Brits on board for expansion in Vietnamese partnerships

Brits on board for expansion in Vietnamese partnerships

​​​​​​In defiance of the health crisis raging globally affecting trade and investment flows, a bilateral free trade agreement between Vietnam and the United Kingdom has contributed to driving both nations’ trade and investment ties forward over the past 12 months.
South Koreans stay at summit of flow charts

South Koreans stay at summit of flow charts

South Korean investors have yet again managed to stay at the top of the food chain in Vietnam’s investment environment in 2021. However, their presence also entails a network of satellite businesses that leave little room for domestic competitors.
Scale-up seen in key foreign ventures

Scale-up seen in key foreign ventures

Vietnam has remained as a bright spot in large-scale investment attraction thanks to drastic actions in pandemic prevention and the selection of foreign-invested partners.
SEA business leaders to focus on omnichannel and supply chain diversification

SEA business leaders to focus on omnichannel and supply chain diversification

Business leaders in Southeast Asia are set to build back better by investing in a robust omnichannel approach, diversifying their supply chains, and focusing on employees and business continuity, according to a new industry report released today.
Mission to promote foreign-invested capital inflows

Mission to promote foreign-invested capital inflows

Preparing available clean land in industrial zones (IZs) and a suitable labour force are the key factors to welcome foreign-invested capital inflows this year.
US groups seeking practical and stable environment

US groups seeking practical and stable environment

Vietnam’s economy has weathered difficulties to gradually recover, with the major contributions from the foreign business community. Adam Sitkoff, executive director from the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Hanoi, talked with VIR’s Thanh Tung about how US businesses are operating in Vietnam and what they are expecting for the new year.
$36 million for the improvement of Vietnam's private sector competitiveness

$36 million for the improvement of Vietnam's private sector competitiveness

USAID and Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment have just launched a new project focusing on building the competitiveness of Vietnam’s private sector.
More capital flows come to economic, industrial parks in 2021

More capital flows come to economic, industrial parks in 2021

Economic and industrial parks nationwide drew 539 foreign-invested and 615 domestic projects with a total registered capital of 12.8 billion USD last year despite COVID-19 pandemic, up 15 percent annually, reported the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MoPI).
Struggling casinos diversify to entice new type of players

Struggling casinos diversify to entice new type of players

While newly-issued decrees for business in prize-winning electronic games for non-nationals in Vietnam is expected to bring better management in the sector, some outstanding issues are been reflected on.
Mini-malls usher in fresh direction for retail groups

Mini-malls usher in fresh direction for retail groups

Shopping for food, carrying out financial transactions, and enjoying drinks in the same place is no longer a distant desire for Vietnamese consumers thanks to the appearance of mini-mall chains, a business model that is receiving special attention from retail brands.
Ample room for aviation investment

Ample room for aviation investment

Private investors will have more options to invest in aviation infrastructure, which has been dominated by state-owned enterprises. However, exactly how these investors can get involved and how capital can be deployed will still need to be thrashed out. Anh Minh reports.
New deal promoting fruit and vegetable exports

New deal promoting fruit and vegetable exports

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership coming in effect last week will enable Vietnam’s exports of more fruits and vegetables under official quotas to the deal’s member countries.
Challenges ahead to access RCEP’s fresh opportunities

Challenges ahead to access RCEP’s fresh opportunities

The implementation of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP) will enhance competitiveness in Vietnamese goods and services in the context of an import-export-dependent economy.
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