PwC Vietnam appoints Mai Viet Hung Tran as general director

PwC Vietnam appoints Mai Viet Hung Tran as general director

PwC Vietnam today announced Mai Viet Hung Tran as its next general director, with effect from July 1. Tran succeeds Dinh Thi Quynh Van, who has served as in the position for 12 years.
Report scrutinises pathway for ESG agenda in financial sector

Report scrutinises pathway for ESG agenda in financial sector

A fresh PwC Vietnam report has provided insights into the level of readiness by financial institutions in Vietnam in terms of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria.
Dealmaking potential ripe in Vietnam for ESG-minded groups

Dealmaking potential ripe in Vietnam for ESG-minded groups

In the midst of persistent worries about the global economy in 2023, including the risk of an economic recession, Vietnam continues to be a bright spot for economic development and potential mergers and acquisitions for investors in the region.
Vietnam should embrace hybrid excise regime: report

Vietnam should embrace hybrid excise regime: report

PwC Vietnam has just published the report "Study on the excise tax system, asserting that the excise tax on cigarettes in Vietnam should be converted to a hybrid tax system.
British embassy launches Climate Finance Accelerator in Vietnam

British embassy launches Climate Finance Accelerator in Vietnam

A new programme providing support for innovative low-carbon projects to help increase their chances of finding investment has been launched by the British embassy in Hanoi, with a call for proposals open until 15 January 2023.
5 factors to drive business differentiation and competitiveness in Vietnam

5 factors to drive business differentiation and competitiveness in Vietnam

On December 7, PwC Vietnam launched a new report “Asia Pacific’s Time: Responding to the new reality,” which sets out five success factors that help businesses develop in today’s landscape.
Stepping up ESG for socioeconomic gains

Stepping up ESG for socioeconomic gains

Both businesses and financial institutions in Vietnam are stepping up their journey in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria, and reinforcing commitments to foster sustainability. A fresh PwC ESG Readiness Report for 2022 shows significantly upbeat figures about how businesses in Vietnam are approaching these matters.
ESG promises must be backed up by genuine progress

ESG promises must be backed up by genuine progress

The importance of environmental, social, and governance criteria (ESG) factors to businesses has been extensively acknowledged. Andrew Chan, Sustainability Strategy & Transformation leader at PwC Asia-Pacific’s Sustainability Centre of Excellence, explained to VIR’s Celine Luu how to address ESG concerns across a broad spectrum of industries.
Empowered consumers prepared to make changes

Empowered consumers prepared to make changes

The PwC June 2022 Global Consumer Insights Pulse Survey has found that consumers are continuing to adapt to supply chain disruptions and increasing inflation.
Preparing MNCs for a global tax rate

Preparing MNCs for a global tax rate

The introduction of a global minimum corporate tax on the foreign profits of multinational corporations will affect Vietnam’s own tax plans. Annett Perschmann-Taubert, tax partner at PwC Vietnam, discussed with VIR’s Luu Huong the current tax landscape and how policies should be reformed in order to maintain momentum.
Report depicting global M&A market performance in first half of 2022

Report depicting global M&A market performance in first half of 2022

PwC Vietnam on July 15 released a press statement reviewing global M&A market performance in the first half of 2022.
Key questions business leaders need to address

Key questions business leaders need to address

Last year, we wrote about how the pandemic had accelerated a range of global disruptions and, in our view, those same forces still hold true today, and will continue to set the agenda for private businesses for the medium to long term.
Consumer finance in sights of megabanks

Consumer finance in sights of megabanks

The consumer finance industry in Vietnam continues to be buffeted by pandemic-induced turmoil, but certain overseas investors are seeking novel responses to capitalise on the country’s tremendous promise.
2022 outlook: Solid path to growth

2022 outlook: Solid path to growth

According to data released by the General Statistics Office (GSO), Vietnam recorded a 2.58 per cent GDP growth rate last year, making it one of the very few countries with a growth rate lower than 2020. This is unsurprising, as the nation went through an extended lockdown in the second half of last year, causing serious economic ramifications.
Timber groups waking up to change

Timber groups waking up to change

Vietnam’s first generation of timber-processing enterprises has come a long way and achieved impressive growth over the last decade. However, their legacy is under threat by several external factors increasing the difficulties for a generational shift.
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