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US property purchases on shaky legal grounds

US property purchases on shaky legal grounds

According to experts, the estimated $3 billion spent by Vietnamese people to purchase US residential property could have been transferred largely through illegitimate ways.

Decree lifts foreign ownership cap

Decree lifts foreign ownership cap

A single foreign strategic investor is now allowed to hold up to 20 per cent in a credit institution, an increase from the current 15 per cent.

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IAEA General Director visits Vietnam

IAEA General Director visits Vietnam

Yukiya Amano, General Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), is visiting Vietnam from January 7-11 to inspect IAEA-funded projects in the country.

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DPM receives Walmart executive

DPM receives Walmart executive

Deputy PM Vu Van Ninh on January 7 in Ha Noi received Mr. Bill Fouldy, Vice President of the US's Walmart Global Sourcing, who is in Viet Nam to seek business opportunities.

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Five Vietnam restaurants among 101 best in Asia

Five Vietnam restaurants among 101 best in Asia

The US-based food website Daily Meal continues its culinary tour of the world with its first-ever roster of the 101 Best Restaurants in Asia, which honours five Vietnamese restaurants.

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Vietnam’s top 10 economic events of 2013

Vietnam’s top 10 economic events of 2013

Though Vietnam's economy was riddled with difficulties in 2013, there were some noteworthy positive signs of a more sustainable recovery in 2014-2015. Let's take a look at the 10 most prominent economic events of 2013 chosen by Tuoi Tre.

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$1 mln restoration plan approved for Dalat Railway Station

$1 mln restoration plan approved for Dalat Railway Station

The 76-year-old Da Lat Railway Station, a national relic, will undergo a restoration process under a plan recently approved by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism of Lam Dong Province.

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Young ex-banker who swindled $188.7 mln faces life

Young ex-banker who swindled $188.7 mln faces life

A 36-year-old woman who is a former official at the Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade (Vietinbank) may be given a life sentence on swindling charges.

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US unveils anti-dumping duty on Vietnam’s steel pipe

US unveils anti-dumping duty on Vietnam’s steel pipe

In its preliminary determination, the US Department of Commerce (DOC) has found Vietnam and two other Southeast Asian countries dumped their welded stainless pressure pipes on its market.

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FDI firms provide forthright advice

FDI firms provide forthright advice

As the business community has entered 2014 with new hopes and plans, VIR talks with executives of foreign firms about their expectations on FDI policy improvements.

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Investment law undergoes revision

Investment law undergoes revision

The Ministry of Planning and Investment’s Department of Legislation summarises some proposed changes to the Investment Law which will be ratified by the National Assembly later this year.

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Favourable conditions vital for FDI

Favourable conditions vital for FDI

Dr. Christian Kamm, president of Kamm Investment, a US-backed investment advisory firm based in Ho Chi Minh City, analysed how Vietnam can leverage foreign direct investment through a stable commitment to greater international integration.

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Mobile phones top textiles signalling shift in economy

Mobile phones top textiles signalling shift in economy

The robust growth of foreign direct investment in the manufacturing sector, led by multinational companies, is a great opportunity for Vietnam to achieve its industrialisation target. Ngoc Linh reports.

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ASEAN car imports enjoy tax break

ASEAN car imports enjoy tax break

Vietnamese consumers will pay 50 to 60 per cent less tax on cars imported from ASEAN countries beginning January 1.

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Cambodian NA chair to visit Vietnam

Cambodian NA chair to visit Vietnam

The Chairman of the Cambodia National Assembly (NA), Heng Samrin, will lead a delegation from the Cambodian legislature on an official visit to Viet Nam on January 4-5.

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Bank cashier stole over $1 mln by hiding it in dustbin

Bank cashier stole over $1 mln by hiding it in dustbin

A former cashier at BIDV, a giant state-owned bank, managed to steal a total US$1.46 million in 2010-2013, mostly by hiding money in the dustbin on a weekly basis. Under the pretense of emptying it, she would take the dustbin out of the office at the end of the day and keep the money.

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