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Foreign investors remain dubious about SOE reforms in Vietnam

Foreign investors remain dubious about SOE reforms in Vietnam

Despite the compelling argument supporting more equitization and divestment from state-owned enterprises (SOEs), foreign investors tend to view the government’s plans with considerable skepticism.

SSI's CEO: 'The Government's awareness named new growth engine'

That is the opinion of Nguyen Duy Hung, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Saigon Securities Inc. (SSI) when discussing about capital markets in the Nikkei Asia Review Forum just organized in Vietnam.

MBI Project Director: Vietnam is one of the most attractive destinations for foreign investment in smart cities

With the population of 90 million people who are swiftly adopting the new technologies and the rapid economic growth, Vietnam has many potentials to develop its smart cities, according to Roger Thomas Moyes, Project Director of the Mekong Business Initiative (MBI).

CEO Do Trung Quan reveals sale of Diana company to Unicharm

"Diana has been preparing for M&A for 12 years. It is high time we gave our child to a potential partner to bring the brand to the world. What is important is to get the most effective agreement," said Do Vu Trung, former Deputy General Director of Diana Unicharm Joint Stock Company.

Amata Vietnam CEO: "Super first" priority given to investors as the largest ever IP looms to develop

The largest ever industrial park (IP) in the central coastal province Quang Tri looms by the the joint partnership of Sembcorp, Amata and Sumitomo as investors of all fields are given the "super first" priority and privilege.

The Khai Silk scandal and lessons for Vietnamese brands

Lost money may be recovered, but a damaged repudiation could be very hard to rebuild.

Removing household registration books and identity cards still awaits until 2020

The Government's decision of replacing paper-based citizen management system by Internet-based one will take several years to come into effect.

Half of foreign invested firms suffered losses but still expanded their production: Paradox of transfer pricing

In the coming time, if Vietnam does not have right management solutions, Vietnam will not be able to collect taxes of FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) enterprises because the transfer pricing will be much more serious, according to senior economist Le Dang Doanh.

Eight simple ideas for APEC to leave no one behind, cited Oxfam

APEC leaders are in a unique position to put an end to the long-standing poverty and extreme inequality which are not destiny and can be challenged and eliminated.

Vietnam's capital market is so "lame"

According to Tran Du Lich, economic experts, as long as the business is based entirely on capital from commercial banks, the capital market will not develop strongly.

APEC, President Trump’s Worldview and the US-Vietnam Relationship

While Trump is unlikely to downplay Asia’s importance, his worldview is shaped by more traditional concepts of national sovereignty and interests.