M&A in Việt Nam forecast to slow down in H2 2022 (30/09/2022)
After seeing positive results in the first half of 2022, mergers and acquisition (M&A) activities in Việt Nam is forecast to slow in the second half as investors become more conservative about several macro trends impacting the country’s economy, according to an analysis of M&A data by Ernst & Young (EY).

Foreign-invested enterprises face up to procedural barriers (30/09/2022)
Administrative procedures such as a prolonged timeline for obtaining business licences, as well as overlaps in the legal framework, are continuing to affect the expansion plans of many foreign-invested enterprises in Vietnam.

Investors remain determined to develop thermal power plants (30/09/2022)
Many investors are facing difficulties in implementing thermal power plants, however, they remain determined to develop projects.

US investors display confidence in Vietnam (30/09/2022)
Vietnam and the United States are seeking ways to increase their investment and trade ties, with the latter pledging to support the latter in education, training, and the energy transition.

Việt Nam retains positive economic outlook in short-term: World Bank (29/09/2022)
World Bank experts has forecast Việt Nam’s economy to grow by 7.2 per cent in 2022, the highest growth rate among East Asian and Pacific economies.

Foreign investment disbursement hits record high in nine months (29/09/2022)
Disbursement of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first nine months of this year reached 15.4 billion USD, up 16.2 % year-on-year and marking a record high, a report from the Foreign Investment Department (FIA) has shown.

Huge profits expected from industrial real estate sector (29/09/2022)
Many businesspeople are pouring money into industrial real estate projects amid Vietnam’s macroeconomic stability and its position as a favorite destination for foreign investors.

PM calls on Warburg Pincus to increase investments in Vietnam (29/09/2022)
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on September 28 suggested the US-based global growth investor Warburg Pincus to further its effective coordination with Vietnamese agencies to increase long-term and sustainable investment in the Southeast Asian nation.

Vietnam, Cuba to enhance trade, investment ties (28/09/2022)
Minister of Construction Nguyen Thanh Nghi held a working session with Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment Rodrigo Malmierca Diaz in Hanoi on September 27.

Vietnam’s economy to expand 7.2% in 2022: WB (28/09/2022)
Vietnam’s economy is expected to grow by 7.2% in 2022, on the back of a strong rebound in domestic demand and continued solid performance by export-oriented manufacturing, according to the World Bank East Asia and Pacific Economic Update, October 2022.

Lengthy visa process a setback for FDI firms (27/09/2022)
The visa process does not always go smoothly. Sometimes, it moves so slowly that some specialists cannot enter Vietnam on schedule, leading to production disruptions.

European enterprises optimistic about Vietnam’s economy: EuroCham (27/09/2022)
European firms have shown their optimism about the Vietnamese economy, which is recovering strongly after the COVID-19 pandemic, Vice Chairman of the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham) Nguyen Hai Minh has said.

FDI inflows continue on downward trajectory (27/09/2022)
The sharp decline of newly-registered foreign direct investment pulled down the total in the first nine months of the year despite the high disbursement rate.

Printing industry starts using digital technologies to meet customer needs (27/09/2022)
Considered a major printing center of the country for many years, the printing industry in Ho Chi Minh City has not only met domestic demand but also carried out many outsourcing orders for foreign countries especially after the Covid-19 epidemic, with its efforts, the industry has gradually recovered. It has become inevitable for the printing industry, to keep up with other countries and technologies, to start using digital technologies to meet customer needs in the best way.

Localities innovating to boost public funding disbursement (26/09/2022)
The decentralisation of government spending will contribute to speeding up public investment disbursement, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment.

Domestic companies striving to become trusted vendors of FIEs (26/09/2022)
Numerous foreign-invested enterprises are looking for more Vietnamese vendors, but domestic companies are being encouraged to make improvements before they can effectively climb global supply chains.

Uncertainties delaying Electrical Power Plan (26/09/2022)
There needs to be an urgency in the production of electrical energy in Vietnam, with an impending shortage of water at hydropower plants, and solar energy and wind energy not receiving sufficient investments.

Vietnam: new destination for multinationals to set up R&D centers (26/09/2022)
Vietnam wants to upgrade foreign direct investment (FDI) quality by manufacturing products with higher hi-tech and added value, and multinationals are also striving to do this after many years in Vietnam.

Domestic companies striving to become trusted vendors of FIEs (23/09/2022)
Numerous foreign-invested enterprises are looking for more Vietnamese vendors, but domestic companies are being encouraged to make improvements before they can effectively climb global supply chains.

Factors contributing to Vietnam’s attractiveness to Japanese firms (23/09/2022)
Addressing a recent conference, Chief Representative of the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) Najakima Takeo in Hanoi said although Japan’s direct investment into Vietnam declined in the first half of 2022, it still posted impressive growth of over 59% in 2021 and over 45% this year, the highest rate among the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).