Hanoi (VNA) – Business and investment opportunities in Vietnam after the COVID-19 pandemic were discussed at a video talk held on May 29 by the Foreign Ministry, the Vietnamese Embassy in the UK and Asia House - a UK centre of expertise on trade, investment and public policy in Asia. The event saw the presence of Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son, Asia House Chief Executive Michael Lawrence, and business executives from around 40 UK groups and major enterprises such as HSBC, De La Rue, KPMG, Prudential, and Standard Chartered. The talk is a valuable chance to connect UK businesses and Vietnamese Government agencies, said Son, adding that it helps popularise information about policies and increase cooperation opportunities in the context of the two countries taking drastic measures to control the COVID-19 and recover their economies. He told participants that Vietnam is working on a “dual target” of disease prevention and economic recovery and development, with … [Read more...] about Post-pandemic business, investment opportunities shared with UK firms
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Sabeco's former chairman Vo Thanh Ha (right) signs a deal to sell a 54-percent stake in the Vietnamese brewer to Thai Bev in this file photo taken on December 18, 2017. Photo: Tran Vu Nghi / Tuoi Tre This is the third time since 2018 that Thai Bev has made such an announcement to refute similar claims, after it had successfully bought a majority stake worth US$4.84 billion in Sabeco from the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade in December 2017. … [Read more...] about Thai Bev denies rumors about plan to sell stake in Vietnam’s Sabeco
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Loan and Phong could face the fines from VNĐ2 million to VNĐ5 million (US$85-214) for growing the banned plants, though it seems they'll be spared jail as growing 500-3,000 marijuana plants can lead to six months to three years in prison. … [Read more...] about Chickens chowing down on sweet Mary Jane?
On account of the registration fee cut, however, many dealers say that the Honda CR-V will lose many of its advantages and even have to join a price war with domestically assembled vehicles. CR-V vehicles are now priced between VND983 million ($42,700) and VND1.1 billion ($47,500), and customers in Hanoi have to pay VND118-131 million ($5,100-5,700) registration fee, while customers only need to pay about VND60 million ($2,600) for a locally built rival Mazda CX-5 or a Hyundai, as registration fees have been cut by 50 per cent for domestically-produced cars. This shows that the future of Honda CR-V in Vietnam is uncertain as price is still a determining factor in sales in the market. … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES MAY 30