Vietnam to Build First Hydrogen Plant, Coal to Still be Dominant Power Source

Despite the developments in renewable energy production, Vietnam will continue to rely on fossil fuels, especially coal.

The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity and What it Means for Vietnam

The IPEF is offered as a counterweight to China but is positioned in a way where the member countries do not have to choose between the US and China, allowing a high level of membership

Vietnam’s Health Supplement Market: Trends, Opportunities, Market Entry

The growing demand for health supplements has resulted in increased usage of imported products as people tend to trust these brands more than domestic ones. Foreign brands tend to be positioned in the premium segment to attract mid-to-high-end consumers, while local brands generally concentrate on the mass market.

Philippines: What a Ferdinand Marcos Jr Presidency Will Mean for Foreign Investors

The immediate challenges facing Marcos Jr include the Philippines’ high budget deficit, income inequality, and balancing relations between the US and China

China Launches New Freight Train Services to Vietnam

The freight routes reduce the transportation time from an average of 20 days to between five and seven days

Singapore Introduces New Incentives to Encourage Greener Ships

The incentives include a reduction in the initial registration fees of between 20 to 100 percent for new ships registering on Singapore’s Registry of Ships as well as tax rebates on the annual tonnage tax.

Vietnam’s Diversification of Trade and the China Plus One Strategy

Vietnam and China’s bilateral trade jumped to US$230.2 billion and China is Vietnam’s largest trade partner and the second-largest export destination.

Vietnam’s Blue Economy Potential and Opportunities for Investors

The sea and coastal areas of Vietnam account for approximately 47-48 percent of the country’s GDP. Vietnam Briefing highlights some distinct characteristics of the blue economy as well as opportunities for investors.