Thai Beverage yet to decide on Sabeco stake bid
12/15/2017 3:56:31 PM (GMT+7)
Vietnam Beverage Co Ltd, a local unit of Thai Beverage Public Co Ltd, has yet to place a deposit in order to bid for a stake of over 25% in Sabeco. This is contrary to what the Ministry of Industry and Trade said in an earlier press release.

Traditional taxi brands take on Uber and Grab in airport travel
12/15/2017 3:06:10 PM (GMT+7)
Under the strict competition posed by Uber and Grab, traditional taxi companies continuously issue strategies to entice customers, including cheap fare packages and “bombarding” customers with private messages.

Central Bank seeking comments on amendment to gold management decree
12/15/2017 2:42:37 PM (GMT+7)
The State Bank of Vietnam is collecting comments on a draft amendment to Decree No. 24 from 2012 on gold trading management, with the proposed elimination of business conditions for producing gold jewelry and fine arts being the prominent feature.

Amazon eyes VN market
12/15/2017 2:07:19 PM (GMT+7)
 E-commerce giant Amazon is proceeding with its ambitious business plan in Viet Nam, following Alibaba’s footsteps, said Nguyen Thanh Hung, chairman of the Viet Nam E-commerce Association (VECOM).

Travel firms want more open visa waiver policy
12/15/2017 4:00:00 PM (GMT+7)
While the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) and travel firms have repeatedly called for extending the visa waiver to attract more foreign travelers, other agencies say it still needs thorough consideration.

Japanese firms discuss VN business obstacles
12/15/2017 2:04:01 PM (GMT+7)
 Japanese enterprises raised four problems they face while doing business in Viet Nam in a dialogue with the Advisory Council for Administrative Procedure Reform on Wednesday.

Allow full foreign ownership at public firms: experts
12/15/2017 2:02:23 PM (GMT+7)
 The new law on securities should allow full foreign ownership at public companies and investment funds, according to members of the Viet Nam Business Forum’s (VBF) working group on capital market.

Vietnam steel industry decries new US duties
12/15/2017 11:55:40 AM (GMT+7)
The Vietnam Steel Association will coordinate with the Ministry of Industry and Trade to protect the legitimate rights and interests of local steelmakers who were recently accused of tax evasion by the US Department of Commerce.

Construction rules to be cut
12/15/2017 11:36:24 AM (GMT+7)
 The Ministry of Construction is preparing to propose huge changes in construction regulations in order to improve the climate for construction and real estate business.

E5 RON92 bio-fuel officially sold nationwide
12/15/2017 11:31:37 AM (GMT+7)
 The Vietnam National Petroleum Corporation (Petrolimex) and PetroVietnam Oil Corporation (PVOil) on December 15 officially supplied E5 RON92 bio-fuel for sale nationwide to replace RON 92 petrol, 15 days before a Government deadline.

ThaiBev set to buy 51 percent of Sabeco through Vietnamese unit
12/13/2017 3:09:00 PM (GMT+7)
 Thai Beverage will bid as a domestic investor in the Sabeco stake sale as it aims to dodge the foreign ownership limit in Vietnam's leading brewery.

Vietnam’s rice market fares well
12/15/2017 10:53:34 AM (GMT+7)
 Vietnam shipped abroad nearly 5.2 million tonnes of rice worth over 2.27 billion USD in the first 11 months of this year, surpassing the figure of the entire 2016 at 4.9 million tonnes, according to the Vietnam Food Association.