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