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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Tags: regulations
Retirement age to rise in 2021 Retirement age to rise in 2021
The retirement age in Vietnam, currently 60 for men and 55 for women, may be gradually raised to 62 and 60, respectively, beginning in January 2021, the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) proposed.
Ten new decrees guiding FTA tariff cuts Ten new decrees guiding FTA tariff cuts
The Ministry of Finance on January 5 announced 10 draft decrees that will guide implementation of several free trade agreements, drawing a roadmap to zero percent import tariffs for many goods.
Maternity leave for foreign female employees Maternity leave for foreign female employees
As a female worker in Vietnam, am I entitled to a six-month maternity leave under Vietnamese law? Do employers pay any salary during the maternity leave? Is my employer obliged to keep me as an employee and give me back my job after the maternity leave? Can my husband also take a paternity leave when I give birth?
Dispute resolution mechanisms under Vietnamese law and EVFTA Dispute resolution mechanisms under Vietnamese law and EVFTA
The legislative basis for mediation is noted to improve and countries, such as Vietnam, have pursued mediation reforms as a response to contemporary demands.
Vietnam unveils new non-performing loan toolkit Vietnam unveils new non-performing loan toolkit
As high non-performing loan (NPL) levels affect many credit institutions, particularly financially weak banks, authorities should step in to lead the system-wide response. This article dwells on major solutions to NPLs set forth in a recently approved scheme on banking system restructuring and NPL resolution.
New regulations on interest: a view from credit extension practice New regulations on interest: a view from credit extension practice
The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has recently issued some new regulations guiding lending activity of credit institutions and branches of foreign banks (credit institutions). These regulations have a significant effect on lending activity of credit institutions. Enacted to address the limitations of the precedent regulations, they also have some unclear points which might limit their effect. This article analyzes regulatory issues relevant to interests on loans of credit institutions.
Vietnams competition policy: Current problems and proposed solutions Vietnam’s competition policy: Current problems and proposed solutions
The past 30 years of renewal sees Vietnam liberalizes and expands its domestic market while step by step integrating into the world economy. As a result, different types of markets in the economy have increasingly developed and improved.
Vietnamese rules on compensation for contractual damage Vietnamese rules on compensation for contractual damage
In both legal theory and civil transaction practice, regulations on liability to compensate for contractual damage always play an important role. Theoretically, it is the concretization of the principles of equality, free will, good will, binding of contract, and theories of fault and damage in civil liability.
Ongoing reform of the civil service in Vietnam Ongoing reform of the civil service in Vietnam
The country’s transition of the civil service from a career-based to a working position-based model is a revolutionary reform facing numerous challenges. In this transition, improving the quality of cadres and civil servants so that they have all the qualities and capabilities required by an advanced, professional and modern civil service is an extremely important task.
Party resolves to streamline the political system apparatus Party resolves to streamline the political system apparatus
The 12th Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam on October 25 issued Resolution 18 setting specific targets for further renovating and restructuring the apparatus of the political system. Following are principal contents of the Resolution.

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