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Vietnam is a rising star in Asia: professor

Before National Day September 2, we received a letter from Prof Carl Thayer introducing a book titled ‘Vietnam: the rising star in Asia’, to be published in the time to come. The professor is co-author.

Cross-border payment will greatly benefit regional trade and tourism

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding on regional payment connectivity with their counterparts of ASEAN5 countries, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand.

HCM City seeks advice from experts and executives on green growth

Experts and executives from global heavyweights were gathering at the "CEO 100 Tea Connect" meeting in HCM City on Thursday to give local authorities advice on green growth policies.

Domestic credit card market still has room for growth

There is significant room for the development of the domestic credit card market, as the number of holders of those cards remains modest, according to a representative from the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV).

Cashew exports hit record high of over US$300 million in August

Vietnam’s cashew exports in August alone reached a new record high of 60,580 tonnes worth US$333.83 million, according to figures released the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Car license plates sell for huge money at auction

Online auctions of what are seen as highly-sought-after car license plates have brought big money for the State, with the HCMC-registered license plate 51K-888.88 alone gaining VND32.34 billion.

Vietnam lacks coffee for export amid rising prices

Vietnam’s coffee sector has not been able to cash in on increased coffee prices due to a lack of product.

German businesses interested in Vietnam

German news website NTV has published an article highlighting the attractiveness of the Southeast Asian country to German businesses.

Durian exports hit record, national durian brand proposed

To increase competitiveness, farmers, businesses and management agencies need to work together to standardize the production process and build a durian brand.

International retailers seek to increase supplies from Vietnam

Many major retailers see Vietnam as an important goods production and supply source, and are looking for more Vietnamese supplies and partners.

Vietnam seeking technology transfer into the local sphere

Promotion of foreign tech transfer investment is on the rise, but there are questions over absorption and spillover effects.

Vietnam's CBU car imports in Jan-Aug dip 10%

Vietnam’s completely-built-up (CBU) car imports from January to August dropped by 9.8% compared to the same period last year, reports the General Department of Vietnam Customs.

Vietnam considers using ‘energy of the future’ instead of coke, petroleum

With the use of hydrogen, a new energy carrier, coke and petroleum products will be replaced, thus helping ease CO2 emissions.

Digital transformation centers to be established across Vietnam

The move is designed to help communities and businesses overcome barriers and work towards digital transformation.

Emission trading system under construction in VN

Vietnam has begun to develop carbon pricing instruments and an emission trading system (ETS) to incentivise firms to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and move towards the use of clean energy.

Legal compliance costs are burdening enterprises

The "Turn right only" regulation on roads has caused a headache to a building material company.

Retailers announce prices for iPhone 15, begin taking orders

The retail prices of the iPhone 15 series offered by the FPT Shop, The Gioi Di Dong and CellphoneS are nearly the same as those from the Apple Store Vietnam. However, the prices quoted by Di Dong Viet are VND1 million lower.

VN steel industry to reduce carbon emissions, aiming for neutrality by 2050

According to a report by the association, green development has become a global and national goal, a necessity in the case of Việt Nam as the Southeast Asian country is among some of the most affected by the adverse effects of climate change.

VN-US relations raised to highest level, VN expects more US investors

Vietnam needs to improve the business environment to be able to attract large investors from the US, or ‘eagles’, as called by the Vietnamese.

Falloff persists for real estate in tourism

Tourism real estate is still attempting to get on the front foot amid reduced selling prices and slow liquidity.