Press Review - August 2018

Wednesday, 01 August 2018 11:03

31 August 2018

Uniqlo to open in VN next year

Revised casino decree to further relax restrictions

Vietnam, China to open new border gate pair

Taxation body eyes thousands of accounts earning money from Facebook

VinaCapital to invest $25m in hospital operator Tam Tri Medical

 

30 August 2018

Two Vietnamese named among Southeast Asia’s top 30 tech founders

Finance Ministry tables wide-scale proposal on gambling and casino business

FDI disbursement up 9.2 percent in eight months

Nearly 87,500 firms enter market in eight months

Mitsubishi plans to make electric cars in Việt Nam

Sojitz continues its M&A spending spree in Vietnam

Thai investors jump into renewable energy sector in Vietnam

VinaCapital launches $100m tech-focused venture capital fund

 

29 August 2018

Foreign franchises eye lucrative Vietnam market

Hyosung Group gets nod for $1.2 billion complex in Vietnam

Economy HCM City to hold second annual trade event in Laos

Foreign franchises eye lucrative Vietnam market

Vietnam Digest: JPMorgan lends $50m to LienVietPostBank; SK’s Hyosung to invest $1.2b

 

28 August 2018

Nestle’s capsule coffee production gives push to Vietnam’s coffee industry

VN-Index exceeds 990 points on August 27

Ministry to inspect waste import activities

HCM City launches automated customs management system

 

27 August 2018

Vietnam’s once-famous brands struggle to regain strength

South Korean investors buy more real estate in Vietnam

Life insurance sector pumps $9.34bil. in economy in H1

 

24 August 2018

Business continue to worry about exchange rate fluctuations

Vingroup raises $400m from Hanwha Asset share deal

HCM City to strive harder to improve business climate

 

23 August 2018

Listed firms worry about dollar appreciation

Bosch supports training of highly skilled workforce towards Industry 4.0

Facebook, Twitter takedowns show quandary in curbing manipulation

US Fed warns of 'consequential' risk from escalating trade disputes

 

22 August 2018

What is the status of Vietnam’s electronics firms?

FDI mostly focused on labour-intensive and mining projects

Over US$1 billion investment licensed at Binh Phuoc Investment Promotion Conference

 

21 August 2018

Fine-tuning bottlenecks to lure more M&A in Vietnam's real estate

New prospects for cement in waste-to-fuel

Finance companies finding it difficult to attract foreign capital

FDI and a transient economy

Japanese drug company increases stake in DHG

PetroVietnam subsidiaries raise $320.5m in IPOs

VN strives to avoid MFN tariffs

MoIT to recheck Market Surveillance Agency’s findings at Con Cung

Local paper firms face losing out to foreign businesses

Power sector in dilemma

Fine-tuning bottlenecks to lure more M&A in Vietnam's real estate

Finance companies finding it difficult to attract foreign capital

Vietnam’s AI-based startup Uiza raises money from ESP Capital, Japan’s Framgia

 

20 August 2018

MoF tables wide-scale proposal on gambling and casino business

Vietnam ranks fifth in global instant noodle consumption

Vietnam’s PAN Group to offload 11% stake to Japanese trading co Sojitz

 

19 August 2018

Is Asia the hottest ticket in real estate?

Logistics industry in Vietnam growing for e-commerce

 

17 August 2018

Gov’t aims to boost logistics by cutting costs

Petrolimex asks for divestment extension

Vietnam listed among markets of potential in Asia

Online sellers keep tax officers busy

Plastic industry fears bankruptcy as scrap import ban bites

US buyout firm PHI Group to set up Vietnam real estate investment fund

 

16 August 2018

PetroVietnam considers merger of two biggest fertiliser firms

High-end residential the top choice of foreign investors

Vietnam’s e-commerce startup Sendo raises $51m in SBI Group-led Series B

 

15 August 2018

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Vietnam strives to reduce cash payment proportion

Foreign firms set sights on medical equipment market

Masan takes full ownership of tungsten processing facility

Ministry of Finance proposes to cut 51.4% of business conditions

Measures devised to tighten management of scrap imports

New policy to lure investment into agricultural and rural development

Growing purchasing power buoyed up retail stores

Vietnam strives to reduce cash payment proportion

Vietnam Digest: Singapore’s PropNex inks franchise deal; State to cut stake in banks

 

14 August 2018

Experts see property market unturn in run-up to Tet

Vietnamese Gov’t aims to encourage MA in banking sector

VN Central Bank requests control on foreign currency loans

Only 15% of administrative reforms completed

SBV requests control on foreign currency loans

Putting ride-hailing and taxi firms under same hat could blunt growth

Foreign fast food giants defy losses in Vietnam

 

13 August 2018

US’s DoC levies anti-subsidy tax on Vietnamese laminated woven sacks

SME export prospects positive: report

Cryptocurrency scams offer false promises

Gov’t aims to encourage MA in banking sector

500 Startups and VIISA lead seed round in Vietnamese SaaS platform Base.vn

Vietnam: Tech startup JAMJA raises $860k; PV to sell stake in drilling arm

Doing deals in growth economies remains challenging

 

10 August 2018

Foreign capital attraction: A tough job

M&A to grow on after record 2017

Franchises acting upon F&B growth

 

09 August 2018

Vietnam’s GDP projected to grow 6.83% in 2018

Product chains key for exports

Experts optimistic on Vietnam’s M&A scene

MAs in real estate sector show strong development in H1

E-procurement removes costs, transparency issues

Indirect investment aims at Vietnamese real estate

Finance Ministry proposes halting exchanging land for infrastructure

Real estate forecast to attract most M&A deals in 2018

Vietnam to limit new foreign bank licenses to boost local acquisitions

 

08 August 2018

More favorable criteria for app-based, ride-hailing services

Domestic firms remain wary of franchises

Vietnam drafts next-generation FDI strategy

SBV takes strict control in real estate, securities lending

Fear of losses keeps M&A in pharma humble

Post-M&A period a challenge for all

More favorable criteria for app-based, ride-hailing services

Ecommerce on the rise as customers go mobile

Transport ministry’s tentative regulation may cost firms trillions of VND

UOB sets up Vietnam subsidiary

 

07 August 2018

What does the future look like for co-working in Asia Pacific?

Consumers wary of switching to E5 gasoline

Finance Ministry proposes halting exchanging land for infrastructure 

Regulations on bank establishment to be eased

MoIT to investigate firms like Mumuso

Vinalines to conduct IPO on September 5

Singapore’s New Silkroutes, Vietnam’s EGroup set up healthcare JV

Thailand’s SCG signs loan agreements worth $3.2b for Vietnam petrochemical project

VinaCapital decides to conclude investment in Vietnamese poultry firm Ba Huan

 

06 August 2018

Six big trends shaking up Asia Pacific’s retail scene

VinaCapital pares stake in Vietnam-listed Phu Nhuan Jewellery

 

03 August 2018

CPTPP, EVFTA help Vietnam’s garment-textile lure investment

HCM City to equitise many public service firms in 2019

SBV’s forex policy aimed for macroeconomic stability

MoF draft law gives taxpayer interests a nod

Central bank to tighten lending regulations

Market wide open  for a new M&A era

Japanese firms bank on M&A deals

Indian firms up pharma investments

Fast delivery service heats up as new players turn up

Vietnam to look at divesting holding in Saigon Jewelry next year

 

02 August 2018

Cryptocurrency mining machine import needs tightened regulations: officials

Procedures get cut to boost trade

Foreign investors bail on Vinalines sale

VN-Cambodia agreement on double taxation avoidance ratified

Gas decree leads to confusion

Foreign investors bail on Vinalines sale

Origin scandal undoes consumer trust in Con Cung

Authorities slap social media profiteers with tax bill

Cryptocurrency mining machine import needs tightened regulations: officials

Gas-to-power projects attract global energy giants

Procedures get cut to boost trade

 

01 August 2018

MA activities expected to reach records in 2018

Vietnam records US$3.1 billion trade surplus in seven months

E-payments head for a boom

Go-Jek kicks off operations in 12 districts across Ho Chi Minh City

 

 
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