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Forbes names Vingroup boss again in rich list Forbes names Vingroup boss again in rich list

Founder and chairman of Vietnamese firm Vingroup Pham Nhat Vuong has once again been named by American business magazine Forbes in the list of the richest persons on the planet.


PM reiterates Formosa's investment term while accepting mistakes PM reiterates Formosa's investment term while accepting mistakes

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has agreed to maintain an investment term of 70 years for the Taiwan-invested Formosa project in the central Ha Tinh Province.


More remittances to fund property purchases More remittances to fund property purchases

Viet Nam is expected to see rising remittances enter the property market, following the amended housing law that allows Viet Kieu (overseas Vietnamese) to own a house in the country.


Viet Nam's e-commerce revenue in 2014 touched $3b Viet Nam's e-commerce revenue in 2014 touched $3b

Business-to-customer (B2C) e-commerce in Viet Nam garnered a total revenue of US$2.97 billion in 2014, accounting for 2.12 per cent of the country's gross retail sales of goods.



Thai car manufacturers eye Vietnamese market this year Thai car manufacturers eye Vietnamese market this year

(Mar 27, 2015)

Cars made in Thailand are expected to flood Viet Nam in the future as their sales have been increasing in the domestic market in recent times.

Ford reveals upgrades to Everest, Ranger at Thai motor show

US auto maker Ford unveiled its new, improved Ranger and Everest cars at the 2015 Bangkok International Motor Show being held in Thailand.

Car imports rise 86 per cent over last year

Viet Nam spent US$133 million on importing 5,493 completely built-up (CBU) cars last month, an increase of 86 per cent in quantity and 160 per cent in value compared in the same month last year, according to the General Statistics Office.

Firms clamouring to buy Vinamotor's capital

Multiple companies have offered to buy the entire State-owned capital of Vietnam Motors Industry Corporation (Vinamotor), comprising 85.58 million shares, or 97.7 per cent of its registered capital.

ACFTA hurting domestic automobile manufacturers

The Vietnam Association of Mechanical Industry (VAMI) has requested the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Finance to adjust the import tax imposed on complete built units (CBU) trucks.

Sportex Vietnam to be held in HCM City

Sportex Vietnam to be held in HCM City from April 9 to 11.

Mercedes-Benz Vietnam recalls E-class models on fire risk

Mercedes-Benz Vietnam is recalling more than 1,000 E-class and CLS models due to a potential fire risk as the rubber hood trim could fall into the engine compartment.

Ford expands smart mobility plan

Ford Motor earlier this week announced its prototype electric bicycle (e-bike) experiment at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Buses, trucks to be exported to Myanmar, Laos

The Truong Hai Automobile Company (Thaco) plans to export locally manufactured vehicles to Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos as part of its strategy this year.

Sales of locally assembled cars fall in January

Cars sales in January in Viet Nam fell by one per cent to touch 19,979 units, compared with the previous month, but increased by 80 per cent year-on-year.

Missed opportunities for made-in-Vietnam cars

Chu Lai Open Economic Zone in the central province of Quang Nam withdrew permission for the Chu Lai-Truong Hai engine manufacturing project at the end of 2014.

BIDV-MetLife JV launches new productBIDV-MetLife JV launches new product

BIDV MetLife—a joint venture (JV) between Vietnam's leading bank BIDV and U.S. life insurer MetLife—have launched Gia An Toan Mt (EduCare), an innovative child education savings insurance product.

PPP decree to attract investmentPPP decree to attract investment

The Tendering Management Department under the Ministry of Planning and Investment introduced a decree, governing private-public-partnership (PPP) projects in Viet Nam yesterday, at a meeting in Ha Noi.

PR firms remain attractive for foreign buyers PR firms remain attractive for foreign buyers

Earlier this month Japanese multinational media and digital marketing communications firm Dentsu Aegis Network signed an agreement to acquire a stake in Emerald Co. Ltd, a leading full service digital marketing agency in Viet Nam.

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