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06 15 2020

The ongoing pandemic has been affecting economies around the world. Under its impacts, companies have faced many business risks. Transfer pricing risks in particular may affect companies which have incurred losses during the last few months.

06 15 2020

The escalating global health crisis is undoubtedly turning into an economic one as the lack of information has resulted in large amounts of uncertainty in global markets. The full impact of the pandemic is still to be determined, and so far nobody can predict how or when world economies will recover.

06 13 2020

The Government’s policy of giving a five-month postponement of tax and land-use fee payments to support businesses to overcome the difficult time caused by COVID-19 pandemic should be extended to allow more companies to get back on their feet.

06 12 2020

With increasing debate over the quality of foreign investment, a new regulation requiring overseas investors to ensure pre-approved projects and have an investment certificate before a business is established is being seen as a major hindrance to investment flows.

 

06 12 2020

More transparent and compatible factors from the Vietnamese government and investors are key requirements to attract further funding from the international arena into the country’s real estate market.

06 11 2020

Most Southeast Asian economies are likely falling into recession in the first half of 2020 due to the severe impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a fresh report commissioned by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Growth, however, is expected to spring back to an average 8 per cent in 2021, supported by fiscal stimulus packages and monetary easing.

06 10 2020

Weak financial stability and a lack of capital are forcing many businesses to seek M&A deals amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

06 10 2020

In general, foreign investors are seeking safe, stable investment environments with established real estate market practices, rule of law, and structured land ownership, with available financial support from banks. Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Philippines have all worked hard to improve their legal frameworks to protect foreign investors and remove risks associated with issues such as repatriation of funds and providing a safe working environment for their employees.

06 08 2020

Experts forecast Viet Nam’s wind power sector would further grow in line with the Government’s stronger regulatory support announced recently and rising investor interest, which has strengthened the project pipeline.

06 08 2020

Viet Nam needs effective changes and reforms to attract more foreign portfolio investment, Andy Ho, chief investment officer of investment fund VinaCapital, has said.

06 05 2020

The new draft Law on Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) is being discussed at the National Assembly, and set to be voted on June 18 which also specifies PPP-based investment in the country’s power grids and power plants.

06 05 2020

The approval by the Vietnamese National Assembly of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA) is a historic achievement. It represents an extraordinary step ahead in the relations between the European Union and Vietnam, and it embodies the most appropriate way to celebrate 30 years of diplomatic relations.

06 04 2020

The two local ride-hailing platforms be and FastGo could negotiate a merger to break the dominance of Grab in Vietnam.

06 03 2020

Investors will be allowed to pour money into five groups of projects under the form of public-private partnerships in Vietnam as per a related law that offers an international-standard dispute resolution mechanism.

06 03 2020

Decree 41/2020/ND-CP (Decree 41), dated April 8, 2020 extends the deadline for paying tax and land lease.

06 02 2020

A series of favourable policies are expected to be issued by the government’s upcoming taskforce in the country’s bid to attract a new investment wave after the health crisis.

05 30 2020

The upcoming implementation of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is expected to transform the competitive landscape of Vietnam’s pharmaceutical and medical industry. 

05 30 2020

The development of industrial zones (IZs) needs a comprehensive plan to capture the transition of the foreign direct investment (FDI) inflow spurred by trade wars and the COVID-19 pandemic in which Viet Nam has significant opportunities to become the next global factory.

05 29 2020

As Vietnam has emerged as an attractive option for companies seeking to diversify their manufacturing operations, industrial zone developers are planning to expand their land banks to welcome new investments heading to the country.

05 28 2020

The recent proposal from the Ministry of Construction to limit new investment in high-end residential property, including villas and high-rise apartments, due to already high inventories has been a cause for concern among industry experts and developers.



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