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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.



Int'l supporting industry exhibition opens Int'l supporting industry exhibition opens

(Aug 27, 2015)

The Viet Nam International Supporting Industries Exhibition (VSI Expo) 2015 opens at Tan Binh Exhibition and Convention Centre in HCM City on August 27 with the participation of more than 140 domestic and foreign businesses.

National index of industrial production rises on recovery

Viet Nam's index of industrial production (IIP) in the first eight months of 2015 gained 9.9 per cent year-on-year due to the recovery in national industrial production.

Da Nang looks for more Japanese investment

 Viet Nam has become the second biggest destination for Japanese investors in ASEAN – after Thailand – with 1,463 members in the Federation of Japanese Chambers of Commerce and Industry in ASEAN (FJCCIA).

BSR signs consultancy contract to expand Dung Quat Oil Refinery

Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical Company Limited (BSR) signed a contract on August 28 with UK-based Amec Foster Wheeler Energy Limited to assist in the Dung Quat Oil Refinery expansion project.

Companies study international trade laws to prepare for TPP

Most Vietnamese businesses are still unclear about international trade and business laws, which could result in a loss of opportunities presented by the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), experts have said.

VN runs trade deficit of $3.6b

Viet Nam's trade deficit rose by around US$200 million in August to stand at $3.6 billion in the first eight months of this year, according to the latest update of the General Statistics Office.

Int'l arrivals on the rise

International visitors to Viet Nam in August reached an estimated 665,000, surging 12 per cent against last month and 7.5 per cent against the same period last year, data from the General Statistics Office (GSO) revealed.

Mekong bridge cuts travel time

The My Loi bridge linking the two southern provinces of Long An and Tien Giang, which opens to traffic tomorrow (Saturday), will reduce the distance to the latter province from HCM City to 25km, or just a fourth of the current distance.

Eight-month FDI disbursement touches $8.5 billion

The disbursement of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Viet Nam stood at US$8.5 billion in the past eight months, a year-on-year rise of 7.6 per cent.

VN needs better policies for improved global integration

Viet Nam needs to complete the legal framework to improve its position in the global economic integration, Chairman of the National Assembly's Committee for Economics Nguyen Van Giau said on August 27.

PM assigns ACV to be investor of Long Thanh Airport

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked the Airport Corporation of Viet Nam (ACV) to be investor of the Long Thanh International Airport in the southern Dong Nai Province.

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.

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.

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