EVFTA poses challenges and opportunities

The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA) between Vietnam and the European Union (EU) have been approved by the European Parliament.

EVFTA new milestone for Vietnam's economy

The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is expected to be cleared at the next session of Parliament. This will pave the way for promotion of high standard of goods and a strong integration of Vietnam’s economy.

Vietnam needs to reduce number of festivals held annually

The jitters and panic caused by the sudden eruption and virulent spread of the highly contaminable coronavirus across the globe has called for an indefinite delay or total halt of several important public events.

Difficult to reduce interest rates in 2020

In 2019, interest rates were adjusted by several measures taken by the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV), and interest rates have fallen in certain segments. In 2020, interest rate reduction is forecast to happen only if commercial banks show healthy operations by reducing capital costs.

Land Fever Spreads

Land Fever Spreads

(ĐTTCO) - Van Don (Quang Ninh Province), Da Nang, Phan Thiet (Binh Thuan Province) and Nhon Trach (Dong Nai Province) are some hotspots where land fever has taken hold recently. Investors and speculators are rushing to these locations in great numbers, while brokers and middlemen jostle to compete and lift up land prices.

Entrepreneur Truong My Lan: Magnanimous Benefactor Supports Hospital Construction

Entrepreneur Truong My Lan: Magnanimous Benefactor Supports Hospital Construction

(ĐTTCO) - After one year, the construction of the fourth floor of An Binh Hospital, located at 146 An Binh Street, Ward 7, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City, is finally complete. This is the first hospital that has received a huge non-refundable donation of VND 450bn from a benevolent private conglomerate, the Van Thinh Phat Group.  

Tan Son Nhat airport terminal construction under controversy

Tan Son Nhat airport terminal construction under controversy

(ĐTTCO) - The Ministry of Transportation (MoT) and Committee for Management of State Capital (CMSC) have appointed the Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) as investor of T3 terminal at Tan Son Nhat international airport. This decision has aroused controversy among people.
Gosu Blue - charisma from blue enamel

Gosu Blue - charisma from blue enamel

(ĐTTCO) - Gosu Blue, the precious masterpieces with blue-enamel Shimazu’s coat (a cross shape in the circle), is one of Satsuma’s most sought-after pottery artefacts. It had been produced limited in Tokyo since mid of 19th century, and ended production in 1872. Gosu Blue is also known as the typical pottery of late Edo period (1850-1870).

The Hub of  Solar Power

The Hub of Solar Power

(ĐTTCO) - According to the Institute of Energy, Binh Dinh and Phu Yen are two provinces with excellent conditions for setting up solar power plants. In the last few years many investors have built plants in these two places, making them the country’s green power hub.

To revise Enterprise Law according to practical requirements

To revise Enterprise Law according to practical requirements

(ĐTTCO) - The Enterprise Law in 2014 contributes positively to the formation of a favorable and fair business environment, motivates the establishment, growth and expansion of enterprises. Since 2014, both the number of new enterprises and total registered capital have been increasing annually thanks to the simplified procedure and the improved regulation on protection of investors and shareholders.

Investment in stock market is mainly short-term

Investment in stock market is mainly short-term

(ĐTTCO) - Though the Vietnamese stock market has been developing to some extent in the last few years, mobilisation of funds for the economy has been mainly dependent on the banking system. 

The financial system is imbalance

The financial system is imbalance

(ĐTTCO)-Vietnam’s capital market has grown over the last 20 years in market size and product variety. However, some constraints remain, especially the imbalance between the capital and money markets.  

Hoan My Medical Corporation has new Chairwoman

Hoan My Medical Corporation has new Chairwoman

(DTTC) - Recently, Clermont Group (owner of Hoan My Medical Corporation) has appointed Ms. Vu Thuy Anh as Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Hoan My Medical Corporation.
Industry 4.0  Accepting loss to approach

Industry 4.0 Accepting loss to approach

(ĐTTCO) - The most important thing for Vietnam now is to find a driving force for the economy. The Prime Minister quickly understood the potential of the private sector in spurring economic growth.

Sophism of Signing Bonus

Sophism of Signing Bonus

(ĐTTCO) - The loss incurred by the PetroVietnam joint venture in Venezuela is still mired in controversy. To get an independent view on this issue, Investment & Finance asked Professor Tran Ngoc Tho to analyse data from 2006 to 2010. 

Two bottlenecks in Land Law

Two bottlenecks in Land Law

(ĐTTCO) - Vietnam's Land Law has been useful for the last 30 years since economic reform began and especially when perceptions changed as the economy moved from subsidies to the market. However, though its revenues from lands have steadily increased the government has been plagued by improper valuations.
Why are Vietnamese private enterprises still small?

Why are Vietnamese private enterprises still small?

(ĐTTCO) - We have to admit that the private sector has been playing an important role in our economy by creating jobs, contributing to the government’s revenues and generally fulfilling its social responsibilities. A 2013 study by the IFC found that the private sector created around 90 percent of all jobs in most developing countries.
Restoration  of the nearly 100  years old mansion

Restoration of the nearly 100 years old mansion

(ĐTTCO) - Built nearly 100 years ago, the mansion at 110-112 Vo Van Tan Street is considered as a work having the most architectural and historical value in Ho Chi Minh City. After spending US$35 million to own this ancient mansion, the owner has hired some leading conservation experts in the world to start upgrading and restoring it.