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Increasing inequality threatens Vietnam's progress over decades

Increasing inequality threatens Vietnam's progress over decades

If inequality was not increasing, Vietnam’s poverty reduction record would be even better, according to the leading international non-governmental organization Oxfam.

Experts raise concerns over unprecedented incentives in draft law for SEZs

Economist Pham Chi Lan said that providing incentives for too many fields in special economic–administrative zones would increase the tax inequality for businesses.

Story of made-in-Vietnam Nike shoes and Vietnam's position in global value chain

A pair of Nike shoes are priced at more than $100, even $300, but the Vietnamese share is less than $10.

'Condotel investors in Vietnam offering aggressive returns'

Chief operating officer of the property developer Indochina Capital shows his concerns when investors are providing too many attractive offers to condotel buyers in Vietnam.

Professor Jack P. Suyderhoud: “Competition makes everyone better”

Owing to a higher, more stable income per capita and a more sustainable economic growth, a larger number of high skilled labour are required in Vietnam and it has generated hefty opportunities as well as stiff competition for international universities now and then.

PNJ Chairwoman Cao Thi Ngoc Dung: "Gold quality tempered in blazing fire and cold water"

Soft skill of the most powerful woman in Vietnam’s jewellery industry is the will to overcome difficulties along with a strong belief in humans and human values.

Lessons for Vietnam from startup center of Europe

The process of Finland to become the world's fourth most innovative economy and Europe's startup center has offered precious lessons for countries wishing to build a startup ecosystem like Vietnam.

"Green giant" Spotify in the battle of winning Vietnamese digital music users

Spotify, the world's largest music streaming service, plans to enter Vietnam in its own way.

‘Growth of Vietnam tourism would experience a slowdown without visa exemption’

If there are stricter visa regulations, the growth of Vietnam’s tourism would be slow down, according to deputy head of mission at the British embassy in Vietnam Steph Lysaght.

Is Vietnam losing its appeal to Western tourists?

Western tourists are not better or more desirable than those from East Asia but the tourism industry’s growing dependence on domestic and regional tour groups may be unhealthy in the long run.

Tourism advisor calls for renewing visa exemptions

As the visa waiver program for five European countries is to come to an end on June 30 this year, Vice President of Vietnam Tourism Advisory Board Kenneth Atkinson talks to TheLEADER on whether this cheme will be extended.

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