Economic insights

Asian powers map varied M&A plans

15 August 2017
Vietnam Investment Review   Investors around Asia may share the same excitement about Vietnam’s M&A market, but their strategies are often quite different from one another. Thanh Van and Nam Phuong report.  

Derivatives market to up investor confidence

10 August 2017
Việt Nam’s stock exchange is poised to take its next step forward with the opening of the derivates market next month. This is expected to help investors hedge against risks and increase their confidence in the local securities market.

Not all SMEs to enjoy lower tax

27 July 2017
HANOI – Not all small and medium enterprises (SME) in Vietnam could enjoy a preferential corporate income tax under the draft law on tax support for SMEs, said Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung at the ongoing sitting of the National Assembly on May 23.

Vietnam grows strongly after 10 years of joining WTO

27 July 2017
Vietnam has been developing strongly after joining the World Trade Organization (WTO) 10 years ago thanks to expansion of relations and reform policies. The admission to the WTO opened a wide door for the Southeast Asian country to enter the global playground, experts said.

German investors eye VN business opportunities

26 July 2017
Executives from around 20 companies in Eastern Germany met with authorities from five southern and central Vietnamese cities and provinces with the largest amount of German investment on Friday to explore investment opportunities.

Vietnamese goods seek market opportunities through website Amazon

26 July 2017
Vietnamese garment enterprises have yet to tap a huge potential for direct product sales to the European market through e-commerce giant amazon.com, a German e-commerce and marketing expert said.

New rules could stymie education FDI

26 July 2017
Experts have objected to several provisions of a draft decree on foreign investment in education saying they need further clarification and revision. They expressed their opinions at a consultative workshop held last week on a draft decree prepared by the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET).

Derivatives interest many investors

18 April 2017
Derivatives products will be available for trading in the Viet Nam’s securities market in less than a month, and institutional investors seem highly interested in the new products, reported vtv.vn on Thursday. The first two derivatives products that will become tradable in May are the index future contract and future bond contract.

NA to consider draft law on restructuring and supporting NPLs

5 April 2017
Draft law on non-performing loans to go before next session of National Assembly. State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) Governor Le Manh Hung has said that the Draft Law on Restructuring and Supporting non-performing loans (NPLs) will be considered at the next National Assembly session.

Strategic investors may unload SOE stakes after 3 years

27 March 2017
Strategic investors may be able to sell their shares in a State-owned enterprise (SOE) three years after the firm is equitised, according to the finance ministry. The current time limit for strategic investors to sell their shares after SOE equitisation is set at five years.

Phu Yen looks to speed up racecourse project

27 March 2017
Phu Yen Province’s People’s Committee has asked the Australian Golden Turf Club Pty Ltd to accelerate the construction process of the US$100 million racecourse in the south central coastal province.

HCM City offers interest-free loan to industrial businesses

27 March 2017
HCM City will lend up to VND200 billion (US$8.8 million) without interest to viable supporting industry projects. A regulation issued recently by the municipal People’s Committee says the time limit for the interest-free loans will be seven years. The loans will be funded by the city’s budget.

Stakes are high

21 March 2017
The latest decree on gambling sets for the scene for the industry to finally secure a foothold in Vietnam.

Center of attraction

20 March 2017
Vietnam has a positive story to tell regarding foreign investment, both now and into the future.

Enterprises to face more challenges without TPP

20 March 2017
Mr. Pham Van Thinh, CEO of Deloitte Vietnam, tells VET about the impact of the US's withdrawal from the TPP and the challenges Vietnamese businesses face in a changing global economy. How will the US’s withdrawal from the TPP affect export enterprises in particular and Vietnam’s economy in general?

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