Press Review - July 2017

Monday, 03 July 2017 10:47


31 July 2017


The wary balance of the market-based economy

Shell shutters Europe's largest refinery after fire

Siemens’ gateway to a digital future


29 July 2017

Imexpharm terminates distribution contract with IMGSA Group


28 July 2017


Three foreign firms to invest in Hanoi's urban railway network

Catfish exporters seek other markets as trade barriers to US loom


27 July 2017


Agro-forestry-aquatic exports hit $20.45 billion in 7 months

FIEs’ ups and downs affect Vietnam’s economic index

Banks cut short-term deposit interest rates

Private SMEs tackled by inaccessibility to bank loans

Ministry proposes tax cut to boost cement export

Vinacomin divestment sees avid foreign interest

Limits proposed on foreign steel investment

Finance Ministry refuses to cut coal import tax

Foreign investment in Vietnam surge 52 percent


26 July 2017

Hospitality wins big from casinos

ASEAN creates a base in Vietnam

Mai Linh taxi to list on UPCoM

Vietnamese hospitality wins big

Gov’t to punish recalcitrant SOEs

Government refuses to budge on tight aviation rules

HSBC suffers $75,000 loss due to loose management of staff

S Korean banks to expand in VN

Bitexco steadfast in pursuing $1.35 billion urban project

Korea’s CJ invests $61.8m in Vietnam-based food production complex

Vietnam: Mekong Capital exits 75% of its holdings in Loc Troi for $9.2m

Blue HK Investments strikes first Vietnam deal with $2.5m funding for Beta Media


25 July 2017

Viettel makes bank from international markets

M&A market poised for a turnaround

Foreign investors pouring more money into petrol market

Gov’t studies making use of idle dollars, gold

Rubber plantations urged to obtain certification

Facebook traders face taxation anxieties

Australian brewer eyes Sabeco and Habeco shares

Insurers rush to lift foreign-ownership ceiling to improve ratings

Transport ministry reconsiders ride-sharing service ban

Wrapped up

Patients dealt blow as Vietnam tightens importation of orphan drugs

SE Asia Stocks-Sluggish in low-volume trade; Vietnam drops 1 pct


24 July 2017

Real estate conglomerates vie for Hanoi railway projects

Green tax hike on petrol

VN-Index to extend loss on inevitable correction

Investors warned about oversupply of condotels

Not to everyone’s taste

VN among top ten US home buyers

Consumer credit grows rapidly as retailers thrive


23 July 2017

Grab and Uber choking out traditional competition

Gov’t urges competitive coal market

Developer, authorities found responsible for multiple violations at resort projects in Vietnam


22 July 2017

VN property market looks to up transparency


21 July 2017

Pou Chen awaits investment certificate for new footwear factory in second city

Citi launches new Debit Mastercard in Vietnam

Tech group sides with Apple in Qualcomm's iPhone ban dispute

SBV official clarifies MA concerns in banking sector

Hope for MA push in 2017

Mercedes Benz's first authorised dealer in Vietnam reports first-time loss since 2012

US First Solar resumes long-delayed $1.2 billion project

Pou Chen awaits investment certificate for new footwear factory in second city

List of the largest M&A deals in Vietnam in 2016-2017

Infrastructure JVs earn nod at meet

E-commerce dominates purchasing habits

International brewers prepare to swoop as beer-swilling Vietnam plans stake sales


20 July 2017


VPBank to become largest private bank on HOSE

Workers over 35 squeezed out of jobs at foreign-invested firms


19 July 2017


Legal barriers hinder businesses from entering foreign bourses

It’s the listing season for banks


18 July 2017

Introducing SMEs to “Industry 4.0”

Outstanding debts hobble infrastructure projects

‘Frontier’ status won’t affect stock market in short term: analysts


17 July 2017

Online shopping market poised to explode

Foreign investors flock to metro projects

State to divest from top breweries, ministry says


14 July 2017


WB: Vietnam’s mid-term economic prospects remain positive

Vietnam, Turkey target $4 billion by 2020


13 July 2017

Experts: Trimmed interest rates might affect NIMs

HCM City adjusts planning schemes for industrial zones

Vietnam trade information portal launched

MoF maintains raw iron export tax

SCIC’s plan to arrange its enterprises gets approval

VN’s OSS mechanism sees massive growth

Ho Chi Minh City lists applicable tax categories for online sellers

Foreign investors gunning for petroleum retail market

Consumer financing set to top forecasts

VCCI proposes rice export decree be modified


12 July 2017

Vietnam's inflation down sharply in Q2

TPP negotiations continued without US

Only 12 SOEs may equitize this year

Grab, Uber subjected to tax checks

Vietnam: Joint ventures preferred for equity investment in real estate


11 July 2017

The brightest spots in Ho Chi Minh City

How can Vietnam’s goods enter foreign distribution chains?

Asia markets, dollar rally after US jobs data

HNX to hold pilot trading for derivatives market

SMEs hard to access bank loans

7-Eleven sees success in Vietnam after failure in Indonesia?

Domestic brands gain better recognition internationally

Market oversight to be tightened

How can Vietnam’s goods enter foreign distribution chains?

Vietnam state firm SCIC submits Vinamilk stake sale options to govt

Vietnam state fund, national broadcaster to divest stake in mega TV tower project


10 July 2017

HCM City approves public investment plan nearing $7.56 billion

Government bonds become darling of foreign investors

Facebook business must pay five per cent revenue tax

Gov’t must support VN startups: experts

400 domain names registered daily

Facebook business must pay five per cent revenue tax

Ericsson modernises real-time charging for VNPT

Government bonds become darling of foreign investors

YouTube removes 3,000 clips with bad content in Viet Nam

Transport firms hurt by controversial rule

State Bank of Vietnam trims prime rates from July 10

Large corporations rush to lift foreign ownership ratio limit


08 July 2017

MoIT plans out transition to bio-fuel


07 July 2017

New Decision to boost power pricing transparency

Vietnam: Over 61,000 new enterprises formed in 6 months

Vietnam targets exporting 4 million tonnes of rice by 2030


06 July 2017

Omnichannel retailing to deliver market win

EU approves Opel takeover by France's Peugeot PSA

New Decision to boost power pricing transparency


05 July 2017

HN calls for investment in industrial zones, clusters


Wind power investors still waiting for electricity price increase

Extracting extra 1 million tonnes oil tough: Association

Foreign exchange reserves at record high of $42 billion

40 most valuable companies in Vietnam: constants and new faces

Commercial banks prowling Vietnamese retail business

Computer component prices soar, bitcoin miners sell mining machines

Ministry insists on environment tax hike on fuels

Real estate M&As expected to reach record high in 2017


04 July 2017

Human resources training needs improvement

Financial stocks lead upturn, market stays flat

Vietnam’s exports forecast to hit $195 billion in 2017

US to partially end anti-subsidy probe into VN nails

KVFTA has Korean firms targeting fresh sectors

Local fashion brands face fierce competition with foreign rivals

Vietnam: ESP Capital invests in women-focused careers platform Canavi


03 July 2017

Brexit-bound UK withdraws from fishing pact

UPCoM tightens control over listed companies

Who will benefit from the new bad-debt settlement resolution?

New policies take effect from July

VIB to acquire Common wealth Bank’s Ho Chi Minh City branch

Loc Troi Group to list shares in July, PE backer Mekong Capital to exit