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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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Policies legislation on climate change to be amended Policies, legislation on climate change to be amended
A workshop was held in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on October 7 to seek improvement of policies and legislation in response to climate change in Vietnam.
Mechanical engineering industry needs more incentives: PM Mechanical engineering industry needs more incentives: PM
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc emphasized the need to facilitate the development of the mechanical engineering industry while addressing a conference in Hanoi on September 24.
Anti-Corruption Law Anti-Corruption Law
The National Assembly promulgated the Anti-Corruption Law last November, extending the fight against corruption in the non-state sector. The Law supersedes its predecessor enacted in 2005 with revisions made in 2007 and 2012 (the 2005 Law).
Stricter rules on personal realty loans Stricter rules on personal realty loans
Banks would increase the risk ratio to 150 percent, three times higher than the present level, for persons who ask for loans to meet their living needs and have an outstanding principal amount worth over VND 3 billion (USD 130,000).
Legislature sittings agenda to focus on lawmaking Legislature sitting’s agenda to focus on lawmaking
The seventh session of the 14th National Assembly (NA) will spend 12 days for lawmaking work with expected passage of seven laws and two resolutions, along with discussion of nine bills, NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said on May 20 at the opening meeting of the session.
Central bank puts forth tighter regulations on e-wallets Central bank puts forth tighter regulations on e-wallets
The State Bank of Vietnam has proposed stricter regulations on opening and use of e-wallets in a draft circular revising Circular 39 of 2014 on intermediary payment services, with the aim of preventing the abuse of the e-wallet business for money laundering and other illegal purposes.
Banks may assess pollution risks before granting loans Banks may assess pollution risks before granting loans
Banks will assess environmental pollution risks when granting loans to projects in some industries, according to a State Bank of Vietnam draft regulation.
Vietnamese Swedish PMs hold talks Vietnamese, Swedish PMs hold talks
Vietnam always treasures its traditional friendship with Sweden and wants to further strengthen bilateral ties in diverse areas, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc told his Swedish counterpart Stefan Loefven during their talks in Stockholm on May 27.
Official Gazette issues Nos 13-15/2019 released on May 20 2019 Official Gazette issues Nos 13-15/2019, released on May 20, 2019
Toward a new circular regulating intermediary organizations in Vietnams science and technology market Toward a new circular regulating intermediary organizations in Vietnam’s science and technology market
A draft circular replacing Circular 16/2014/TT-BKHCN dated June 13, 2014, of the Minister of Science and Technology, will be finalized very soon. This new circular stipulates favorable conditions for the establishment and operation of intermediary organizations in Vietnam’s science and technology market in the coming time.

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