Corruption Poses Hurdle To Vietnam FDI Inflows


Corruption is affecting Vietnam’s FDI prospects, and if the problem is not resolved, the country will become less attractive to foreign investors, Nguyen Mai, chairman of the Vietnam Association of Foreign Invested Enterprises, tells Vietweek.

New PPP Law Can Improve Quality Of Public Service Delivery In Vietnam: ADB


Creating a level of playing field for Public-Private Partnership (PPP) is key to improve inclusiveness and quality of public service delivery in Vietnam, meaning the country should strengthen legal framework to engage more private investment in developing public infrastructure and services, making them affordable and accessible for people, especially the poor, says an expert of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) at the launch of the Asian Development Outlook 2014 in Hanoi.

Vietnam’s cheap labor may turn out to be a hard sell


Samsung is set to ramp up investment in Vietnam to cash in on the cheap labor that the South Korean electronics giant no longer finds in China.

Sumitomo penetrates deeper into Vietnam with $44 mln flour mill


Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation, which exports some 100,000 tons of wheat supplied by a Melbourne-based subsidiary to Vietnam annually, has announced plans to penetrate further into the Southeast Asian flour processing market by setting up a multi-million-dollar mill outside its southern hub.

SN Power ready for energy investment in Vietnam


Torbjorn E. Kirkeby-Garstad, vice president of Asia and Vietnam country manager of global hydropower producer SN Power talked with VIR’s Phuong Thu about the firm’s ambitions and challenges when enteringVietnam’s power market.

Vietnam: Growth, Optimists… Not a MINT


Vietnam made Jim O’Neill’s “Next 11” in 2005 and Robert Ward’s “CIVETS” list in late 2009, yet it was not included in O’Neil’s most recent set of “MINT” predictions.