VN well poised to face growth challenges

Global research and consultancy firm Oxford Business Group (OBG) on April 25 launched a comprehensive report on the Vietnamese economy. OBG Chairman Michael Benson-Colpi and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of HSBC Bank Việt Nam Phạm Hồng Hải, one of the contributors to “The Report Vietnam 2017” spoke to Việt Nam News reporter Nguyễn Linh Anh about the factors that make Việt Nam stand out as an investment destination as well as the challenges that lie ahead.

Fast track gains seen in tax, customs procedures

The Ministry of Finance this year will have more solutions to improve further business environment and national competitive ability after gaining success in implementing Resolution 19/2016/NQ-CP to improving business environment.

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Green growth: not as expensive as you think

Việt Nam is heading to the green growth model and seeking international experiences as well as finance for the innovative of green growth. Việt Nam News reporter Mai Hương interviews Tomaso Andreatta, chairman of EuroCham Green Growth Sector Committee, on this issue.

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The secret of Đà Nẵng’s success

The central city of Đà Nẵng continues to top the Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI) for the fourth consecutive year. However, the secretary of the city’s Party Committee, Nguyễn Xuân Anh, is still not satisfied. Local media talk to him about the city’s efforts to reform administrative procedures to provide a favourable business environment for investors.

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New census seeks to compile reliable data

The General Statistics Office (GSO) started to implement a general economic census across the nation from March 1. The general economic census this time has a new point that it would collect data on foreign non-governmental organizations operating in Việt Nam to evaluate full results of their operation in the domestic economy.

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Japanese firms show optimism in Việt Nam

A survey report by Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) has revealed that Việt Nam ranks among the top five countries preferred by Japanese firms for overseas business operations.

Việt Nam News reporter Ngọc Bích talks about the JBIC FY2016 Survey with Deputy Director General of the Policy and Strategy Office for Financial Operations Noriyasu Yuge, who used to be the Chief Representative of JBIC Office in Hà Nội.

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Supply industry needs to tap the global chain

Technological and financial limitations are major development constraints for the local supply industry, Bùi Quang Chuyện, Chairman of the Việt Nam Engine and Agricultural Machinery Corporation (VEAM), tells VietnamPlus.

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How to reach 1 million enterprises by 2020

Vũ Tiến Lộc, chairman of Việt Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry spoke to Voice of Vietnam (VOV) about this issue, and the conversion of 5 million business households to enterprises in order to reach the target of 1 million quality enterprises in 2020.


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VN firms yet to come to terms with AEC

The establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015 is a major milestone in the regional economic integration agenda in ASEAN, offering opportunities in the form of a huge market of US$2.6 trillion and over 622 million people. Viet Nam News reporter Thu Giang talks with expert and businesswoman about the AEC’s advantages and disadvantages on Vietnamese companies.

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New markets, new strategies at Thai trade fairs

Jaruwan Suwannasat, director of TCEB Exhibitions and Events and Supat Sriwannavit, president of the Associations of Thai Lifestyle Products Federation, tell Việt Nam News that Vietnamese firms stand to gain a lot from participating in Thai trade fairs.

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Sanctions will convince State-owned enterprises to list

A number of big State-owned enterprises recently listing or preparing trading on the Unlisted Public Company Market (UPCoM) after long-delayed plans have attracted large investor attention. Tạ Thanh Bình, Director of Securities Market Development Department under the State Securities Commission, speaks to Việt Nam News about the newly effective regulation on obligatory listing for equitised State-owned enterprises and its impact on the market and equitisation progress.

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Gov’t mulls law to foster business rule revisions

 The Government entrusted the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) to draft a law to foster revisions of business regulations in the future. MPI’s Deputy Minister Đặng Huy Đông talks to Vietnam News Agency reporter Quốc Huy about related developments.

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Positive outlook for Vietnam entrepreneurship

Nina Vaca, US Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship gave advice to the many newly established businesses in Việt Nam during her recent visit to Hà Nội. Her objective was to create opportunities and expand global network exposure for entrepreneurs in developing nations. She speaks to Việt Nam News about start-ups. 

Đặng Hương Giang, an angel investor who recently returned from a US study tour, also shares with Việt Nam News her view on the importance of initial investment for startups in the country.

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Việt Nam’s steel investment future

High stockpiles coupled with fierce competition from cheap imported steel are hitting the domestic steel industry which is already under scrutiny regarding its impacts on the environment. President of the Việt Nam Steel Association Hồ Nghĩa Dũng speaks to on the necessity of investments in steel production as well as what should be paid attention to when investing in steel projects.

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VN seafood gets EAEU-Việt Nam FTA boost

Đặng Hoàng Hải, head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s European Market Department told to about potential and also challenges from the EAEU-Việt Nam FTA for major export products of Việt Nam to the market.

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Vinamilk’s growth and future plans: CEO

Vinamilk, Việt Nam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company, expects to reach its target of becoming one of the top 50 global dairy firms in the next three years after it has shown strong development over the past 40 years.