Thien Thanh firm's top leaders arrested Thien Thanh firm's top leaders arrested

Three top officials of the HCM City-based Thien Thanh Group Ltd Company were arrested yesterday for allegedly violating Viet Nam's Penal Code's Article 165.

VN becomes second-largest importer of Australian beef VN becomes second-largest importer of Australian beef

Viet Nam has become the second largest importer of Australian cattle, behind Indonesia, according to BeefCentral.com, a free news website and market intelligence service dedicated to the Australian beef industry.

Vingroup begins construction of Vinhomes Tan Cang Vingroup begins construction of Vinhomes Tan Cang

Vingroup kicked off construction of the exclusive Vinhomes Tan Cang urban complex in HCM City on July 26.

Viettel delivers iPads to Viet Nam Viettel delivers iPads to Viet Nam

Viettel has become the first mobile network in Viet Nam to officially deliver the iPad from US-based Apple Inc.

Tax incentives offered for software enterprises Tax incentives offered for software enterprises

(Jul 30, 2014)

To encourage the development of the software industry, the Vietnamese Government offers special incentives on corporate income tax (CIT) for enterprises in this industry, such as preferential tax rates, CIT exemption and a reduction period:

New Land Law improves framework

Though the new Land Law has not completely satisfied all involved parties, it ensures more transparent and equitable treatment for land users, property consultancy CBRE said in a report.

Ministry issues provisions on apartment building

The Ministry of Construction issued Circular No 03/2014/TT-BXD (February 20, 2014) and Circular No 05/2014/TT-BXD (May 9, 2014) on calculation of the area of an apartment and contributions to the fund for operational management of the commonly owned area of an apartment building based on the area of the apartment.

Ha Noi market prepares for exchange-traded fund launch

The Ha Noi Stock Exchange has issued a new regulation to guide the management of certificate transactions of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), paving the way for ETFs to list fund certificates on the exchange.

Government issues new rules on employment services

To provide detailed guidelines to enterprises engaged in employment service activities as stipulated under Labour Code 2012, on May 23, 2014, the Government of Viet Nam issued Decree No 52/2014/ND-CP providing conditions and procedures for issuance of an operation licence for enterprises engaged in employment-service activities, which will take effect as from July 15,2014, ("Decree 52").

Using e-mails in dispute resolution

According to the Law on E-transactions (2005), aside from communication purpose, e-mails also carry evidentiary value.

Decree regulates forex management

Government Decree No 50/2014/ND-CP (May 20, 2014) has been issued to regulate and manage State foreign-exchange reserves.

Foreigners to get VAT refunds at more airports

Foreigners purchasing goods in Viet Nam will be refunded the value added tax at five more exit terminals while leaving the country from July 1.

Workers' right to severance pay

An employee's right to and the quantum of severance pay depends on the circumstances and reasons he or she loses a job or stops working for an employer.

New decree regulates land price mechanisms

Methods to determine land prices, the formulation and amendment of land price frameworks and land price lists, determining prices for specific types of land, and consultancy on determining land prices are regulated in Government Decree No.44/2014/ND-CP (May 15, 2014).

Advertisements cannot confer unfair advantage

In an imperfect competitive environment with asymmetrical information that we have today, advertisement is a marketing tactic that plays an important role in the existence and development of most enterprises.

We are fearless against our competitors: BMW chiefWe are fearless against our competitors: BMW chief

The luxury car market has been buzzing this year with the appearance of new brands and models. But Sergio Solero, managing director of BMW Group Asia, tells Viet Nam News his company is not fazed by competition.

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