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Exports to Canada see growth Exports to Canada see growth

The volume of Vietnamese exports to Canada has increased by 17 per cent annually, said Zaki Munshi, Asia Project Manager of the Trade Facilitation Office Canada on Thursday.


VN fruit reaches int'l markets VN fruit reaches int'l markets

Vietnamese fruits have gradually conquered world markets, said Nguyen Xuan Hong director of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development's (MARD) Plant Protection Department.


Capital to host biotechnology fair Capital to host biotechnology fair

A three-day fair on technology and biological equipment will take place in the capital on October 21 organised by the National Agency for Science and Information Technology.


Cash still trumps online payment Cash still trumps online payment

Electronic payments for online transactions remained modest compared with cash-on-delivery payments, according to a recent report of the Ministry of Industry and Trade on e-commerce in Viet Nam.



Securing land use rights drags on Securing land use rights drags on

(Oct 25, 2014)

The capital city people's committee has expressed concern over slow progress in the granting of land use rights and house ownership certificates to residents.

Online games get special tax break

The lastest draft of the amended law on special consumption tax has apparently excluded online games from the list of goods and services to be taxed.

New circular guides registration of foreign loans

The State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) issued Circular 25/2014/TT-NHNN on 15 September 2014 containing guidelines for registering foreign loans that are not guaranteed by the Government (hereinafter referred to as foreign loans) as well as changes made to them.

Licences needed to regulate online gaming services

Enterprises interested in providing online gaming services need to consider some important issues.

Factors to consider when hiring

Violations that enterprises in Viet Nam often commit when employing staff include probation, salary deductions, keeping official copies of personal documents and transferring employees to a different job.

PM agrees to abolish business registration tax

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved the Finance Ministry's proposals to amend some articles in the tax laws to facilitate the operation of enterprises during hard times.

Guidance on foreign loans

The State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) issued Circular 25/2014/TT-NHNN on 15 September 2014 to guide registration of foreign loans not guaranteed by the Government ("foreign loans") and changes made to their terms and conditions.

Decree regulates credit rating firm operations

The Decree 88/2014/ND-CP, issued last week to regulate the operations of credit rating firms, does not allow the use of State capital to establish credit rating firms.

Consumption tax hike should be realistic: NA

The National Assembly Standing Committee has called for a careful study of impending tax increases under the amended Law on the Special Consumption Tax to ensure that these were realistic.

Budget to spend VND1 trillion on technology innovation

Viet Nam's National Technology Innovation Fund has a charter capital of VND1 trillion (US$47.6 million), which will be contributed by the state budget for science and technology activities.

Housing ownership laws for foreign enterprises

There are different provisions of the law on the conditions, duration, forms of ownership, rights and obligations of foreign-invested enterprises owning houses in Viet Nam, depending on the enterprises' business sectors.

Saigon Co.op opens 1st store in Ha LongSaigon Co.op opens 1st store in Ha Long

Saigon Co.op opened its first Co.opmart outlet in the northern province of Quang Ninh's Ha Long City on October 19, making it the 72nd outlet nation-wide.

Credit institutions to help regional farmersCredit institutions to help regional farmers

Viet Nam News talks with Secretary General of the Asia-Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association Chamnong Siriwongyotha about how the association helps regional farmers

Lawmakers worried about new airport cost Lawmakers worried about new airport cost

National Assembly members have voiced concern over the large investment required for building a new international airport in Dong Nai Province near HCM City.

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