Quick reversals expected as new normal gradually replaces lockdown gloom

Quick reversals expected as new normal gradually replaces lockdown gloom

The latest KPMG CEO Outlook for 2021 shows a revival in business confidence as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted and life returns to a new normal. Warrick Cleine, chairman and CEO of KPMG in Vietnam and Cambodia, shared with VIR’s Tom Nguyen what changes the world can expect in the rebound.
Tailored IFRS training for State Securities Commission employees

Tailored IFRS training for State Securities Commission employees

The SSC and KPMG hosted a training programme on IFRS for employees of SSC, HNX, HSX, and VSD.
Escaping the depths of the semiconductor chip shortage

Escaping the depths of the semiconductor chip shortage

The semiconductor chip shortage, a deteriorating supply chain issue affecting businesses all across the world, shows no signs of abating anytime soon. Meir Tlebalde, associate director cum head of Real Estate M&A, Deal Advisory at KPMG Vietnam, explained more to VIR’s Thanh Van about the impact for Vietnam.
Self-promotion key for IZs to pick up electronics greats

Self-promotion key for IZs to pick up electronics greats

Although Vietnam’s industrial zones have demonstrated their attractiveness in alluring many top multinational corporations, they need to focus more on legal procedures, addressing labour problems, and giving more straightforward guidance to attract even more international investors.
Fresh business models vital to riding pandemic wave

Fresh business models vital to riding pandemic wave

Vietnamese businesses being are encouraged to adjust their strategy and address the lack of capital as well as difficulties in accessing funds.
An agile approach to data analytics

An agile approach to data analytics

For the past few years, data analysis has been a central factor used in business decisions, specifically aimed at generating new growth (based on deep customer insights, and by creating new experiences), enhancing productivity, and managing risk...
Digital foundations for increased SME agility

Digital foundations for increased SME agility

COVID-19 has resulted in a mixed bag for businesses large and small, highlighting the need for agility and resilience.
Landmark corporation tax deal changes the game

Landmark corporation tax deal changes the game

Last week, the G7 countries agreed on a historic deal for a global minimum corporate tax rate for international companies.
Forgotten rights in use of sci-tech development fund

Forgotten rights in use of sci-tech development fund

In a meeting with the Ministry of Science and Technology last month, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh opined that “it is necessary to design appropriate institutions, mechanisms, and policies...
Life insurers bank on developing industry

Life insurers bank on developing industry

While Vietnam’s insurance penetration rate is still low compared to regional peers, the lucrative sector offers high-yield returns for both investors and participants.
A comprehensive approach to SWIFT security assessment

A comprehensive approach to SWIFT security assessment

SWIFT is a vast messaging network used by banks and financial institutions to quickly and securely send and receive information, such as money transfer.
Strengthening tax administration across the e-commerce landscape

Strengthening tax administration across the e-commerce landscape

Vietnam is a country where internet users account for more than half of the country’s population and this is expected to increase sharply in the coming years.
Digital future for health management

Digital future for health management

Digital healthcare is being touted as the main route towards improving care and also lowering costs. Managing director and national head of Healthcare Luke Treloar and Vo Thi Kim Ngan, associate director at KPMG’s Global Strategy Group, share their thoughts on the beneficiaries of digital health transformation and how ready the policies in Vietnam are on this issue.
A customer-first approach during unprecedented times

A customer-first approach during unprecedented times

COVID-19 has turned everyday life upside down. With the situation changing daily, businesses must act with integrity and empathy to navigate the current challenges and retain their customers when the crisis ends.
Grounds for new hope to unfreeze FDI process

Grounds for new hope to unfreeze FDI process

Vietnam’s foreign investment picture in the first quarter of 2020 showed the hardest downtrend in over a decade since the 2003 SARS pandemic, as the current coronavirus continues to thrash manufacturing, real estate, retail, services, and tourism.
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