Legal News
07 31 2018

The Ministry of Construction has cut or simplified 85 per cent out of the 215 business and investment conditions, and eliminated five among the 17 conditional business lines.

07 27 2018

Foreign investors may soon be able to buy shares at companies providing paid radio and television services.

07 25 2018

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc stressed the need to shift from pre-inspection to post-inspection, issue regulations and standards on evaluation of transparency, and reduce unnecessary conditions for enhancing production.

07 25 2018

Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending, which is new to Vietnam, helps strengthen comprehensive financing, but Vietnam does not have a legal corridor for this debt financing method, and both borrowers and lenders are not protected by law.

07 24 2018

Vietnam has become an attractive destination for foreign firms and a potential market for digitalisation and electronic commerce, said Dato Lim Jock Hoi, Secretary General of the ASEAN.

07 24 2018

Retail, consumer goods, and real estate are forecasted to lead the Vietnamese mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market in 2018. In addition, the value of the M&A market is forecast to stay above $6 billion.

07 23 2018

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has granted 206 franchise licences for foreign brands in Viet Nam since 2007, reports from the ministry showed.

07 20 2018

In light of the latest moves by the Ministry of Health, the door for domestic and foreign private investors to join public-private partnership projects in Vietnam’s lucrative healthcare sector will open in the next few months.

07 20 2018

Weak credit institutions in the process of restructuring and dealing with bad debts will be put under special control in accordance with the Law on Credit Institutions, according to a decree being drafted by the Ministry of Finance.

07 20 2018

The State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) has approved a plan to remove or simplify 257 business conditions under its management.

07 18 2018

Vietnam should undertake more ambitious reforms to tackle remaining distortions and capacity constraints, increase investment and reduce the external surplus amidst strong economic growth, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) recommended in its 2018 Article IV consultation with Vietnam released recently.

07 17 2018

The Ministry of Transport (MoT) has proposed to raise the foreign ownership limit for airlines to 49 per cent, as well as removing the difference in charter capital between international and domestic airlines.

07 15 2018

Italian businesses are flocking to Vietnam to find opportunities in a wide range of fields, from footwear to interior design products.

07 14 2018

Amid narrowing credit sources and rising lending interest rates, property developers have been diversifying their capital mobilisation channels, including calling for foreign investment.

07 13 2018

New preferential policies have encouraged both local and international firms to invest in renewable energy, according to authorities.

07 13 2018

Many foreign giants have invested in Viet Nam’s leading e-commerce platforms even as they incur big losses, as they continue to see the long-term potential of the country’s rapidly expanding online shopping sector.

07 11 2018

The lack of flexibility in tax incentive policies and the authorities’ delays in helping foreign investors to complete licensing procedures are two factors hindering foreign investors in Vietnam.

07 07 2018

The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) refused granting an investment registration certificate to Hong Kong investor OneEnergy Asia Limited to develop the Vung Ang 2 thermal power plant.

07 06 2018

Hau Giang Pharmaceutical Joint Stock Company, DHG Pharma, has completed the procedures to lift the foreign ownership cap from its current rate of 49 per cent to 100 per cent, effectively abolishing the cap altogether.

07 02 2018

Nine new laws will become effective on July 1, 2018, including the Law on Public Debt Management; Law on amendments and supplementations to some articles of the Law on Overseas Representative Missions of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam.

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