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MWG 2017 growth prospects uncertain

MWG 2017 growth prospects uncertain

In 2016, thanks to the growth of its revenue, profit, and the expansion of its operating network, Mobile World Investment Corporation (MWG) continuously reported record stock prices.

20 years as bedrock of bourse

20 years as bedrock of bourse

As one of the first developers of the Vietnamese stock market 20 years ago, State Securities Commission chairman Vu Bang has seen plenty of ups and downs in the market. He talked about his experiences with VIR’s Huu Hoe as the 2017 lunar New Year approaches.

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CEO Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao:  VietJet-setting to the next big IPO launch

CEO Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao: VietJet-setting to the next big IPO launch

A firm belief in the Vietnamese people’s endless creativity and undaunted will has helped Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, CEO of private budget carrier VietJet, overturn long-standing prejudices in the aviation industry, and turn the carrier into an emerging force in the Asia-Pacific aviation market. Bao Nhu reports.

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Vietnam exports and imports on track to reach $29.3 billion in January

Vietnam exports and imports on track to reach $29.3 billion in January

In the first month of 2017, Vietnam’s total value of exported and imported goods is about $29.3 billion - 13 per cent lower than in December 2016. 

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Financial innovations open markets

Financial innovations open markets

Innovation is the key to prosperity. Innovation in processes of production, innovation in methods of communication, innovation in laws and regulation – all improve productivity and wealth. As countries develop, greater innovation makes for economic growth and prosperity.

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Real estate firms breaking the mould

Real estate firms breaking the mould

2016 was a successful year for the real estate market. However, with the fast growth of the economy in general and the real estate market in particular, real estate developers are being forced to diversify products and apply more advanced technologies to anticipate the market of 2017. Bich Ngoc reports.

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International booking sites have to pay VAT, CIT in Vietnam

International booking sites have to pay VAT, CIT in Vietnam

As reported by newspaper Vietnamnet, the Ministry of Finance has just asked booking sites that allow tourists to book hotel rooms in Vietnam to calculate and pay their value-added tax (VAT) and corporate income tax (CIT).

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SBV: Using policy to battle volatility

SBV: Using policy to battle volatility

Emerging markets are expected to experience great volatility and challenges in 2017, and their banking systems will likely be at the forefront of these difficulties. Yet, as State Bank of Vietnam Deputy Governor Nguyen Thi Hong tells VIR’s Hong Dung, things are brighter than they sound, given her great belief in local credit institutions and their development in 2017.

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The push to inclusive economy

The push to inclusive economy

With the business community’s growing confidence in the economy and the government’s continued efforts to help enterprises, 2017 will see enterprises make big strides. Vu Tien Loc, chairman of Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, told VIR’s Bao Duy about his expectations.

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Vietnamese to be permitted to gamble in casinos

Vietnamese to be permitted to gamble in casinos

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has signed a decree allowing Vietnamese to gamble at casinos in Viet Nam. It will come into effect on March 15.

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Trump, Mexican leader speak to mend rift over wall

Trump, Mexican leader speak to mend rift over wall

MEXICO CITY: Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and US President Donald Trump sought to tone down diplomatic tensions over the Republican's planned border wall on Friday (Jan 27), agreeing to seek a resolution to the thorny dispute.

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‘Breakthroughs’ aid future prospects

‘Breakthroughs’ aid future prospects

On the threshold of the lunar New Year, Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung told VIR’s Thanh Ha that, despite enormous difficulties and challenges ahead, he strongly believes in Vietnam’s future prospects. Based on the country’s achievements following 30 years of Doi moi, the minister believes Vietnam can go forward faster within a shorter period of time.

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Nurturing the local startup culture

Nurturing the local startup culture

The Vietnamese government is making endeavours to grow the startup spirit among enterprises and the country’s younger generation. Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue told VIR’s Khanh An that Vietnam can have an impact on the international startup scene, and that in 2017, Vietnam’s startup movement will surge.

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Leaders anticipate a thriving future

Leaders anticipate a thriving future

The government has made great efforts to be more enabling and responsive to businesses. This has received a thumbs-up from international organisations, which believe it is a sign that brighter prospects lie ahead. Thanh Dat reports.

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Innovative diplomacy is inspiring trade strategy

Innovative diplomacy is inspiring trade strategy

In a talk with VIR, Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh analyses how innovative diplomacy has brought about a trade bonanza to the country and policy direction for 2017.

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PM orders expansion of Tan Son Nhat airport

PM orders expansion of Tan Son Nhat airport

Expanding Tan Son Nhat airport was one of the solutions to the overloading at this airport, as concluded by the prime minister.

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