Home » Author Archive

Author Archive

More women in management is good for business

More women in management is good for business

Jan. 14 | New ILO study shows that Vietnam ranks 76th out of 108 countries in proportion of women managers at 23 %. While women are still under-represented in top management, the number of women in senior and middle management positions has increased over the...

Vietnam courts more Indian investment

Vietnam courts more Indian investment

Jan. 14 | Vietnam Ambassador to India Ton Sinh Thanh welcomed hundreds of delegates operating in a wide cross section of industries to a seminar on January 11-13 in Gujarat state on the topic of doing business in Vietnam. Over the past few years, the annual two-way...

Vietnam invests US$19 billion abroad

Vietnam invests US$19 billion abroad

Sep. 18 | Vietnam had invested US$19 billion in 890 projects in 63 countries and territories worldwide by July this year. Most of the projects operated in the fields of oil and gas, industrial tree planting, electricity production, and telecommunications. Laos,...

Businesses protest port-congestion-surcharge payments

Businesses protest port-congestion-surcharge payments

Sep. 18 | Vietnamese business associations are working to reclaim the port congestion surcharges (PCS) they have had to pay to foreign shipping firms over the last month. Truong Dinh Hoe, secretary general of the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers...

Vietnam is an ideal investing destination to Singaporean business

Vietnam is an ideal investing destination to Singaporean business

Sep. 3 | The Government of Singapore (GIC) Fund unexpectedly announced it had become a big shareholder of Vinasun (VNS) after wrapping up a deal to buy 4.5 million VNS shares, or 7.96 percent of chartered capital. With the current price of VND45,000 per share,...

Vietnam attends BEXASIA expo in Singapore

Vietnam attends BEXASIA expo in Singapore

Sep. 3 | Representatives from nearly ten Vietnamese companies along with 10,000 participants of 400 firms from 35 countries around the world are attending the 7thBuild Eco Xpo (BEXASIA) taking place in Singapore from September 1-3. The expo is generally considered...

Banks’ settlement of debts hindered by asset regulations

Banks’ settlement of debts hindered by asset regulations

Aug. 13 | Nguyen Quoc Hung, chair of the Vietnam Asset Management Company (VAMC), an arm of the State Bank in charge of buying debts from banks to help liberalize banks from bad debts, said VAMC bought VND11.414 trillion worth of principal in the first half of...

Vietnam’s first ETF lures investor interest

Vietnam’s first ETF lures investor interest

Aug. 13 | Managed by Vietfund Management Company, the fund had a minimum initial capital of VND50 billion (US$2.35 million). However, Pham Khanh Lynh, deputy general director of the company, believed VFMVN30 could raise VND100 billion (US$4.7 million) as soon as...

Hanoi hosts dialogue with former WTO Director-General

Hanoi hosts dialogue with former WTO Director-General

Aug. 13 | At a dialogue with the Vietnamese business community in Hanoi on August 11, Lamy specifically applauded the progress the Southeast Asian nation has made in comprehensive institution and legal reform since its induction into the WTO nearly eight years...

Hanoi steps up Ebola preventative measures

Hanoi steps up Ebola preventative measures

Aug. 7 | The Hanoi Health Department is strictly monitoring the highly aggressive and infectious Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) to prevent it from entering and spreading widely in Vietnam. Director of the Department Dr. Nguyen Khac Hien also said medical centres should...