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HCM City is among 10 fastest-growing cities HCM City is among 10 fastest-growing cities

HCM City is among the 10 fastest-growing cities in the world, a new report issued yesterday said.


Citi gets nod to operate subsidiaries Citi gets nod to operate subsidiaries

Citibank has received approval from the State Bank of Vietnam to build subsidiaries in Viet Nam.


VN-US economic ties have grown quickly since BTA VN-US economic ties have grown quickly since BTA

Since the normalisation of relations 20 years ago, economic relations between Viet Nam and the US have developed strongly in many sectors, and are expected to grow even further in the future, especially after the Trans-Pacific Partnership is signed.


More foreign investment will help securities More foreign investment will help securities

A decree issued last month that allows foreign investors to raise their ownership in Vietnamese companies will help Viet Nam's securities market, said Andy Ho, Chief Investment Officer of VinaCapital.



New circular introduces key corporate-income tax changes New circular introduces key corporate-income tax changes

(Jul 29, 2015)

On June 22, 2015, the finance ministry issued Circular 96/2015/TT-BTC, guiding the corporate income tax regime in Decree 12/2015/ND-CP ("Decree 12") of the government, dated February 12, 2015.

Laws govern foreign advertising

Ever since Viet Nam joined the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on January 11, 2007, foreign investors have been allowed to co-operate with Vietnamese advertising firms through joint ventures or business co-operation contracts (BCC).

Forex regulations for FDI activities create transparency

Cash flows into or out of Viet Nam relating to foreign direct investment (FDI) activities are always of significant interest to not only foreign investors, but state agencies also.

Penalties for violating sales promotion laws

Enterprises violating the law while engaging in promotional activities may face administrative penalties and/or additional sanctions. They will be required to take remedial measures or suspend promotional activities, depending on the severity of their act.

Ministry issues terms for 267 conditional business areas

The Ministry of Planning and Investment has publicised norms for 267 conditional business areas to help enterprises meet requirements under the revised Investment Law which takes effect from July 1

Real estate business law introduces key changes

The new real estate business law, which comes into effect on July 1, includes certain important changes that are expected to have huge impacts on the real estate market.

PM allows real estate capital for investment fund

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has agreed to allow investors to contribute capital through real estate to create a real estate investment fund.

Decree expands foreign ownership ratio

The Government issued Decree No. 60/2015/ND-CP on June 26, 2015, to amend Government Decree No. 58/2012/ND-CP (20 July 2012) implementing the Law on Securities - and its amendment.

FDI for State projects to face strong scrutiny

The supervision of foreign-invested projects in Viet Nam will become tighter if a draft decree of the Ministry of Planning and Investment is approved.

Investment law ready to implement

New points in the Investment and Enterprise Law 2014, which go into effect next month, caught the attention of business players attending a seminar in HC M City yesterday.

Decree 42 stipulates rules for derivative securities

On May 5, 2015, the government enacted decree 42/2015/ND-CP on derivative securities and the derivative securities market ("Decree 42").

Friesland Campina receives merit certificateFriesland Campina receives merit certificate

Dairy company Friesland Campina Viet Nam has received the Prime Minister's Certificate of Merit for contributing to the development of new rural areas during the 2010-15 period.

New Vinamilk chairwoman welcomes fresh challengeNew Vinamilk chairwoman welcomes fresh challenge

Le Thi Bang Tam, an independent director of the Viet Nam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company (Vinamilk), is its new chairperson after Mai Kieu Lien, who was named by Forbes as being among the top 50 powerful business-women in Asia in March, resigned on July 25.

Investors turn away as gold loses its sheen Investors turn away as gold loses its sheen

Do not tough gold" is advice that many experts are giving Vietnamese investors amid a relentless fall in the prices of the metal both here and globally.

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