Vietnam strengthens digital transformation in education and training

Vietnam strengthens digital transformation in education and training

Vietnam will enhance IT application and digital transformation in education and training in the next few years, with an aim to innovate the sector and digitalise it, thus contributing to the development of a digital government, economy, and society.
Industrial sector continues being the key driver of economic growth

Industrial sector continues being the key driver of economic growth

Industrial growth should remain high and a key driver of growth, spearheaded by a burgeoning manufacturing sector, especially electronics and mining.
Wage reforms make sense

Wage reforms make sense

Proposed wage reforms have got businesses thinking.
A heavier hand to slap polluting FIEs

A heavier hand to slap polluting FIEs

Many foreign invested enterprises have contributed to Vietnam’s economic growth—but some have also damaged the country’s land, water and air, as VIR’s Khoi Nguyen reports.
Tax sector budgets for success

Tax sector budgets for success

General Department of Taxation deputy chief Vu Van Truong tell VIR about the tax sector’s achievements in 2012 and ways to complete the government’s tasks for 2013.
FIEs bring jobs to a big labour pool

FIEs bring jobs to a big labour pool

Foreign-invested enterprises in Vietnam have over the past years generated lots of jobs for local workers. And their thirst for such workers has never abated. Khoi Nguyen reports.
Stability measures merit praise

Stability measures merit praise

While Vietnam has maintained macroeconomic stability for a period of 18 months or longer, restructuring the economy holds the key to reviving its growth prospects, write World Bank Vietnam chief economist Deepak Mishra and Viet Tuan Dinh.
Sector is busy turning heads

Sector is busy turning heads

Vietnam’s agro-forestry-aquatic sector continues to spread its roots despite turbulent economic times.
Transfer pricing in gun sights

Transfer pricing in gun sights

The State Presidential Office has held a press meeting announcing State President’s Order on the promulgation of amended and supplemented Law on Tax Administration, a crucial legal tool for the tax sector to ramp up the fight against transfer pricing.
A real estate thaw? Get real

A real estate thaw? Get real

Vietnam’s frozen real estate market is unlikely to thaw in 2013, and may not rebound before a restructuring of the domestic banking industry addresses the crisis in credit and bad debts, writes Dr. Christian Kamm, president of US-backed investment advisory firm Kamm Investment, in Ho Chi Minh City.  
Private sector’s role highlighted in government agenda

Private sector’s role highlighted in government agenda 1

The government, in a bold move, is prepared to think out of the square to innovate its policy-making.
IFC investing in Vietnam to help settle banking issues

IFC investing in Vietnam to help settle banking issues

Non-performing loan and cross-ownership are two big issues that Vietnam has to clean up in its banking sector to improve investors’ confidence in the economy.
Economic flaws top CG agenda

Economic flaws top CG agenda

This Monday’s Consultative Group meeting for Vietnam aims to advise the government on ways to address a series of economic bottlenecks.
Oiling wheels of a slow moving machine

Oiling wheels of a slow moving machine

Vietnam improved its ranking in respect to tax facilitation as seen in the recent World Bank and International Finance Corporation (IFC)’s Doing Business 2013 Report, but it remains near the bottom among ASEAN countries. Hoang Thi Lan Anh, deputy head of General Department of Taxation (GDT)’s Reform and Modernisation Department, sheds some light on the matter.
Taxing with an even hand

Taxing with an even hand

Bui Van Nam, chief of the General Department of Taxation, talks to VIR about the tax sector’s constant efforts to ease tax obligations for businesses and individuals and boost governance efficiency.
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