Culture and food festival welcomes back nightlife lovers

Culture and food festival welcomes back nightlife lovers

The Saigon Night festival revived the long-awaited nightlife of many cities and provinces across the country after a long time of slumber due to the pandemic.
Vietnam steady but external risks weigh

Vietnam steady but external risks weigh

A new UOB outlook expects continuing growth of Vietnam in the time coming, despite some risks of inflation and further weakness of the VND.
PM issues action plan on Mekong Delta development

PM issues action plan on Mekong Delta development

The Mekong Delta region is expected to develop agricultural centres in association with specialised farming zones and urban areas.
Cooperatives receive support to adopt e-commerce C.P. Group compassionately leading by example
Cooperatives receive support to adopt e-commerce

Cooperatives receive support to adopt e-commerce

E-commerce is widely considered an effective and sustainable solution to help cooperatives improve their competitiveness, and boost production and exports, but the number of cooperatives that have gone online remains modest, prompting the Vietnam Cooperative Alliance (VCA) to support them in this regard.
C.P. Group compassionately leading by example

C.P. Group compassionately leading by example

A visit to Vietnam from the chairman of C.P. Group is hoped to reinforce prospects for further investment in this country from the Thai conglomerate.
Exciting possibilities open up thanks to Nordic expertise

Exciting possibilities open up thanks to Nordic expertise

Diversity and inclusion enable everyone to reach their full potential. Thue Quist Thomasen, chairman of the Nordic Chamber of Commerce Vietnam, explained to VIR’s Nguyen Thu how Nordic companies can help develop the next generation of Vietnamese business leaders.
Corio partners with Vietnam’s FECON on Vung Tau wind farm

Corio partners with Vietnam’s FECON on Vung Tau wind farm

On June 22, Australian Corio Generation has signed an agreement with FECON, a leading Vietnamese construction and infrastructure group for a proposed 500MW offshore wind farm in Ba Ria in Vung Tau province.
PM attends Da Nang 2022 Investment Forum AMATA to play a part in smart sustainable cities of the future
PM attends Da Nang 2022 Investment Forum

PM attends Da Nang 2022 Investment Forum

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on June 25 attended the Da Nang 2022 Investment Forum held in both online and in-person formats in the central city of the same name with the participation of a total of 900 delegates.
AMATA to play a part in smart sustainable cities of the future

AMATA to play a part in smart sustainable cities of the future

AMATA voluntarily took action in 2020 when it set targets to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.
Vietnam's M&A market shows sign of recovery

Vietnam's M&A market shows sign of recovery

Both local and foreign companies are stepping up dealmaking activities post-COVID, indicating a recovery in Vietnam’s merger and acquisition (M&A) market.
VinFast plans to open more than 50 stores in Europe

VinFast plans to open more than 50 stores in Europe

VinFast has announced its plan to open more than 50 VinFast Stores across Germany, France, and the Netherlands.
Wooden cabinet exporters advised to review activities related to US’s investigation What businesses should prepare for the tax inspection
Wooden cabinet exporters advised to review activities related to US’s investigation

Wooden cabinet exporters advised to review activities related to US’s investigation

The Trade Remedies Authority of Vietnam (TRAV) has recommended that wooden cabinet producers and exporters continue to review the export activities of their products subjected to the US Department of Commerce (DOC)’s anti-circumvention and anti-subsidy investigation.
What businesses should prepare for the tax inspection

What businesses should prepare for the tax inspection

As tax authorities are tightening their grip on tax collections, taxpayers in Vietnam need to prepare for the growing number of inspections in the upcoming years.
KPMG releases first CFO report

KPMG releases first CFO report

CFOs are confident about the growth prospects of the country compared to those of the global economy, according to the latest survey by KPMG Vietnam.
Key questions business leaders need to address

Key questions business leaders need to address

Last year, we wrote about how the pandemic had accelerated a range of global disruptions and, in our view, those same forces still hold true today, and will continue to set the agenda for private businesses for the medium to long term.
What businesses should prepare for the tax inspection

What businesses should prepare for the tax inspection

As tax authorities are tightening their grip on tax collections, taxpayers in Vietnam need to prepare for the growing number of inspections in the upcoming years.
Cleaning up legislation for NFT success in Vietnam

Cleaning up legislation for NFT success in Vietnam

Traditional games are becoming more advanced through blockchain and non-fungible tokens. Pham Duy Khuong, Nguyen Thuy Chung, and Doan Nam from ASL LAW, however, note the many barriers still make the technology difficult to develop and greatly affect investment prospects.
Stakeholders seek sustainable strategies to retain workers

Stakeholders seek sustainable strategies to retain workers

More than 200 business leaders and representatives from authorities met on June 14 to discuss sustainable strategies for attracting and retaining workers.
Positive scenarios for working capital development

Positive scenarios for working capital development

Security over receivables is mainly regulated by the Civil Code 2015 and Decree No.21/2021/ND-CP, as well the Law on Credit Institutions 2010, and its detailing and guiding Circular No. 02/2017/TT-NHNN promulgated by the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV).
A rising star in Vietnam’s gaming sector

A rising star in Vietnam’s gaming sector

By utilising an advanced technology platform, Fight of the Ages has built a fantasy world full of mythological adventure, with a system of non-fungible tokens and characters coupled with a multiplayer online battle arena to create a spectacular experience.
Boeing to increase its footprint in Vietnam's aviation market

Boeing to increase its footprint in Vietnam's aviation market

Journey of thriving sustainability by De Heus and Hung Nhon

Journey of thriving sustainability by De Heus and Hung Nhon

DKSH supporting health innovation

DKSH supporting health innovation

Closing the gender gap in Vietnam's e-commerce

Closing the gender gap in Vietnam's e-commerce

Contributing to Vietnam’s green energy shift (Emagazine)

Contributing to Vietnam’s green energy shift (Emagazine)

With over 3,200km of coastline, Vietnam has huge potential for offshore wind power ventures. Stuart Livesey, senior director and head of Copenhagen Offshore Partners in Vietnam, explained to VIR about Vietnam’s wind power market and how the project he is involved in will contribute towards shaping the country’s offshore wind sector.
PetroVietnam promoting US partnerships: The future of Vietnam’s energy industry

PetroVietnam promoting US partnerships: The future of Vietnam’s energy industry

On November 23, 2021, a round table discussion between PetroVietnam and US investors took place with the topic of potential energy investment in Vietnam.
Green from the get-go: Gamuda Land’s blueprint for sustainable success in Vietnam

Green from the get-go: Gamuda Land’s blueprint for sustainable success in Vietnam

Transitioning to a circular, green economy is no walk in the park – it is a daunting task that requires collective efforts. Dennis Ng Teck Yow, general director of Gamuda Land Vietnam (Hanoi) explained to VIR’s Song Huong the sustainability journey of the Malaysian property developer and how it is making a better Vietnam.
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.
Retailers endeavor to promote sustainable consumption patterns Developers expect smoother LNG policy planning BAEMIN extends green journey in Vietnam Investors clamour for wind incentives Closing event of Rethinking Plastics heralds new age of combatting plastic pollution Talkshow Innovative Solutions & Substitutes for Single-use Plastic towards Green Consumption
Retailers endeavor to promote sustainable consumption patterns

Retailers endeavor to promote sustainable consumption patterns

VIR presented a talk show titled Innovative Solutions & Substitutes for Single-use Plastic Towards Green Consumption on June 23 as part of a series of talks.
Developers expect smoother LNG policy planning

Developers expect smoother LNG policy planning

The government has asked the Ministry of Industry and Trade to clarify the planning data and feasibility of liquefied natural gas power development towards 2030, which has set a target of almost 24,000MW, accounting for 16.4 per cent of the total power source in the nation’s draft master power plan.
BAEMIN extends green journey in Vietnam

BAEMIN extends green journey in Vietnam

Jinwoo Song, CEO of BAEMIN Vietnam, unveiled some insights into the environmental impacts of the food delivery industry as well as highlighted BAEMIN’s actions.
Investors clamour for wind incentives

Investors clamour for wind incentives

Developers and investors are asking for incentives for the first step instead of a bidding mechanism to develop offshore wind power projects in Vietnam, in order to reach the target of 7GW of offshore wind power by 2030.
Closing event of Rethinking Plastics heralds new age of combatting plastic pollution

Closing event of Rethinking Plastics heralds new age of combatting plastic pollution

MoNRE and Expertise France jointly organised the Closing Event of the “Rethinking Plastics" project in Hanoi on June 16.
Talkshow Innovative Solutions & Substitutes for Single-use Plastic towards Green Consumption

Talkshow Innovative Solutions & Substitutes for Single-use Plastic towards Green Consumption

Green manufacturing and green consumption are the global trends of development in recent year, Vietnam also goes green with various commitments on Net Zero emission as well as actions to reduce plastic wastes nationwide.
Energy-efficient buildings on the rise in Vietnam Rising demand for green-certified office spaces and hybrid working: Expert perspectives
Energy-efficient buildings on the rise in Vietnam

Energy-efficient buildings on the rise in Vietnam

Developing energy-efficient buildings is an inevitable trend for Vietnam to achieve its environmental objectives.
Rising demand for green-certified office spaces and hybrid working: Expert perspectives

Rising demand for green-certified office spaces and hybrid working: Expert perspectives

With competition for rents, services, and building quality, the emergence of green offices and hybrid or agile working is attracting tenants.
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.
Hanoi pushes investment into industrial zones in 2022

Hanoi pushes investment into industrial zones in 2022

Hanoi Industrial and Export Processing Zones Management Authority aims to complete one new industrial zone and finalise investment procedures for others this year.
Banking shares plummet to attractive prices Shares close the week in negative zone on low liquidity
Banking shares plummet to attractive prices

Banking shares plummet to attractive prices

The banking industry may have a hard time reaching its 2022 profit growth targets, but share valuations have dropped significantly to attractive prices.
Shares close the week in negative zone on low liquidity

Shares close the week in negative zone on low liquidity

Shares lost rising momentum in the last trading minutes on Friday as divergence continued to expand to the whole market.
Generali Group toasts Q1's upbeat performance

Generali Group toasts Q1's upbeat performance

On June 22, Generali Vietnam released its parent company's first-quarter financial report which highlights excellent profitability and a solid capital position.
Insurance companies prohibited from trading real estate

Insurance companies prohibited from trading real estate

Insurance companies will not be permitted to invest in real estate starting January 1, 2023, as regulated in the revised Law on Insurance Business.
Visa makes effort to drive awareness of digital pay

Visa makes effort to drive awareness of digital pay

Digital payment giant Visa is extending its comprehensive support, especially on Vietnam’s annual Cashless Day on June 16, to drive awareness and usage of digital payments among consumers and businesses across the country.
Involve Asia makes its foray into Vietnam

Involve Asia makes its foray into Vietnam

Involve Asia, a platform for partnership marketing in Southeast Asia, has expanded to Vietnam.
Foreign arrivals to Vietnam surge in five months of 2022

Foreign arrivals to Vietnam surge in five months of 2022

Foreign arrivals to Vietnam surged in the first five months of this year.
Ordinary passports issued online from June 1

Ordinary passports issued online from June 1

The Ministry of Public Security officially issued ordinary passports without electronic chips online for Vietnamese citizens from June 1, 2022.
Danang prepared for much-needed tourism influx

Danang prepared for much-needed tourism influx

The central city of Danang is attaching great importance to sustainable development by exerting its efforts to promote the recovery of the local tourism industry.
Hue Festival 2022 to take place from June 25-30

Hue Festival 2022 to take place from June 25-30

The Hue Festival 2022 is scheduled to take place from June 25-30 with eight major programmes and many sidelines events, the People’s Committee of Thua Thien-Hue province unveiled at a press conference on June 20.
Exhibition Living New With Old promotes sustainable consumption

Exhibition Living New With Old promotes sustainable consumption

The exhibition Living New With Old promotes the reuse of old things to save costs and contribute to environmental protection.
Hanoi targets 7 million foreign tourists by 2025

Hanoi targets 7 million foreign tourists by 2025

Hanoi eyes to welcome over 30 million visitors, including 7 foreigners, by 2025, according to the municipal Party Committee’ draft conclusion on tourism development for 2016-2020 and following years.
Memorable weekends at InterContinental Saigon

Memorable weekends at InterContinental Saigon

Enjoying the Weekend Escape package at InterContinental Saigon Hotel and Residences will provide a memorable experience.
More Vietnamese businesswomen going digital

More Vietnamese businesswomen going digital

Nguyen Thi Tuyet Minh, chairwoman of the Vietnam Women Entrepreneurs Council (VWEC) talked with VIR’s Thai An about the growth of the community, as well as the necessary support required for female entrepreneurs to start and develop businesses successfully in the digital age.
An enduring commitment to premium F&B products from Australia

An enduring commitment to premium F&B products from Australia

Over the years, Australian products have seen an increasing demand among Vietnamese consumers.
Culture and food festival welcomes back nightlife lovers

Culture and food festival welcomes back nightlife lovers

The Saigon Night festival revived the long-awaited nightlife of many cities and provinces across the country after a long time of slumber due to the pandemic.
Football midfielder to play for French club

Football midfielder to play for French club

Leading footballer Nguyen Quang Hai has signed a contract with a club of France but he kept its name undisclosed.
Bia Saigon pitches in with football support

Bia Saigon pitches in with football support

Through a revamped football tie-up, Saigon Beer-Alcohol-Beverage Corporation is scoring big in its branding strategy.
Coach Gong wants young players to get more V.League game-time

Coach Gong wants young players to get more V.League game-time

Hanoi - After a campaign that saw U23 Vietnam cruise to the AFC U23 Asian Cup quarter-finals, Gong Oh-kyun has proved himself to be the right man for the job.
Coach Gong Oh-kyun wants to build a team for the future

Coach Gong Oh-kyun wants to build a team for the future

Hanoi - Head coach of Vietnam's U23s Gong Oh-kyun has said that his goal isn't just to win trophies and accolades, but to build a team for the future based on true values and his style of football.
Beauty of over 500-year-old tiled-roof bridge in Nam Dinh

Beauty of over 500-year-old tiled-roof bridge in Nam Dinh

The tiled-roof Luong Market Bridge in Hai Anh commune in Hai Hau district is among the most ancient and famous covered bridges in the northern province of Nam Dinh, dating back more than 500 years. It was erected late in the 15th century in an architectural style that features a house on top. It is popular among visitors, especially young people.
Hanoi a friendly, safe destination in post-pandemic times

Hanoi a friendly, safe destination in post-pandemic times

Hanoi's tourism is bouncing back as the capital city is a friendly and safe destination for foreign tourists in the post-pandemic period.
Industrial zone workers: realities in low-quality living quarters

Industrial zone workers: realities in low-quality living quarters

Vietnam currently has 260 industrial zones in operation, with 75 more being planned, for over 16 million workers that generate massively for the country’s GDP. Industrial zone and social housing developers currently only meet less than 10 per cent of the
Gigantic potter’s wheels at Bat Trang Pottery Museum

Gigantic potter’s wheels at Bat Trang Pottery Museum

Inspired by potter’s wheels intersecting with each other, the Centre for Vietnamese Craft Village Quintessence was built in the heart of the ancient Bat Trang pottery village in Hanoi.
The beauty of Lang Co Bay

The beauty of Lang Co Bay

Lang Co Bay is voted as one of the world's most beautiful bays by the Worldbays Club in 2009. Seen from above, Lang Co looks like the ribbon crossing the ocean.
Court reduces prison sentence for former Hanoi Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung WB committed to support Vietnam in implementing Mekong Delta master plan
Court reduces prison sentence for former Hanoi Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung

Court reduces prison sentence for former Hanoi Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung

The People’s Court of Hanoi on June 22 lowered the prison sentence for former Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung in a case related to the purchase of Redoxy-3C to treat polluted lakes in the city.
WB committed to support Vietnam in implementing Mekong Delta master plan

WB committed to support Vietnam in implementing Mekong Delta master plan

The World Bank (WB), an important development partner of Vietnam, is committed to support the Vietnam in implementing the newly unveiled Mekong Delta Regional Master Plan.
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.
Citi Vietnam organised several activities for Global Community Day 2022

Citi Vietnam organised several activities for Global Community Day 2022

Citi Vietnam organised tree planting events and blood donation programmes in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City from June 10 to June 18.
The Marq donates over $4,300 to the Vietnam Fatherland Front’s new fund

The Marq donates over $4,300 to the Vietnam Fatherland Front’s new fund

The Vietnam Fatherland Front in Ho Chi Minh City has just launched an appeal for a fund for the national sea and islands and the fatherland frontline.
ASEAN, UK launch dialogue partnership Vietnam, Australia promote trade, investment partnership Indonesia will overcome new wave of COVID-19: official Thailand: weaker baht helps exports ASEAN holds policy dialogue on regional circular economy Thailand invests 100 million USD to boot job market
ASEAN, UK launch dialogue partnership

ASEAN, UK launch dialogue partnership

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United Kingdom convened the inaugural ASEAN-UK Joint Cooperation Committee (AUKJCC) Meeting via videoconference on June 24, marking the start of a formal partnership to strengthen their long-standing ties.
Vietnam, Australia promote trade, investment partnership

Vietnam, Australia promote trade, investment partnership

The Australia-Vietnam Business Council (AVBC) held a conference in Sydney on June 23 to promote trade and investment partnerships through the strengthening of the Australia-Vietnam Enhanced Economic Engagement Strategy that was reached between the two countries in late 2021.
Indonesia will overcome new wave of COVID-19: official

Indonesia will overcome new wave of COVID-19: official

Indonesia is confident that it can overcome another wave of COVID-19 infections caused by BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variants of Omicron in the context that most of the people in this country already have high antibodies due to a past illness or have been vaccinated.
Thailand: weaker baht helps exports

Thailand: weaker baht helps exports

The weaker baht is expected to boost the Thai economy and increase real GDP of the country by 0.4 percent, but not all manufacturers will reap the benefits, according to the Industry Ministry of Thailand.
ASEAN holds policy dialogue on regional circular economy

ASEAN holds policy dialogue on regional circular economy

The ASEAN Secretariat, in collaboration with the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), have held the Multi-Stakeholder Policy Dialogue on Empowering ASEAN For Circular Economy online.
Thailand invests 100 million USD to boot job market

Thailand invests 100 million USD to boot job market

Thailand’s cabinet has approved a budget worth 3.5 billion THB (100 million USD) to hire more than 68,000 recent graduates and jobless people nationwide through BCG (bio-, circular and green) projects to kick-start the job market as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to subside.