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dimanche 10 décembre 2017

Policy changes pose obstacles for foreign investors

Although foreign direct investment (FDI) has played an important role in boosting Việt Nam’s economic growth, recent changes in policies and regulations, which are not consistent with international best practices, have exposed many foreign investors to considerable risks and obstacles in executing their investments.

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vendredi 8 décembre 2017

After years of delays, Vietnam's privatization plans move up a gear

Foreign investors and bankers who flocked to Vietnam in the past two decades as they sought to cash in on government plans to sell state assets usually left frustrated as what was promised rarely materialized. But now they are finally seeing some modest grounds for optimism.

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jeudi 19 octobre 2017

Low-cost living in Vietnam’s cool-weather highlands

John Pearce knew he wanted to live in Dalat, in Vietnam’s central highlands, from the very first time he visited the town.

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samedi 30 septembre 2017

"Expats in Vietnam earn $88,000 per year"

Expats working in Việt Nam said they earn on average nearly US$88,100, with 36 per cent seeing their income increase by 25 per cent, the latest Expat Explorer survey compiled by HSBC Bank revealed.

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mardi 15 août 2017

'Beg-packing': Tourists begging for money not welcome in Vietnam

Foreigners in Vietnam should refrain from street begging, also known as "beg- packing," a government official says.

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vendredi 26 mai 2017

Vietnam: local enrolments at foreign schools expected to grow after cap removed

The international schools market in Vietnam is expected to see a surge in enrolments following the announcement of a draft decree which will uncap local student enrolments at foreign-invested schools.

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Vietnam plans to open 'outstanding' special economic zones

Vietnam plans to open three special economic zones that offer investors greater incentives and fewer restrictions than available to date in the country, the investment minister said.

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mercredi 5 avril 2017

Disrespect is not sexy, anytime, anywhere

“Man bites dog,” is an old journalistic aphorism that remarks on how the unusual is more newsworthy (than a dog biting a man).

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mercredi 30 novembre 2016

Vietnam grants amnesty to over 4,000 prisoners, including 14 foreign nationals

Vietnam has granted amnesty to more than 4,000 prisoners, including one sentenced to five years in jail for a national security-related crime.

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samedi 22 octobre 2016

Growing affluence in Vietnam lures foreign brands

On a typical Sunday evening in the heart of Vietnam's financial center, European cars and Japanese motorcycles jostle for parking lots close to restaurants.

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jeudi 21 juillet 2016

Very few foreign visitors return to Vietnam: travel association

Very few first-time foreign visitors to Vietnam choose to come back, according to a travel association, with multiple causes attributed to the low return rate.

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mercredi 29 juin 2016

Vietnam's new decree affects foreign organizations conducting water research

The government has enforced Decree 41/2016/ND-CP regulating the authorization for foreign organizations and individuals to conduct scientific research in Vietnam’s territorial waters.

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dimanche 12 juin 2016

Vietnam preps to draw foreign students

Bùi Văn Ga, Deputy Minister of Education and Training, spoke to the newspaper Kinh tế & Đô thị (Urban & Economic Affairs) about Việt Nam’s efforts to attract foreign students

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mercredi 9 mars 2016

50 foreign universities to join education fair in Vietnam

International universities from the US, Canada, Europe and Asia will meet with Vietnamese students at the EDUEXPO this week to promote education opportunities.

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jeudi 25 février 2016

Int’l arrivals to Vietnam continue to rise in 2016

Vietnam welcomed over 1.63 million foreign tourists in the first two months of 2016, up16 percent compared to the same period last year, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said on February 24.

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jeudi 18 février 2016

Vietnam wants more foreign investors for stock market after bullish year

A better legal framework and a stronger privatization drive of state-owned enterprises are key measures for Vietnam's securities market to keep attracting foreign investors this year, a senior official has said.

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dimanche 3 janvier 2016

Easing business restrictions helps Vietnam attract investors

The government’s efforts to simplify business registration regulations, allow foreigners to own property and improve infrastructure are attracting both local and foreign investors.

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lundi 28 décembre 2015

Vietnam reports first drop in foreign tourists since 2009

Foreign arrivals to Vietnam have dropped for the first time in six years as the country lost a large number of visitors from neighboring markets while its expanded visa waiver program failed to have a strong impact on European travelers.

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mardi 20 octobre 2015

Growing foreign interest in Vietnam's real estate

Foreign buyers are starting to take greater interest in the Vietnamese property market after a slew of legislative changes has given them a freer hand there, CBRE says.

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vendredi 9 octobre 2015

Vietnam growing more attractive to foreign investment, including tech

In this Southeast Asian country where millions still live on $2 a day farming rice or fitting buttons onto shirts, Silicon Valley chip maker Intel raised eyebrows a decade ago when it launched a semiconductor factory here — the single largest American investment in the country eve

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Robberies, scams by foreigners on the rise in Vietnam

There have been a rise in robberies and thefts committed by foreigners in Vietnam as locals were too friendly to put up their guard, local media reported, citing police.

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samedi 12 septembre 2015

Cash banned for foreigners' property trade in Vietnam

Foreigners buying or selling houses in Vietnam are required to carry out the transactions through banks in the country and not in cash, local newspaper Vietnam News reported Saturday.

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mardi 8 septembre 2015

Overseas professionals still find it difficult to return to Viet Nam

An American Vietnamese educational expert, Tran Duc Canh, talks with Nong Thon Ngay Nay (Countryside Today) about the potential of overseas Vietnamese professionals to contribute to Viet Nam.

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dimanche 6 septembre 2015

American expat recounts Vietnam visa run nightmare

Michael Tatarski, an American freelancer based in Ho Chi Minh City, retold his most recent visa run and explained why he did not hesitate to call it a nightmare. The story below reflects the author’s own view and experience.

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lundi 24 août 2015

No fun after dark : Vietnam's boring nightlife puts tourists to bed too early

Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, and probably all cities in Vietnam, are wasting their potential to attract more tourists due to a lack of nightlife.

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mardi 16 juin 2015

Deputy premier lists six biggest fears for foreign tourists in Vietnam

What are your biggest fears when traveling to Vietnam? Check to see if the Vietnamese deputy prime minister really knows what you think.

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lundi 25 mai 2015

Foreign firms caught using illegal software

Eight foreign-owned companies were found using unlicensed software valued at more than VND13.5 billion (US$643 million) by an inter-ministerial team that carried out a month-long inspection.

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mardi 21 avril 2015

Vietnam to open up property market to foreigners

Vietnam is months away from opening up its property market to foreign buyers. With economic growth hovering above 5 per cent, developers say the country makes a good property play, especially for those looking to diversify in the region. But it could be a while before international buyers bite.

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samedi 18 avril 2015

Will foreign manufacturers stop production in Vietnam ?

Foreign manufacturers have said they are considering either leaving Vietnam for other regional countries which have a more competitive investment environment, or stopping their production activities in Vietnam. However, many Vietnamese don’t believe they will do it.

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dimanche 12 avril 2015

Foreign bankers hope they can earn more money in Vietnam with AEC

More and more foreign bankers are flocking to Vietnam, while the existing bankers have been trying to expand their business in the country.

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