Press Review - March 2017

Wednesday, 01 March 2017 09:45


31 March 2017

Thanh Cong, Hyundai Motor set up joint venture

Ancient city starts essential oils plant from local herbs

Banks cautious about business targets in 2017


30 March 2017

Vietnam faces return of trade deficit

CPI goes up 4.96 percent year-on-year in first quarter



29 March 2017

City starts safe supply chains

Keep power cost stable: Deputy PM

City hosts two international expos

Govt mobilises $184 million through G-bond auctions

Hanoi calls for investment in wastewater treatment projects

Suspicions around Vinaland’s Saigon South Plaza

Three hospitals of transport ministry suspend equitisation

Strategic investors may offload stake in SOEs sooner

Vietnamese spend billions of VND on imported cosmetics

Many big players in real estate market remain "hidden"

$45mn debris detection system proposed for Vietnam’s major airports

Petrolimex’ listing set for April 21, JX Nippon to get more shares

Vietnam: Vinamilk buys Angkormilk; Savills-Alternaty merge; DKSH acquires IMA

TPG to take majority stake in Vietnam Australia School; Mekong Capital, MAJ exit


28 March 2017

Liquidity remains strong: State Bank of VN

VN confectionery booming

Number of new VN businesses shoots up in Q1

PM meets Singapore's CEO of CapitaLand

CapitaLand opens The Oxygen mall in Ho Chi Minh City

CapitaLand promotes Earth Hour awareness at residences around the world

MARD to sell stake in corn company

Office-tels yet to receive legal recognition

The real power of Vietnam’s economy

PetroVietnam, Exxon Mobil ink $10bn gas project agreement

CapitaLand to ramp up presence in Vietnam, acquire more sites


27 March 2017

Q1 foreign direct investment surges to $7.71b

Vietnamese struggle to sell products at foreign-invested supermarkets

Health coverage improves as Vietnam experiences demographic changes

Govt wants taxes on pick-up trucks hiked to match cars

Sabeco and Habeco divestment: three steps to avoid mishaps


25 March 2017

Singapore, Vietnam to explore enhanced air services pact


24 March 2017

Green growth: not as expensive as you think

HCM City remittances race to US$1b mark

Human resources to drive Industry 4.0

Banks to face interest margin challenges: SSI

Foreign shipping lines must now publicise fees

Private funding powers local supply chain leap

Japanese investors shift eye to service sector

Finance experts anticipate Vietnam’s economic trends

Casinos still off-limits to Vietnamese

Airlines to increase airfares

Vietnam among Asia's biggest spenders on infrastructure: Bloomberg

Vietnam not prepared for retail market expansion 

Singapore, Vietnam 'watching how things will develop' on TPP: PM Lee


23 March 2017

Understanding Vietnamese wealthy

Route to success

E-commerce firms struggle to gain profits

Ministry imposes anti-dumping duties on steel from China

Draft decree on gas trading causes argument

Vietnam IT Industry Index introduced

Ministry wants Uber to follow rules

Transport, retail firms make unexpected business moves

Singapore's UOB gets nod to open wholly owned bank in Vietnam

Singapore signs slew of deals with Vietnam


22 March 2017

Vietnam’s long-term goals not affected by US’s TPP withdrawal

Foreign capital flow to Vietnam remains strong

Prospects bright for VN packing firms

Summit mulls financial inclusion for all

Transparency lacking in mining sector: Experts

Understanding the VN law on cross-border web sharing

Investors gaining caution about BOT

Doubts about upcoming HoSE heavyweight Petrolimex’s prospects

Prospects bright for VN packing firms

Strategic investors may unload SOE stakes after 3 years

Race to compete

Struggle to survive

Sum of its parts

PM Lee opens new Mapletree Business Centre in Ho Chi Minh City


21 March 2017

It’s time to for the state to let VND0 banks go: economists

Work to do

Bosch Rexroth showcases cutting-edge technology at ProPak Vietnam 2017

State Treasury expected to boost bond market on new lending mechanism

Some banks enter new rate race

SOE equitisation: Gov’t must work on legal framework

Four construction ministry corporations to be privatised in 2017

Investors rush to apply for multi-billion dollar casino projects


20 March 2017

Challenges ahead for King of pangasius

Banks urged to invest in brand development

Price up for high-end property

Singapore’s Keppel Land ups stake in Saigon Centre for $37.1m

ANZ to sell retail unit in Vietnam following regional exit to DBS

Keppel Land raises stake in Saigon Centre


18 March 2017

Singaporean premier to visit Vietnam next week


17 March 2017

Best-selling projects combine three factors

E-commerce market potential remains untapped

US firm plans to invest in electric automobile production


16 March 2017

VN stock market capitalisation reachs record level

It’s time to reform Vietnam’s rice sector, says Prime Minister

Opportunities available to move overseas

Development fund offers financial aid to SMEs

French ADP nears deal to purchase ACV stocks

Vinataba to sell stake in Hải Hà Confectionery

Foreign electronics manufacturers fighting possible anti-dumping tariff on PCM/VCM

Two economies within one country?

FIEs pinpoint business barriers

Vinacomin’s bauxite-alumina project records $162 million loss

Vietnam's banking cleanup efforts recoup 18 percent of toxic debts

Emerging markets like Vietnam help Zara-owner Inditex outpace H&M


15 March 2017

Incentives don’t boost industry, expert

Energy labels made compulsory for certain equipment, vehicles

FDI firms praise Vietnam’s reform efforts

MoF rejects tax calculation changes

Cautious banks to focus on lending quality

Thai cement acquisitions: a questionable decision

Hapro shopping for strategic investor

Government SOE initiative international ovation

ANZ Vietnam to sell retail banking business

Vietnam's finance ministry rejects taxi association's call to slash VAT

Airlines face turbulent airport charge hikes in Vietnam

Vietnam extends fuel efficiency labels to 9-seat cars, motorbikes


14 March 2017

$27.3 bln of export revenue for Vietnam in two months

Vietnam's Central Highlands aims for over $10 bln in investment in 2016-2020

VN largest milk producer opens first European-standard dairy farm

Ministry revises circular to simplify auto imports

MoIT, City protect consumer rights

2017 update on foreign mega investment projects in Vietnam

Vietnamese businesses are spending more on branding

Vietjet to sell 22mn shares to Sunny Huong Duong

Vinacafe plans IPO in 2018

Grab to be temporarily banned from Da Nang


12 March 2017

Movie theatre turf war wages in Vietnam


13 March 2017

Seven goods items earn billions of USD from export in first 2 months

Quang Ninh: Tonkin Gulf fishery logistics centre to be launched

Central Highlands’ high-tech agriculture development faces challenges

Avian flu scare: VN halts US poultry imports

Smartphone popularity will change face of e-commerce

Earning VND2 billion via Facebook, millionaires still can evade tax

The personnel problem in tax reform

Multiple barriers challenge PPP projects

UOA wants to build digital-game zone in HCMC

Law on secrecy underway

Satra to launch IPO late next quarter


10 March 2017


Shell sells Canada oil sands assets

Positive prospects

NA discusses Denunciation Law changes

Milk price rules to be issued

Derivatives market coming in May or June

Will 86 percent of garment workers lose jobs because of robots?

Vietnam's PV Oil aims to sell 35-40 pct stake to strategic investors


09 March 2017

Airports’ agency wants VND31 trillion investment

VN Index finishes almost unchanged

VN's semi-conductor sector positively electric

Two foreign firms interested in steel sector consultation

F&N looks to buy 21.7 million more Vinamilk shares

Network operators sell SIM cards online

Vietnamese fish, seafood segment isn’t ‘cashing in’ with Walmart

Vietnam imports petroleum products worth $433m in 2 months

Jetstar Pacific to source A320 components from AFI KLM E&M

Coca-Cola to invest additional $285 mln in Vietnam: state media


08 March 2017

Vietnamese giants race for huge steel complexes

Asia markets mostly up but caution reigns, dollar struggles

Boeing developing new mid-range plane to rival Airbus

Firms happy with tax reforms, want further simplification

E-commerce revenue up 22%

Vietnamese SMEs to invest strongly in e-commerce

India suspends imports of six Vietnamese agro-products

Vietnam's high demand for IT professionals shoots up salaries


07 March 2017

Credit grows 1% in January: NFSC

Cause, not effect: turning urbanisation on its head

SCB, IFC to invest $1 billion in emerging markets

Enterprises inserting clips with inappropriate content on YouTube to be fined

Would Vietnamese automakers prosper if foreign counterparts leave?

KIDO to sell 35% of frozen food subsidiary

VN firms want hotline to Gov’t leaders


06 March 2017


Casino industry: what will happen after the trial period?

VN's export ratio of farm produce in decline

Gov’t looks to boost e-commerce

Vietnamese pharmacy firms cash in on nutritional supplements, brokers say

Vietnam sees full state exit from sugar mills by end 2017


03 March 2017

New census seeks to compile reliable data

Prospects for Vietnam’s leather and footwear industry without TPP

Travel firms want open visa policy to lure tourists


02 March 2017

Traders in southern India call for ban on Pepsi, Coke

Vietnam’s small businesses outperform regional counterparts

Quang Ninh becomes new center of resort real estate market

Hà Nội’s Customs Department launches online services

Number of new firms increases in first two months

Pharmaceutical M&A on the horizon

Vietnam’s small businesses outperform regional counterparts

Uber’s war on the world spells its doom? 

Hotel oversupply perils overblown

The steps toward 2025’s logistics transformation


01 March 2017

Monre collaborates with Microsoft to enhance IT potential

Double taxation avoidance pact with US approved

Rules on PPPs relax, helping infrastructure

60% use internet in VN

New lending regulations worry small firms

Rules on PPPs relax, helping infrastructure

Monre collaborates with Microsoft to enhance IT potential

VN consumer price index rises 0.23 % in February

How much is a piece of Ho Chi Minh City’s ‘golden’ land worth?

Jackpot rising: Vietnam's love of gambling sends lottery sales skyrocketing

Vietnam's PV Oil to sell 49 pct stake, plans IPO for June

After Netflix, another foreign video streaming provider connects in Vietnam