How to Set Up a Representative Office in Vietnam

A Representative Office (RO) offers a low-cost entry for companies seeking to gain a better understanding of the Vietnamese market. As such, this option is among the most common for first-time entrants to the Vietnamese market and often precedes a larger presence within the country.

Energy transition and emerging markets

The push for carbon neutrality and improved environmental sustainability places a unique set of pressures on emerging markets. The essential question is: how can such economies fulfil their economic potential while at the same time striving for net zero?

Thailand touts ‘innovation hub’ aim

The move is also part of its plan to raise Thailand’s position in the Global Innovation Index from 43rd in 2021 and ensure Bangkok appears in the top 50 best cities for startups as the capital was ranked in 71st place in the Global Startup Ecosystem Index 2021. 

Mergers and Acquisitions in Vietnam: Domestic Players Lead Trends

In the last six months of 2019 and 2020, the market witnessed notable acquisitions or restructuring of private corporations. The pandemic has resulted in a shift in the market trend towards more acquisitions than mergers.

An Introduction to Doing Business in ASEAN 2022

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was established in 1967 by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand to accelerate economic growth and social development in the region. Brunei Darussalam joined in 1987, Vietnam in 1995, Lao DPR and Myanmar in 1997, and Cambodia in 1999.

Why Manufacturing is Driving Vietnam’s Growth

In 2020, the manufacturing and processing sector continued to take the lead in the country’s foreign direct investment (FDI), making up 58.2 percent of the total. With its contribution, Vietnam’s economy is forecast to regain momentum and reach GDP growth of 6 to 6.5 percent in 2022.

China-Laos Railway: Bringing Opportunities for ASEAN and the Asia Pacific

The new railway can transform Laos from a landlocked country that was the least industrialized in ASEAN into a land-linked hub that connects to the wider region. The southern part of the line will connect the Thai province of Nong Khai to the capital Bangkok.

5th RCEP webinar series underlines integration SMEs into regional value chain

The discussions also highlighted the opportunity provided by the RCEP to facilitate the integration of SMEs into the regional value chain and the potential impact on narrowing the development gap.