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Who do Vietnam’s small and medium-sized enterprises turn to for funds?

Small and medium-sized enterprises get funds from banks, microlenders, share issuance, and unregulated loans, the VCCI says.

Vietnam’s low-tech agriculture startups fail to interest investors

Failure to incorporate market needs and hi-tech elements into their projects is costing Vietnam’s agriculture startups dear, experts say.

Uber-inspired Vietnamese start-up wins golden ticket to Silicon Valley

The start-up competition paints a bright picture for the country's young ecosystem. 
November 24, 2017 | 02:56 pm GMT+7

Vietnam's commerce group finds loopholes in draft law to support SMEs

'Are all SMEs qualified to receive assistance or do they have to meet certain requirements?'
May 23, 2017 | 03:38 pm GMT+7

In Nigeria, soaps come in the shape of cupcakes

BathKandy founder Blondie Okpuzor makes bath and body products inspired by desserts from organic and locally sourced ingredients in Nigeria.
April 09, 2017 | 11:53 am GMT+7

Ho Chi Minh City aims to propel local companies into world's Top 500

The country's economic hub is paving the way for a tech startup boom.
March 08, 2017 | 04:03 pm GMT+7

Vietnam set for IT hiring boom in 2017

A new survey estimates employers will need 150,000 new technical workers this year.
February 10, 2017 | 09:57 am GMT+7

Vietnamese mobile start-up 'Shark Journey' snaps up $40,000 from Facebook

The Flappy Bird phenomenon has launched a new wave of start-ups and entrepreneurs in Vietnam.
September 14, 2016 | 04:10 pm GMT+7

Ho Chi Minh City’s private businesses to receive $100-million boost

The southern hub has stepped up efforts to unleash the power of the local business community.
August 03, 2016 | 02:41 pm GMT+7

Ho Chi Minh City pledges to clean up business environment

The city's top official is determined to eliminate under-the-table payments and allay investor concerns.
August 02, 2016 | 03:07 pm GMT+7

Former Alibaba exec invests $3 mln in Vietnamese start-up app

Online travel app Vntrip.vn has hit the jackpot with massive foreign cash injection.
July 11, 2016 | 03:47 pm GMT+7

Vietnam cuts through red tape in bid to unleash business spirit

Vietnam is not the easiest place in the world to do business; it is ranked 93rd by the World Bank in its Doing Business 2016 report. The government is thus trying to make things a little easier by simplifying business licensing.
July 01, 2016 | 06:20 pm GMT+7

Nose job: smells are smart sensors' last frontier

Phones or watches may be smart enough to detect sound, light, motion, touch, direction, acceleration and even the weather, but they can't smell.
June 23, 2016 | 08:08 am GMT+7

Vietnam strategizes to be a start-up nation

Vietnamese government's recent business policy starts to pivot around small and medium enterprises instead of large conglomerates as the country targets to have one million start-ups by 2020. 
June 14, 2016 | 05:25 pm GMT+7

Deputy PM suggests setting up a stock exchange for start-ups

Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue has requested for an establishment of a start-up stock market through the collaboration between state agencies and Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC).
June 08, 2016 | 08:20 am GMT+7
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