Textile groups at pains to regather momentum

Textile groups at pains to regather momentum

Orders of textile and garment exporters in the last months of the year have been falling sharply compared to production capacity, combined with fluctuating raw material prices, leaving many businesses to prepare for a bumpy year ahead.
Sourcing restrictions to slow wood pellet export

Sourcing restrictions to slow wood pellet export

With rising energy costs around the world, the attractiveness of wood pellets as an alternative energy source has surged dramatically during the year, promising enticing export profits, if all requirements are met.
Large inventories stifling wood production objectives

Large inventories stifling wood production objectives

High inflation has almost paralysed the output of several wood processing sectors in Vietnam at this time, with consumers cutting their use of wood and related products in major import markets worldwide.
Vietnam’s wood exporters under FSC standard pressure

Vietnam’s wood exporters under FSC standard pressure

Weak export market demand and stable freight rates rendered some wood materials imported into Vietnam cheaper. However, FSC-certified logs imported from the EU market become more expensive for Vietnamese manufacturers, forcing them to look at home-grown, certified solutions.
Shifting methodologies in local aviation planning

Shifting methodologies in local aviation planning

Localities up and down the country are pondering the next moves when it comes to connectivity through the air. Dr. Nguyen Dinh Cung, former director of the Central Institute for Economic Management, discussed policy-related considerations in regional airport planning with VIR’s Van Nguyen.
Race for hydrogen energy heating up against backdrop of carbon-free future

Race for hydrogen energy heating up against backdrop of carbon-free future

The emerging hydrogen market is set to be very complex, and for Vietnam to become a producer and exporter of green hydrogen over the next five years, there will be huge challenges, but the potential upsides are vast.
SBV aiming to harmonise monetary market players

SBV aiming to harmonise monetary market players

The State Bank of Vietnam is attempting to stabilise lending rates while also mobilising credit institutions to continue reducing operating costs and support both individuals and businesses.
PPPs driving small airport investment

PPPs driving small airport investment

Vietnam wants to increase investment in domestic airports and establish better infrastructure, but capital will only increase when the institutional conditions are further improved.
Vietnamese exports await offset from crucial public investment activities

Vietnamese exports await offset from crucial public investment activities

Disbursement of public investment is expected to offset the decrease in exports, but the level of compensation depends greatly on the current progress of capital disbursement.
Vietnam’s supporting industries seeking incentives

Vietnam’s supporting industries seeking incentives

Vietnamese enterprises are looking for new opportunities amid shifting global supply chains and the volatile world economy, but restrictive policies could be in the way of this endeavour.
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