Press Review - May 2017

Friday, 28 April 2017 09:41


31 May 2017

Time ripe for US firms to further engage in VN’s restructuring: PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc

Vietnam, US hold trade meeting in Washington


MoF makes Suntory Pepsi tax ruling

Vietnamese realty firm FLC aims to fly with new $31m airline venture


30 May 2017


VN Government moving forward

Competition Law: has it fulfilled its purpose?

New guide for casino, gaming business

Cement export tax burdens domestic firms

Nasdaq-bound VNG Corporation set for Vietnam’s first overseas listing


29 May 2017

Vietnam e-commerce developing quickly

Vietnam growing in appeal among global investors

High retail supply in HCM City to 2018

Vietnam: PV Oil extends strategic share offer to 50%, delays June IPO


28 May 2017

Property sector to see many mergers, acquisitions


26 May 2017

High time for high-tech farming in Vietnam

Gov’t to name and shame agencies that don’t help enterprises



25 May 2017


Vietnam’s 10 years in WTO through expert’s glance

Enterprises want a level playing field

Short-term deposit rates forecast to reduce in 2017

Second review of anti-dumping duties on imported steel

VN’s doctor consulting app gets Google sponsor package

Short-term deposit rates forecast to reduce in 2017

Banks to up capital by $1.6b

Foreign capital dominates insurance sector

Second review of anti-dumping duties on imported steel

Five firms get permits to trade in derivatives market

Taiwanese investors interested in Vietnam’s solar energy projects

Domestic tourism gold mine for travel firms

Foreign-owned retailers face tax inspection

Vietnam: VinaCapital exits Times Square, LienVietPostBank acquires Sacomreal


24 May 2017

Office-tel model shows promise

Vietnam should move away from coal power

Big money flowing into VN stock market

Right approach necessary for private sector to drive Vietnamese economy

CJ’s road to dominance in Vietnamese food sector

Vietnam: POPS completes series B round, in talks to raise series C

South Korea’s Taekwang to bid for Vietnam-based logistics firm Gemadept


23 May 2017

Business air travel taxiing to take off again


Vietnam’s retail market is promising, but there are pitfalls

SOEs told to publicly disclose business information

Agriculture firms receive Gov’t funds

NA action on debt pushes market up

Lotte Vietnam on losing streak since operations began

Vietnam sees rise in mobile e-commerce

Vietnam undertakes measures to support and develop enterprises


22 May 2017

Black gold and a bleak future

Stocks to keep rising on investor confidence

China promises profit for One Belt, One Road support

Vietnam's candy market experiences shakeup


21 May 2017

Savipharm starts producing functional food up to European standards

TPP countries agree to keep trade deal alive despite US rejection


19 May 2017

Bank security lacking: SBV


Real estate developers want legal 'identity card’ for officetels


18 May 2017


When will Vietnam’s support industries flourish?

Will Vietnam be able to catch up with the 4.0 industrial revolution?

Chemical firm to issue bonds and shares for MA

Citing growth, NA mulls oil output boost

Banks regain their heyday with higher profits, higher standards

Virtually no local businesses in Vietnam have e-commerce

Tax burden in Vietnam higher than in ASEAN 4

Prime Minister vows to create level playing field for firms

Export-import costs in Vietnam four times higher than in Singapore


17 May 2017

How to develop private equity in Vietnam


PM kicks off private sector talks

Homes unpossessable for foreign owners made public

M&A in real estate hikes early in year

Đà Nẵng to investigate real estate violations

Vietnam’s fuel association calls for tax hikes as zero import duty nears

Vinapharm to trade on UPCoM in May


16 May 2017

Make or break: private sector crunch time

VN-Italy steel firm to invest VND1.6 trillion in production

S&P 500, Nasdaq end at records as oil shares gain

Game industry targets US$1b in revenue

Deficit to pressure exchange rates

Ministry issues warnings and protection measures against WannaCry ransomware attacks

Make or break: private sector crunch time

Online sales finally begin to bear fruit


15 May 2017

Pork prices plummet again, testing farmers

Banks increase service fees

Gold, dollar price stable, preventing speculators from making money

Norwegian telecom takeovers Vietnamese advertising sites

Banks increase service fees

Vietnam moves towards high-tech agriculture

Building-material market restructured as foreigners buy local companies

Mekong Capital invests in Vietnamese logistics firm Nhat Tin


12 May 2017


More banks to repurchase bad debts from VAMC

ASEAN countries need to pursue innovation-based growth

HCM City leader greets Speaker of Myanmar’s Parliament

Vietnam, EU complete VPA negotiations on forest governance

Building material market stable

More banks to repurchase bad debts from VAMC

VN Gov’t green lights $2.5b thermal plant

Vietnam retail on cusp of change

WHO wants transparency, market revamp for fairer drug pricing

Vietnam: PE-backed Loc Troi Group to set up two JVs with Chinese partner

Vietnam: SonKim Land hits first close of $46m follow-up round led by EXS Capital


11 May 2017

MB signs contract to apply Basel analytics methodology, credit risk modelling solution

Foreign investment helps market

Dollar at 8-week highs vs yen on US economic optimism

Competition Law needs to be improved: official

Vietnamese goods seek market opportunities through website Amazon

Insurance market abuzz with M&A

Domestic private sector barred from power market

Jollibee, VTI joint venture SuperFoods nears Vietnam IPO


10 May 2017

WEF-ASEAN – a chance for Vietnam to assert its role in SEA region

Vietnam's FDI disbursement shows signs of slowdown


Construction Ministry approves smaller apartments

Vietnam: Binh Son Refinery mulls 30% share sale to strategic investors by year-end


09 May 2017

Shrimp aids climate change fight

Auto lending growing rapidly in Viet Nam

Thừa Thiên – Huế aims to attract $400m in FDI

DOC cancels anti-dumping review

Viettel targets more foreign markets

Banks urged to consider loan efficiency

The many tastes of M&A: the happy unions, the constant fights and the arranged marriages

Carlsberg & Habeco negotiations may be nearing conclusion

VN lays emphasis on quality and disbursement speed of FDI

Vietstar Airlines pushes for pesrmission to take off sooner


08 May 2017

SVCC’s Singaporean slant on cancer care

A positive future ahead

Automation - a concern for many VN enterprises

Banks seek increased charter capital

Ministry lays emphasis on quality and disbursement speed of FDI

Samsung Fire & Marine takes 20% in Vietnamese insurer PJICO


07 May 2017

Singapore-Vietnam Cancer Centre opens in Ho Chi Minh City


05 May 2017


Vietnam prepares domestic trade strategy

Vietnam's PMI records slight April decline

VN prepares domestic trade strategy

Microsoft enhances family and family caregiver leave policies

Secret weapons in exchange rate operations

Sabeco reports 18% rise in profit

Big investors pour money into agriculture, organic food

Aeon looks to open 500 grocery stores in Vietnam

Vinalines IPO set for late this year

Social insurance contribution rate cut for employers

Lotte gets approval for $884m Smart City in HCM City

Vietnam: Mekong Capital invests $7.6m in Ben Thanh Jewelry

Vietnam: IFC invests $10.2m in PAN Farm to pick 10.4% stake


04 May 2017

US starts antidumping probe into tool chests from Vietnam, China

Vietnam, Thailand – Indonesia’s competitors in FDI attraction

VN banks report high profits in first quarter

Right mix for consumer loans to flourish: experts

VN textile sector growth surges

VN: First silica, nano silica plant gets nod

Textile sector growth surges

Moderate growth forecast for ASEAN+3

Waste-to-power is twice sustainable

ODA funds prioritized for urban infrastructure, environment


03 May 2017

The Symphony of an oriental metropolis

PJICO to sell shares to Korean non-insurance firm

Vingroup approves mixed targets for 2017

Covered warrants trading to start in September

VN lacks tools to net pyramid sharks

How cheap will cars be once tariffs are cut to zero percent?

Vietnam's 4M trade deficit continues to rise

Japanese manufacturers view Vietnam as key destination

Vinalines holds workshop before IPO


02 May 2017

Loss-making SoEs could go bankrupt

Draft dictates foreigners pay into social insurance

Industrial skid marks a four-year low

Vietnam state investment arm SCIC partners Thai Kasikornbank


01 May 2017


New ways to meet VN’s energy needs

Chinese tourists spend big money but continue to book "zero-dong" tours


Press Review - May 2017