Vietnamese female entrepreneurs empowered Business

Vietnamese female entrepreneurs empowered

In Asian cultures with a strong patriarchal system, women are considered the weaker sex and caregivers, meaning that they must care for older parents, feed the family and educate children. Nowadays, many women replace their husbands as breadwinners instead of doing household chores.
APEC ministers vow to foster SME development World

APEC ministers vow to foster SME development

The 24th APEC Small and Medium Enterprises Ministerial Meeting (SMEMM), which took place in Ho Chi Minh City on September 15, has issued a Joint Statement on fostering SMEs development in the region.
Thai bank holds CLMV market seminar World

Thai bank holds CLMV market seminar

The Small and Medium Enterprise Development Bank of Thailand (SME Bank) has held a seminar offering tips to investors seeking to set up businesses in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.
VN targets parity between FDI, domestic firms Business

VN targets parity between FDI, domestic firms

The need to bring about some degree of parity between foreign-invested and domestic firms while fostering increased linkages was highlighted at the Vietnam Business Forum held on June 16 in Hanoi.
SME support won’t be in cash Business

SME support won’t be in cash

Support provided to SMEs will not be in cash, but rather take the form of favourable conditions in order for SMEs to grow, said a senior officials from the Ministry of Investment and Planning.
SME fund fails to meet lending target Business

SME fund fails to meet lending target

Though the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Development Fund was established a year ago, so far only three firms have got loans from it, fund director Hoang Thi Hong said.
Development fund offers financial aid to SMEs Business

Development fund offers financial aid to SMEs

The SME Development Fund of the Ministry of Industry and Trade has launched financial aid packages for 2017 to continue assisting the firms which make up 97 percent of Vietnam’s total businesses.
Stronger SME connectivity needed to boost support industry Business

Stronger SME connectivity needed to boost support industry

Linking small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) and selecting some of them to join the supply chain for FDI firms to boost support industry is among ideas to promote the role of SMEs in the industry’s growth that was given in a recent conference in Ho Chi Minh City.
SME foundation to provide support to startups Business

SME foundation to provide support to startups

The Government’s Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprise Development Foundation (SMEDF) could provide support to startups in the form of venture capital and crowd funding, according to a draft decision.