Decree No. 148/2018/ND-CP dated October 24, 2018 of the Government on amendments to the Government’s Decree Nol 05/2015/ND-CP dated January 12, 2015 on elaboration of some contents of the Labor Code (Wednesday, November 7,2018)
Decree No. 146/2018/ND-CP dated October 17, 2018 of the Government on elaborating and providing guidance on measures to implement certain articles of Law on Health Insurance (Wednesday, November 7,2018)
Decree No. 143/2018/ND-CP dated October 15, 2018 of the Government on elaborating on Law on Social Insurance and Law on Occupational Safety and Hygiene regarding compulsory social insurance for employees who are foreign nationals working in Vietnam (Thursday, October 25,2018)
Decree No.: 135/2018/ND-CP dated October 04, 2018 of the Government amending and supplementing the Government’s Decree No. 46/2017/ND-CP dated April 21, 2017 prescribing regulatory requirements for educational investment and operation (Thursday, October 25,2018)
Decree No. 123/2018/ND-CP dated September 17, 2018 of the Government amending and supplementing certain Decrees on investment and business requirements in the agriculture sector (Friday, October 12,2018)
Decree No. 120/2018/ND-CP dated September 13, 2018 of the Government on amendments to some articles of the Government’s Decree No. 77/2015/ND-CP dated September 10, 2015 on annual and medium-term public investment plan, No. 136/2015/ND-CP dated December 31, 2015 on guidelines for some articles of the Law on Public Investment and No. 161/2016/ND-CP dated December 02, 2016 on special mechanism for construction management of some projects under national target programs during 2016-2020 (Friday, October 12,2018)
Mai Linh launches cooperative to attract idle cars (Wednesday, November 14,2018)
Mai Linh Group on November 15 will officially introduce and start the operation of Hoa Binh Xanh Taxi Cooperative in HCMC, which will call for the participation of owners of idle cars.
VNPT co-operates with foreign partners to develop ICT ambitions (Wednesday, November 14,2018)
VNPT is increasing co-operation with global technology groups to realize its target to become a 4.0 telecommunication company.
PVN hands over industrial park to Tien Giang (Tuesday, November 13,2018)
State-run Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PVN) has transferred the 285-hectare Soai Rap Petroleum Industrial Park in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang to the provincial authority.
ANZ marks 25-year operation in Vietnam (Tuesday, November 13,2018)
ANZ started Vietnam business as a branch in Hanoi in 1993, as one of the first foreign banks in the country. It was then granted a banking license to locally incorporate in Vietnam and now has presence in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
SunRice Group acquires rice processing mill in Mekong Delta (Monday, November 12,2018)
SunRice Group, one of the leading rice companies and food exporters in Australia, has acquired a rice processing mill in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap, aiming to establish complete rice processing services in Vietnam, Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper reported.
Nghi Son refinery to contribute over US$342 million to State budget (Monday, November 12,2018)
The Nghi Son refinery plant in the Nghi Son Economic Zone of the central province of Thanh Hoa, is expected to contribute about VND8 trillion (US$342.6 million) to the State budget in 2018.
Numerous firms still ignore with sustainable development goals (Monday, November 12,2018)
While the government is working to integrate its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into a National Action Plan, a large number of enterprises still have not built specific programmes to implement these goals.
VinFast cuts deal with Petrolimex to build service chain for vehicles (Monday, November 12,2018)
Vingroup and Vietnam National Petroleum Group (Petrolimex) on November 8 signed a comprehensive cooperation agreement in Hanoi City to establish a service chain for VinFast vehicle products covering more than 10,000 sites nationwide,VietnamPlus news site reported.
Factory processing export coffee opens in Sơn La (Saturday, November 10,2018)
Phuc Sinh Group started operations at the Phuc Sinh Son La coffee processing factory in Son La Province on November 8 to serve domestic and foreign markets.
Thang Long Industrial Park III’s first phase inaugurated (Saturday, November 10,2018)
Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation, in collaboration with the Thang Long Industrial Park (Vinh Phuc) Corporation, inaugurated the first phase of its third Thang Long Industrial Park (TLIP III) in Thien Ke commune, Binh Xuyen district, the northern province of Vinh Phuc on November 8.
WeWork to tap coworking-space market in Vietnam (Friday, November 9,2018)
The U.S.-based coworking-space firm WeWork on December 3 will put into service its coworking-space office in E-Town Central Building in HCMC’s District 4 to serve individuals and enterprises, marking its third destination in the Southeast Asian region.
Vinamilk explores path to Chinese market (Friday, November 9,2018)
The Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company (Vinamilk) invites Chinese customers to try its dairy products at the first China International Import Expo (CIIE 2018) in Shanghai City, China in order to gain access to the world’s largest consumer market.
Mitsubishi wants to build waste-to-energy plants in HCM City (Thursday, November 8,2018)
Mitsubishi (MHI) of Japan wants to work with Ho Chi Minh City in building plants to turn waste into energy, Executive Vice President at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Ken Kawai said.
European business remains positive about doing business in Viet Nam (Thursday, November 8,2018)
New data from EuroCham’s Business Climate Index (BCI) has revealed that European business leaders remain positive about doing business in Viet Nam.
PetroVietnam Technical Services awarded $176m equipment contract for Sao Vang-Dai Nguyet gas project (Thursday, November 8,2018)
The Malaysia Vietnam Offshore Terminal (MVOT), a joint venture between PetroVietnam Technical Services Corp and Malaysia’s MIBS Bhd, has won a US$176 million contract to provide equipment for Idemitsu Kosan to develop the Sao Vang-Dai Nguyet gas project.
Vinamilk remains upbeat about future growth (Wednesday, November 7,2018)
Vietnam Dairy Products JSC (Vinamilk) is optimistic about its future development as the sector still has room to grow, the company’s general director Mai Kieu Lien told an investor meeting on Tuesday.
Vietnam’s first bank enables cardless cash withdrawals (Wednesday, November 7,2018)
Tien Phong Commercial Joint Stock Bank (TPBank) is the first bank in Vietnam to allow cash withdrawals using a QR Code at both its ATMs and Livebank service without needing a card.
Awards given for best annual report, corporate governance and sustainability (Tuesday, November 6,2018)
Bao Viet Holdings, Hau Giang Pharmacy, FPT, HCM City Securities Corporation and Vinamilk are the top five winners of the Best Annual Report Awards and Best Corporate Governance Awards in the large cap (capitalisation) category in the Viet Nam Listed Company Awards (VLCA).
GoBear joins hands with CredoLab (Tuesday, November 6,2018)
Singapore-based fintech firm GoBear and smartphone-based alternative credit scoring provider CredoLab have announced their partnership to launch Easy Apply, a smartphone app enabling banks, financial institutions and lenders to extend credit to a larger pool of customers.
Vietjet signs contract to buy 50 Airbus aircraft (Monday, November 5,2018)
Budget carrier Vietjet and France’s Airbus signed a purchase agreement for additional 50 A321neo aircraft worth US$6.5 billion according to the manufacturer’s list price in Hanoi on November 2.
More than 109,600 new firms established in ten months (Monday, November 5,2018)
Up to 109,611 new enterprises were formed in the first 10 months of this year, with total capital of more than VND1.11 quadrillion (US$48.1 billion).
Vinaseed – A leading firm in agricultural science and technology (Sunday, November 4,2018)
As an official member of The Pan Group in 2015, after 15 years of innovation and rapid growth during the 2013-2017 period, Vietnam National Seed Joint Stock Company (Vinaseed) has become one of the largest companies by scale in Vietnam’s seed sector, with its investment strategies consistently prioritizing science and technology as a foundation and motivation for development. It is also amazing to look back at its humble start of VND13.5 billion in charter capital when equitized in 2003.
Vietcombank approved to set up representative office in US (Sunday, November 4,2018)
The Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank) has become the first commercial bank of Vietnam to set up a representative office in the US.
Dairy giant reports higher revenue, lower profit in Q3 (Saturday, November 3,2018)
The Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company (Vinamilk) has reported its combined revenue rose 3.3% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2018 to VND13.73 trillion (around US$586.8 million).
Profits down at Vietnam's largest brewer (Saturday, November 3,2018)
Beer maker Sabeco has reported after tax profits of US$149 million in Jan-Sept 2018, down 6% year-on-year.
FLC plans to pour US$1.5 billion in agribusiness (Friday, November 2,2018)
Property developer FLC Group said it will inject US$1.5 billion into agricultural development across 15,000 hectares of lands in Vietnam during 2018 – 2019.
Japanese firms seek investment opportunities in Can Tho (Friday, November 2,2018)
A group of 100 Japanese entrepreneurs arrived at the Can Tho International Airport of the Mekong Delta of Can Tho city on November 1.
Firms urged to focus on branding (Friday, November 2,2018)
Vietnamese enterprises, especially small- and medium-sized ones, should develop their brands to increase their competitiveness amid the process of integration, a seminar heard in HCM City on Thursday.
Viettel, SCIC to sell all stakes in Vinaconex JSC (Friday, November 2,2018)
Telecom giant Viettel and the State Capital Investment Corporation(SCIC) will auction off all their stakes in the Vietnam Construction and Import-Export JSC (Vinaconex), according to the Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX).
Vietnam dong, gold and interbank rates - Nov. 14 (Wednesday, November 14,2018)
Here's a snapshot of Vietnamese dong exchange rates in the official and unofficial markets, indicative SJC gold prices in Hanoi and interbank offered rates at 5:12 GMT.
Vietnam has opportunities to boost white-leg shrimp exports to EU (Wednesday, November 14,2018)
Vietnam has many opportunities to increase white-leg shrimp exports to the European Union (EU) in the future, according to the Vietnam Association Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).
Vietnam’s exports likely to hit 239 billion USD this year (Wednesday, November 14,2018)
The Ministry of Industry and Trade has forecast that Vietnam’s total export revenue will grow 10-12 percent to hit a record of 239 billion USD for the whole year 2018, much higher than the set target of 214 billion USD.
Vietnam taps opportunities to thrust exports to US (Wednesday, November 14,2018)
The US is the largest export market of Vietnam, with export turnover hitting 39 billion USD in the first ten months of 2018, representing a year-on-year increase of 12.8 percent.
Over US$ 53.39 billion worth of goods imported from China in ten months (Wednesday, November 14,2018)
Vietnam’s imports of goods from China reached US$ 53.39 billion in the first ten months of this year, increased by 14 per cent over the same period last year, showed the statistics figures of the General Department of Customs.
Vietnam in focus of ASEAN exports (Tuesday, November 13,2018)
Ever since the ASEAN Economic Community was established at the end of 2015, businesses in Vietnam have been gradually capitalising on the bloc’s import tariff cuts to swell their exports, helping to narrow down an on-going trade deficit between Vietnam and other ASEAN markets.
Vietnam dong, gold and interbank rates - Nov. 13 (Tuesday, November 13,2018)
Here's a snapshot of Vietnamese dong exchange rates in the official and unofficial markets, indicative SJC gold prices in Hanoi and interbank offered rates at 4:12 GMT.
Enormous potential for stronger Vietnam-Brazil trade links (Tuesday, November 13,2018)
The Vietnam National Assembly’s adoption of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) will offer a good opportunity for Vietnam and Brazil to further enhance trade and investment.
Over US$140 million spent monthly on importing fruit and vegetables (Tuesday, November 13,2018)
Vietnam spent more than US$1.43 billion on importing fruit and vegetables during the first 10 months of 2018, a year-on-year rise of 13.1%, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
VN-Index increases, driven by petroleum, securities stocks (Tuesday, November 13,2018)
The benchmark VN-Index on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE) rose by 3.83 points to 918.12 points by the end of November 12, driven by petroleum and securities stocks.
Agriculture sector targets 3 pct annual growth by 2020 (Monday, November 12,2018)
Vietnam’s agriculture sector is aiming for annual growth of a minimum 3 percent, with labour productivity improving 3.5 percent a year by 2020, said Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ha Cong Tuan.
Vietnam Oct coffee exports up 14.5 pct from Sept (Monday, November 12,2018)
Vietnam exported 138,111 metric tonnes of coffee in October, up 14.5 percent from September, government customs data showed.
VN’s GDP growth remains strongest in ASEAN: Moody’s (Monday, November 12,2018)
Moody’s Investors Service on Thursday forecast Viet Nam’s real GDP growth to remain one of the strongest in ASEAN, at 6.7 per cent in 2018 and 6.5 per cent in 2019, driven by improved economic competitiveness, exports and domestic consumption.
Eco-industrial parks attract foreign direct investment (Monday, November 12,2018)
Developing eco-industrial parks would help Vietnam attract foreign direct investment and promote sustainable growth.
VN’s economic growth to support banks' operating environment: Moody’s (Monday, November 12,2018)
Moody’s Investors Service has changed its 12-18 month outlook on the banking system in Vietnam (Ba3 stable) to stable from positive.
Traders trim Vietnam coffee output forecast; Indonesian market quiet (Saturday, November 10,2018)
Output from Vietnam's 2018-19 harvest, which started from last month, may not be as high as previously forecast due to unfavourable weather conditions, traders said.
Vietnam domestic market commodity prices - Nov 9 (Friday, November 9,2018)
Following are domestic prices of Vietnam's key commodities.
Vietnam dong, gold and interbank rates - Nov 9 (Friday, November 9,2018)
Here's a snapshot of Vietnamese dong exchange rates in the official and unofficial markets, indicative SJC gold prices in Hanoi and interbank offered rates at 0402 GMT.
GDP growth set at 6.6-6.8 per cent for 2019 (Friday, November 9,2018)
The National Assembly (NA) has set the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth for 2019 at 6.6-6.8 per cent, as stated in the Government’s draft resolution on the nation’s socio-economic development plan.
Vietnam, Nigeria to boost trade ties (Friday, November 9,2018)
Bilateral ties between Vietnam and Nigeria have been consistently developing over recent years, said Vietnamese Ambassador to Nigeria Pham Anh Tuan at a recent Vietnam-Nigeria Trade and Investment Promotion Forum held in Lagos.
Steel exports up almost 50 percent in 10 months (Friday, November 9,2018)
Steel products are among export staples with high growth in the first 10 months of this year, according to statistics of the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Leading export markets of Vietnam in first nine months (Friday, November 9,2018)
In the first nine months of this year, the U.S and China were the leading export markets of Vietnam.
Domestic supply makes automobile industry more competitive (Friday, November 9,2018)
Vietnamese automobile firms can gain a competitive edge over their rivals in ASEAN if the domestic supporting industry uses more locally-produced parts, heard a conference recently held in Hanoi by the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM).
Vietnam dong, gold and interbank rates - Nov 8 (Thursday, November 8,2018)
Here's a snapshot of Vietnamese dong exchange rates in the official and unofficial markets, indicative SJC gold prices in Hanoi and interbank offered rates at 0403 GMT.
Pork prices expected to higher (Thursday, November 8,2018)
The price of pork in Viet Nam is set to keep rising over the next few months due to African swine fever devastating pig populations.
Online market for agricultural products launched (Thursday, November 8,2018)
The website www.gcaeco.vn, an online marketplace for agricultural products and clean food, was officially launched in Ha Noi on Wednesday as part of the Global Clean Agriculture (GCA) project.
Taiwan (CN) lifts temporary ban on Vietnamese animal oil (Thursday, November 8,2018)
Taiwan (CN) has announced it is lifting a temporary ban on the import of animal oils and fats from Viet Nam starting on January 1, 2019, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Asia – Africa Market Department.
Vietnam among world’s top five competitive retail markets (Thursday, November 8,2018)
Vietnam’s retail market is one of the top five competitive compared to others in the world, heard a seminar held in Ho Chi Minh City on November 7.
Export revenue hit over US$200 billion in ten months (Thursday, November 8,2018)
Export revenue in October reached US$ 20.8 billion, down by 1.5 per cent from the previous month, but up by 2.3 per cent compared to the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.