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Vietnam seems to have found a more comfortable position by balancing between China and the United States. In his keynote speech at this year’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting (APEC), U.S. President Donald Trump sent a clear message to the Asia-Pacific nations, asking them to take care of themselves by putting their countries first, just like he is “always going to put […]

Health Supplements in Vietnam The health supplements (also known as functional foods or dietary supplements) sector is one of the fastest growing food sectors over the past decade, with an average annual growth rate of 20%. In 2015 total market value was approximately $1.1 billion. Foreign brands tend to be positioned in the premium segment […]

Vietnam is set to meet its target of 6.7 percent economic growth this year inspite of encoutering severe natural disasters, and expects to see the same rate of expansion next year. At the National Assembly’s opening session in Hanoi, Vietnam’s prime minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc highlighted the country’s fast growing economy. Manufacturing output rose 12.8 percent in […]

Agribusiness in Vietnam Agriculture continues to play a considerable role in Vietnam’s transition to a market-based economy, despite its shrinking portion in GDP (18.1% in 2015, compared to 16.1% in 2014). Vietnam’s strength in agricultural output is built upon a large rural base where farm and agribusiness labor accounts for 44.3% of the workforce and […]

A couple of years ago, foreign investors expected a surge in healthcare demand in Vietnam. This was because Vietnam has a growing population and rising incomes. However, this surge didn’t really materialize. Part of the problem was that the Vietnamese weren’t willing to spend a lot of money on healthcare, there was a lack of […]

The rapid growth of Vietnam’s export-oriented manufacturing sector has boosted demand for logistics services. However, the local logistics sector has largely failed to fully meet demand. As a result, many enterprises are now looking for the opportunities to join the sector.The Word Bank in late 2015 forecast economic growth of 12 percent by 2020 with […]

A city of more than 10-million population. A unique start-up culture, great value, a fine climate and a solid entrepreneur community; yet the hiring process can come with many pitfalls, which may put your managerial skills to the test. A real city for bootstrappers, getting your business up and running comes with limited overheads. A young, fast and vibrant country with a fierce work ethic and a strong motorbike culture.

The success story of Metro shows that aligning a good strategy with good market timing is the best way to establish and expand a new FDI business in an emerging market. The giant European retailer successfully entered Vietnam market by capturing an emerging trend in the country. The trend started about 15 years ago when the Vietnam retail market began changing from the traditional trade model to modern trade model.

  Vietnam’s growing economy has greatly strengthened the development of the ICT (Information Technology & Communication) sector, especially as Vietnamese firms are increasingly integrated into the global economy. The ICT sector continues to be a key growth priority of the Vietnamese Government. Access to and adoption of ICT has been considerably high in Vietnam over the past decade. Improved telecommunications […]

Vietnam’s retail sales have grown dramatically over a long period of time, maintaining a 5-year CAGR of 17.6% (2010-2015) despite the economic slowdown in these years, to reach almost US$110bn in 2015. In particular, modern retail is growing extremely fast, though notably in big urban areas, and is taking up an increasing portion of total […]

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