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Vietnam needs more efforts to lure new FDI waveicon
BUSINESS14 hours ago0

Vietnam needs more efforts to lure new FDI wave

While other countries are setting up specific and clear priorities to attract FDI projects, Vietnam is still pursuing a strategy with multiple targets that could lead to missed opportunities.

 
State-led approach expected to boost 5G deployment in Vietnamicon

State-led approach expected to boost 5G deployment in Vietnam

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
21/05/2020

5G appears to be high on the Vietnamese government’s priority list, with the earliest of services set to be commercialized in mid-2020 following trials conducted through 2019.

Vietnam faces fierce competition to attract capital flight from Chinaicon

Vietnam faces fierce competition to attract capital flight from China

BUSINESS
21/05/2020

With its early success in containing the Covid-19 pandemic, Vietnam is having a jump-start among potential investment destinations in attracting a new wave of FDI.

Vietnam in strong position to defend against external shocks: HSBCicon

Vietnam in strong position to defend against external shocks: HSBC

BUSINESS
20/05/2020

With fewer concerns about currency and external stability, Vietnam’s central bank is likely to be more comfortable with delivering interest rate cuts to support growth.

Vietnam slashes registration fee by half to rev up domestic car salesicon

Vietnam slashes registration fee by half to rev up domestic car sales

BUSINESS
20/05/2020

The decision, set to valid until the end of 2020, would help customers save thousands of dollars.

Decisive reforms needed for Vietnam to realize full benefits of EVFTA: WBicon

Decisive reforms needed for Vietnam to realize full benefits of EVFTA: WB

BUSINESS
20/05/2020

The EU-Vietnam trade deal is the largest new-generation free trade agreement in Vietnam’s history in terms of direct benefits.

Vietnam holds advantages as investors look beyond China: Expertsicon

Vietnam holds advantages as investors look beyond China: Experts

BUSINESS
18/05/2020

Vietnam holds a number of advantages against other countries at a time when investors are looking to exit China, according to experts.

Vietnam urged to readjust development strategy in post-pandemic periodicon

Vietnam urged to readjust development strategy in post-pandemic period

BUSINESS
18/05/2020

With a limited state budget, Vietnam should mobilize social resources to support startups and large-scale enterprises, those considered capable of driving the economy forward.

Vietnam gov't mulls lowering 2020 GDP growth target to 4.5%icon

Vietnam gov't mulls lowering 2020 GDP growth target to 4.5%

POLITICS
18/05/2020

A lower GDP growth target is inevitable as the Covid-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc on the world economy, said Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung.

Vietnam economy accelerates to get back to normal stateicon

Vietnam economy accelerates to get back to normal state

BUSINESS
18/05/2020

With the resumption of key economic sectors' activities, such as manufacturing, services and retail, Vietnam’s economy is accelerating to get back to its normal state.

More M&A deals in VN's real estate sector during COVID-19icon

More M&A deals in VN's real estate sector during COVID-19

BUSINESS
17/05/2020

The epidemic has brought great opportunities to businesses with powerful financial capability to ‘hunt’ for attractive projects and take them over.

Foreign investors call for greater flexibility in Vietnam's upcoming PPP lawicon

Foreign investors call for greater flexibility in Vietnam's upcoming PPP law

BUSINESS
16/05/2020

A lack of a unified legal framework governing PPP is the main factor that Vietnam’s infrastructure sector growth potential is capped at 6.1% per year through 2029.

Vietnam not in condition to declare Covid-19 free yet: Officialicon

Vietnam not in condition to declare Covid-19 free yet: Official

SOCIETY
15/05/2020

Vietnam should only declare Covid-19 free nationwide when all Covid-19 patients have been cured and there is no longer any risk of infection from overseas.

Public services on national portal to support 4 million peopleicon

Public services on national portal to support 4 million people

POLITICS
13/05/2020

Six public services to assist people and enterprises affected by the COVID-19 pandemic were launched on the national public service portal on May 12, according to the Government Office.

Low business performance may prompt Vietnam c.bank to further cut policy ratesicon

Low business performance may prompt Vietnam c.bank to further cut policy rates

FEATURE
08/05/2020

The central bank of Vietnam had previously cut the benchmark interest rates by 0.5 – 1 percentage point in March.

Slowdown hampering sluggish divestmentsicon

Slowdown hampering sluggish divestments

FEATURE
07/05/2020

A wave of challenges stemming from the pandemic and volatile market could throw a monkey wrench in the works for state divestment, but may well open the door wider for foreign investors in Vietnam.

Theatres suffer drop in revenue due to pandemicicon

Theatres suffer drop in revenue due to pandemic

ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
06/05/2020

The suspension of all art performances due to the COVID-19 pandemic has caused vast losses to theatres across the country and has forced cultural authorities to set up measures to help them get out of the situation.

COVID-19 puts severe growth pressure on CLMV economiesicon

COVID-19 puts severe growth pressure on CLMV economies

BUSINESS
30/04/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is putting severe growth pressure on the economies of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) and may cause the region's growth to slip to a historical low, according to a Maybank Kim Eng report.