FDI disbursement up 5.9% in 10 months FDI disbursement up 5.9% in 10 months

Disbursement of foreign direct investments (FDI) posted an encouraging 5.9-per cent increase to US$10.15 billion in the first 10 months of 2014.

Viet Nam's top brands for 2014 announced Viet Nam's top brands for 2014 announced

The Institute of Economic Research and the Global Trade Alliance-Global GTA (UK) announced Viet Nam's Top Brands 2014 at a ceremony held here last Saturday.

Ha Noi factory to make Boeing 777 doors Ha Noi factory to make Boeing 777 doors

MHI Aerospace Vietnam Company (MHIVA) inaugurated a factory that will manufacture Boeing 777's passenger doors in Ha Noi's Thang Long Industrial Park on October 22.

Coc Coc beats Facebook in online VN traffic Coc Coc beats Facebook in online VN traffic

Vietnamese web browser and search engine Coc Coc receives the second largest number of average daily visitors in Viet Nam, leaving social network Facebook behind.

Failure to register franchising operations could attract sanctions Failure to register franchising operations could attract sanctions

(Nov 19, 2014)

GlobalVue has ranked Viet Nam as one of the top 10 potential markets for franchise ventures in 2013.

SBV tightens rules for foreign currency transactions

Financial institutions have to report international online transactions worth more than US$1,000, or the equivalent in other currencies, to the State Bank of Viet Nam's (SBV) anti-money laundering department.

Circular guides FDI in education sector

The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) issued Circular No. 34/2014/TT-BGDDT (October 15, 2014) guiding foreign investment and co-operation in education.

Cut in gold jewellery export tax proposed

The Ministry of Finance is proposing the cutting of the export duty on gold jewellery from 25 to 30 per cent to 0 to 2 per cent.

Different results for dissolution and bankruptcy

Both dissolution and bankruptcy lead to the termination of a company's activities. However, their causes, settlement procedures and legal consequences, as well as the resultant liabilities of the proprietor are very different.

Firms urged to keep abreast of FTA talks

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, which is under negotiation, will have a positive impact on Viet Nam's economy but will create challenges as well.

Income tax payment required for real property exchange

If real estate is exchanged between July 1, 1994 and January 1, 2009, the people who use the property have to make a one-time personal income tax payment.

Securing land use rights drags on

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.

Technology offers SCG financial, green benefitsTechnology offers SCG financial, green benefits

Siam Cement Group, a leading regional conglomerate in production of building materials, has installed a waste heat recovery (WHR) system to reduce electricity consumption at each of its manufacturing sites. Viet Nam News spoke with Surapon Oonchuen, Manager of Operations and Maintenance at SCG Cement and Building Materials, about WHR technology.

Shrimp exports hit $3.25b with more growth expected Shrimp exports hit $3.25b with more growth expected

The Vietnamese equivalent of the English phrase ‘selling like hot cakes' is ‘selling like fresh shrimp' (Dat nhu tom tuoi). It is also an apt description of Vietnamese shrimp exports in the first 10 months of this year.

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