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Vietnam’s economy is radically shifting: PhD. Vo Tri Thanh

Vietnam’s economy is radically shifting: PhD. Vo Tri Thanh

The current situation makes Vietnamese businesses understand that innovation is pivotal, which is a positive signal of the economic transformation in the country.

Dr Ngo Tri Long: "Reasons put forward to rise VAT remain unconvincible"

According to Associate Professor, Dr Ngo Tri Long, former head of Price and Market Research Institute under the Ministry of Finance, reasons put forward by the Ministry to increase value added tax (VAT) are inappropriate and unconvincible.

Battle against sub-licenses: 'I frankly speak out to the Prime Minister...'

"Without touching the complexity and ineffectiveness of administrative ministries, all measures of removing sublicenses are just half-completed," chief executive officer (CEO) of Lua Viet Tours Nguyen Van My resolutely said.

Sub-licenses: The ongoing fierce struggle

The proposal to remove nearly 2,000 obstructive sub-licenses of the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) will definitely encounter fierce opposition from the governing bodies which are using such procedures to earn palm-greasing money.

OECD principles set as ruler to slash two third of current business conditions

Members of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Group believe that the global standards of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) would help Vietnam to cut unreasonable business conditions, reducing burden for enterprises.

“Unofficial costs” counted as being higher than loan interest rates annoying businesses

Both official and unofficial costs are becoming a burden for thousands of enterprises.

FDI after 30 years in Vietnam: The worst failure lesson drawn from Formosa

Formosa, a giant steel project in Ha Tinh central province causing the worst water pollution ever in Vietnam, is a failure of the country in attracting foreign investors, forcing it to draw lessons to change for more successes in the future.

Survive or not in the local automobile scenario by 2018

Before an ever-rising pressure of duty at 0% on completely built cars imported from ASEAN nations, which is scheduled to be applicable in next year, many local automobile firms are launching a series of price reduction strategies on locally produced products. TheLEADER's reporter Vu Long interviewed Mr. Pham Anh Tuan, head of the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers' Association (VAMA)'s Policy Subcommittee on a scenario for Vietnam's automobile industry.

Can Bphone stand on a tough smartphone market?

A locally produced made-in-Vietnam smartphone branded Bphone 2 is officially distributed through the Mobile World's JSC sales system at a retail price tag of VND9,789,000 (roughly US$431).

Looking back on 30 years of FDI in Vietnam: Better governance will guarantee successes

The Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) capital plays a critical role in Vietnam's socio-economic development now as well as in the coming years.

"Forbidden lands' remain existent to foreign home-ownership in Vietnam

Several real estate enterprises have been expecting to sell houses to foreigners since the amended 2014 Housing Law came into effect; however, so far, this expectation remains beyond a reach because of unresolved restrictions.

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