Renewable energy: the future of power for Vietnam Environment

Renewable energy: the future of power for Vietnam

Vietnam could meet its long-term energy demands by adding renewable energy sources and cutting-edge battery storage technologies to its arsenal of solutions, experts said at a two-day international conference on renewable energy that ended on April 4 in HCM City.
Vietjet inks financing agreements for fleet expansion Business

Vietjet inks financing agreements for fleet expansion

Low-cost carrier Vietjet on October 10 signed and exchanged an aircraft financing agreement with Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Company Limited (MUL), a member of Japan’s leading finance group Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, and the banking group BNP Paribas of France.
Philippines: Suspected Maute financiers, supporters arrested World

Philippines: Suspected Maute financiers, supporters arrested

Philippine security forces have recently arrested three militants, including a alleged main financier and logistic supporter of the pro-Islamic State (IS) group that is currently withholding Marawi city in southern Philippines, the army said on July 5.
Vietnamese movie wins awards in Hong Kong Culture - Sports

Vietnamese movie wins awards in Hong Kong

“Vo ba” (The Third Wife), a Vietnamese film by director Nguyen Phuong Anh and producer Tran Bich Ngoc, won the post-production and “Hong Kong to Cannes” awards at the 15th Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF), which took place in Hong Kong (China) from March 13-15.
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ASEAN Economic Community expected to drive regional growth

The establishment of an ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015 will substantially enhance regional economic development, experts agreed at the annual Financial Times (FT) ASEAN Economic Summit held in Singapore on November 12.
Vietnam increases airport capacity Business

Vietnam increases airport capacity

Vietnam, like other Southeast Asian countries, is expanding its airports and constructing new international hubs to accommodate an increasing number of travellers.
Good times ahead for hotel industry in Vietnam Business

Good times ahead for hotel industry in Vietnam

Demand for hotel rooms in Vietnam has grown at 7-8 percent a year for the last three years, and occupancy rates in large cities are catching up with those in major cities across the region, a seminar heard in Ho Chi Minh City on June 9.
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International finance groups eye Vietnam aviation market

The aviation boom in Asia has caught the attention of international finance groups, who are willing to provide loans to fund aircraft purchase deals, the English language news website VietNamNet Bridge reported, adding that Vietnam has received great considerations from such lenders.
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Laos: Global Witness accusations groundless

The accusations that the London-based environmental watchdog Global Witness has made against Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) Group and Vietnam Rubber Group (VRG) - heavy investors in Laos - are totally groundless, a senior official of the Lao Foreign Ministry has said.
Monetary market, bad debts, health prove hot Politics

Monetary market, bad debts, health prove hot

State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) Governor Nguyen Van Binh has taken the floor to discuss the monetary market, capital for production and business activities, and the settlement of bad debts.