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Foreign investors inject $3b in Vietnamese firms Foreign investors inject $3b in Vietnamese firms

Foreign investors have invested almost US$3 billion in Vietnamese enterprises in the last twelve months ending July 2016, the Foreign Investment Agency under the Ministry of Planning and Investment reported on Thursday.


VN to develop competition policy VN to develop competition policy

Viet Nam is developing a comprehensive competition policy scheme in an effort to refuel reform and accelerate growth towards a market-based economy.


Inspectorate to investigate MobiFone stake purchase in AVG Inspectorate to investigate MobiFone stake purchase in AVG

Viet Nam's Government inspectorate will conduct a comprehensive inspection of MobiFone Telecommunications Corporation's business transaction in which it acquired a 95 per cent stake in Audio Visual Global JSC (AVG).


Central bank sounds alarm after hacks Central bank sounds alarm after hacks

The State Bank of Viet Nam has written to banks, credit institutions and financial organisations, warning them against hackers a day after the websites of Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat airports and Vietnam Airlines were hacked.



Resolving trade disputes via court or arbitration? Resolving trade disputes via court or arbitration?

(Aug 31, 2016)

When both court and arbitration have jurisdiction over the resolution of disputes arising from the performance of commercial contracts, selecting the appropriate mode of resolution will help the parties ensure the benefits of the process and save a lot of time, effort and money.

Rules for insurance businesses in Viet Nam

The Government has issued Decree No 73/2016/ND-CP on July 1, 2016 detailing the implementation of the Law on Insurance Business. The Decree regulates the establishment and operation of life insurance, non-life insurance, health insurance, reinsurance enterprises and foreign insurer branches.

 

Representative offices in Viet Nam

Establishing a representative office in Viet Nam is considered a safe initial step before traders conduct a series of complex high-cost legal procedures to establish a wholly foreign-owned enterprise.

Decree addresses securities firms

The Government has issued Decree No 86/2016/ND-CP (July 1, 2016) governing requirements applicable to securities investment and business activities in Viet Nam.

Five contract terms you should know

Terms of content conflict resolution, validity of the contracts, and transfer of contractual obligations are basic terms that often get overlooked, but they can help enterprises minimize serious damage when entering into contracts.

Three tax incentives for investment projects

Circular 83/2016/TT-BTC governs in detail several cases subject to incentives as follows:

New Circular 83 outlines investment tax incentives

The finance ministry issued Circular No. 83/2016/TT-BTC ("Circular 83") on June 17, 2016. It guides the implementation of investment tax incentives prescribed in the Investment Law and Government decree No. 118/2015/ND-CP, which details and regulates several articles of the Investment Law.

Get copyright protection on the internet

The acts of copying and cropping articles, images and videos posted on official websites of organisations or individuals, might be subject to administrative and even criminal sanctions for  copyright infringement.

You set up a firm. Now what?

To avoid fines for inadequate compliance with provisions of the law, PLF suggests newly-established enterprises should pay heed to the following issues:

Foreign language contract laws vary in VN

In civil and commercial agreements, the parties to the contract may choose Vietnamese or other foreign languages to be the language of contracts. An exception applies in cases where specialised laws may require the contract to be written (or to have a copy) in Vietnamese.

What businesses can and can't do when cutting jobs

What businesses can and can't do when cutting jobs

Lotte Center Hanoi is becoming the Center of HanoiLotte Center Hanoi is becoming the Center of Hanoi

Lotte Center Hanoi consists of 65 stories and 5 basements, a height of 272 metres with total floor space of 253,402 sqm, making it the second highest building in Hanoi.

FDI down as HCM City becomes more choosyFDI down as HCM City becomes more choosy

Some experts talk to Viet Nam News about the investment environment in HCM City and measures to aid investors in the city, in the context of declining foreign direct investment.

Foreign coffee, fast food retreat from Viet Nam Foreign coffee, fast food retreat from Viet Nam

The Vietnamese coffee market is considered very promising estimated to grow at 15 per cent through 2020. The question now is if Vietnamese chains can grab the opportunities created by the withdrawal of foreign brands.

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