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2021 May 14
Vietnam: legal framework transformation favouring foreign investors

Overview

The Covid-19 outbreak since the end of 2019 has caused far-reaching impacts on all sectors around the world including severe economic crisis. Southeast Asia is no exception. Myanmar is facing a dual crisis because of Covid-19 and political instability. Thailand’s post-Covid economic recovery plan may continue to be delayed in the event of the 3rd Covid-19 outbreak.

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2021 Mar 15
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Food Processing – A Promising Sector for FDI Inflows to Vietnam in 2021

Overview

Food processing is one of the sectors that Vietnam is prioritizing to develop by 2025, with a vision to 2035. The food processing industry in Vietnam has grown steadily over the past few years. In the period 2013-2017, the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) of the food processing industry increased by an average of 6.82% annually (VGP, 2018). Despite the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020-IIP of the industry still increased by 5.3% compared with 2019 (GSO, 2020), as well as the quality of the products and number of companies.

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2021 Feb 15
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Dairy Industry of Vietnam 2021: Chances for foreign players

Overview

Not until 1920 when the French brought foreign dairy cows to Vietnam that the local people here got to know about cow milk. In 1924, Longevity & Dutch Lady products were first traded in Saigon (later renamed Ho Chi Minh City) and became the first player in the longtime dairy industry. Since then, the Vietnam dairy industry has developed dramatically. According to Euromonitor, the total size of Vietnam’s dairy market in 2019 has reached over USD 5.2 billion and a report from Vietnam Dairy Association also pointed out that the dairy market’s revenue already reached USD 4.7 billion in 2018, an increase of 9% compared to 2017, and made the CAGR of 12.7% over the period of 2010-2018.

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2020 Dec 15
On the cusp of a Healthy Drink Boom in Vietnam

Rising Trend of Healthy Drinks among Vietnamese Consumers

Health has been the top concern for Vietnamese consumers based on research by Nielsen from Q3-2019 to Q1-2020. As to lead a healthy lifestyle, it seems that many consumers are interested in healthy drinks. When searching for the keyword “healthy drinks” or “healthy juice recipe” on Facebook, Vietnam’s most popular social media channel, the results display a lot of fan pages, groups, and posts with many engagements. Take a fanpage called “Juicing, Healthy Drinks and Yoga Lovers” as an example, this fanpage attracts more than 37.1 thousand members and has a high posting frequency with about 100 interactions per post. Another group called “1001 Công Thức Nước Ép” (1001 Juice Recipe) has 55.2 thousand members and engagement per post is above 100.

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2020 Nov 15
Smart Home Trend to Be a New Breeze in Vietnam

Recent developments surrounding Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things (IoT) have found traction and interest in the smart home market in Vietnam. The dramatically accelerating pace of technological innovation has resulted in the rising trend of owning a smart home in many developed countries around the world. With its two largest metropolises among top 10 fastest growing cities in terms of economic and real estate development (as listed in the City Momentum Index 2020 by Jones Lang Lasalle – JLL), Vietnam’s smart home market, though still in its infancy, possesses promising investment opportunities thanks to the rapid urbanization and the boom of megacities in the country. 

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2020 Oct 15
Online dating apps in Vietnam • a BC finding!

Overview on online dating apps

Although the very first computer-based dating service was created in 1965 in the US, online dating has just gained popularity in the last decade thanks to the rise of online dating apps. Since the launch of Tinder in 2012, hundreds of dating services have appeared on app stores worldwide. In 2018, analysts estimate the global online dating market could be worth $12 billion by 2020 (Business Insider, 2018). A more recent estimation for 2020 was conducted by Statista, which is $2.7 billion. It is difficult to evaluate the two estimations. However, in fact, Match Group (the company owns those most high-profile dating platforms including Tinder, Hinge, OkCupid, etc.) recorded its overall revenue for 2019 is $2.1 billion, about 24% increased from 2018. Thus, considering the market players’ revenue and high growth rate, the global online dating market in 2020 might be higher than Statista’s estimation, at least over $3 billion is expected. According to Dylan Loh (2020) on Nikkei Asian Review, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia are the three leading countries in ASEAN in terms of users’ spending on an online dating app.


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2020 Sep 15
Online grocery shopping in COVID-19 outbreak

The size of Vietnam’s e-commerce sector in 2018 was estimated at $8.06 billion, up 30% from the previous year, according to a white paper published by the Department of E-Commerce and Digital Economy of the Ministry of Industry and Trade. The growth rate has been rising dramatically in the past three years, compared to 23% and 24% respectively in 2016 and 2017 (Nhandan, 2019). White Book stated that nearly 39.9 million Vietnamese consumers purchased consumer products online in 2018, contributing $1.2 million of sales of products.

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2020 Aug 15
Emerging personal finance applications in Vietnam

Technology-based Personal Finance Solution is a rising trend in the dynamic fintech market in Vietnam. From nearly 400.mil USD market value in 2017, it expects to have a CAGR of 31,2% during the period 2017 – 2025 to reach 24% of total fintech market share in 2025, according to a report by consulting firm Solidiance.

A survey conducted in May 2020 by B&Company on its online survey platform BEAN Survey with 484 respondents above 18 y.o shows that demand for Personal Finance activities are significant with 56% of respondents wanting to track and manage their expenses. Respondents also shared desire to get advice on personal finance investment (32%) and obtain loans for consumption purposes (31%).

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2020 Jun 15
E-learning in Vietnam before and after COVID-19 outbreak
As of May 3rd, 2020 | Consolidated by B&Company Vietnam & BEAN Survey team

By 20th April 2020, more than 200 countries have been fighting against COVID-19 outbreak, with most countries applied nationwide closures (Source: WHO). This incident has heavily impacted more than one billion students, or over 90% of the world’s student population according to UNESCO’s estimation. Facing this unprecedented event, governments, schools, teachers and students have found ways to stay positive for education and keep learning. The most widely used alternative form of on campus study during this time of uncertainty is online learning.

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2020 Apr 15
The rapid development of Vietnam’s functional food market

Market overview

The market for functional food is one of the fastest growing markets. According to a report published in 2019 by Grand View Research, the global scale was worth USD 161.49 billion in 2018. The global market size is projected to reach USD 275.77 billion by 2025 and is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 7.9% during the forecast period. In South East Asia, since 2011, functional food markets have experienced rapid growth, worth USD 17.4 billion in 2016 and 9% CAGR is forecast between 2015 and 2020 (L.E.K. Research & Analysis, 2018). The market size for functional food in Vietnam was worth USD 1,792 million in 2015, ranked 3rd among ASEAN countries. However, its’ growth rate from 2015-2020 was highest among all countries in the region.

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