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Travel the world through its markets

From a historic fabric bazaar in Vietnam to a fancy Whole Foods outlet in the U.S., the world is one big, colorful marketplace.

Japan’s FamilyMart may limit investment in Vietnam following losses

'We cannot continue to pour in resources,' its president says of business in the Southeast Asian market.

Vietnam's caffeine thirst puts it in world's top growing coffee markets

The Southeast Asian nation ranks only behind Indonesia, Turkey and India in retail value growth.
March 07, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Online retail uploads into rapidly expanding Vietnamese market

E-commerce is forecast to hit $10 billion by 2020, accounting for 5 percent of the country’s retail market.
February 18, 2017 | 04:05 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese businesses try to kick post-holiday blues

The Tet holiday is over, but for many, business may stay slow for some more time.
February 04, 2017 | 10:39 am GMT+7

Thailand’s Central Group earmarks $30 million for expansion in Vietnam

The Thai retailer is expanding rapidly in Vietnam with a focus on the growing middle class.
November 15, 2016 | 03:08 pm GMT+7

Vietnam pledges to give EU retailers greater market access

But restrictions will only be eased five years after the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement takes effect.
October 08, 2016 | 04:00 pm GMT+7

Vietnam’s retail market: The rise of convenience stores, minimarts

A majority of consumers still shop in supermarkets but smaller stores are making rapid inroads.
October 04, 2016 | 02:00 am GMT+7

TPP to give foreign investors power to sue Vietnamese government

The Trans Pacific Partnership could cost Vietnamese taxpayers untold millions in arbitration fees and rulings.
September 15, 2016 | 01:16 pm GMT+7

Lazada joins forces with Vietnamese retailers on wave of online shopping boom

'Our message is that whatever you buy offline you can buy it online.'
September 13, 2016 | 04:13 pm GMT+7

Vietnam's M&As to hit a record high of $6bln in 2016

Foreign retailers are flooding into the country as consumer spending is set to grow 47 percent in the next four years. 
August 20, 2016 | 03:20 pm GMT+7

Vietnam's retail sales see slowest growth in 6 years

The shopping spree continues to lose momentum.
August 05, 2016 | 06:05 pm GMT+7

Dawn of Vietnam's retail market

The emerging middle class is craving for places to swipe their cards and the retailers are all ears.
July 07, 2016 | 07:45 am GMT+7

Vietnamese retailers call for safeguards to fight off foreign rivals

Vietnamese retailers have suggested lawmakers install non-tariff safeguards to protect local firms against the anticipated threat from foreign rivals as Vietnam rapidly opens its ...
June 23, 2016 | 10:55 am GMT+7

Flood of foreign retailers forces Vietnam to take action

Vietnamese authorities will monitor the local retail market as floods of foreign investors look to gain a foothold in the sector.
June 07, 2016 | 06:50 pm GMT+7