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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.



VN's challenge in protecting IP under TPP VN's challenge in protecting IP under TPP

(Sep 21, 2016)

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement was officially concluded on February 4, 2016 by 12 countries, including Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the US and Viet Nam.

Conditions for starting a Drugs Business in VN

Decree No 102/2016/ND-CP issued by Vietnamese Government on July 01, 2016 governs a drug business's conditions. The Decree provides conditions for all business types related to drugs. Below are highlights of the conditions one must follow in the drug business.

Liability for acts of false advertising

Enterprises conducting false product advertising may be subject to legal liability in many respects, in particular, the risk of bearing criminal liability if the act of advertising shows sufficient signs to be considered a crime under the regulations.

Resolving trade disputes via court or arbitration?

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.

Uniben factory begins operation in Hung Yen ProvinceUniben factory begins operation in Hung Yen Province

Uniben Food Company has put into operation its new VND1 trillion (US$44.5 million) fish sauce, seasoning and instant food factory in Pho Noi A Industrial Park, Hung Yen Province.

Viet Nam's steel industry must be more competitiveViet Nam's steel industry must be more competitive

High stockpiles, coupled with fierce competition from cheap imported steel, are hitting the domestic steel industry, an industry already under scrutiny regarding its impacts on the environment. Ho Nghia Dung, President of the Viet Nam Steel Association, speaks to bnews.vn about addressing these issues and about the ins and outs of steel production investment.

Banking investment, no longer one-way flow Banking investment, no longer one-way flow

Recently the State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) issued a licence to Malasyia's second largest lender, CIMB Bank Berhad, to establish a bank in Viet Nam with a registered capital of over VND3.2 trillion (nearly US$144 million).

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