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Vietnam has potential to become the next BPO giant

Vietnam has potential to become the next BPO giant

Business process outsourcing (BPO) is believed to be one of the five sectors with the greatest potential for growth and investment in Vietnam in the near future, along with solar and wind energy, luxury hotels, modern agribusiness and food, and retail banking, according to PwC’s ‘Spotlight on Vietnam’ report released in October 2017.

Textile industry dyeing for capacity

Textile industry dyeing for capacity

Leading Taiwanese apparel maker Eclat Fabrics has requested permission to increase dyeing production capacity in its Ba Ria-Vung Tau factory from 10 per cent of the factory’s output to 100 per cent, amid concerns from local authorities regarding the risk of adverse impacts on the environment of the Thi Vai River.

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Eight component projects of North-South Highway await investment capital

Eight component projects of North-South Highway await investment capital

The total investment capital of the eight component projects under the eastern North-South Highway is estimated at VND104.1 trillion (equivalent to $4.6 billion) during 2017-2020.

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Electrolux sets sight on Sunhouse to dominate household appliance market

Electrolux sets sight on Sunhouse to dominate household appliance market

In the last five years, Electrolux has kept its ambition to dominate the household appliance markets over the world and have been constantly doing acquisition deals. In Vietnam, Sunhouse is the corporation’s current goal.

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Tech law eyes Industry 4.0’s dark side

Tech law eyes Industry 4.0’s dark side

Phung Duc Tien, Deputy Chairman of the National Assembly Committee on Science, Technology, and Environment, sheds some light on how to prevent Vietnam from becoming a dumping ground for the world’s obsolete technology and equipment, as well as sharing some new points in the amended Law on Technology Transfer that will come into force in July of next year. Manh Bon reports.

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Vietnam and Laos partnership boost

Vietnam and Laos partnership boost

Current difficulties facing Vietnamese investments in Laos are being worked on by the two governments, which consider such investments one of their prime priorities in expanding bilateral co-operation.

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2017 marks record number of newly established enterprises

2017 marks record number of newly established enterprises

The number of newly-established enterprises in 2017 was estimated at nearly 127,000, setting a new record against the 110,100 recorded in 2016, according to statistics published by the Ministry of Planning and Investment's Agency for Business Registration.

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Vietnamese-Korean trade celebrates quarter century milestone

Vietnamese-Korean trade celebrates quarter century milestone

After 25 years, Vietnamese-Korean two-way trade turnover hit $60 billion and is expected to reach $100 billion by 2020.

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MoIT announces next batch of hot M&A opportunities

MoIT announces next batch of hot M&A opportunities

On the heels of the billion-dollar auction of Sabeco, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has just released a list of 10 large enterprises in the industry and trade sectors to conduct state divestment in 2018, attracting the attention of foreign and domestic investors.

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Denmark and Vietnam sign energy development partnership for 2017-2020

Denmark and Vietnam sign energy development partnership for 2017-2020

Denmark continues providing non-refundable official development aid (ODA) to promote Vietnam’s energy development in the framework of the Vietnam-Denmark Energy Partnership Programme in 2017-2020.

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Vietnam's brighter FDI attraction prospects for 2018

Vietnam's brighter FDI attraction prospects for 2018

In 2017, Vietnam saw soaring foreign investment capital inflows totalling at $35.6 billion, up 44.2 per cent compared to 2016. Phan Huu Thang, former director of the Ministry of Planning and Investment's Foreign Investment Agency, deputy chairman of the Vietnam Association of Foreign Invested Enterprises, told VIR about the spotlight review of 2017 as well as the motivation and recommended the strategies in attracting foreign investment capital in 2018.

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ThaiBev submits official report on Sabeco acquisition

ThaiBev submits official report on Sabeco acquisition

In a report to the Singapore Exchange, Thailand Beverage (ThaiBev) mentioned the acquisition deal of Sabeco and said Vietnam Beverage is expected to complete the payment to the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade on December 28, 2017.

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Vietnam reaches $35.6 billion in foreign investment capital in 2017

Vietnam reaches $35.6 billion in foreign investment capital in 2017

Vietnam saw soaring foreign investment capital as well as disbursement in 2017, with a 44.4 per cent on-year increase in registered capital and 10.8 per cent in disbursed capital.

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Foreign firms taking control of Vietnamese M&A market

Foreign firms taking control of Vietnamese M&A market

Out of 19 sectors invested in by foreign firms, processing and manufacturing made up the highest proportion, with $186.1 billion of registered capital, equivalent to 58.4 per cent of $318.72 billion of total investment capital accumulated until the end of 2017. Industrial production is evaluated as an attractive investment channel so far.

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Dung Quat IPO expected to bring in $176 million

Dung Quat IPO expected to bring in $176 million

On January 17 of next year, Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical Co., Ltd. (BSR), the operator of Dung Quat Refinery, will conduct its initial public offering (IPO) to sell 242 million shares, equalling 7.79 per cent of its charter capital at the initial price of VND14,600 ($0.64) apiece, with the expectation to acquire VND4 trillion ($176.1 million) from the deal.

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ODA transport projects show bad records

ODA transport projects show bad records

Inadequate funding is hindering disbursement and implementation at many official development assistance (ODA) transport infrastructure projects.

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Vietnam has potential to become the next BPO giant

Vietnam has potential to become the next BPO giant

Business process outsourcing (BPO) is believed to be one of the five sectors with the greatest potential for growth and investment in Vietnam in the near future, along with solar and wind energy, luxury hotels, modern agribusiness and food, and retail banking, according to PwC’s ‘Spotlight on Vietnam’ report released in October 2017.

Textile industry dyeing for capacity

Textile industry dyeing for capacity

Leading Taiwanese apparel maker Eclat Fabrics has requested permission to increase dyeing production capacity in its Ba Ria-Vung Tau factory from 10 per cent of the factory’s output to 100 per cent, amid concerns from local authorities regarding the risk of adverse impacts on the environment of the Thi Vai River.

Read more...
Eight component projects of North-South Highway await investment capital

Eight component projects of North-South Highway await investment capital

The total investment capital of the eight component projects under the eastern North-South Highway is estimated at VND104.1 trillion (equivalent to $4.6 billion) during 2017-2020.

Read more...
Electrolux sets sight on Sunhouse to dominate household appliance market

Electrolux sets sight on Sunhouse to dominate household appliance market

In the last five years, Electrolux has kept its ambition to dominate the household appliance markets over the world and have been constantly doing acquisition deals. In Vietnam, Sunhouse is the corporation’s current goal.

Read more...
Tech law eyes Industry 4.0’s dark side

Tech law eyes Industry 4.0’s dark side

Phung Duc Tien, Deputy Chairman of the National Assembly Committee on Science, Technology, and Environment, sheds some light on how to prevent Vietnam from becoming a dumping ground for the world’s obsolete technology and equipment, as well as sharing some new points in the amended Law on Technology Transfer that will come into force in July of next year. Manh Bon reports.

Read more...
Vietnam and Laos partnership boost

Vietnam and Laos partnership boost

Current difficulties facing Vietnamese investments in Laos are being worked on by the two governments, which consider such investments one of their prime priorities in expanding bilateral co-operation.

Read more...
2017 marks record number of newly established enterprises

2017 marks record number of newly established enterprises

The number of newly-established enterprises in 2017 was estimated at nearly 127,000, setting a new record against the 110,100 recorded in 2016, according to statistics published by the Ministry of Planning and Investment's Agency for Business Registration.

Read more...
Vietnamese-Korean trade celebrates quarter century milestone

Vietnamese-Korean trade celebrates quarter century milestone

After 25 years, Vietnamese-Korean two-way trade turnover hit $60 billion and is expected to reach $100 billion by 2020.

Read more...
MoIT announces next batch of hot M&A opportunities

MoIT announces next batch of hot M&A opportunities

On the heels of the billion-dollar auction of Sabeco, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has just released a list of 10 large enterprises in the industry and trade sectors to conduct state divestment in 2018, attracting the attention of foreign and domestic investors.

Read more...
Denmark and Vietnam sign energy development partnership for 2017-2020

Denmark and Vietnam sign energy development partnership for 2017-2020

Denmark continues providing non-refundable official development aid (ODA) to promote Vietnam’s energy development in the framework of the Vietnam-Denmark Energy Partnership Programme in 2017-2020.

Read more...
Vietnam's brighter FDI attraction prospects for 2018

Vietnam's brighter FDI attraction prospects for 2018

In 2017, Vietnam saw soaring foreign investment capital inflows totalling at $35.6 billion, up 44.2 per cent compared to 2016. Phan Huu Thang, former director of the Ministry of Planning and Investment's Foreign Investment Agency, deputy chairman of the Vietnam Association of Foreign Invested Enterprises, told VIR about the spotlight review of 2017 as well as the motivation and recommended the strategies in attracting foreign investment capital in 2018.

Read more...
ThaiBev submits official report on Sabeco acquisition

ThaiBev submits official report on Sabeco acquisition

In a report to the Singapore Exchange, Thailand Beverage (ThaiBev) mentioned the acquisition deal of Sabeco and said Vietnam Beverage is expected to complete the payment to the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade on December 28, 2017.

Read more...
Vietnam reaches $35.6 billion in foreign investment capital in 2017

Vietnam reaches $35.6 billion in foreign investment capital in 2017

Vietnam saw soaring foreign investment capital as well as disbursement in 2017, with a 44.4 per cent on-year increase in registered capital and 10.8 per cent in disbursed capital.

Read more...
Foreign firms taking control of Vietnamese M&A market

Foreign firms taking control of Vietnamese M&A market

Out of 19 sectors invested in by foreign firms, processing and manufacturing made up the highest proportion, with $186.1 billion of registered capital, equivalent to 58.4 per cent of $318.72 billion of total investment capital accumulated until the end of 2017. Industrial production is evaluated as an attractive investment channel so far.

Read more...
Dung Quat IPO expected to bring in $176 million

Dung Quat IPO expected to bring in $176 million

On January 17 of next year, Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical Co., Ltd. (BSR), the operator of Dung Quat Refinery, will conduct its initial public offering (IPO) to sell 242 million shares, equalling 7.79 per cent of its charter capital at the initial price of VND14,600 ($0.64) apiece, with the expectation to acquire VND4 trillion ($176.1 million) from the deal.

Read more...
ODA transport projects show bad records

ODA transport projects show bad records

Inadequate funding is hindering disbursement and implementation at many official development assistance (ODA) transport infrastructure projects.

Read more...
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