Alcohol, tobacco and soft drinks face increase in excise tax (27/02/2023)
Alcohol, tobacco and soft drinks will be subject to an increased excise tax aiming to improve community health and tackle the national budget deficit as part of a comprehensive tax reform strategy for 2030.

EU manufacturers eye offshore wind turbine plants in Vietnam (27/02/2023)
European manufacturers are considering investing hundreds of millions of dollars in European manufacturersto build wind turbine plants as the country gears up to exploit its large untapped potential in offshore wind, Reuters cited sources familiar with the situation as reporting.

FPT acquires Intertec International unit to expand in North America (27/02/2023)
Vietnam’s top technology firm, FPT, has announced the acquisition of the IT Services division of Intertec International to increase its footprint in North America.

Vietnam, Netherlands exalt smart agricultural collaboration (27/02/2023)
Vietnam and the Netherlands agreed to promote cooperation in innovation and creative agriculture during a working visit of Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung to the European country from February 21-23.

Vietnamese mindset about management causes problems (27/02/2023)
The recent stories about energy supply have once again exposed problems in Vietnam’s management thinking.

Ho Chi Minh City to wipe out obstacles for foreign investors (24/02/2023)
Recommendations on the topic were sent by foreign business associations to the leaders of Ho Chi Minh City in a seminar on February 22 in Ho Chi Minh City.

Spain to pour funds into high-speed rail in Vietnam (24/02/2023)
Following the World Bank, Spanish and Japanese investors are also setting their sights on high-speed railways in Vietnam, including the north-south high-speed project.

Burdens still to be tackled to ensure efficient DPPA pilot (23/02/2023)
Foreign investors have been closely monitoring a proposed pilot on the direct power purchase agreements in Vietnam, especially those with a long-term business strategy in renewable energy. However, the country’s limited mechanisms may mean the long-term goals will be difficult to attain.

Foreign firms inject more investments into local retail sector (23/02/2023)
Central Retail Corporation (CRC), the largest retailer of Thailand, has announced its biggest investment in Vietnam at 50 billion THB (US$1.45 billion) in the 2023-27 period to accelerate its market presence in the country.

HCMC holds dialogue to remove difficulties for foreign businesses (23/02/2023)
The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, on February 22, held a meeting to resolve obstacles for foreign enterprises.

Innovation to aid production opportunities (23/02/2023)
With the country’s improved competitiveness thanks in part to a rise in labour productivity, Vietnam is boosting its support for innovative activities to achieve further sustainable development under a new growth model.

Promote a thriving business and investment environment (23/02/2023)
Bilateral links between Australia and Vietnam have developed significantly since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1973. Despite differences in the likes of legal systems and culture, both nations still share the ambition to promote bilateral trade and investment.

Realtors in high spirits after hearing about VND120 trillion credit package (23/02/2023)
The information about the big preferential credit package specifically reserved for the real estate sector was good news at a conference on the real estate market development presided over by the Prime Minister on February 17.

State urged to encourage more outward investment (23/02/2023)
Vietnamese businesses are steadily increasing their investments overseas, but there is still a strong reliance on the purchasing of shares.

AFD to continue supporting Vietnam's energy sector (22/02/2023)
Rémy Rioux, director general of AFD Group, visited Vietnam from February 17-18 to discuss energy transition.

Falling interest rates facilitate production and business sectors (22/02/2023)
Many banks have just launched credit packages with preferential lending interest rates that decreased by between 0.5-3% per year for customers in the fields of business and production, including real estate.

Scenarios set for government’s growth ambitions (22/02/2023)
Increases in domestic consumption, production, and foreign direct investment are set to enable the economy to achieve its growth target this year.

Swiss daily: Vietnam becomes a new destination for foreign companies (22/02/2023)
Swiss daily Tribune de Gèneve has recently published an article hailing Vietnam as a new destination for foreign companies.

A bold and fresh direction for resort projects (21/02/2023)
After a couple of years of stagnation, investors are channelling financial flows into grandiose resort projects in anticipation of the market’s revival.

E.U. Green Deal poses challenges to Vietnamese businesses (21/02/2023)
The European Green Deal will likely affect several Vietnamese industries, depending on the nature of the industry and the specific measures introduced under the deal, a senior trade official has said.