BUSINESS IN BRIEF 16/12
12/16/2017 8:30:00 AM (GMT+7)
 Turning back the tide: Japan attracting investment from Vietnam, 33 percent of farming cooperatives efficiently operate: Ministry, Australia renews commitment to support Vietnam’s economic reform

E-commerce websites have to be registered
12/16/2017 7:00:00 AM (GMT+7)
 A website considered an e-commerce website and must be registered or notified to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).


 
Foreign players are rushing to Vietnam’s lucrative solar market
12/16/2017 6:00:00 AM (GMT+7)
 After the government’s Decision No. 11/2017/QD-TT on supporting the development of solar power was issued in April, Vietnam witnessed a trend of successfully registered and licensed projects, though challenges still await potential investors.

Tour guides join associations so they can keep their jobs
12/16/2017 8:00:00 AM (GMT+7)
VietNamNet Bridge - Thousands of freelancers are hurrying to join tourism and tour guide associations as the membership will give them opportunities to practice as legal tour guides.


 
Phu Quoc urges careful consideration over land purchases
12/15/2017 4:14:49 PM (GMT+7)
 Authorities in the southern province of Kien Giang’s Phu Quoc District urged careful consideration to be given to decisions regarding land purchases.

Thai Beverage yet to decide on Sabeco stake bid
12/15/2017 3:56:31 PM (GMT+7)
Vietnam Beverage Co Ltd, a local unit of Thai Beverage Public Co Ltd, has yet to place a deposit in order to bid for a stake of over 25% in Sabeco. This is contrary to what the Ministry of Industry and Trade said in an earlier press release.


 
Traditional taxi brands take on Uber and Grab in airport travel
12/15/2017 3:06:10 PM (GMT+7)
Under the strict competition posed by Uber and Grab, traditional taxi companies continuously issue strategies to entice customers, including cheap fare packages and “bombarding” customers with private messages.

Central Bank seeking comments on amendment to gold management decree
12/15/2017 2:42:37 PM (GMT+7)
The State Bank of Vietnam is collecting comments on a draft amendment to Decree No. 24 from 2012 on gold trading management, with the proposed elimination of business conditions for producing gold jewelry and fine arts being the prominent feature.


 
Amazon eyes VN market
12/15/2017 2:07:19 PM (GMT+7)
 E-commerce giant Amazon is proceeding with its ambitious business plan in Viet Nam, following Alibaba’s footsteps, said Nguyen Thanh Hung, chairman of the Viet Nam E-commerce Association (VECOM).

Travel firms want more open visa waiver policy
12/15/2017 4:00:00 PM (GMT+7)
While the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) and travel firms have repeatedly called for extending the visa waiver to attract more foreign travelers, other agencies say it still needs thorough consideration.


 
Japanese firms discuss VN business obstacles
12/15/2017 2:04:01 PM (GMT+7)
 Japanese enterprises raised four problems they face while doing business in Viet Nam in a dialogue with the Advisory Council for Administrative Procedure Reform on Wednesday.

Allow full foreign ownership at public firms: experts
12/15/2017 2:02:23 PM (GMT+7)
 The new law on securities should allow full foreign ownership at public companies and investment funds, according to members of the Viet Nam Business Forum’s (VBF) working group on capital market.


 

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