Legal News
07 03 2019

A series of polices on statutory pay rate for public officials and public employees and armed forces' personnel, penalties for administrative violations against regulations on fisheries and pension, social insurance allowance and monthly allowance will come into force since July 2019.

07 15 2019

The southern province of Dong Nai completed its full-year target for foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction in the first half of the year, according to the provincial Statistics Office.

07 13 2019

The State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) has warned Vietnamese credit institutions and foreign banks in the country to be cautious before working with peer-to-peer (P2P) lending companies as there are many risks related to the service.

07 10 2019

As the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has ordered tight control over real estate loans by credit institutions, property firms and developers have to seek alternative ways to raise their capital, and many of them have decided to issue bonds to fund their business.

07 09 2019

With comprehensive commitments and more balance in investment protection, the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement and the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement are expected to give Vietnam a push towards attracting higher-quality foreign investment. Nguyen Chi Dung, Minister of Planning and Investment, discussed with VIR how the new agreements with the EU are different from others and how they will transform the EU investment picture. 

07 09 2019

Ministries and sectors by the end of the year need to complete legal documents promptly clear obstacles that are hindering the equitisation of State-owned enterprises, Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue said at a meeting of the Steering Committee for Innovation and Development of Businesses held in Ha Noi on July 8.

07 09 2019

Although US developers are not in the leading position in Vietnam’s property market yet, many have been indirectly ­investing in the market, ­especially within the industrial segment. Bich Ngoc reports.

07 06 2019

The EU-Viet Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) will have a positive impact on Viet Nam's real estate market, especially the industrial real estate, experts said.

07 02 2019

Improving corporate governance capacity is a major challenge for businesses, especially small-and-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) when joining the EU-Viet Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), requiring the Government to have policies and mechanisms to facilitate their operation.

07 01 2019

The EU – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) to be signed on June 30 in Hanoi will bring both opportunities and challenges to Vietnam, so domestic enterprises should be really prepared to take full advantages of benefits from the deal, said Sebastian Eckardt, lead economist of the World Bank (WB) in Vietnam.

06 30 2019

Vietnam and the EU last week signed their bilateral free trade agreement and investment protection agreement. Nicolas Audier, chairman of the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, shares his view on the importance of the deals to Vietnam, what challenges they will create, and how they can bring opportunities for investors in the country.

06 26 2019

The Government on May 13, 2019 released Decree No. 40/2019/ND-CP amending and supplementing some of articles of the decrees detailing and guiding the implementation of the Law on Environmental Protection ("Decree 40").

06 24 2019

The passing of the amended Law on Tax Management by the National Assembly is expected to improve the taxation on e-commerce activities.

06 21 2019

Logistics is a crucial component for the Vietnamese e-commerce market to succeed and reach its full potential. Many foreign logistics providers and e-commerce operators are making forays to seize the opportunities provided by the rapidly growing demand. Bich Ngoc reports.

06 20 2019

The State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) has recently made public a draft circular on safety limits for banks and called for public comment on the proposed changes. The circular would tighten regulations on lending, especially in the high-end real estate segment.

06 18 2019

The Government issued Decree No. 39/2019/ND-CP on the organization and operation of the small and medium-sized enterprises development fund (“Decree 39”) on May 10, 2019.

06 13 2019

The ICT (information and communication technology) reference framework for the development of smart cities (version 1.0) has been issued by the Ministry of Information and Communications as a basis for localities and businesses to develop smart city projects.

06 11 2019

Vietnam is serious about the future growth of its energy sector, which will be spurred by solar energy, thermal power generation, and wind energy. Duong Manh Cuong, senior project officer of the GIZ Energy Support Programme through the Ministry of Industry and Trade, spoke to VIR’s Phuong Thu about the new and changing incentives with wind power projects.

06 10 2019

Korean investors are keen to invest in renewable energy due to its potential and the incentives that Viet Nam has offered to foreign investors, an HSBC official has said.

06 10 2019

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT)’s key task is to evaluate the building and adjustment of policies to support the development of the digital economy, according to Deputy Minister Cao Quoc Hung.



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