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Vietnam To Revamp Its Economy


Feb. 27 – Vietnam has approved a plan to boost its economy by focusing on restructuring public investments, banks and state-owned enterprises (SOEs). Furthermore, in an attempt to generate sustainable growth by 2020, attention will also be placed on strictly controlling inflation. As he signed a 29-page directive that took effect on February 19, Prime […]

New Regulations Open Up Vietnam to Foreign Investors


Jan. 28 – The Vietnamese Ministry of Finance issued Circular No. 213/2012/TT-BTC last week in a move to increase the participation of foreign investors in Vietnam’s securities market. The Circular also includes provisions on disclosure requirements for foreign investors. It will take effect on February 15 and will replace Decision No. 121/2008/QD-BTC. Under the Circular, […]

Important Changes to Vietnam’s Tax Regulations


Vietnam’s government has made some important changes to the country’s tax regulations over the first four months of 2012, and has issued Circular 06, which took effect from March 1, providing a detailed guidance on some key changes to VAT rules.

Vietnam to Tighten Cash Loan Disbursements from June 1


According to the Circular, banks will not use cash as a method for disbursing loans from June 1, 2012.

Update Regarding Land Use Mortgage Rights


By Mattia Capsoni Feb. 24 – The Vietnamese Government issued Decree 05/2012/ND-CP to change and set up new rules concerning mortgages of land use rights and assets lying on land. More specifically, this kind of contract was to be approved by the commune-level People’s Committee; but according to the Decree, from April 2012 this power […]

Vietnam’s Bank Restructuring a Big Opportunity for Foreign Investors


By Lorenzo Martelli Dec. 14 – Increases in the ownership ratios that foreign strategic partners can hold at Vietnamese joint stock banks, encouragement for the merger of weak banks, and not increasing the chartered capital are the main points of the European Chamber of Commerce (EuroCham)’s proposal when talking about bank restructuring. Decree No. 69/2007/ND-CP […]

Corporate Income Tax Delayed One Year For Labor-Intensive Enterprises


Decision 54/2011/QD-TT inked by the Prime Minister agrees to extend corporate income tax payments in 2011 for labor-intensive companies as well as select co-operatives.

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