Press Review - February 2017

Thursday, 02 February 2017 10:26


28 February 2017

Japanese automakers threaten to leave Vietnam again

Convenience store business grows attractive to foreign retailers

Deputy PM pushes for fast VNPT divestment

Techcom trust debuts on HOSE

City officials seek tax on sales via Facebook

Financial leasing companies hard-pressed for foreign capital

MHPS filters next-generation power

Japanese convenience stores are storming into Vietnam

Will VN retailers be able to compete with 7-Eleven?

Government to take action to support Vietnamese retailers

Anti-dollarisation efforts face challenges

Vietnam-US double taxation avoidance agreement approved


27 February 2017

No proof to apply trade defence on fertiliser imports: VN Competition Authority

Deputy PM demands review of fee at ports


SBV announces compulsory M&A for weak banks

In Vietnam, Uber drivers whine about firm’s unfair division of revenue

Foreign owners of indebted steel firm flee Vietnam

Vietnam ministry to fine YouTube for breaching ad rules


25 February 2017

Theatre chains battling it out over Vietnam


24 February 2017

Unknown quantity

Local companies aim to become satellite businesses for foreign firms

Law to boost bank restructuring and settle bad debts: We need to be more critical


23 February 2017

US$1 billion in fresh investments pledged in Nghe An

Good vision will help the country advance quicker

Some business fields to face big challenges in 2017

US firm eyes investment in renewable energy

VN to launch G-bond lending

Tax code bogs down VN cement exporters

Largest cineplex in Ha Noi to close

Vietnam shipping execs sentenced to death for embezzlement

Domestic private conglomerates want to invest in subway systems

Vietnam in “golden period” for M&A

Algorithmic trading booms in Asia, but not in Vietnam

Vietnam to collect tax arrears from online hotel booking services


22 February 2017

Vinalines to develop logistics centre in the capital

Titanium mining project rejected due to environmental risks

Da Nang tech park draws $180 million investment

Tightening corporate accounting

Gov’t aims to hasten SOE to SCIC transfers

Sumitomo Mitsui expands leasing business with BIDV

State-owned firm reform pace too slow: official

Uber pays VND30bn in taxes

Vietnam audit finds multiple projects with unnecessarily long toll period


21 February 2017

Pricing to delay wind power plan

Triple-E container ship docks at Cai Mep international terminal

Property stocks boost VN-Index

Vietcombank to open subsidiaries in Laos, Cambodia

IB Securities to issue $26.67m of bonds

Pricing to delay wind power plan

Confectionery manufacturers forge ahead in Vietnam

Vietnam’s position in the new world order

Vietnam steelmakers ask for dumping measures

E-commerce market sees many newcomers

SE Asia Stocks-Sluggish on lack of global cues; Vietnam, Indonesia up

Ho Chi Minh City official wants to tax Facebook shops


20 February 2017

Evolving economy

Opportunities exist for rice exports in high-end market

Pressing ahead

ACV abuses monopoly power, causes bad service quality at airports

Local drug firms captivate foreign clients with profits

Government announces large-scale agricultural divestment

Cross-ownership status in banks difficult to stop


19 February 2017

State monopoly bill deemed “regressive”


18 February2017

Việt Nam makes Intellectual Property headway


17 February 2017

Long Thanh International Airport final designs await winner

Berjaya Land to shed asset in Phu Quoc

Paddy prices rise as winter-spring crop ready for harvest

EU-VN trade treaty new focus after TPP-fallout

Vietnamese firms eye investing in Myanmar

Seafood firms urged to register online

EVN banned from investing in property, banking sectors

Fate of Samsung’s investments in Vietnam questionable?

VN Government to divest from some big banks & corporations in 2016-2020

Ministry speaks out about proposed State monopolies

SSI fund invests in

Da Nang asks to reject ministry-backed GrabCar pilot run

Four more wind power projects set to launch in Vietnam


16 February 2017

Chang Yih Ceramic’s hefty investment into new orientation

Vietnam's stock hits 9-yr high as focus returns to banks

Vietjet posts $1.2bn revenue from serving 14mn passengers in 2016

Govt bans 2,4-D, paraquat in Vietnam

Subway Vietnam frantically looks for franchise partners


15 February 2017

Japanese survey acclaims improving business conditions

Local markets slip on sliding oil prices

Growth remains without TPP

Transport ministry: Uber needs to complete business registration

Large amount of money withdrawn via OMO

Japanese carmakers may leave Vietnam: JETRO


14 February 2017

All signs point to sustained growth

Vietnam needs to learn from ‘Make in India’ policies?

US turbulence should steer clear of Vietnam trade


13 February 2017

MHI study grants enter second year

MHI leads way for local distributed generation

Deal signed to develop co-working space in Vietnam

Doors open for EU agri-food firms with lower tariffs


10 February 2017

BMI View: Vietnam GDP to continue growth

Confrontation between Vuivui and Tiki anticipated

Japanese agribusinesses eye Vietnam's agriculture

Press firms await legal overhaul

Ministry seeking to boost PPP projects

Life insurance firms bought most long-term Government bonds

Vietjet to list 300mn shares by late February

Government paves the way for the development of sport betting businesses

Transport authorities reject Uber’s business license application, again


09 February 2017

Admin reforms will make nation more competitive

Vietnam's 2017 FDI attraction sees bright prospect

The Vietnamese bankers who returned from Eastern Europe, Russia

Vietnam imports more cars as tariffs drop

January brings $300 million in foreign investment to Vietnam's real estate market

EVN maintains monopoly on power distribution and retail trade

New standards in EU, US could hurt Vietnamese pepper

Ease of doing business: Vietnam plans big push to catch up with Singapore, Thailand


08 February 2017

European stock markets rise on Wall Street, stronger dollar

Tien Giang promotes industrial parks

Will the demise of TPP hit Vietnam's trade and investment boom?

Vietjet gets approval for HOSE listing

Local firms urged to dive into global value chain

Korean firm to build $1.85b thermal power plant in Quảng Trị

Decree on piloting granting e-visas for foreigners entering VN

Casinos report losses while waiting to be opened to Vietnamese

Finance Ministry tells online hotel booking services to pay tax

VN issues resolution to boost competitiveness

175 new projects get licences in January

New regulations issued on securities margin trading


07 February 2017

VN construction industry shows potential

Moving in

How should Vietnam behave after the US abandons TPP?

MoIT to submit solutions for 12 loss-making projects

Vietnam approves horse, dog racing gambling


06 February 2017

Vietnam faces strange steel shortage


Treasury to issue VND65 trillion-worth bonds in Q1

New policies take effect in February 2017

VNPT to divest capital from Maritime Bank


04 February 2017

Double act

Taking hold

Shops prepare for gold rush


03 February 2017

Stocks gain on first day after Tet

State-owned corporations ask for preferences, again

January 2017 FDI higher year-on-year


02 February 2017

Buoyant investor morale brightens economic outlook for 2017

Vietnam's economy less dependent on cheap labor force

Economic outlook for 2017 through eyes of foreign investors


01 February 2017


Vietnam likely to launch bond derivative market in Q1

Vietjet to raise $84 million from share issuance