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At the-shiv, our team diligently sifts through the daily influx of news in Vietnam, curating business stories that we deem essential for foreign firms operating or interested in operating within the Vietnamese market. We meticulously select news items that encompass various sectors, economic developments, regulatory changes, and market trends, ensuring that our coverage caters to the diverse informational needs of our audience.

With a keen eye for detail and a dedication to clarity, we take the selected news items and unpack them for our readers. Recognizing the potential barriers in understanding for a foreign audience, we provide detailed explanations, offer broader contextual insights, and sprinkle in analytical perspectives to facilitate a deeper understanding of the intricacies of Vietnam’s business landscape.

While we prioritize brevity to respect our readers’ time, we recognize the importance of providing avenues for further exploration. Thus, alongside our concise analyses, we offer curated links to additional resources, enabling readers to delve deeper into topics of interest at their discretion.

Additionally, we embrace the opportunity to embark on in-depth explorations of recurring themes in Vietnam’s business sphere. Through meticulously researched long-form articles, we aim to unravel complexities, highlight nuances, and offer Western readers a nuanced understanding of the unique dynamics shaping Vietnam’s business environment.


At the-shiv, our overarching mission is to serve as a trusted resource for key decision-makers navigating the intricacies of doing business in Vietnam. We are committed to delivering a succinct, insightful, and objective perspective that empowers our readers to make informed decisions in their business endeavours.

With a focus on clarity and accessibility, we strive to distil complex business information into easily digestible insights. Our target audience includes executives, investors, policymakers, and other stakeholders with vested interests in the Vietnamese market. By providing them with a comprehensive understanding of the business landscape, we aim to facilitate strategic decision-making and foster sustainable business growth.

While our primary focus is on catering to the informational needs of foreign entities, we also recognize the value of offering local stakeholders insights into the international perspectives shaping Vietnam’s business environment. Through our nuanced analyses and contextualized reporting, we seek to bridge the gap between local and global perspectives, fostering a more interconnected and informed business community.

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the-shiv operates independently, relying on a combination of advertising revenue and small contributions from our dedicated supporters to sustain our operations. We maintain strict editorial independence and do not allow our funding sources to influence our editorial content in any capacity. While we occasionally feature sponsored content, we ensure full transparency by clearly labeling such content as sponsored. Our commitment to integrity and transparency remains unwavering, ensuring that our readers can trust the reliability and impartiality of our reporting.

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Vietnam-US Trade Tracker: May 2024 Update [data set]

The United States is the biggest buyer of Vietnam’s exports and together the two countries engage in over US$100 billion worth of trade each year. This tracker looks at what is imported from the US and exported to the US from Vietnam using the most recent data available.

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Proposal to increase foreign ownership limits in airlines in Vietnam rejected

The Vietnam airline industry has been struggling broadly as a result of government regulated ticket prices, increasing fuel costs, and a debt hangover from the COVID-19 pandemic when the industry more-or-less ground to a halt. Bamboo Airways, in particular, only took to the skies in 2019 the year before the pandemic broke out. It also started life as a subsidiary of FLC Group which has been heavily mired in controversy after its leader was arrested back in 2022. This saw the airline spun off but the new independent entity has never had much success and has repeatedly downsized its fleet and the number of routes it offers…

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Adidas, New Balance suppliers struggling to find workers in southern Vietnam

Some of the challenges raised in this article, with respect to hiring workers, is that workers have more job options other than factory work, workers no longer need to move to population centres with many manufacturing operations opening in tier two cities and provinces, and workers that moved back to their hometowns during the COVID-19 pandemic have still not returned on the back of the general uncertainty that the pandemic created.

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Korea’s Daewoo looking at making cars in Vietnam

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Russian president could be in Vietnam next week: Reuters

Vietnam has remained cordially with Russia throughout the Ukraine War. The Southeast Asian nation is heavily dependent on Russia for its arms supplies but also has a strong bond with the country on account of their similar political pasts. This has seen Russian tourist arrivals grow by 80 percent in the first five months of this year over the first five months of 2023 and…

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