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Thursday, April 2, 2020
Tags: business environment
How will the EVFTA contribute to more transparency? How will the EVFTA contribute to more transparency?
This article looks at the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), recently ratified by the EU Parliament, from the angle of transparency. Reviewing the road from WTO’s limited use of measures to improve transparency and reduce bribery in international trade to new generation FTAs, the paper examines headways made in mainstreaming transparency in practically all chapters of the trade agreement.
Government determines to substantially improve business environment Government determines to substantially improve business environment
In the coming time, Vietnam’s investment and business environment will be substantially improved in a bid to further raise the country’s competitiveness, according to Government Resolution 02 inked by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on the first day of 2020.
Building and improving the legal framework on foreign exchange management Building and improving the legal framework on foreign exchange management
In recent years, especially 2019, the world economy witnessed a series of insecurities. While almost all economies show signs of a slowdown, trade tensions among economic giants, especially the US-China trade war, continued to undergo complicated developments. As a result, the global growth rate in 2019 dropped to the lowest level since the 2008-09 financial crisis. Gold prices spiked and crude oil prices strongly fluctuated, giving rise to risks in the international market and consequently, many countries had to loosen their fiscal and monetary policies.
European Parliament ratifies EVFTA EVIPA European Parliament ratifies EVFTA, EVIPA
The European Parliament (EP) on Wednesday ratified the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA).
Vietnam reaches for prosperity Vietnam reaches for prosperity
General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President Nguyen Phu Trong shares his thoughts with the Vietnam News Agency on the efforts the Party and Vietnamese people have made to bring the country to where it is today.
Top ten legal documents in 2019 Top ten legal documents in 2019
Selected by Vietnam Law and Legal Forum magazine, these include the Labor Code, the Law on Exit and Entry of Vietnamese Citizens, Prime Minister Decision 1068/QD-TTg,Law on Tax Administration, and a Prime Minister Decision adopting the national strategy for intellectual property rights, among others.
Private firms confused about anti-corruption law Private firms confused about anti-corruption law
Private businesses have said they were unsure about how to implement the 2018 Law on Anti-Corruption that came into effect on July 1.
Top legislators visit to lift Vietnam-Russia parliamentary ties Top legislator’s visit to lift Vietnam-Russia parliamentary ties
National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has affirmed that her visit to Russia from December 8-11 aims to further deepen the comprehensive strategic partnership and parliamentary cooperation between the two countries.
Fundraising through new channels - opportunities and legal challenges Fundraising through new channels - opportunities and legal challenges
The Fourth Industrial Revolution helps create new products and services as well as business models in an open atmosphere without any distance between the reality and cyber space. However, Vietnam’s existing legal framework still fails to meet the demand for realizing these products, services and models. It is not yet mature for the application of novel forms of raising funds from angel investors or venture investment funds. So far, there is no legal corridor for innovative startups, particularly fintech ones. This article introduces new fundraising channels and their legal challenges and puts forward recommendations for formulating a regulatory sandbox applicable to these channels.
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc attends ASEAN-RoK CEO Summit PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc attends ASEAN-RoK CEO Summit
The governments of Vietnam and other ASEAN member states always create best conditions for businesses to boost connectivity and promote creativeness to realize their business initiatives in the ASEAN market with a population of 630 million people and total GDP value of nearly USD 3 trillion, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said on November 25.

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