Despite tremendous improvements in the last few decades, the environment to do business in Vietnam, and many Asian countries remain complex and challenging. Social progresses and environment norms in many cases lag far behind the business and economic boom in many of the countries in the region. Inequality is growing and poverty reduction is slowing down. These development issues remain and need to be addressed by innovative and tailor-made solutions which can fit to and work in the local contexts. Born ...

Read more


[12 August 2018] — Some major projects boosting their operations have contributed to the Vietnamese economy’s seven-month industrial growth, which is expected to continue its uptrend until the end of the year. State-run PetroVietnam’s Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical JSC (BSR), which operates the country’s first operating oil refinery Dung Quat in the central province of Quang Ngai, last week reported that in first seven months of 2018, its output reached 4.14 million tonnes, hitting 66 per cent ...

Read more


Prepared by Economica Vietnam, the “White Paper – Disaster Risks, Climate Change, and Responses of Vietnamese Businesses” explores the potential impacts of climate change and natural disasters on Vietnamese businesses and the economy, analyzes how businesses can respond to climate change and the potential opportunities it brings, all while stressing the importance of the case that government agencies, donors, and other stake holders should continue to support businesses in tackling the climate change ...

Read more