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Monday, September 23, 2019
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Working time and overtime regulations remain controversial Working time and overtime regulations remain controversial
The draft amended Labor Code is expected to be submitted to the National Assembly at its upcoming session this October. However, for the time being, opinions remain divergent on a number of issues such as shortening of working time and increase of the maximum overtime.
PAPI: trends in citizens expectations over the last 10 years and implications for future PAPI: trends in citizens’ expectations over the last 10 years and implications for future
This paper presents key analysis and findings about citizens’ perception of and experiences with governance and public administration performance over the past decade through the Vietnam Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index surveys from 2011-18, which were largely informed by the priorities and orientations set forth in the 2011-20 socio-economic development strategy.
Central bank wants to promote mobile payment Central bank wants to promote mobile payment
In Vietnam today, the term “fintech - financial technology” has become more and more popular. Particularly in the field of intermediary payment services, there has been a tremendous increase in the number of e-payments, especially mobile payments via e-wallets, over the past few years. Let’s examine the situation of the mobile payment sector as well as measures to be taken by state authorities to facilitate business operations while ensuring payment security and safety.
Draft law aims at luring more investors in PPP projects Draft law aims at luring more investors in PPP projects
The Ministry of Planning and Investment is working on a draft law on investment in the form of public-private partnership, requiring PPP projects to have the total investment of at least VND 200 billion (USD 8.8 million).
Poverty and economic inequality from Vietnamese citizens perspective in 2018 Poverty and economic inequality from Vietnamese citizens’ perspective in 2018
This article presents findings from the questions about issues of greatest concern for citizens in 2018, as part of the 2018 Vietnam Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI) Report, which captures experiences and perceptions related to governance and public administration performance at national and local levels in 2018 based on a survey of 14,304 citizens with different demographic characteristics, randomly selected from all 63 provinces and cities.
Citizens are more satisfied with public services but concerned about environment poverty and corruption: 2018 PAPI Report Citizens are more satisfied with public services but concerned about environment, poverty and corruption: 2018 PAPI Report
This article presents a snapshot of key findings from the 2018 Vietnam Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI) research project.
MOJ proposes two options for amending the Law of Laws MOJ proposes two options for amending the Law of Laws
The Ministry of Justice has recently put forward two options on revision of the 2015 Law on Promulgation of Legal Documents, focusing on enhancing the responsibility of drafting agencies for the quality of their law-making work.
Ministry accepts comments on civil servant law Ministry accepts comments on civil servant law
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) is collecting opinions on a new law which would amend a number of articles of the Law on Cadres and Civil Servants (2008) and the Law on Public Employees (2010).
Important legislation passed as National Assembly concludes Important legislation passed as National Assembly concludes
Vietnam’s parliament had worked in a “democratic, responsible and serious” manner and accomplished many important tasks, NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said.
Is it better to arbitrate in Vietnam or to arbitrate abroad? Is it better to arbitrate in Vietnam or to arbitrate abroad?
Three types of dispute qualify for arbitration in Vietnam. Firstly, disputes involving “commercial activity” can be arbitrated. Commercial activity is any “activity with a profit-making purpose comprising the purchase and sale of goods, provision of services, investment, commercial enhancement, and other activities for profit-making purposes.” Secondly, arbitration is allowed if one party to the contract is engaged in a commercial activity, say, a vendor in a dispute with a customer. Finally, the law requires that some disputes be settled by arbitration. Disputes that are specifically stipulated by law also qualify for arbitration. For example, contracts that relate to investments under the 2014 Law on Investment, qualify for arbitration. Arbitration is not a general right. Use of arbitration is subject to agreement. That is, the parties have to agree to arbitrate. Agreement to arbitrate can be made in any written form. The agreement may be part of an underlying agreement that is itself in dispute or it may be a separate agreement to arbitrate. Any modification, extension, termination, or invalidity of the contract will not affect the arbitration clause. This follows the separability doctrine of the New York Convention.

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