BUSINESS IN BRIEF 25/4
4/25/2018 8:30:00 AM (GMT+7)
Investing M&A Outbound Investment 30 years of FDI, Hanoi approves logistics development plan by 2025, Data protection the main challenge for Vietnam’s digital economy, JLL: Hanoi apartment supply down in Q1

Seaport development must sail alongside logistics growth
4/25/2018 7:40:00 AM (GMT+7)
 Ho Kim Lan, director general of the Vietnam Sea Ports Association, talks to Hai Quan (Customs) newspaper about conditions for logistics development in Vietnam.


 
Improvements in Vietnam's business climate highlighted
4/25/2018 7:16:00 AM (GMT+7)
According to the Eurocham’s White Book 2018, Vietnam is among the most dynamic economies in the region and the country attracted nearly US$30 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) last year, up 44% from 2016.

Convenience stores: more are being opened, but many are closing
4/25/2018 12:00:00 PM (GMT+7)
VietNamNet Bridge - While many retailers have expanded their convenience store chains, others have had to scale down their networks because of ineffective operations.


 
Digital storm sweeping through banking industry
4/25/2018 6:00:00 AM (GMT+7)
 EY’s Global Banking Outlook 2018 shows that 85 per cent of banks name the implementation of a digital transformation programme as a business priority for 2018.

Is it easy to make money from Vietnam’s coffee market?
4/25/2018 8:00:00 AM (GMT+7)
Both Vietnamese and foreign investors are rushing to pour money into coffee farms and coffee house chains as the market is very promising. But not all of them will succeed.


 
Finance Minister defends proposed property tax
4/24/2018 11:57:28 PM (GMT+7)
 Minister of Finance Dinh Tien Dung has defended a plan to slap a property tax on home, land and other asset owners, saying it would not affect low-income people.

PG Bank to be merged into HDBank
4/24/2018 11:54:10 PM (GMT+7)
 Shareholders of HCMC Development Joint Stock Commercial Bank (HDBank) have approved a plan in which Petrolimex Group Commercial Joint Stock Bank (PG Bank) will be merged into HDBank.


 
Economic growth projected at 6.85% in 2018-2020
4/24/2018 11:52:55 PM (GMT+7)
 The Prime Minister’s economic advisory team has projected average economic growth at 6.85% between now and 2020.

Power project to begin operations ahead of schedule
4/24/2018 10:59:06 PM (GMT+7)
 The US$1.75-billion Vinh Tan 1 thermal power project will begin operations ahead of its schedule owing to concerns about the risk of power shortage in the southern provinces in future.


 
Steel to join Vietnam’s major export lines
4/24/2018 10:51:54 PM (GMT+7)
 Steel will be included in the country’s key export items besides fruits, garment and textile, footwear and seafood products, an official from the Ministry of Industry and Trade has said.

VN Government to borrow $16.9bil. in 2018
4/24/2018 11:01:14 AM (GMT+7)
 Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has signed a decision on the Government’s plans to borrow and pay loans as well as limits of loans in 2018.


 

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