23:16 (GMT +7) - Friday 16/11/2018
Handover of State-owned groups and corporations completed

Vietnam Today 16/11/2018

Handover of State-owned groups and corporations completed

Final five of 19 State-owned groups and corporations handed over from ministries to Committee for Management of State Capital on November 15.

Romantic setting in beautiful Da Lat

Many people fall in love with TTC World - Love Valley at first sight.

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PwC workshops emphasize need to adopt IFRS

Early adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards of great benefit to enterprises, workshops hear.

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Starbucks Vietnam introduces Starbucks Card and mobile app

Card and app officially introduced recently.

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French inspiration in Sapa

Silk Path Grand Resort & Spa Sapa an exceptional blend of local culture, French Indochinese architecture, and vibrant...

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NA ratifies CPTPP

Vietnam the seventh country to ratify eleven-member trade pact.

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First self-storage company opens for business

KingKho opens facility in Hanoi to meet increasing need for self-storage.

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Leading the online marketplace

Ms. Nguyen Ngoc Hai Duong, the new CEO of Cho Tot, tells VET about the application of new technology and...

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Taiwan Excellence showcases water technologies at VIETWATER 2018

Taiwanese water industry trend-setters shared experience and updated technologies at water trade event in HCMC.

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Australian beef jerky tasting event held in Hanoi

Jerky tasting organized at Vuvuzela in Hanoi, introducing high-quality products to local people.

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German businesses upbeat on Vietnam

Business Confidence Index of German businesses in Vietnam fairly positive.

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Op-Eds 12/11/2018

R&D - Pillars for sustainable business development

R&D - Pillars for sustainable business development

With a mission of bringing “A better life, A better world” to all people through its business activities, Panasonic also sets R&D as a top priority. VET spoke with Mr. Yamane Massaki, General Director of the Panasonic R&D Center Vietnam and Mr....

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Vietnamese enterprises have only recently begun to give R&D the attention it deserves and looked to apply science and technology in product development. Foreign investors have given R&D activities a much-needed boost, with many having manufacturing facilities in Vietnam also choosing to locate R&D centers in the country. The government is also keen to see greater investment in R&D, recognizing not only the potential but also the need.

Commodities

Crude Oil: $59.48 ? -0.27%
Copper: $2.64 ? 0.38%
Sugar: $134.30 ? 1.21%
Coffee: $12.05 ? -2.19%
Gas: $2.75 ? 0.00%
Corn: $375.25 ? -1.83%

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Editor’s letter

Many local enterprises have increased their investment in R&D and at the same time foreign-invested enterprises now view Vietnam as a favorable destination for R&D centers...
Having a foundation in R&D from multinational corporations will help Vietnam attract even greater levels of FDI. By creating a favorable business environment providing support, Vietnam can continue to attract R&D investment both locally and internationally and bolster its growth and development.(read more)

The Guide this month heads into the mountains not only to escape but also to take one of the more strenuous treks available...