IFC official touts private sector benefits
(Oct 30, 2014)
Viet Nam should take further steps to equitise State-owned enterprises
(SOEs) and create ideal conditions for the private sector to flourish,
according to Vivek Pathak, the International Finance Corporation's
director for East Asia and the Pacific who visited Ha Noi last week.
Pathak said the private sector was the engine that will get the country
back on track towards robust economic growth.
Viet Nam News talks with Secretary
General of the Asia-Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association
Chamnong Siriwongyotha about how the association helps regional farmers
The Government of Indonesia has imposed an anti-dumping tax on
imports of Vietnamese cold rolled steel sheets without consulting the
Government of Viet Nam. The imposition of the tax from July 7,
2014 to July 7, 2017 has created difficulties for Vietnamese steel
exporters. Vu Van Thanh, deputy general director of the Hoa Sen Group,
explains the issue and suggests solutions.
Viet Nam will be opening its retail market in 2015 in line with its commitments to the World Trade Organisation.This is expected to create challenges for the domestic retail market, as
well as opportunities for the domestic retail property market. Ngo Thi
Huong Giang, Savills Viet Nam senior manager for research and
consultancy, discusses the issues with Viet Nam News.
A member of the Bayer AG board, Michael Koenig,
paid his first visit to Viet Nam recently. Viet Nam News asked him and
David Champion, general director in Viet Nam, about their company's
mission of ‘science for a better life'.
Viet Nam News speaks with Marko Walde, the chief
representative of AHK Viet Nam / German Industry and Commerce Viet Nam,
about investment flows from Germany into Viet Nam and trade between the
Viet Nam will be exporting litchi and longan to the United States and is
preparing to export more fruit when it joins the ASEAN Economic
Community (AEC) next year.
Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and DKSH have published their latest
Global Market Expansion Services (MES) report, which highlights
digitization and how it is impacting corporate business models. Leonard Tan, General Director, DKSH Viet Nam, speaks about the role of digitization in the MES industry.
Nguyen Mai, president of the Viet Nam Association of Foreign Invested
Enterprises (VAFIE), talked to reporters about the development needs of
domestic support industries.
ONP-Viet Nam, a US company that manufactures wood products for exports,
has been in Viet Nam since 2010. Patrick McNeal, its President and
General Director, speaks to Viet Nam News about entering foreign markets
and his company's experience with exports.
The steel industry is the key to the development of heavy industry,
including car making and shipbuilding. However, the sector is facing
many difficulties. Viet Nam News reporter Mai Huong interviewed An Sung Gu, chief
representative of one of Viet Nam's largest steel producers, Posco-South
Asia Ha Noi, about the issue.