities for its utilisation in conjunction with GRC, and the industry is racing towards its democratisation.
Japfa Comfeed Vietnam undergoes major restructuring for future sustainable growth

Japfa Comfeed Vietnam undergoes major restructuring for future sustainable growth

Japfa Comfeed Vietnam is undertaking significant restructuring to seize sustainable growth opportunities.
Germany supports green technology pilot for Vietnamese businesses

Germany supports green technology pilot for Vietnamese businesses

A green technology pilot was showcased at the Demo Day in Hanoi on June 17.
Car-buying habits in Vietnam leaning towards import models Binh Dinh terminates $31 million project
Car-buying habits in Vietnam leaning towards import models

Car-buying habits in Vietnam leaning towards import models

New figures show unusual movement in the sales of cars in Vietnam, with consumers seemingly switching to imported over locally-built vehicles, increasing calls to bring in domestic sales incentives quickly.
Binh Dinh terminates $31 million project

Binh Dinh terminates $31 million project

Binh Dinh province has put an end to an entertainment project worth over $31 million after the developer failed to meet deposit deadlines.
Sembcorp acquires Gelex subsidiaries

Sembcorp acquires Gelex subsidiaries

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

VinFast targets 2025 start in India and Indonesia

VinFast is stepping up its expansion as it hopes to begin manufacturing in India and Indonesia in 2025.
New AI offerings pose more questions Steady ship anticipated for monetary policy to 2025
New AI offerings pose more questions

New AI offerings pose more questions

The AI explosion is continuing at pace with new offerings from the biggest tech groups in the world, but ethical concerns and investing considerations are taking up more focus as industries like the media and manufacturing adjust their priorities.
Steady ship anticipated for monetary policy to 2025

Steady ship anticipated for monetary policy to 2025

Despite an uncertain global economic environment, Vietnam’s overall macroeconomic situation is forecast to remain stable in the second half of 2024. Suan Teck Kin, head of research at UOB, shared with VIR’s Thuy Van the outlook of Vietnam’s economy and how the country positions itself to capitalise on opportunities for economic growth and investment.
Clear characteristics shaping expectations in M&A

Clear characteristics shaping expectations in M&A

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

The next generation has what it takes

PwC last week launched its Global NextGen Survey report for Vietnam. Ng Siew Quan, Asia-Pacific Entrepreneurial and Private Business Leader for PwC Singapore; and Hoang Viet Cuong, Partner at Entrepreneurial and Private Business for PwC Vietnam, discussed with VIR’s Linh Le the key findings in the report.
Exciting automotive industry changes must be followed

Exciting automotive industry changes must be followed

The automotive and mobility industry is rapidly changing, driven by technological development and evolving consumer preferences. These transformations have given rise to a new era of innovation, where the boundaries of what is possible are being pushed to new heights.
DIGI-TEXX sets the standards in digital and business process outsourcing services

DIGI-TEXX sets the standards in digital and business process outsourcing services

Since its first entry in Vietnam 20 years ago, DIGI-TEXX Vietnam, A German-invested company, has positioned itself as a leading, most trusted tech company offering world-class digitally-based business process outsourcing (BPO) services.
EPLegal joins forces with Dentons LuatViet in Vietnam

EPLegal joins forces with Dentons LuatViet in Vietnam

PLegal, a leading Vietnamese law firm, has joined forces with Dentons LuatViet, enhancing client offerings across Vietnam and the ASEAN region.
Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical remains committed to safety and stability

Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical remains committed to safety and stability

Japan's CADDi invests in Vietnam's fast-growing manufacturing industry

Japan's CADDi invests in Vietnam's fast-growing manufacturing industry

Suntory PepsiCo breaks ground on its largest Asia-Pacific plant in Vietnam

Suntory PepsiCo breaks ground on its largest Asia-Pacific plant in Vietnam

Nam Long Group gears up to capture market

Nam Long Group gears up to capture market

Innovation for future communities

Innovation for future communities

Official development assistance can act as the playing field for nations. Vietnam is no exception, having benefited from such assistance over the years in the building of many structures and systems up and down the country.
SABECO: 2023 journey of community development

SABECO: 2023 journey of community development

By continuously supporting the younger generation to develop its talents, and spending large sums on activities for its staff, SABECO is showing its relentless sustainable development efforts and making positive contributions to the community.
Fuelling Vietnam's enterprises with 5G

Fuelling Vietnam's enterprises with 5G

One of the first Southeast Asian nations to pilot 5G networks, Vietnam is now setting up the path to become home to one of the region’s first 5G-powered smart factories.
Igniting creativity: inside Sun Life Vietnam's innovative workspaces

Igniting creativity: inside Sun Life Vietnam's innovative workspaces

In its mission alongside embracing cultural and artistic expressions, Sun Life Vietnam pays special attention to cultivating creative workspaces to enhance the experiences of its staff, advisor and clients.
SABECO's taste for innovation takes the local brand to the world

SABECO's taste for innovation takes the local brand to the world

SABECO's never-ending attempts to win new customers in an ever-changing economic and cultural environment has resulted in the company winning several prestigious awards at the World Beer Championship.
SCG launches its first SCG Low Carbon Super Cement in Vietnam Germany supports green technology pilot for Vietnamese businesses Appying VAT on fertiliser for sustainable development First-movers to capture biofuel returns Durable electricity supply to be ensured Demand escalating for solar power purchasing
SCG launches its first SCG Low Carbon Super Cement in Vietnam

SCG launches its first SCG Low Carbon Super Cement in Vietnam

SCG, ASEAN's leading conglomerate, has announced the launch of SCG Low Carbon Super Cement in Vietnam to contribute to the Vietnamese target of net zero by 2050.
Germany supports green technology pilot for Vietnamese businesses

Germany supports green technology pilot for Vietnamese businesses

A green technology pilot was showcased at the Demo Day in Hanoi on June 17.
Appying VAT on fertiliser for sustainable development

Appying VAT on fertiliser for sustainable development

Applying VAT at 5 per cent on fertiliser will benefit various parties and contribute to the sustainable development of the industry.
First-movers to capture biofuel returns

First-movers to capture biofuel returns

First-movers to capture outsize returns in Southeast Asia’s biofuels market to get on track with climate goals, the transport industry needs a dramatically new energy mix.
Durable electricity supply to be ensured

Durable electricity supply to be ensured

Escalating power consumption has sparked an imperative to boost construction of a transmission line and simultaneously mobilise maximum capacity from coal-fired and gas-to-power plants to ensure adequate electricity supply this summer.
Demand escalating for solar power purchasing

Demand escalating for solar power purchasing

Manufacturers are clamouring for the introduction of a new purchasing mechanism for solar power as soon as possible, so that they can either use solar installations or assist other groups in doing so.
Headwinds exacerbate cement sector woes Nishi Nippon Railroad buys 25 per cent stake in HCMC urban area project
Headwinds exacerbate cement sector woes

Headwinds exacerbate cement sector woes

Cement producers continue to feel the bite amid a persistent slowdown in the real estate market, leading to reduced consumption.
Nishi Nippon Railroad buys 25 per cent stake in HCMC urban area project

Nishi Nippon Railroad buys 25 per cent stake in HCMC urban area project

Nam Long Investment JSC has transferred a 25 per cent stake in the Nam Long Dai Phuoc urban area project to its Japanese partner Nishi Nippon Railroad.
Keppel corporates with FiCO Pan-United and Coteccons to explore sustainable concrete solutions

Keppel corporates with FiCO Pan-United and Coteccons to explore sustainable concrete solutions

Keppel Ltd., FiCO Pan-United Concrete JSC, and Coteccons Construction JSC signed a MoU on May 11 to explore the use of sustainable concrete in Vietnam.
Sojitz to develop green IPs in Dong Nai

Sojitz to develop green IPs in Dong Nai

Japan’s Sojitz Corporation and Dong Nai province are to develop a model for green, smart IPs.
Gene Solutions secures HSBC loan Low lending rates may boost credit growth
Gene Solutions secures HSBC loan

Gene Solutions secures HSBC loan

Gene Solutions has secured a social loan from HSBC to expand its healthcare services in Vietnam and ASEAN.
Low lending rates may boost credit growth

Low lending rates may boost credit growth

A recent bump in deposit rates has not affected lending, which banks hope to keep low to facilitate credit.
Insurance firms to bounce back in 2024

Insurance firms to bounce back in 2024

Insurance firms are expected to bounce back in 2024 due to improved consumer and business confidence.
Life insurance players seek to rebuild trust

Life insurance players seek to rebuild trust

Vietnam’s life insurance industry, noted for its stringent regulations, should enhance product quality, transparency, and stakeholder balance for sustainable development, industry leaders have urged.
Visa supports Cashless Day 2024, accelerating Vietnam's digital payments revolution

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

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

Visa supports female and youth-led businesses in Southeast Asia

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

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

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

Southeast Region Planning with vision to 2050

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

Danang makes global connection with festival

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

Tourism to become truly spearhead, green industry by 2030

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

Quang Ninh sees tourism boom as summer starts

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

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

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

Westin Hotels & Resorts makes Vietnamese debut

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

Seizing opportunities in F&B

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

F&B market taking on fresh appeal

Vietnam’s food and beverage market is emerging as a hotbed of opportunity, with several companies from neighbouring nations as well as those further afield ramping up activity.
Danang makes global connection with festival

Danang makes global connection with festival

Returning to Danang this summer from June 8 to July 13, the Danang International Fireworks Festival (DIFF 2024) is entertaining visitors from all over the world.
Inter super-sub Frattesi central to Italy's Euros title defence

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

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

Messi takes center stage again for Copa America

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

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

Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal beat the Czech Republic 2-1 to claim a Euro 2024 debut victory on Tuesday but they needed to come from behind with a 92nd-minute winner from youngster Francisco Conceicao.
Government issues resolution on EURO 2024 live broadcasting

Government issues resolution on EURO 2024 live broadcasting

Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang has signed a resolution on broadcasting live the ongoing UEFA European Championship (EURO) 2024 in Vietnam.
Dreamy Hanoi during crape myrtle flower season

Dreamy Hanoi during crape myrtle flower season

In the early days of May, many streets around Hanoi are dyed purple by crape myrtle flowers, creating an incredibly romantic and peaceful scene.
Military parade celebrates 70th anniversary of Dien Bien Phu victory

Military parade celebrates 70th anniversary of Dien Bien Phu victory

A military parade took place on May 7 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the historic victory of the battle of Dien Bien Phu.
Metro line 1 nears operation

Metro line 1 nears operation

The first metro line in Ho Chi Minh City, linking Ben Thanh Market in District 1 to Suoi Tien in Thu Duc, could be in operation by the end of the year.
Cai Mep - Thi Vai Port affirms Vietnam’s maritime position

Cai Mep - Thi Vai Port affirms Vietnam’s maritime position

The Cai Mep - Thi Vai International Port in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province plays a crucial role as a gateway connecting maritime trade routes among southern provinces of Vietnam. It also serves as a major international transshipment port, significantly reducing the transportation time between Vietnam and other countries.
Green transportation towards sustainable urban development

Green transportation towards sustainable urban development

Green transportation is not just a trend but also a pressing task in building a sustainable future for urban areas in Vietnam, especially major cities like the capital Hanoi.
PM asks for investigations into deadly fires in Hanoi, Bac Giang Deputy PM orders strict punishment against fishing violations
PM asks for investigations into deadly fires in Hanoi, Bac Giang

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

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

Deputy PM orders strict punishment against fishing violations

Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang on June 17 ordered stakeholders to step up communications work to raise public awareness against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and mete out harsh punishment on illegal fishing in foreign waters.
Swing for the Kids scholarships delivered to underprivileged students in Ha Tinh

Swing for the Kids scholarships delivered to underprivileged students in Ha Tinh

Swing for the Kids scholarships have been given to disadvantaged students in Ha Tinh city.
Scholarships awarded to students in Nghe An province

Scholarships awarded to students in Nghe An province

Scholarships worth VND100 million ($4,000) from the Swing for the Kids Foundation have been awarded to 100 disadvantaged students in Nghe An province.
SABECO and Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union extend outreach partnership

SABECO and Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union extend outreach partnership

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

Sun Life to ensure financial security and healthier lives

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

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

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

Malaysia, China sign deals on economic, trade cooperation

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

Thailand aims to develop workforce for advanced industries

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

AutoStor opens new factory in Thailand

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

Malaysia, Singapore expected to become global hi-tech hubs

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

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

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