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A series of giant carmakers across the world, including in Vietnam, have started converting part of their facilities to produce ventilators and face masks to fight the coronavirus pandemic that is biting into their main portfolio investment.

Human safety the top priority as groups submit to guidelines

As the health crisis continues to affect all walks of life, significant challenges are arising for business leaders to make their foreign-invested enterprises better prepared as well as to protect their workers.

Nissan Vietnam ceases operation in response to COVID-19

Automaker Nissan Vietnam has declared a temporary shutdown as from April 5 amid the complex developments of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ford temporarily suspends production in Vietnam due to COVID-19

Ford Motor Company has announced it will temporarily cease production at its assembly plant in Vietnam in response to the growing impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Ford expansion’s impact on Vietnam’s vehicle output muted by imports: Fitch Solutions

U.S. automaker Ford Motors’ latest announcement that it intends to expand its Vietnamese plant will provide only a modest boost to the country’s vehicle output over this year and next, according to Fitch Solutions.

Car sales in Vietnam up 12% y/y in 2019

The year of 2019 was a difficult period for Vietnam’s auto market, but also marked positive performances of most local car producers.

Ford is handing control of its India business to Mahindra

Ford is beating a partial retreat from India's large but struggling car market.

 

Renowned automobile brands to join Vietnam Motor Show 2019

The Vietnam Motor Show 2019 (VMS 2019) will be held at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre from October 23-27.

Automobile manufacturers race to expand distribution networks

VietNamNet Bridge - The success of automobile manufacturers is determined not only by product quality and design, but also by distribution networks and post-sale services.

Ford to boost investment in electric cars by 2022

 Ford says it will boost its investment in electric vehicles to $11bn (£8bn) in the next five years, more than doubling a previous commitment.

Ford plans self-driving car for ride share fleets in 2021

 Ford Motor Co plans to offer a fully automated driverless vehicle for commercial ride-sharing in 2021, the automaker announced Tuesday, expanding its efforts in driverless cars and ride sharing - two areas

More than 700 Ford EcoSport cars recalled in Vietnam

 The US’s Ford Vietnam has announced a voluntary recall of 728 units of the EcoSport made between December 29, 2014 and March 10, 2015 to rectify suspension issues, said Lao Dong (Labour) Newspapers .

Ford will expand self-driving test car fleet to 30

 Ford Motor Co (F.N) said Tuesday it plans to triple to 30 the size of its fleet of self-driving test cars as part of an effort to accelerate autonomous vehicle development.

Google, Ford in talks on self-driving car partnership: source

 Google and Ford Motor Co are in talks about forming a partnership to develop autonomous car technology, a person briefed on the matter said on Tuesday.

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 14/7

 Ministry wants to limit pepper area at 50,000 hectares by 2020; Multibillion-dollar property project in southern VN urged to speed up; VND30-trillion home credit package to benefit more people; Luxury hotels report strong profit rise

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 19/6

 Netherlands backs Mekong region; Eurocham upbeat about Vietnam’s business climate; Top 50 businesses in Vietnam named; Vietnam’s FDI attraction eyes prospective increase; Ford Vietnam reports best-ever performance in May

Ford to invest $773 mn in US, create 2,350 jobs

 US auto giant Ford said Thursday it will invest $773 million to expand factories across its home state of Michigan, generating 2,350 new jobs, part of a plan to add 12,000 jobs by 2015.

Indonesia in top five car exporters to Vietnam, why?

The list of the five biggest car exporters to Vietnam has for the first time seen a new name – Indonesia. This is really a big surprise.