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maandag 20 november 2017

Vietnam: Saigon will finally launch first river bus route in November

Saigon will finally launch first river bus route in November

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Can Saigon's first river bus line be ready on schedule this time?

After a survey trip on Saigon's inaugural river bus line on Saturday, officials from the city's Department of Transport said that the route will officially launch later this month, reports Tuoi Tre.

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Tourism thrives, says Tourism General Director

The tourism industry has enjoyed abundant opportunities for growth. The number of foreign arrivals continued to pick up and set new records, said General Director of the Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) Nguyen Van Tuan.

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Embassy in Netherlands raises funds for flood-hit victims

The Embassy of Vietnam to the Netherlands held a charity event on November 12 to raise funds for people recently affected by storms and floods in Vietnam.

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Uber, Grab, Bitcoin and Vietnam's digital economy

The fierce opposition by traditional taxi firms to Uber and Grab, the uncertainty of state management of bitcoins, and the number of Vietnamese starting up businesses in Singapore all show that it is necessary to amend the legal framework in the context of the digital economy.

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Ministry proposes tax law changes

The Ministry of Finance has proposed amendments to the Law on Tax Management, aiming to enhance efficiency of tax collection from multinational companies, cross-border transactions and online businesses.

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Government urged to ease home-buying for foreigners

Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee has asked relevant departments to tackle problems in granting house ownership certificates to overseas Vietnamese to encourage their investment into the real estate market.

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Successes of Vietnam – APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting

Vietnam successfully hosted the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting and APEC Year 2017.These events have generated opportunities for Vietnam to further strengthen relations with other countries.

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Exports of Vietnamese coffee expected to double by 2030

To achieve a target of US$6 billion in export revenue, the coffee industry must improve its output, the quality of products, and added value, said Luong Van Tu, chairman of the Vietnam Coffee and Cocoa Association (Vicofa).

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Vietnam sees opportunity in fruit, vegetable, flower exports

The country's export turnover on these farm produce has already exceeded rice and crude oil.

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Vietnam's Economy: Solutions and motivation for growth

This is the theme of an important conference will be held this week under the chair of the Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue.

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APEC, potential market for Vietnam's garment-textile

Vietnam's strong economic growth since 2015 has pushed the domestic property market into a thriving and stable development period, said President of the Vietnam National Real Estate Association (VNREA) Nguyen Tran Nam.

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Young people Vietnam's biggest asset: WEF board member

Philipp Rösler, a board member of the World Economic Forum, praised the potential of Vietnam's young people as the world moves toward what has been described as "Industry 4.0"

"I'm totally convinced that Vietnam is ready for the fourth industrial revolution," Philipp Rösler, a member of the managing board of the World Economic Forum, told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper during an exclusive interview on Wednesday last week.

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2017 APEC Summit raises Vietnam's international profile

The 2017 APEC Summit in Vietnam officially wrapped up with the Da Nang Declaration, which reiterated the commitment of the 21 economic members to multilateral trade that fosters inclusive growth and reaffirmed their confidence in the forum's ability to tackle future challenges together. In its efforts as host country, Vietnam showed great determination in promoting its comprehensive and inclusive integration into the international community as an active and responsible member of APEC.

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Foreign investors pouring more money in Vietnamese fintech firms

Though fintech remains in an early stage of development in Vietnam, foreign investment funds and technology firms have poured hundreds of millions of dollars in Vietnamese fintech firms in anticipation of an increase in non-cash payments in the country.

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Scientists take first step to digitize Vietnamese knowledge system

The Prime Minister has approved a project on developing a digitized system which systematizes, stores and disseminates Vietnamese knowledge in many fields.

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Vietnam aims for 2018 economic growth rate of 6.5-6.7pct

Vietnam aims for a gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate of 6.5-6.7 percent next year, according a resolution on the socio-economic development plan for 2018 passed by the National Assembly (NA) last Friday.

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Most Common IP Problems when Operating Internationally: Focus on South-East Asia

Underpinned by the fast development, South-East Asia is offering many business opportunities for European SMEs. At the same time, a clear vision of an IP strategy in South-East Asia can impact a company's growth and prevent loss of revenue further down the road. Taking the time to collect IP information on local practice can help SMEs exploit opportunities or avoid pitfalls by taking informed decisions in a new market. During the latest International Helpdesks Annual Stakeholders Meeting in Brussels, IP experts discussed main IP related challenges in South-East Asia. This article summarizes main take-away messages for SMEs wishing to start a business in South-East Asia.

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From Amsterdam To Curacao: Damen's Repair Yards Update Iso And Ohsas Certification

Over the last month Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance has visited two yards and one sister company from Damen Shiprepair & Conversion's (DSC) global network to audit their management systems. The results of the auditing processes have been successful: firstly, in the Netherlands, Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam and Niron Staal received ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, and OHSAS 18001:2007 certifications. And secondly, in the Caribbean Sea, Damen Shiprepair Curaçao gained ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certification.

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Export exceeds plan

Vietnam commodities export in 2017 is forecast highest since 2011, enjoying a growth of 18.9 per cent and earning US$210 billion.

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Retailers remain optimistic about Vietnamese market.

Although Vietnam's retail market has just dropped from top 30 world, many businesses are still optimistic about the potential development of this industry and continuously enter or expand.

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Vietnamese stock market eyes development trends

Vietnam's stock market is becoming an important channel for mobilizing capital. State-owned enterprises are being equitized to improve governance capacity and financial transparency.

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Great national solidarity consolidated

Vietnam is a country with 54 ethnic groups, most of whom live in remote, mountainous areas near Vietnam's northern and western border. The Vietnamese Party and State consider resolving ethnic issues a key to social consensus and great national solidarity creation.

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