10:34 (GMT +7) - Wednesday 11/12/2019
National brands embracing the world

Business 11/12/2019

National brands embracing the world

Vietnamese enterprises need to build their brands towards "going global" for the Vietnam National Brand Program to be truly successful.

Shopee & Lazada still fighting for top spot in Southeast Asian e-commerce

Latest Map of Southeast Asia E-commerce released on December 3.


Startups catching the eye

Vietnam's emerging startup scene is proving to be a case of right place, right time for local and international venture...


Sustainability about always looking to improve

Sustainability is business, and business is sustainability - that’s the business philosophy everyone at AkzoNobel keeps...


Smart cities moving from concept to reality

Smart city initiatives are already making their presence felt and proving the wisdom of such endeavors.


Funds pouring in for clean water supply

Vietnam's clean water supply industry continues to catch the eye of local and foreign investors, which is good news for...


Vingroup teams up with Masan Consumer Holding

Vingroup enters into share swap agreement to merge its retail and agriculture units with Masan Consumer Holding.


Auto support industries falling short

Some sort of breakthrough is desperately needed to bolster the contribution of local enterprises in auto support...


Zeitgeist metro city to add more green space

First phase of metro city project in HCMC to be completed by Q3 2021.


Initial costs in green apartments offset later

Developers are moving towards sustainable development by promoting green apartment buildings but there are issues to...


Agriculture in a position to grow

Investment in digitalizing the agriculture sector is coming but progress is slow due to long-standing issues.


Biz Traveler 10/12/2019

Quang Ninh & Ha Long Bay booming

Quang Ninh & Ha Long Bay booming

Mr. Nguyen Hong Nhat, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Paradise Vietnam, gave VET an overview of the tourism market in Quang Ninh and Ha Long Bay this year and the opportunities and challenges for Paradise Vietnam in 2020.


Vietnam fully recognizes that prosperity into the future depends greatly on sustainable development. Waste from production needs to be curbed, and in this regard there have been many calls for the country to move from a linear economy to a circular economy. The time has come for all involved to consider not only how to recycle and re-use waste from production, as well as daily life, but also to begin to identify viable alternatives to damaging products.


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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Editor’s letter

Sustainable development has been a key priority in Vietnam for some time. The Prime Minister issued Decision No. 1362 on October 11 approving a plan for sustainable private sector development to 2025 and vision to 2030, with the goal of developing private enterprises both in quantity and quality and creating a solid foundation and important driving force for rapid and sustainable socioeconomic development..
In this final issue for 2019, we hope our Cover Story, “Businesses developing in a sustainable manner”, will help readers see clearly how businesses in Vietnam are adopting sustainable development concepts. We hope to see their growth continue to contribute to Vietnam’s economy growing in a sustainable way in the years to come.
Merry Christmas, and a Happy & Successful 2020 (read more)


The Guide this month looks back on Vietnam’s great military battles on the Bach Dang River near Hai Phong, visits some hot springs, and journeys through the central highlands. It also tastes different variations on “pho” and savors the culinary delights found in Hai Phong, while noting the popularity of a lunch-time nap.