Review Category : The Latest News & Events

“I’m here and I’m ready to work,” OPIC President and CEO Ray Washburne told OPIC staff Tuesday during a meeting where he outlined his vision for the Agency.

Washburne, a longtime Texas-based investor who was confirmed by the U.S. Senate earlier this month as the eleventh President and CEO of OPIC, said he was encouraged by the speed with which the Agency’s new leadership has been put in place. In addition to Washburne and David Bohigian, who was also confirmed earlier this month as OPIC Executive Vice President, OPIC’s new executive team includes Edward Burrier, Vice President, Office of External Affairs; and William Doffermyre, Vice President and General Counsel.

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Strong brand names are very important for small and medium-sized enterprises to improve their competitiveness, a seminar heard on Wednesday in HCM City.

Speaking at “Building brand name – foundation to create competitive advantage and development for Vietnamese enterprises,” organised by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Nguyen Thi My Chau, a consultant in enterprise governance and SME development, said: “Brand names are the feelings society, community and customers have for products, services or organisations.

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As many as 2,600 delegates will make it to the third APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting and related meetings (SOM 3) expected to open in HCM City next Friday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has announced.

Slated for August 18-30, SOM 3 will accommodate 75 meetings, seminars, and dialogues by four committees and 38 working groups of the Asian-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC).

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Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M) announced opening its first store on September 9, 2017 at Vincom Centre Shopping Mall in Ho Chi Minh City.

“This is the most favourable time for us to join the Vietnamese market, H&M’s 68th market with great potential in the retail sector. With various diversified fashion products, we hope to meet our customers’ expectations and inspire them to explore and create their own style,” Fredrik Famm, H&M Southeast Asia country manager, said.

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The regional minimum wage for 2018 is expected to increase by 6.5 per cent, equal to VNĐ180,000-230,000 (US$8-10) a month, believed to be the lowest increase ever.

The increase was announced on Monday after the National Wage Council concluded its third discussion on the regional minimum wage for 2018, with a consensus reached between employer and labour  representatives.

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Vietnam’s tuna export turnover has risen 21 per cent year-on-year to hit US$271 million in the first half of 2017.

Sharing export details, the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) said that tuna fillet brought in the most revenue, accounting for around 48 per cent of total tuna exports, followed by canned tuna (30 per cent) and other processed tuna (15 per cent).

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2017 marks the seventeenth year of The AmCham Scholarship Program. During the last 17 years, the program has been devoting to improving the business environment in Vietnam in general, and the HCM City area in particular,  by helping develop high quality human resources for member companies, as well as helping students develop essential professional working skills.

Since launched in 2001, AmCham Scholarship Program has continually been growing. To 2016, the program has totally awarded 755 scholarships to students from 13 leading universities in Ho Chi Minh City. The number of participating universities increased to 15 this year.

AmCham Scholarship 2017 Timeline

Fri, 01 Sep Application Form Opens
Sat, 09 Sep Information Session Day 1
Sat, 16 Sep Information Session Day 2
Sat, 07 Oct Application Deadline of Group 1 (21h00)
Sat, 14 Oct Application Deadline of Group 2 (21h00)
Mon, 30 Oct Screening Results
Sat, 11 Nov Ability Test (SHL Test)
Mon, 20 Nov Ability Test Results • Interview Schedule
Sat, 25 Nov Interview Day
Sat, 02 Dec Award Ceremony

Get ready!
The ONLY compulsory document you need for the application is your official overall GPA transcript. At some universities, it may take some time for Department of Academic Affairs to issue a completed overall GPA transcript so you should prepare it in advance, even before the application opening date.

Optional document includes your certificate of achievement/scholarship/social activity… at university or in community. Please have all the files scanned and saved in PDF format.


Benefits of AmCham Scholars:
– 10.000.000VND in cash
– Recognized by nearly 500 AmCham companies
– Credits for job application after graduation and other related purposes (e.g. summer job, internship, further scholarship, etc.)
– Priority in some AmCham functions
– Entitled to join AmCham Scholars Alumni/ae Club with great networking opportunities

Contact us
Contact AmCham Scholarship Management Team via:


Tel: 028 3824 3743

or get updated on AmCham Scholarship Facebook Fanpage:


Undergraduate students of bachelor degree in their:

third academic year or above at Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City (including International University, University of Economics and Law, University of Information Technology, University of Science, University of Social Sciences & Humanities and Bach Khoa University), Foreign Trade University in Ho Chi Minh City, Banking University HCM City, Hoa Sen University, Ho Chi Minh City University of Law, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education, Eastern International University, University of Economics HCMC and Vietnamese – German University

Or fifth academic year or above at School of Medicine – Vietnam National University

in official full-time academic year 2017 – 2018.

– With overall GPA not lower than 7.0 in scale 10 or 3.0 in scale 4 (Click here for details).
– Active in school/social/community service activities.
– Fluent in English.
– One can apply for AmCham Scholarship ONCE IN A LIFETIME

***NOTE: “How to be considered as an undergraduate student?. Please refer to FAQs Page (Section “2. APPLICATION QUALIFICATIONS”) to find out.


You will fill in your application online. It should take you about 45 minutes to complete.

Please kindly note that you can save your draft and log out and return as many times as you wish when you are working on your application. However, once you have submitted, you will have no way to revise your application. Should such mistake happen, please send us an email to or call directly to 08 3824 3743.



The list of completed application is updated every Monday at 5pm, from Sep 01 to Oct 14, 2017. Please check out and let us know if your information is not listed as it supposes to be.

For the best screening process, we would like to set 2 deadlines for 2 groups of universities. Please kindly check carefully below:

Group 1(21:00 – 07 Oct, 2017)
* Banking University
* Foreign Trade University
* Hoa Sen University
* University of Economics HCMC

Group 2: (21:00 – 14 Oct, 2017)
* Eastern International University
* Ho Chi Minh City University of Law
* Ho Chi Minh City University of Technical Education
* Vietnamese – German University
* VNU HCMC – International University
* VNU HCMC – School of Medicine
* VNU HCMC – University of Economics and Laws
* VNU HCMC – University of Information Technology
* VNU HCMC – University of Science
* VNU HCMC – University of Social Sciences & Humanities
* VNU HCMC – University of Technology


Please click HERE to go to FAQs Page of AmCham Scholarship 2017.


Please click HERE to be updated on AmCham Scholarship Program 2017 Management Team.


– Your application number is in the format: 2017xxxx
– Please bear in mind that only application forms created from 01/9/2017 (whose application number is 2017xxxx) are validly accepted
– We appreciate your integrity. If any information in your application is proved incorrect during the program, we have the right to decline your application and withdraw your award or candidate status.
– One can apply for AmCham Scholarship once in his lifetime. Please make sure that you are ready to apply.
– English is used 100 percent in the program.


Let’s take a look at the media in 2016 to see how AmCham Scholarship went through:
– Photos of Award Ceremony
– Videos of Award Ceremony on VITV and HTV9


1. Cash and Product Sponsor (Platinum): Suntory PepsiCo Viet Nam Beverage
2. Cash Sponsor (Diamond): AmCham Vietnam Direct Selling Committee (AVDSC)
3. Cash Sponsor (Gold):Dow Chemical Int’l Ltd Rep. Office
4. Cash Sponsor (Gold): Unilever Vietnam
5. Cash Sponsor (Gold): KMPG Vietnam
6. Cash Sponsor (Gold): Oriflame Vietnam
7. Cash Sponsor (Gold): Manulife Vietnam
8. Cash Sponsor (Silver): Cargill Vietnam Limited
9. Advertisement and Magazines (Diamond): Nhip Cau Dau Tu
10. English Course Voucher Sponsor (Diamond):Yola Institute
11. SHL Test Sponsor (Diamond): Talentnet Corporation
12. Venue Sponsor (Silver): White Palace
13. Product Sponsor: PepsiCo Foods Viet Nam
More details of 2017 AmCham Scholarship Sponsorship opportunities:


or contact:
*Ms. Nguyen Thi Mai Huong (Amy) – Program Manager
Tel: +84 28 3824 3562 /ext 104
*Ms. Le Hieu Anh Thi (Kathy) – Sponsorship Lead
Tel: +84 28 3824 3743 /ext 107

HP: +84 122 453 0003

Posted: 15 April, 2016 – Updated: 30 December, 2016.

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Vietnamese people’s demand for foreign property, especially in the US, has been increasing in recent years. Experts say this increase can be attributed to Vietnam’s fast growing economy and Vietnamese people’s belief that the US is a good place to live and work.

A report by the US National Association of Realtors (NAR) showed that between April 2016 and March 2017, Vietnamese buyers purchased approximately 5,689 residential properties in the US, roughly double of the previous 12-months period.

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A new decree will help improve the quality of corporate governance in public companies and benefit small, individual investors, a senior official said yesterday.

Corporate governance has become an urgent issue for public companies as it affects a firm’s sustainability when its size and scale develops at a fast speed, Pham Hong Son, vice chairman of the State Securities Commission (SSC), said at a conference.

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