The State Bank of Viet Nam has issued Circular No.39/2016/TT-NHNN stipulating lending activities of foreign credit organizations and bank branches for customers.
The State Securities Commission (SSC) has issued new regulations on which Unlisted Public Company Market (UPCoM) shares on the Premium list will be allowed for margin trading from April this year. This decision will replace existing regulations on securities margin transactions.
The Government has issued Decree No. 07/2017/NĐ-CP defining procedures on piloting granting e-visas for foreigners entering Viet Nam.
New regulations on e-visas for foreigners, sanctioning of administrative violations in the field of environmental protection, duty-free goods and business in prize-winning electronic games for foreigners will come into effect since February 2017.
The Government has recently issued Decree 06/2017/ND-CP on horse, dog racing and international football betting.
A wide range of policies applied for foreigners in Viet Nam took effect since January 1, 2017.
To keep up with the times, even the bedrocks of society must adapt to stay relevant – which is why the newly updated Penal Code should give hope to new-generation businesses. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer managing partner Tony Foster, and associate Nguyen Viet, explain what the business community has to look forward to in the new law.
To ensure a smooth transition into its free-trade era, Vietnam has been adjusting its internal practices to fit those of the global economy. The outdated requirement for signed invoices on imported goods, as law firm LNT & Partners associate Nguyen Thi Chau Thanh explains, is one more significant stumbling block.
The Government has issued Decree 175/2016/ND-CP (Decree 175) to amend and supplement some articles of Decree 86/2013/ND-CP, dated July 29, 2013 on business in prize-winning electronic games for foreigners.
Natural disasters and environmental pollution can reduce GDP by 0.6 per cent per year from 2016-20, according to the National Centre for Socio-economic Information and Forecast (NCIF) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment.