Economic insights

Foreign investors contribute more capital to businesses

16 March 2017
As the state’s divestment plan continues, more foreign companies are pouring capital into Vietnamese businesses.

Japan trends towards Vietnam

1 March 2017
Vietnam remains the most attractive investment destination for Japan’s manufacturing firms in the medium-term prospects, according to the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC). Deputy director general of the Policy and Strategy Office for Financial Operations Noriyasu Yuge tells VIR’s Phuong Thu about the ongoing investment trend.

Vietnam needs to learn from ‘Make in India’ policies?

20 February 2017
With Apple’s recent decision to produce iPhones in India, and with its rumoured plans in Vietnam seeing no news/mention at all, Vietnam may have to reconsider its business environment and incentives for investors in electronics manufacturing if it wants to compete with India.

VN realty market attracts robust foreign investment

17 February 2017
The property market of Viet Nam is attractive to foreign investments due to the country’s rapid ubanisation, open policies and improved investment climate, experts said.

No place for enterprises with short-term strategies

7 February 2017
One year on, opportunities and challenges from the AEC are becoming evident to Vietnamese enterprises. Expectations for increased export revenues to ASEAN are waning but it also affords domestic enterprises a moment to reflect on their weaknesses and strengths, and then work to restructure themselves in order to achieve the desired growth.

Ten years in WTO have given valuable lessons

7 February 2017
This year marks Vietnam’s 10th year after accession into the World Trade Organization.

SMEs’ lending must be reported to SBV quarterly

16 January 2017
Hanoi (VNA) - The State Bank of Vietnam has asked its branches and credit institutions nationwide to report quarterly their lending to small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Japan investors launch logistics business in Vietnam

3 January 2017
Two Japanese companies have launched – New Land Vietnam Japan Joint Stock Company – a four-temperature cold chain logistics joint venture, according to a December 14 news release by Sojitz Corporation.

Indian company to establish $50 million coffee plant in Vietnam

28 December 2016
India-based Tata Coffee, a subsidiary of Tata Global Beverages, has released plans to set up a greenfield freeze-dried instant coffee plant in Vietnam with the total investment capital of $50 million. The plans were stated in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).

US firms plan to expand investments in Vietnam

28 December 2016
HCM City (VNA) – Many US enterprises are paying heed to, while others are planning expand their investments in Vietnam in such fields as infrastructure, energy, aviation, hi-technology and farm produce export-import, said US Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Mary Tarnowka.

Italian enterprises seek investment opportunities in Vietnam

28 December 2016
Hanoi (VNA) – Businesses from Italy’s Trento province have shown their interest in Vietnam’s investment incentives, especially in technology, electro-mechanics, green agriculture, forestry and pharmaceuticals, which are their strengths.

Transport infrastructure attracts Korean businesses

28 December 2016
Seoul (VNA) - Transport infrastructure is an attractive investment field in Vietnam while the acceleration of equitising State-owned enterprises in the country will create brilliant opportunities for businesses from the Republic of Korea (RoK).

TPP still of value to Vietnam

28 December 2016
It is too soon to evaluate the impact on Vietnam if the TPP is not ratified but the country has other valuable options available, a conference in Hanoi on December 14 heard.

Potential remains in regional M&A

28 December 2016
The CLMV (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam) group represents nascent potential merger and acquisition (M&A) opportunities in the region, with frontier Vietnam serving as a gateway into the group as it seeks an upgrade to emerging market status, according to Merrill Corporation.

The Biggest Winner From TPP Trade Deal May Be Vietnam

22 October 2015
Vietnam, whose low-wage economy relies on exports, is likely to be the biggest winner of the Trans-Pacific Partnership that slashes an estimated 18,000 tariffs among the dozen participating countries.

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