Europe firms may purchase 49 percent in local banks Business

Europe firms may purchase 49 percent in local banks

The Vietnamese Government may allow European financial firms to buy up to 49 percent of only two local commercial banks, Nguyen Thi Thu Trang, Director of the WTO Integration Centre at the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said on October 23.
Vietnam must improve quality of labour force for EVFTA Business

Vietnam must improve quality of labour force for EVFTA

The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) offers many opportunities to Vietnamese workers and just as many challenges. The country’s labour force must find ways to improve its quality in order to produce products that adhere to stricter standards in European markets, said policymakers and labour experts at a conference in Hanoi on September 17.
European firms optimistic with EVFTA Business

European firms optimistic with EVFTA

The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) will provide a cooperation framework, helping the two sides discuss regulations, simplify customs procedures and build a mechanism to address potential risks, according to Pascale Rouhier, Secretary General of the European Liaison Committee for Agricultural and Agri-Food Trade.
EVFTA opens door for businesses to join global value chains Business

EVFTA opens door for businesses to join global value chains

The conclusion of the EU – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) marked the end of an arduous journey with three years of negotiations and another three years for preparation to reach the signing, according to Chairman of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) Vu Tien Loc.
EVFTA - a lever for Vietnam’s economic growth Business

EVFTA - a lever for Vietnam’s economic growth

The signing of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) in Hanoi on June 30 after six years of negotiation is expected to serve as a lever for the growth of Vietnam’s economy and business community.
European firms considers Vietnam feasible investment destination Business

European firms considers Vietnam feasible investment destination

Many European businesses said Vietnam would be a feasible investment destination after the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the EU-Vietnam Investment Promotion Agreement (EVIPA) come into force, Helena Konig, EU chief negotiator and Deputy Director General for European Trade, said on June 28.
EuroCham marks 20-year operation in Vietnam Business

EuroCham marks 20-year operation in Vietnam

A ceremony to honour great contributions of European firms to Vietnam’s socio-economic development was held by the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham) in Vietnam on November 16 in Ho Chi Minh City.
Rising paper costs hurt printers Business

Rising paper costs hurt printers

The rising cost of paper materials caused by a fall in supply is presenting a challenge for the printing and paper industry, experts said at a conference held on August 30 in Ho Chi Minh City.
NA Chairwoman greets European Parliament official Politics

NA Chairwoman greets European Parliament official

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan received visiting Chairperson of the European Parliament's Committee on International Trade (INTA) Bernd Lange in Hanoi on July 26, during which the two sides discussed cooperation potential between Vietnam and the European Union (EU) for times ahead.