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Foreign firms push consumer lending

Foreign firms push consumer lending

Consumer lending in Vietnam has prospered in recent years thanks, in large part, to the lending expertise of foreign firms, which has helped to propel the sector closer to its full potential.

Liberation Day thoughts

Liberation Day thoughts

In commemoration of Liberation Day on April 30, VIR spoke with leaders of foreign firms in Vietnam about Ho Chi Minh City’s 42-year development, and its attractiveness to foreign investment as the country’s regional economic and financial hub.

Tax code bogs down Vietnam's cement exporters

Tax code bogs down Vietnam's cement exporters

Local cement producers worry that their exported products could struggle to compete with foreign firms in term of price, a concern voiced at an online forum held in Hanoi on February 22.

Environmental protection tax hike hurts firms

Environmental protection tax hike hurts firms

The Finance Ministry (MoF)’s proposal to almost triple the environmental protection tax on oil and gas consumption would reduce businesses’ competitiveness against foreign firms, according to the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI).

Foreign firms explore opportunities in Can Tho in droves

Foreign firms explore opportunities in Can Tho in droves

An increasingly large number of foreign companies have visited Can Tho City this year to sound out business and investment prospects, with many of them coming from Japan, the Republic of Korea, Thailand and India.

Foreign firms dominate Vietnam cosmetics

Foreign firms dominate Vietnam cosmetics

Vietnamese cosmetic producers are losing their domestic market share because of not investing in developing brands and improving packaging, a conference heard in HCM City recently.

PM hosts former RoK’s policy coordination minister

PM hosts former RoK’s policy coordination minister

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has affirmed that the Vietnamese government will provide all possible support for foreign firms, including those from the Republic of Korea (RoK), to do business in Vietnam, contributing to lifting two-way trade to US$70 billion in the next five years.

Businesses learn lessons from Formosa scandal

Businesses learn lessons from Formosa scandal

The biggest environmental scandal ever in Vietnam by Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics Corporation has caused foreign firms doing business here to be more concerned with regards to environmental protection issues.

Hanoi hosts CEO Forum 2016

Hanoi hosts CEO Forum 2016

Representatives of more than 300 Vietnamese enterprises participated in Vietnam CEO Forum 2016, entitled “Boosting Strengths for Businesses in global integration” held recently in Hanoi.

HCM City to host Ecotech Vietnam in May

HCM City to host Ecotech Vietnam in May

The Ho Chi Minh City will host the International Fair on Environmentally Friendly Technologies 2016 (Ecotech Vietnam) which is scheduled for May 5-7.

Privatisation to sustain Vietnam's deals blitz

Privatisation to sustain Vietnam's deals blitz

Foreign firms are set to capitalise on Vietnam's privatisation drive and buy into assets such as Vinamilk and Mobifone to gain exposure to its fast-growing economy this year, boosting M&A deals that already hit a record US$4 billion in 2015.

Retail faces tough competitors

Retail faces tough competitors

Mergers and acquisitions are churning the Vietnamese retail market, with large domestic players buying out rivals and massive investment by foreign retailers.

Foreign firms seek consistency

Foreign firms seek consistency

Inconsistencies in investment incentives have been one of the concerns for foreign direct investment (FDI) enterprises, participants heard at a recent conference on tax policies held in Hanoi.