Press Review - June 2015

Friday, 12 June 2015 10:30

Press Review - June 2015

Vietnamese maker of Bphone wants to rival Apple, Samsung, despite domestic troubles

UOB seeks to establish a Vietnam subsidiary

30 June 2015 

Plan revised for hospital equitisation

VN launches portal for international investors

Tech, taxes keys to competitiveness

Casino race heats up again

VN lures US funds to securities market

Kinh Do renamed KIDO after Mondelez deal

MOF’s wings clipped as NA orders issue of 5-year and longer-term bonds

Vietnam’s realty giant gets $100mn from Warburg Pincus-led group in fresh funding


29 June 2015

PM agrees to broaden foreign ownership cap

In Vietnam, customers face more risks in card payment, but banks remain unhelpful


27 June 2015

Property rights hardening


26 June 2015

Law adds teeth to homeowner rights

Japanese firm invests in VN's Vexere Corp 


25 June 2015

Deputies give nod to Long Thanh International Airport

TCC issues securities fund certificates

Fitch confirms VN bank ratings

Luxembourg invests $1.04 billion in Vietnam media

Regulations on foreign advertising service providers in Vietnam

New housing law will treat overseas Vietnamese like local buyers

Central bank says to keep borrowing costs stable in second half of 2015

Vietnam lawmakers demand more control of social media


24 June 2015

Legal documents on business operations lack transparency

Enforcement agencies, firms to tackle trade in fake goods

Ministry seeks ODA for social housing plan

Norwegian firm to build Con Dao plant

Foreign holding companies evade tax through trade fraud


23 June 2015

Supervision required to handle new credit

Paper enterprises instructed to prepare for upcoming trade deals

PVN, Gazprom agree new deal

Banks forced to merge to settle circular ownership status

Vietnam's largest iron ore mine faces funding crisis

Transparency remains ‘dark spot’ in improved legal performance of Vietnam ministries

Partnership with local firms to help Malaysia cooking oil maker enter Vietnam


22 June 2015

Despite FMCG sales growth, retailers remain cautious

PetroVietnam acquires Chevron’s assets in Vietnam

Foreign investors power up with raft of new BOT projects

New regulations lead to wider market divergence

Foreign fast-food chains not performing as expected in Vietnam

Vietnam lawmakers vote for pension rule change, ease workers' concerns


21 June 2015

Another bailout for real estate market as MOC tries to rescue rich


19 June 2015

Overtime cap to remain firmly in place

EU FTA to unlock green-growth

Viettel dominates domestic telecom market

Farming foreign agri-investments

Overtime cap to remain firmly in place

SOEs drag feet on the road to equitisation

Conditions in Vietnam not favorable to float electricity price: experts

Foreign investors eye stake in Vietnamese banks

Power projects become attractive to foreign investors


South Koreans jailed for illegally detaining fellow countryman in Vietnam

Sony, Panasonic cling to TVs, betting on halo effect of premium sets

US cruise operator brings wealthy tourists to Vietnam, pledges $5mn to upgrade seaport

Microsoft opens first authorized reseller store in Vietnam


18 June 2015

Vietnamese try to conquer foreign markets, leave domestic market to foreigners

Official: Vietnam to scrap visas for five European countries in July

Vietnam milk prices stay stubbornly high, priciest in ASEAN, despite world trend


17 June 2015

Forex policy aims to control trade deficit

Foreign firms must comply with investment conditions


In Vietnam, car buyers’ dreams may be shattered by new taxation policy

Unfinished resorts occupy beaches in Vietnam’s Da Nang despite ultimatum

Facebook now has 30 million monthly active users in Vietnam

Air traffic control disabled briefly at Vietnam’s busiest airport; interference suspected


12 June 2015

Power tariffs to follow market mechanism 

MSN subsidiary issues bonds worth $412 million

Japanese firm eyes metro line centre

Companies raise concerns about Internet services circular

Limits raised for non-mortgage agricultural loans

Big tycoons secretly gather resources to buy banks 

Vietnam seeks to cut share repayment period to help stock market


11 June 2015

New laws to govern derivatives sector  

NA discusses Civil Code amendments


10 June 2015

Vietnam's Masan unit to raise $413 mln via bonds

Clear rules needed for digital economy

Investment Law guidelines set out

FDI wave hits tech trade

PM approves incentives for new microchip plant

Vietnamese maker of Bphone wants to rival Apple, Samsung, despite domestic troubles

Don’t expect windfall profits from casinos: experts


9 June 2015

MOIT, experts disagree on bauxite projects

$950mil. homebuyer support package launched

HSBC to shed up to 50,000 jobs, slash investment bank


 8 June 2015

Vietnam amends statistics law to ensure accuracy


7 June 2015

Convenience stores, groceries vie for turf


 6 June 2015

$77.9 million Ha Tinh plant licence revoked

UOB seeks to establish a Vietnam subsidiary

SBV approves Techcombank acquisition

China to overtake US as Vietnam's largest importer: HSBC


4 June 2015

Vietnam runs early warning system of anti-dumping cases

New inspection drive targets corruption

Vietnamese firms face big changes following EAEU trade deal

Stricter penalties for bank share violations

Vietnam’s smartphone sales top $625mn in 1st quarter: data


3 June 2015

Foreign investors who ignore regulations may face penalties

Pacific deal may add 30% to GDP

Bets off for new casino

Law on special economic zone still has no legal framework

Vietnam tightens rules on lending, ownership to curb fraud

First-day sales of Vietnam’s Bphone hit almost 12,000 handsets: manufacturer


2 June 2015

NA discusses several draft laws 

Ministry backs wholly foreign-owned bank

Banks Reduce Cross-Ownership

Speculation Blamed For Forex Volatility

PetroVietnam wins dispute over tax incentives

Two organisations to sell stakes in Military Bank

Government tells local authorities to return beaches to people

Caffe Bene announces sub-franchise deals in Vietnam

Netherlands' Damen eyes 49% stake in Ha Long Shipyard

Many small enterprises hit the wall