Over half of firms expect to recruit workers in H1: study

Over half of firms expect to recruit workers in H1: study

Around 56 percent of all firms plan to hire employees in the first half of this year despite the Covid-19 pandemic, a study by ManpowerGroup Vietnam has found. Read more »
Electricity oversupply forces authorities to cut solar output

Electricity oversupply forces authorities to cut solar output

After years of facing the threat of power shortages, Vietnamese authorities are concerned about an electricity glut this year, and are cutting renewable energy production. Read more »

Consumers complain most about transport sector

The transport service sector received the highest number of customer complaints in 2020, with travel restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic triggering more disputes than usual. Read more »
Government greenlights $2-bln thermal power plant

Government greenlights $2-bln thermal power plant

The government has given Vietnam Electricity approval to construct the 1,200 MW Trach II Thermal Power Plant in Quang Binh, according to the central province’s website. Read more »
Study from home sends demand for computers, webcams skyrocketing

Study from home sends demand for computers, webcams skyrocketing

With students told to study online amid the new Covid-19 outbreak, demand for laptops and webcams is booming, with some electronics stores reporting a six-fold rise in sales. Read more »
Airport ground services providers experience K-shaped recovery

Airport ground services providers experience K-shaped recovery

Companies providing airport services like catering, lounge and advertising and selling duty-free products suffered last year though aviation logistics firms recovered somewhat in the second half. Read more »
Indonesia slaps anti-dumping duties on cold steel sheets imported from Vietnam

Indonesia slaps anti-dumping duties on cold steel sheets imported from Vietnam

The Indonesian Anti-dumping Committee has concluded that Vietnam is dumping cold steel sheets following a 16-month-long investigation. Read more »
How did leading car dealerships do in the year of Covid?

How did leading car dealerships do in the year of Covid?

Vietnam’s leading car dealerships saw their fortunes slump in 2020 as sales fell sharply, though the main Mercedes-Benz seller bucked the trend with a huge improvement in numbers. Read more »
HCMC serviced apartment rents plummet

HCMC serviced apartment rents plummet

Serviced apartment rents in HCMC fell by 21 percent last year to $22 per square meter per month, property consultancy Savills said in a note. Read more »
Banks further cut deposit interest rates

Banks further cut deposit interest rates

Many banks have cut deposit interest rates marginally, continuing a trend that began last year as the Covid-19 pandemic hurt businesses. Read more »
Vietnam slaps anti-dumping duty on Thai sugar

Vietnam slaps anti-dumping duty on Thai sugar

Vietnam has applied an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duty of 33.88 percent on raw sugar from Thailand to protect domestic producers. Read more »
Pork imports surge 382 percent

Pork imports surge 382 percent

Vietnam has imported 141,140 tons of pork and related products in 2020, up 382 percent year-on-year, the General Department of Vietnam Customs has reported. Read more »
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