Hanoi’s biggest shopping mall to open in third quarter

Grand Plaza – an international standard shopping centre – will open in the third quarter of this year on Tran Duy Hung street, Hanoi's Cau Giay district, according to Pham Cuong, the property director of IDJ Asset Management Joint Stock Co.
120 enterprises awarded strong brand names Business

120 enterprises awarded strong brand names

An awarding ceremony to honour winners of strong brand names was held in Hanoi on April 4 in recognition of the business circle’s efforts to increase Vietnamese brands’ competitive edge in foreign market.
Retail market rises above global crisis Business

Retail market rises above global crisis

Vietnam ’s retail market weathered the global financial crisis to reach a year on year sales growth rate of 18.6 percent in 2009, although the market was opened just over a year ago.

Good year for franchises

2009 was a busy year for franchises with more and more well-known global brand names appearing in Vietnam’s market as well as Vietnamese trademarks springing up in foreign markets.

To date, 39 overseas companies, mostly from the US , UK , Canada , Switzerland , Italy and Australia, doing in the fields of fast food, restaurant, and fashion, have been licensed to do franchise deals in Vietnam, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).

PM gives go-ahead to private economic groups

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has agreed in principle the establishment of private economic corporations, pursuant to the proposal of the Vietnam Young Entrepreneurs Organisation (VYEO).

Big telecom event to be held in December

An Exhibition on Electronics, Communications and Information Technologies and Vietnam IT Week 2009 (eCIT Vietnam-IT Week 2009) will be held in Hanoi from December 10-14.