However, there still exist doubts about debt payments and business performance. Pha Lai Thermopower Company reported a net profit of VND242.6 billion for Q1, a sharp increase of 27 percent in comparison with the same period last year. One of the reasons behind the sharp rise in profit, as explained by Pha Lai, was the higher electricity selling price. POW also reported satisfactory business results with net profit of VND915 billion, an increase of 17 percent. Phu Hung Securities commented that POW and other thermopower plants will be able to sell more power to EVN because of unfavorable hydrological conditions for hydropower plants, while the selling price will be better because of the short supply. Vinacomin, the coal miner and supplier to most thermopower plants, unexpectedly had profits of VND1 trillion in Q1, the highest level in many years. As for EVN, one of power generators and the only retailer, plans to earn VND20 trillion more from the 8.36 percent electricity price increase. … [Read more...] about Is Electricity of Vietnam making a profit or taking a loss?
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Azerbaijani investors eye Vietnamese marketAzerbaijani investors with strong financial capacity and professional performance are keen on landing investments in Vietnam, has said Anar Imanov, Azerbaijani Ambassador to Vietnam.In his remarks at a recent workshop themed “Meet Azerbaijan” in Hanoi, the Azerbaijani Ambassador highlighted Azerbaijani enterprises' advantage of plentiful capital and practical experience in implementing projects in Europe, adding that many are seeking investment opportunities in Vietnam.As one of the world’s leading crucial oil and gas producers and suppliers, Azerbaijan also has great potential to boost its bilateral cooperation with Vietnam in three key fields, including tourism, logistics, and agriculture. The diplomat cited a FAM tour jointly held by the Azerbaijan Embassy in Vietnam and Qatar Airways last year as a big effort to bolster tourism cooperation between the two countries.The FAM tour provided many Vietnamese tourism … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 15/1
Online Friday kicks off with 5,000 promotional products Online Friday 2018 officially kicked off on December 7, with 5,000 products at promotional prices of 0 VND or with prices reduced by 80 to 90 percent, according to event organiser the Vietnam E-commerce and Digital Economy Agency (IDEA) under the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Around 3,000 businesses registered to join the programme. Around 120,000 buyers can access the website onlinefriday.vn or the Online Friday app at the same time. Many big brands participate such as Samsung, Jetstar, Vinamilk, Lazada, Shopee, Tiki, Lotte, Adayroi, The gioi di dong (Mobile World), Yes24, FPTshop and ViettelStore. Delivery businesses such as VnPost, Nijavan, Lalamove and Snailship would support firms by reducing delivery costs for the event. Twenty banks will join in cash-back programmes to help customers use card payments. To ensure product and service quality, the organiser told firms to provide certificates of origin. The organiser … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 9/12
Enterprise Rent-A-Car to enter Vietnamese market The US’s biggest car rental company, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, will officially offer its services in Viet Nam starting on November 29. The company’s website enterprise.vn is now opening for rental services, with vehicles of five to 29 seats. The prices range from VND800,000 (US$34.19) a day for a Suzuki Vitara to VND2.6 million per day for a Samco bus. Enterprise’s car rental services in Viet Nam (and Asia) are licensed to MP Executives – a subsidiary of MP Group – which has more than 23 years of experience in the logistics industry in Viet Nam. Viet Nam is the first country in Asia to use Enterprise’s car rental service. In addition to providing services in the US, Enterprise is available in 84 other countries. Vingroup opens three technology firms Vingroup’s goal in the next 10 years is to become a world-class technology-industry-service corporation in which technology plays a major role. — … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 27/11
Conference seeks ways to boost Vietnam - Barcelona business connection A trade conference connecting firms of Vietnam and Spain’s Barcelona region was held in Hanoi on November 12. The event, jointly held by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the Port of Barcelona, created a chance for businesses of the two sides to meet and seek cooperation. According to the VCCI, investors from Spain have paid increasing attention to Vietnam with their strengths in renewable energy, infrastructure, tourism, high technology, construction and architecture. Vietnam is Spain’s leading trade partner among the ASEAN countries. In the past 10 years, two-way trade increased 15 percent a year, hitting over 3 billion USD in 2017. The two sides aim to lift the figure to 5 billion USD by 2020. VCCI Vice Chairman Hoang Quang Phong said the countries’ achievements over the years are remarkable but still modest. Hence, Vietnam welcomes businesses from Barcelona to explore its … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 14/11