Vietnam riding the wave of inflationary unpredictability

Vietnam riding the wave of inflationary unpredictability

Vietnam has managed to keep inflation largely at bay, despite a plethora of internal and external factors threatening to impact its rate – and several analysts recommend continuing on the path with an industrious and positive mindset.
Vietnam poised for the next level of social commerce via innovative startups

Vietnam poised for the next level of social commerce via innovative startups

A new wave of startups has emerged in Vietnam’s social commerce sector, some of which have attracted almost $14 million in funding this year.
Crafting complete enterprise and investment laws

Crafting complete enterprise and investment laws

The Law on Investment (LoI) and the Law on Enterprises (LoE), both issued in 2020, are the essential legal references for foreign investment in Vietnam. Both have marked an important milestone in development of the Vietnamese legal framework on foreign direct investment (FDI), creating more favourable conditions for foreign investors when implementing investment projects in Vietnam.
Transmission boost to remove major power bottlenecks

Transmission boost to remove major power bottlenecks

Structural changes to remove the bottlenecks for power generation and create competition in the energy sector are necessary, according to local experts, for example by allowing private investments in the transmission system.
Taking the right approach to the condotel legislation conundrum

Taking the right approach to the condotel legislation conundrum

The absence of legislation and clarity regarding condotel ownership has been a significant obstacle for property developers and the hospitality sector. In the last 7-10 years, there was a significant amount of investment in condotel products, mainly in resort areas alongside villas and hotels. These multi-segment developments have often been funded by the presale of villas and condotel units.
Narrowing the gap for PPPs in health

Narrowing the gap for PPPs in health

The gap between the investment need for health and the fiscal constraints has focused government attention on public-private partnerships, with more than 1,000 such ventures being implemented in developed countries.
Navigating legal challenges in healthcare partnerships

Navigating legal challenges in healthcare partnerships

While the public-private partnership model is proved to be an optimal choice to promote funding in the healthcare sector, many issues remain in implementing this in Vietnam.
Records ahead in Vietnam-US partnership

Records ahead in Vietnam-US partnership

As former foes, Vietnam and the United States have undergone a long way to normalise diplomatic relations, becoming comprehensive partners in 2013. Under the comprehensive framework established at the visit by former Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang to the US, trade and economic ties rank second on the list of nine areas of cooperation, only after political and diplomatic relations.
Striving to become an international financial centre

Striving to become an international financial centre

After many years of waiting, Thu Thiem 2 Bridge was opened to the public in late April. Also at the same time, the final details of the scheme for the development of Ho Chi Minh City into an international financial centre are being fixed before the scheme can be submitted to Politburo for consideration and approval.
Sentiment strong from top US investors in Vietnam

Sentiment strong from top US investors in Vietnam

In the view of most US investors, the most important factor for a favourable US investment climate and maintenance and growth of manufacturing supply chains is a fair, transparent and predictable regulatory environment that values innovation - not only to attract new investment but also to maintain and grow the investment already here.
Tactics for US to get ahead in real estate

Tactics for US to get ahead in real estate

With new improvements on the way, the picture of US investment in Vietnam’s real estate market is expected to be more promising in the upcoming months. Tran Thai Binh, partner at LNT & Partners, writes about the future prospects ahead.
Visibility vital for IPO success in US

Visibility vital for IPO success in US

Listing on US stock exchanges used to be a far-fetched dream for Vietnam’s corporations, but that dream inches closer. Marc H. Iyeki, senior advisor of Biotech & Innovation at Deltec Investment Advisers and former head of Asia-Pacific Listings at the New York Stock Exchange, discussed with VIR’s Luu Huong how Asian businesses could bring a new lease of life to the prestigious US exchanges.
Preventing restrictions to blossoming US engagement

Preventing restrictions to blossoming US engagement

In 1995, US President Bill Clinton announced the normalisation of diplomatic relations between the United States and Vietnam, beginning a new chapter in the relationship between the two countries. Over the past 27 years, US-Vietnam relations have evolved from reconciliation and healing of wartime wounds to developing a comprehensive partnership based on mutual interests and respect.
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