Chinese chip designers warn Beijing risks missing tech target

Chinese chip designers, whose business has flourished under Beijing's desire for a homegrown semiconductor industry, are warning it will be impossible to meet national targets for a viable, independent sector without access to U.S. technology.

Agifish at risk of bankruptcy

The decision to add An Giang Fish-AGF (Agifish) to restricted list of HOSE is another slap on long-term shareholders of a company which once was considered the most successful business model in An Giang Province.

Renault agrees to support Nissan's management reform plan

Renault and Nissan Motor have ended their dispute over the French automaker's representation on new committees at its Japanese partner, paving the way for reforms following the arrest of former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn last November on charges of financial wrongdoing.
Amendment needed in land sales tax rate

Amendment needed in land sales tax rate

The right to adjust the land sales tax rate should be delegated to the Government’, was a suggestion made by the Minister of Construction last week, as a means to stabilizing the current real estate market. Though it is just a proposal, it has created a big controversy. It is necessary to find solutions to control the land price in some hotspots, but how to amend the tax law is a huge and complicated issue.

Priority to develop green energy

Priority to develop green energy

At a discussion with SGGP Investment & Finance, Dr. Can Van Luc (picture), member of National Advisory Council on Monetary and Financial Policies, said that investment and development of recycle energy has huge potential and also faces many challenges.
Workers process food at a Korean company in Ho Chi Minh City. (Photo: SGGP)

Foreign investment pumped heavily into Vietnam

Since the beginning of this year, total foreign capital pumped into Vietnamese market has nearly reached US$15 billion, an increase of 81 percent over the same period last year, with the highest investment from China followed by South Korea and Singapore.
Vietnam imposes duties on imported steel wire, rolled steel

Vietnam imposes duties on imported steel wire, rolled steel

The Trade Remedies Authority of Vietnam under the Ministry of Industry and Trade announced that it has recently issued a decision on application of measures to prevent imported steel wire and rolled steel products from avoiding trade remedies.

Constraints in developing recycle energy

Constraints in developing recycle energy

In the last few years, the Vietnamese government has been keenly interested in developing solar and wind power projects. These plants have attracted many foreign as well as domestic investors. However, many constraints still remain in developing recycle energy.
Trade war-scenario analysis and preparedness

Trade war-scenario analysis and preparedness

The trade war between US and China is entering a highly stressful period as both sides are determined to prove their strength by tough responses and heavy penalties on each other. SGGP Investment & Finance had discussions with several experts to clarify what the impact of this trade war would be on the economy in USA, China, Vietnam and other countries.

Feasibility of solar power projects

Feasibility of solar power projects

Currently many solar power projects worth thousands of billion dong are under construction. As with BOT projects, banks are in the forefront to avail the many opportunities to do business with solar power operators. However, feasibility of this green technology is as constrained as sale of electricity to EVN, the sole wholesale electricity buyer in Vietnam.

Bottle Necks in High-Tech Agriculture

Bottle Necks in High-Tech Agriculture

In 2017, the government issued Resolution 120/NQ-CP for the development of a sustainable agricultural industry to proactively respond to recurring climate change and achieve 80% contribution ratio in total agricultural production in the Mekong Delta. However, even the application of high technology in agriculture to improve quality in production has not been effective as it continually faces several barriers which now need to be clarified and resolved.

Solar power projects should not depend on bank loans

Solar power projects should not depend on bank loans

Solar power projects usually need huge capital investment of thousands of billion dong. Hence, they are mainly funded through bank loans. The past lessons learnt from the ineffectiveness of BOT projects, which have also mainly depended on bank loans, is reason to exercise caution now in loans for solar power projects.

HCMC Science-Technology Business Club launched

HCMC Science-Technology Business Club launched

A new club specially for science-technology companies in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) was formally launched in yesterday conference ‘Developing Science-Technology Businesses in HCMC’.


The US has been carrying out antidumping investigation on made-in-Vietnam plywood. (Photo: SGGP)

US market no longer comfortable for Vietnamese enterprises

The US Government has recently increased import tariffs on goods imported from China which in short term might create certain advantages for exported goods of Vietnam; however, according to many enterprises, in long term, the US market is no longer a potential and comfortable market.

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