SPECIAL

Viet Nam ranks high in M&A Viet Nam ranks high in M&A

Viet Nam ranks high among ASEAN countries in the number of merger and acquisition (M&A) deals and the value of deals that involved the world's inflow capital, according to the consulting firm RECOF Corporation of Japan.


SSC to outline details of foreign ownership SSC to outline details of foreign ownership

This week, the State Securities Commission (SSC) will hold a meeting with the two local exchanges, companies and investors to provide instructions to implement decree 60, issued in June to raise foreign ownership in Vietnamese companies.


Malaysian bank receives approval for Viet Nam operations Malaysian bank receives approval for Viet Nam operations

The Government last week gave in-principle approval to CIMB Group Holding Bhd, Malaysia's second-largest bank, to open branches in Viet Nam.


Nearly $1.7b of FDI pours into real estate market Nearly $1.7b of FDI pours into real estate market

The country's property market attracted US$1.69 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) for 15 projects in the first seven months of 2015, according to the Foreign Investment Agency.


ICT companies call for level playing field ICT companies call for level playing field

(Aug 27, 2015)

Viet Nam is currently one of the world's biggest exporters of electronics and ICT products, but the electronics supporting industry is mainly driven by foreign businesses.Do Thi Thuy Huong, a member of Viet Nam Electronics Industries Association's executive committee, tells Viet Nam News about the industry's development and challenges.

Feeding a growing world population: agriculture in the spotlight

With over 150 years' history and know-how, Bayer CropScience is committed to enhance food security and food safety worldwide, through promoting productive and sustainable agricultural practices. Viet Nam News caught up with Marc Reichardt, global head of the company's agricultural commercial operations, who was recently in the country, and sought his advice for Vietnamese agriculture.

SMEs urged to team up to create synergy

After nearly three years of 14 negotiation rounds and a number of inter-sessionals, the EU and Viet Nam early this month reached an agreement in principle on a free-trade agreement (FTA). Franz Jessen, Ambassador and Head of the EU Delegation to Viet Nam, spoke with Viet Nam News about the agreement's economic and trade impact.

VN well prepared for luxury apartments, buyers deserve quality: Gateway Thao Dien developer

Nguyen Hoang Tuan, chairman and founder of SonKim Holdings Investment talks about the company and his vision for the Vietnamese real estate market.

Regional partnership to benefit Viet Nam, ASEAN

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a free trade agreement involving ASEAN and six partners: China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and India. Negotiations for the deal between the 16 participating nations began in 2012 and will wrap up by the end of this year.

Cheap US chicken floods local market

Chicken legs from the US costing a mere VND20,000 (92 US cents) per kilogramme, cheaper than local products, have flooded the market.Tong Xuan Chinh, deputy head of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development's Livestock Department, spoke to the media about the issue as well as integration of the Vietnamese livestock industry with the global economy.

New Vinamilk chairwoman welcomes fresh challenge

Le Thi Bang Tam, an independent director of the Viet Nam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company (Vinamilk), is its new chairperson after Mai Kieu Lien, who was named by Forbes as being among the top 50 powerful business-women in Asia in March, resigned on July 25.

Insurer eager for  ASEAN common market

First, I am sure that Viet Nam is a market with huge potential since the insurance industry is in the first stage of development here.

Samsung seeks more Vietnamese suppliers

After seven years of operations in Viet Nam, SEV sources 36 per cent of its components locally, while the remainder comes from foreign firms from nine countries operating in Viet Nam. Han Myoung Sup, Samsung Viet Nam's General Director and Pham Anh Tuan, Deputy Director of the Ministry of Industry and Trade's Heavy Industry Department, spoke to reporters on the issue.

Corporate governance still a novelty in Viet Nam

The State Securities Commission is trying to get listed firms to improve their operations. However, some cultural dissonances have to be overcome, Nguyen Vu Quang Trung, Deputy Director General of the Ha Noi Stock Exchange, tells the Vietnam News Agency.

New decree gives more room for foreign investors expected to spur FII

The Prime Minister recently issued Decree 60, which will increase the caps for foreign stakeholding in local companies from September 1 this year. Viet Nam News spoke with Chris Freund, partner at fund management firm Mekong Capital, about its likely impact on the stock market.

VINECO constructs $44.45 million greenhouse system in Vinh PhucVINECO constructs $44.45 million greenhouse system in Vinh Phuc

VINECO, a subsidiary of Vingroup, kicked off construction of the first greenhouse system, valued at VND1 trillion (US$44.45 million), in the northern Vinh Phuc province on August 28.

ICT companies call for level playing fieldICT companies call for level playing field

Viet Nam is currently one of the world's biggest exporters of electronics and ICT products, but the electronics supporting industry is mainly driven by foreign businesses.Do Thi Thuy Huong, a member of Viet Nam Electronics Industries Association's executive committee, tells Viet Nam News about the industry's development and challenges.

First Vietnamese caravan finished off-road trip to Tibet and Mount Everest First Vietnamese caravan finished off-road trip to Tibet and Mount Everest

The first Vietnamese caravan team finished its 6,000km auto trip from HCM City to Tibet and Mount Everest base camp on Sunday. Autodaily introduced a series of photos taken by the team members.

Viet kieu, foreigners invest in homes Viet kieu, foreigners invest in homes

The changes to the housing law allowing foreigners and Viet kieu (overseas Vietnamese) to buy houses in Viet Nam (from July 1) has had an impact on the housing market.

Copyrights 2012 Viet Nam News, All rights reserved. Add:79 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Ha Noi, Viet Nam. Editor_In_Chief: Trinh Thanh Thuy
Tel: 84-4-39332320; 84-4-39332314;Fax: 84-4-39332311; E-mail: bizhub@vnsmail.com
Publication Permit: 599/GP-INTER. ® web design by: VGroup.vn