mot says no to price floor for air tickets

MoT says no to price floor for air tickets

Newspaper Giao Thong, the official press office of the Ministry of Transport (MoT), quoted Minister of Transport Truong Quang Nghia as saying at a recent meeting at the ministry that the MoT does not want a price floor for airplane tickets.
potential motorcycle ban may add to manufacturers woes

Potential motorcycle ban may add to manufacturers’ woes

The recently announced plan of the two major cities to “comprehensively develop transportation”, which includes a ban on motorbikes in some streets in the inner city area by 2025, may drive motorbike producers into the corner.
acv seeks to increase airport service fee

ACV seeks to increase airport service fee

Airport Corporation of Vietnam has just requested permission from the Ministry of Transport to raise service fees at domestic airports.
hanoi serviced apartment market poised for expansion in next two years

Hanoi serviced apartment market poised for expansion in next two years

The serviced apartment market in Hanoi, which has experienced little fluctuation in recent years, is poised to see an increase in both supply and demand.
companies should take advantage of vietnameses growing tendency to shop on mobile

Companies should take advantage of Vietnamese’s growing tendency to shop on mobile

Mobile e-commerce (m-commerce) is set to boom in Vietnam in the upcoming years and companies need to forge plans to cash in on the growing popularity of this retail channel.
funds cater to foreign investors growing appetite for vietnamese stocks

Funds cater to foreign investors’ growing appetite for Vietnamese stocks

A number of fund management companies have recently announced moves to increase their appeal to international investors that hope to cash in on the Vietnamese stock market.
ssi asset management expanding european footprint

SSI Asset Management expanding European footprint

This month, SSI Asset Management (SSIAM), the asset management company under Saigon Securities Incorporation (SSI), is going to launch a new open-end fund that allows investors from Europe to invest in Vietnamese stocks.
robots will not shift manufacturing away from vietnam immediately

Robots will not shift manufacturing away from Vietnam immediately

Robots, despite being cheaper and more productive, will not immediately shift manufacturing away from countries abundant with inexpensive and low-skilled labour, such as Vietnam.
australian listed casino operator keen to join lao cai airport development

Australian-listed casino operator keen to join Lao Cai airport development

Donaco International Limited has expressed interest in joining in the development of Lao Cai airport in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai.
4g heightens competition among vietnamese operators

4G heightens competition among Vietnamese operators

Once Vietnamese mobile network operators deploy 4G networks, they will have to compete not only in terms of downloading and uploading speed but also content services in order to gain and retain customers.
startup fever to restructure vietnamese growth model

Startup fever to restructure Vietnamese growth model

Vietnam needs to have five million companies, ten times the current number, for there to be a breakthrough in economic growth. In recent years, the country has seen a wave of emerging startups, with companies springing up like mushroom after rain, but there remains much to do to take advantage of this newfound strength. VIR's Khanh Tran reports.
red river delta in need of investment to respond to climate change

Red River Delta in need of investment to respond to climate change

The second Red River Delta Climate Change Symposium, organised today by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID), advocated increasing investments to help the Red River Delta adapt to climate change, especially at the delta area.
vietnam strives towards modernity industrialisation higher quality of life

Vietnam strives towards modernity, industrialisation, higher quality of life

The Vietnamese government and the World Bank today launched the Vietnam 2035 report: Toward Prosperity, Creativity, Equity and Democracy, which recommends steps to help turn Vietnam into a prosperous, creative upper middle income country with a capable and accountable state and a clean environment, as well as an equitable and inclusive society over the next 20 years. 
ecommerce companies paying more attention to smaller cities provinces

Ecommerce companies paying more attention to smaller cities, provinces

Ecommerce companies are planning to expand their operation to the largely untapped market of cities and provinces outside of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
microsoft refuses high tech tax privilege in vietnam

Microsoft refuses high-tech tax privilege in Vietnam

Microsoft Mobile Vietnam LLC, formerly Nokia Vietnam, recently paid all of its tax arrears incurred in 2013 and 2014, according to newswire, effectively refusing possible tax incentives offered to high-tech companies.