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Sunday, May 28, 2017
Tags: finance
Vietnam China issue joint statement Vietnam, China issue joint statement
Vietnam-China friendship is a valuable asset of the two countries’ Parties, States and people and it needs to be preserved and promoted, said a joint statement between Vietnam and China.
Finance Ministry proposes incentives for special economic zones Finance Ministry proposes incentives for special economic zones
The Ministry of Finance has proposed special business and financial incentives for special economic zones to fully exploit their potential and competitive advantages.
New rules on security over immovable property New rules on security over immovable property
Immovable property remains the most significant secured property in Vietnam. Civil Code No. 91/2015/QH13 dated November 24, 2015 (the 2015 Civil Code), which became effective on January 1, contains many changes to the legal framework applicable to security over immovable property that this article will try to point out.
Revised Accounting Law Revised Accounting Law
Taking effect on January 1 this year, the Accounting Law regulates accounting work, accounting apparatus, accountants, provision of accounting services, and state management of accounting.
Decision No. 2545/QD-TTg approving the Scheme on development of non-cash payment in Vietnam during 2016-2020 Decision No. 2545/QD-TTg approving the Scheme on development of non-cash payment in Vietnam during 2016-2020
Citizens more satisfied with health insurance coverage but more concerned about the environment: 2016 PAPI Report Citizens more satisfied with health insurance coverage, but more concerned about the environment: 2016 PAPI Report
Findings from the 2016 PAPI Report, released on April 4, 2017, show positive trends in public service delivery. However, citizens are more concerned about the environment than in past years, and weaknesses remain in citizen engagement in decision-making, government accountability, and control of corruption in the public sector.
Draft decree offers more benefits to strategic investors in SOEs Draft decree offers more benefits to strategic investors in SOEs
Strategic investors would be allowed to sell their shares in state-owned enterprises within three years after such SOEs are equitized.
A more focus on intellectual property from the new Civil Code and intellectual property law system A more focus on intellectual property from the new Civil Code and intellectual property law system
Vietnam has so far had three Civil Codes of 1995, 2005 and 2015 since January 4, 1995, when the Vietnamese Government filed a formal request for accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). Each of these Civil Codes presents an interestingly different point of view on intellectual property (IP) in relation to the national system of IP rights protection, as briefly depicted below.
Taxing online business a challenge Taxing online business a challenge
Tax authorities are finding it tough taxing e-commerce as it is not that easy controlling online business revenues given cash payments so common in Vietnam, lawyers Chau Huy Quang and Cao Dang Huy recently wrote on the Saigon Times weekly.
Poor farmers to get financial support when joining agriculture insurance Poor farmers to get financial support when joining agriculture insurance
Agricultural households would receive a financial support to participate in agriculture insurance, according to a draft decree recently revealed by the Ministry of Finance.

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