Digital presence, discovery by customers critical for any business: Google’s Amy Kunrojpanya


Technology has made business more accessible, providing multiple ways to help improve it, increase efficiency, reach, connect with people and providing several new platforms to showcase its products, says Google’s head of communication and public affairs (Thailand, Vietnam and emerging markets) Amy Kunrojpanya . “So a really simple starting point is having an online presence… Read more »

Exclusive: Interflour Group scouts for more acquisitions in Vietnam

Flour miller Interflour Group will continue to look for new acquisition opportunities in the Vietnamese market, following its recent purchase of a factory owned by Foodinco Investmeng and Trading JSC, said the Singapore-headquartered company’s CEO Greg Harvey. As per the deal involving Foodinco’s unit, Vietnamese media earlier reported the value… Read more »

Samsung keen on bigger play in Vietnam, mulls investments in energy & insurance sectors

South Korean conglomerate Samsung, one of the largest foreign investors in Vietnam, is looking at extending its footprint in the country with fresh plans to invest in new sectors – insurance and energy. In 2014, Samsung group’s export value from Vietnam touched $26.3 billion, mostly from the electronics and related sector. This accounts for 17.5 per… Read more »

VN Realty Dealbook: Hung Thinh Corp buys condo project; US firm invests $120m in industrial park

Real estate market in Vietnam has seen some investment action coming in both from local and overseas investors. There has been an acquisition activity in a Vung Tau City-based condo project, while US-based Trillions Enterprise, has got the approval to initially invest $120 million in the Tan Duc Industrial Park, developed and managed… Read more »

Oman’s sovereign fund scores over home bidders in Vietnam’s Hai Phong Port stake sale

Oman’s State General Reserve Fund (SGRF) has earned an advantage over Vietnamese property giant Vingroup and  Vietinbank to become the strategic investor in Hai Phong Port, the largest port operator in northern Vietnam, according to transport ministry’s publication “The criteria for picking a strategic shareholder comprises not only the investor’s financial ability (which does not include… Read more »

Hong Kong’s Chow Tai Fook takes controlling stake in Vietnam’s long-stalled $4b Nam Hoi An casino resort

Vietnam-based investment firm VinaCapital has teamed up with Hong Kong’s property-to-jewellery conglomerate Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Ltd to jointly develop the long-stalled $4 billion Nam Hoi An casino resort in central Quang Nam province of Vietnam, the investment company has announced. Accordingly, VinaCapital’s London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market-listed fund VinaLand Limited… Read more »

VN Dealbook: T&T group is strategic investor in Transportation Hospital, Sun Group spends $217.7m on Phu Quoc entertainment centre, An Phat Real Estate to take controlling stake at Vinaconex 3

Private property companies in Vietnam have recently engaged in a spate of infrastructure investment and equity deals. While T&T Group, a multi-sector group that is also involved in real estate, has basically become the strategic shareholder of the Central Transportation Hospital – the first state healthcare unit to be privatised… Read more »

Singapore’s Sebrina Holdings eyes Vietnam’s transport infrastructure projects

Sebrina Holdings Ltd (Singapore) is seeking investment opportunities in transport infrastructure projects, particularly seaports, in Vietnam, according to an announcement by the Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport Dinh La Thang, the minister of transportation, said: “Vietnam needs to make breakthroughs in various sectors in which transportation infrastructure is seen as a… Read more »

Indonesia’s Interflour acquires Vietnam flour mill for $4m

Flour miller Interflour Group, owned by Indonesian tycoon Anthoni Salim, has reportedly acquired a flour mill in Vietnam for $4 million, a move seen to strengthen its foothold in the southeast Asian region. Although the Da Nang-based facility in Central Vietnam has a modest capacity of only 220 tonnes per year, it… Read more »

VN Dealbook: KIS to takeover local unit, CityLand CEO takes substantial stake in Vinatex, local SMEs need growth capital

With the Vietnamese government allowing overseas investors to fully own local businesses in many industries, securities companies are seen leading the trend. The new policy took effect from September 1, 2015.  Also, more private investors, both individuals and organisations, are seen showing interest in state-owned firms, including the Vietnam National Textile… Read more »