Nascent green financing scene soon set for lift-off

Nascent green financing scene soon set for lift-off

As Vietnam is pursuing the energy transition by focusing on developing renewable energy, the country is facing challenges with how to mobilise sufficient financial resources to meet its ambitious targets.
UNDP regional director’s visit to Thanh Hoa province

UNDP regional director’s visit to Thanh Hoa province

On the last leg of her Vietnam’s visit, UN assistant secretary-general and United Nations Development Programme ( UNDP ) regional director for Asia and the Pacific Kanni Wignaraja joined leaders and people in the north-central province of Thanh Hoa to plant mangroves as one of the most effective nature-based solutions to enhance coastal community resilience to climate change and their livelihood.
Fuel hikes threaten quick recovery of Vietnam’s airlines

Fuel hikes threaten quick recovery of Vietnam’s airlines

Fuel price rises are putting the airline industry under strain, hindering the business recovery of leading wings and heralding no profits.
Processing prevents EU agro-increase

Processing prevents EU agro-increase

While the sharp increase in food prices across Europe has opened up prospects for Vietnamese agricultural exporters, processing issues remain at the forefront.
HDF Energy and Saigon Asset Management develop hydrogen power

HDF Energy and Saigon Asset Management develop hydrogen power

An agreement between Hydrogène de France SA and Saigon Asset Management Corporation for hydrogen and renewable energy projects in Vietnam was signed on July 25.
MPI Deputy Minister Tran Duy Dong receives chairman of PDA Trade Fairs

MPI Deputy Minister Tran Duy Dong receives chairman of PDA Trade Fairs

Pradeep Deviah, chairman and CEO of PDA Trade Fairs met the MPI on July 25 to organise an international conference on foreign investment.
Uplifted vista for SMEs in digitalisation and finance accessing

Uplifted vista for SMEs in digitalisation and finance accessing

The MPI collaborated with USAID on July 26 in Hanoi to host a seminar titled Empowering SMEs through digitalisation and access to finance.
Standard Chartered Bank forecasts Vietnam’s Q3 GDP growth at 10.8 per cent

Standard Chartered Bank forecasts Vietnam’s Q3 GDP growth at 10.8 per cent

Standard Chartered Bank forecasts Vietnam’s GDP growth for Q3 and Q4 at 10.8 per cent and 3.9 per cent, respectively, taking full-year growth to 6.7 per cent. High global oil prices may have negative consequences on the economy.
Tasks, solutions set to fulfill COP26 commitments

Tasks, solutions set to fulfill COP26 commitments

Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh on July 25 signed a decision approving the project on tasks and solutions to implement outcomes of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26).
Localities focus on digital overhaul to boost trade

Localities focus on digital overhaul to boost trade

A series of cities and provinces up and down Vietnam are rushing to accelerate digital transformation in order to increase business and trade facilitation.
Institutional improvements to set stage for disbursement

Institutional improvements to set stage for disbursement

Disbursement of public investment since early this year remains slow. Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung explained to VIR’s Nguyen Huong the reasons behind this situation, and proposed solutions to speed up progress.
Major reform agenda key to control debt

Major reform agenda key to control debt

Vietnam is set to see a higher-than-expected budget deficit this year due to financial measures to support enterprises, but its public debt is projected to remain controlled.
Electricity purchases from Laos expanded to avert shortages

Electricity purchases from Laos expanded to avert shortages

With Vietnam close to being short of electricity, the government has requested the Ministry of Industry and Trade to review and promote cooperation in electricity purchases with Laos beyond 2025.
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