A new study has found that only 37% of women-owned SMEs in Vietnam have accessed bank loans in the last two years, compared to 47% of male business owners.
VOV.VN - At present, 65% of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) still find it difficult to seek potential foreign partners and investors due to the lack of co-ordination and a high-skilled labour force.
Instead of focusing on conducting M&A deals to acquire large-scale Vietnamese enterprises, the Republic of Korea's enterprises are now eyeing small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in different sectors to conduct M&A activities in Vietnam.
VOV.VN - The retail industry has changed dramatically in the digital age where everything is connected, requiring retailers to continue to innovate to better serve customers’ diverse needs, speakers have said at a one-day summit held in Ho Chi Minh City.
Asian-Pacific economies should establish an agenda with strategies on what they can do together to help the region continue to be the main driver in realising the Bogor Goals in terms of trade and investment, said a senior official from Papua New Guinea.
Rasmei Kampuchea, a daily Cambodian newspaper in Khmer language, published an article on November 5, analysing Vietnam’s role as the host of the APEC Year 2017.
The Vietnamese Government’s latest support policies for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and foreign banks’ assistance for their international trade activities were updated at a workshop in Hanoi on October 31.
Increasing labour productivity is the key to the sustainable development of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), experts have said.
Amid the spiralling ramifications of climate change in Vietnam, energy-saving and CO2-reducing technologies have proven an inevitable trend for small- and medium-sized enterprises.
The fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) is providing numerous challenges, besides opportunities, to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in joining global value chain, heard a workshop in Ho Chi Minh City on October 23.
Social networks play a vital role in helping small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) participate in global value chain, said Facebook’s representative in Vietnam Huynh Kim Tuoc said at a forum in Hanoi on October 19.
Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which make up 90 per cent of businesses in Vietnam, should take advantage of new marketing tools like social media to have access to global value chains, experts said at a meeting held on October 17 in HCM City.
Creating encouraging polices and a clear legal system is crucial to attracting investment to innovative start-ups, according to a Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) official.
Start-up enterprises could seek a number of opportunities to apply latest technologies to reform their business models at a workshop held in Hanoi on October 10 as part of the TECHFEST 2017.
Credit should be given to priority areas, especially high-tech agriculture, export, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and start-ups.
Women entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses are an important growth engine of not only Vietnam’s economy but also the global economy, said Chairman of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) Vu Tien Loc.
As the importance of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to the Vietnamese economy grows, experts are calling on the Government to reform the system of credit guarantee funds that are designed to increase SMEs’ access to long-term financing.
The Saigon Hanoi Commercial Joint Stock Bank (SHB) recently announced that it will launch a VND2.5 trillion (US$109.9 million) credit package with preferential interest rate from 6.5 percent per year for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Executives from startups and small and medium-sized enterprises participated in a conference titled “Access to capital for startups” in HCM City on September 21.
Financial leasing institutions are the lastest solution to resolve capital shortages of local businesses, especially small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).