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ODA and the trap of preferential loans

Vietnam has been using ODA for 25 years

Vietnam, which has been using ODA (official development assistance) capital for 25 years, has looked at the situation realistically and found the problems of ODA. Economists began giving warnings about the ‘ODA trap’ many years ago. And most recently, the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) released a report showing …

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High return draws private equity investments to Vietnam

Mobile World Group is Mekong Capital’s most successful private equity investment

Vietnam is emerging as one of the world’s hottest markets for private equity investments thanks to its high rate of return, driven by the country’s rapidly growing economy and the government’s fine-tuned policies. Mekong Capital has recently announced that its Mekong Enterprise Fund II (MEF II) has successfully divested 100 …

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Investors race in opening convenient stores

A GS25 store in Vietname

Foreign investors are racing to bring convenience stores to Vietnam’s nearly untapped market and battling to modernize the chains in a move to find a firm foothold in the potential outlet. Mushrooming stores Vietnam has continuously welcomed new players joining its retail market in the first half of this year. …

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Dams on Mekong are damaging environment

Vietnam, located in the lower course of Mekong, is at a disadvantageous position as more and more dams have arisen on the upper course of the river. In July, Xe Pian – Xe Nam Noy, a dam on a Mekong’s branch in Laos, collapsed, causing severe damage to the surrounding …

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Vietnam relatively safer than ASEAN peers in trade war storm

A Vietnamese worker watches containers at a port.

Unlike most other ASEAN countries, who have been buffeted by the China-U.S. trade war, Vietnam could actually benefit from it. The threat of an escalating global trade conflict is weighing on prospects for export-dependent economies like Singapore and Malaysia, while Indonesia and the Philippines face challenges funding their high levels …

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Super typhoon Mangkhut has Vietnam in its sights

Mangkhut is expected to head towards the South China Sea on Saturday afternoon.

The mega storm bearing down on the Philippines could also hit Vietnam en route to the East Sea. Vietnam has been put on red alert for the super typhoon Mangkhut, which experts say could hit the country early next week. As of Friday morning, super typhoon Mangkhut was looming large …

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Vietnam tells Facebook to remove ‘toxic information’

Vietnam's PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) meets Facebook's representative Simon Milner in Hanoi Thursday.

Cybersecurity was among the topics discussed at a meeting between Vietnam’s PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and a Facebook executive Thursday. Facebook’s vice president of public policy for the Asia-Pacific, Simon Milner, expressed his company’s readiness to support Vietnam in areas relevant to the digital era. Facebook will discuss with Vietnam …

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X Factor’s Shayne Ward to perform in Hanoi

The X Factor’s Shayne Ward will perform at Hanoi’s National Convention Centre on October 6. — Photo courtesy of organiser

English singer and actor Shayne Ward will perform together with Vietnamese artists at a concert in Hanoi on October 6. The concert Live for Love is part of the Viet Nam Green Architecture Week held in October. It helps spread a message of going green and protecting the environment, according …

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H&M, Zara earn big money in Vietnam

H&M has been open in Vietnam for one year, while Zara celebrated its two-year presence in Vietnam recently. Both fashion brands have prospered here thanks to the number of Vietnamese fashion fans. H&M collects VND1.8 billion a day H&M’s 2017 finance report showed that its newly opened markets, including Vietnam, …

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