Techcombank landmarks show Vietnam’s potential

Techcombank landmarks show Vietnam’s potential

Record-breaking syndicated financing for one of Vietnam’s most interesting banks tells us much about investor sentiment towards the borrower and the country.
Investor puts apartments up for sale before securing land rights

Investor puts apartments up for sale before securing land rights

The social housing project Lotus Garden at Phu My District (Dong Thap Province) has not been granted a construction permit by the provincial authority, yet the project was still putting apartments up for sale.
Strategies shine through in M&A deals

Strategies shine through in M&A deals

Despite pandemic disruptions, high-growth industries continue to attract investor interest in mergers and acquisitions.
Higher development standards to perpetuate investor interest

Higher development standards to perpetuate investor interest

Despite a range of newly-established industrial zones being added to the market, many others have been delayed for a long time and are at the verge of being revoked due to the weakness of their developers.
Investors' optimism boosts local stocks

Investors' optimism boosts local stocks

Shares performed well yesterday, fuelled by upbeat market sentiment as anti-coronavirus measures taken by Vietnam had proven effective, emboldening investors.
FDI hits14.59 bln USD

FDI hits14.59 bln USD

FDI hits14.59 bln USD (Infographics)
Most defendants cleared in EU 'golden' visas trial in Portugal

Most defendants cleared in EU 'golden' visas trial in Portugal

A court in Portugal cleared most of the defendants in a corruption trial on Friday (Jan 4) linked to a government scheme granting so-called "golden" visas to wealthy foreigners, a case highlighting concerns over a controversial but widespread practice in Europe.
M&As become the path of choice for investors

M&As become the path of choice for investors

Merger and acquisition deals are becoming more frequently used by foreign investors to enter the Vietnamese market. Nicolas Audier, managing partner of Audier and Partners Vietnam LLC, analyses how Vietnamese efforts have made this avenue of investment the success story it is today.
Investors from Europe, US absent from Vietnam real estate market

Investors from Europe, US absent from Vietnam real estate market

Asian real estate developers have increased their presence in Vietnam, while European and American investors have remained indifferent to the market.
Time to get into the zone to avoid waste

Time to get into the zone to avoid waste

Unused space in operating industrial zones is proposed to be taken back to avoid waste to state coffers.
Defining a complex FIE question

Defining a complex FIE question

The definition of a foreign-invested company generated enormous debate from regulators, lawyers and enterprises at a recent VIR-hosted forum. Huynh Dai Thang, partner of DFDL Vietnam Law Firm, presents his view on whether the definition should be re-defined.
True being of FIEs blocking investment

True being of FIEs blocking investment

Opaque definitions of foreign-invested enterprises (FIEs) have entailed numerous repercussions for Vietnam’s current investment landscape, with pharmaceuticals maker Mekophar’s delisting being one recent case. In this context, industry managers and senior experts sat together in a recent VIR-hosted meeting to discuss the issue. Phan Vu Hoang, Tax Director, Deloitte Vietnam Tax Company Ltd. expands on the issues at hand.
Groundshift in investment regulations in the mix

Groundshift in investment regulations in the mix

Apart from number of more specific and clearer provisions, the draft decree proposes various significant and debatable requirements which need to be further considered by the government
Vung Tau’s tourism projects get stuck

Vung Tau’s tourism projects get stuck

Though they have been licenced, many tourism projects worth billions of dollar in Vung Tau city are yet to get off the ground either because of the investors themselves or local authorities.
Attract, engage and  retain investors

Attract, engage and retain investors

“Focus on the 3Ms, namely, the message, market and media.”
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