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Sunday, October 22, 2017
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PM asks central bank to mobilize idle US dollars PM asks central bank to mobilize idle US dollars
The Prime Minister has requested the central bank to promptly adopt policies to mobilize idle US dollars from the local population to invest in business and production.
New property policy lures overseas Vietnamese foreigners New property policy lures overseas Vietnamese, foreigners
Analysts said the revised laws on housing and real estate business have made Vietnam’s property market more attractive, given its reasonable prices.
Vietnam waives visas for five more countries Vietnam waives visas for five more countries
Nationals from France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK have become next visitors who can enter Vietnam without a visa under a resolution signed by the Prime Minister on June 17.
IT industry planned to turn out more export products IT industry planned to turn out more export products
By 2025, the information technology sector will become a fast, sustainable and profitable economic sector with large export earnings.
20 years U.S.-Vietnam diplomatic relationship: Small Steps to Big Game 20 years U.S.-Vietnam diplomatic relationship: Small Steps to Big Game
This year marks a two-decade anniversary of the U.S.-Vietnam diplomatic relationship. In retrospect, it is a long way between the two nations which used to be former foes in a bloody war that claimed more than fifty-eight thousand American soldiers and more than two million Vietnamese lives from both the North and South Vietnam to fix the wounds.
Institutional reform - a road to national competitiveness Institutional reform - a road to national competitiveness
According to the WEF’s findings, Vietnam’s competitiveness was most significant in the market size pillar (34th) and labor market efficiency pillar (49th) compared with other economies.
State Bank proposes stricter rules on consumer lending State Bank proposes stricter rules on consumer lending
In the future, commercial banks will be allowed to provide consumer loans only to “standard” customers, according to a draft circular recently released by the Central Bank.
A renewed approach to fighting corruption in Vietnam:   Addressing the punitive side of the crime  A renewed approach to fighting corruption in Vietnam: Addressing the punitive side of the crime
All countries in the world, one way or another, are affected by corruption. Vietnam is not an exception to this development ailment. What can be done to reduce it?
Brave new world:   Taxing e-commerce transactions in Vietnam  Brave new world: Taxing e-commerce transactions in Vietnam
Last year, Facebook and Google came under fire for allegation that their online advertising arms, while profiting in millions of US dollars from the Vietnamese market, had evaded tax obligations with the Vietnamese state[1]. The claim was after all unfounded[2] but it did raise some interesting questions about the state’s ability to tax in a new world where the internet plays an increasingly important role in promoting business while traditional brick-and-mortar model, i.e., physical shops and stores, are in many cases rendered redundant. [1] “Facebook’s, Google’s agents suspected of evading tax in Vietnam”, VietNamNet Bridge, 9 March 2012, retrievable at http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/business/19568/facebook-s--google-s-agents-suspected-of-evading-tax-in-vietnam.html [2] “Google and Facebook did not evade tax in Vietnam” [Vietnamese], ICT News, 10 April 2012, retrievable at http://www.ictnews.vn/home/Internet/77/Google-Facebook-khong-tron-thue-tai-Viet-Nam/101814/index.ict
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