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Corporate

Tax code bogs down exports: VN cement firms
09:45 24/02/2017 Tax code bogs down exports: VN cement firms

Local cement producers worry that their exported products could struggle to compete with foreign firms in term of price, a concern voiced at an online forum held in Ha Noi yesterday.

Investing

Samsung affirms $2.5 billion expansion in Bac Ninh
12:19 24/02/2017 Samsung affirms $2.5 billion expansion in Bac Ninh

In the midst of public suspicion about the fate of Samsung’s plans in Vietnam, today Samsung is going to receive the investment certificate for its $2.5 billion Samsung Display project in the northern province of Bac Ninh.

Property

Vinh Phuc province to get $92m property project
10:10 24/02/2017 Vinh Phuc province to get $92m property project

Hoa Binh Construction & Real Estate Corporation has won a contract worth VND2.066 trillion (US$91.8 million) to design and build a golf and garden villa complex in Vinh Phuc Province.

Money

Vietnam to recoup $2.6b bad loans
10:07 24/02/2017 Vietnam to recoup $2.6b bad loans

The Viet Nam Asset Management Company (VAMC) will take drastic measures to recover around VND33 trillion (US$2.6 billion) of non-performing loans (NPLs) this year, VAMC chairman Nguyen Tien Dong said.

Province

Fee collection at Hai Phong ports is legal: People’s Committee
09:48 24/02/2017 Fee collection at Hai Phong ports is legal: People’s Committee

The collection of fees for the use of infrastructure, service facilities and public utilities at all ports in northern Hai Phong City is as per the laws and regulations.

Travel

Non Nuoc Pagoda – an architectural masterpiece in a Hanoi suburb
16:54 23/02/2017 Non Nuoc Pagoda – an architectural masterpiece in a Hanoi suburb

Located in Ve Tinh commune, Soc Son district, Hanoi, as part of the Soc temple complex, Non Nuoc pagoda and Vietnam Buddhist Academy are part of a monumental architectural work that has been in use for seven years. It is also a spiritual tourism address, increasingly attracting pilgrims.

Leisure

Series showcases Vietnamese culture, music and cuisine
10:26 24/02/2017 Series showcases Vietnamese culture, music and cuisine

A new cultural and music project to introduce Vietnam to people at home and abroad has been launched by several TV stations and HCM City organisations.

Society

HCM City to launch first river-bus service
10:21 24/02/2017 HCM City to launch first river-bus service

HCM City plans in June to launch the first river bus transport service connecting Bạch Đằng Wharf in District 1 with Thủ Đức District, and a second route in September from Bạch Đằng Wharf to District 8.

Sports

Kerber into Dubai semis, stays on target for top spot
10:38 24/02/2017 Kerber into Dubai semis, stays on target for top spot

DUBAI: Angelique Kerber hammered out a 6-3, 6-2 defeat of Ana Konjuh on Thursday (Feb 23) to stay in contention for a return to the top WTA ranking at the Dubai Tennis Championships.

World News

IMF warns against pretending 'unpayable debts' can be paid
12:00 24/02/2017 IMF warns against pretending 'unpayable debts' can be paid

WASHINGTON: In a not so subtle jab at European officials and their dealings with Greece, the IMF on Thursday (Feb 23) issued a warning against pretending that "unpayable debts" can be repaid.

Your Consultant

Tightening corporate accounting
09:46 23/02/2017 Tightening corporate accounting

Government Decree No 174/2016/ND-CP (December 30, 2016) detailing a number of articles of the Accounting Law on accounting documents, accounting operations, accountants, accounting service business, accounting services across borders and accounting association.