Funding falls 65 per cent for Southeast Asian tech startups (18/12/2023)
Total funding into Southeast Asian tech startups dropped 65 per cent to $4.3 billion in 2023, compared with $12.4 billion in 2022.

Japanese semiconductor firms considering investment in Vietnam (18/12/2023)
Japanese financial services firm SBI Holdings considers Vietnam an attractive investment destination for semiconductor manufacturing.

Why is Vietnam a ‘safe shelter’ amid global uncertainties? (18/12/2023)
While the global economy is on the verge of facing a crisis, Vietnam continues to be evaluated as having a promising growth outlook. That is why Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said Vietnam is a safe destination for foreign investors amid global uncertainties.

ADB projects Vietnam’s 2024 GDP growth at 6% (15/12/2023)
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has forecast Vietnam’s Gross Domestic Product at 6% for 2024, according to the Asian Development Outlook released on December 13.

HCM City calls on Japanese businesses to invest in 15 industries (15/12/2023)
Deputy Director of the HCM City Department of Planning and Investment Pham Trung Kien called on Japanese businesses to invest in 15 industries in which the city is striving to attract investment.

Setting benchmarks for sustainability (15/12/2023)
Today, Vietnam boasts one of the world’s most rapidly growing consumer economies. However, this growth has also ushered in a substantial waste problem. A case in point is the extensive use of single-use plastics across all sectors of the economy, resulting in an annual disposal of an estimated 3.1 million metric tonnes locally.

Vietnam’s real estate market sees remarkable surge in M&A deal values (15/12/2023)
Vietnam’s real estate market has continuously attracted many investors thanks to the political stability and investment incentive policies and witnessed a rising number of merger and acquisition (M&A) deals.

Ample room remains for finance cooperation between Vietnam, Hong Kong (14/12/2023)
There remains huge room for Vietnam and Hong Kong (China) to cooperate in financial services, which can create capital flows for investment and trade activities in Asia and the world, participants heard at an event held in Ho Chi Minh City on December 13.

Plastic recycling efforts kick into gear (14/12/2023)
Manufacturers in Vietnam are utilising a variety of strategies in an effort to establish a new lifecycle for products made from recycled plastic waste.

Surge in FDI Defies Global Economic Challenges (14/12/2023)
In the face of a volatile global economy and challenging conditions worldwide, Vietnam is experiencing a remarkable surge in foreign direct investment (FDI) flows, particularly during the final months of 2023.

Vigilant enhancements underway for cross-ownership in banking sector (14/12/2023)
The Vietnamese government is intensifying oversight in the banking sector, targeting cross-ownership in credit operations and the complex issue of banks’ affiliated businesses.

JETRO survey finds 57 per cent of Japanese companies plan to expand in Vietnam (13/12/2023)
A total of 56.7 per cent of the Japanese companies currently present in Vietnam plan to expand their operations in the country over the next 1-2 years, according to the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO).

Thai media spotlights Vietnam’s role in global supply chain (13/12/2023)
Thai media on December 11 posted an article highlighting Vietnam’s role in a global supply chain that has been undergoing a significant transformation, marked by its increasing importance as a manufacturing hub and a source of high-demand exports.

Vietnamese logistics companies upbeat on 2024 outlook (13/12/2023)
As Vietnam’s economy is expected to recover and achieve a growth target of 6 per cent in 2024, logistics businesses are optimistic about the logistics industry in 2024.

Apple to shift iPad development resources to Vietnam (12/12/2023)
Tech behemoth Apple Inc. is for the first time planning to allocate product development resources for its iPad range to Vietnam, according to sources cited by Nikkei Asia. This move marks a significant shift in the tech giant’s manufacturing strategy.

Japanese businesses enjoy huge profits when investing in Vietnam (12/12/2023)
The Japan Trade Promotion Organization in Vietnam today revealed that 54.3 percent of nearly 900 Japanese businesses operating in Vietnam enjoyed substantial profits in 2023.

Vietnamese economy offers unique opportunity for investors: Website (12/12/2023)
As Vietnam’s economy is rapidly expanding, outpacing their ASEAN peers, it presents a unique opportunity for investors, said an article published on the Israeli-based financial market news site seekingalpha.com.

Vietnam rolls out red carpet for US chip giant’s investment: Minister (12/12/2023)
Vietnam boasts huge potential to develop semiconductor and AI industries, and pledges to create favourable conditions for NVIDIA corporation, a leading chip producer in the US, Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung said on December 11.

Fitch upgrades Viet Nam to ‘BB+’ with stable outlook (11/12/2023)
Fitch Ratings has upgraded Viet Nam’s long-term foreign-currency issuer default rating (IDR) to ‘BB+’, from ‘BB’, adding that the country’s outlook is stable.

Ministries, localities urged to roll out measures to increase foreign investment (11/12/2023)
Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang has asked ministries, sectors and localities to promptly implement solutions to strengthen foreign investment attraction, according to a document released by the Government Office.