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Gas price hike not affecting GDP

(SGI) - The sharp increase in gas prices recently will surely affect the speed of economic recovery and increase prices of goods. However, this is not the time to intervene and regulate the domestic petroleum market through tax exemption or reduction. 
Compared to other countries, export of Vietnam in Q1 was positive. Photo: VIET CHUNG

Long term reforms need to be consistent

(ĐTTCO)-At a discussion with SGGP Investment & Finance, Nguyen Anh Duong, Head of Department of Macroeconomic Policy, Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM), said:
HCMC from aerial view. Photo: HOANG HUNG

Ho Chi Minh City needs new driving force

(ĐTTCO)-Ho Chi Minh City is the most vibrant economic hub of Vietnam, attracting huge investments from both domestic and foreign investors, and playing a very important role in the development of the country. However, over the last few years, the City has faced many obstacles in its growth and has also been impacted by changes in the competitive environment. Some economic drivers in the City are being hit hard such as big land banks, cheaper labor costs and the service sector.
A corner of HCMC. Photo: HOANG HUNG

Reorganize City and Create More Land Bank

(ĐTTCO)-Ho Chi Minh City is spread across approximately 2,100 sq. kms, so it is unreasonable if people say the City does not have any land left to construct more houses and apartments. However, the current organization of the City and many architectural structures may seem that Ho Chi Minh has vast shortage of construction area.
Poultry farming industry of Vietnam has great potential and advantage for export. (Photo: SGGP)

Export of poultry products sees great potentials

For decades, output of animal husbandry of Vietnam has mainly served domestic market. However, currently, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has opened policies to encourage firms to promote export of, first of all, poultry products to potential markets thanks to plentiful supply.
Processing and manufacturing industry continued to attract most investments. (Photo: SGGP)

FDI capital makes new record

According to the Foreign Investment Agency under the Ministry of Planning and Investment, registered foreign capital reached US$14.59 billion in the first four months of this year, the highest level in the past four years.

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PM asks to prevent land price fever, property bubbles

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked people’s committee leaders in cities and provinces to keep an eye on the property market and adopt measures to prevent land price fever and property bubbles.

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Vietnam invests in 190 projects in Cambodia

Vietnam has invested in 190 investment projects in Cambodia with the total registered investment capital of nearly US$ 2.9 billion, focusing on agriculture and forestry whereas the partner offered 19 investment projects with the total capital of US$ 65 million in Vietnamese market. 
Keppel Land purchased all contributed capital of Southern Waterborne Transport Joint Stock Corporation (Sowatco) in the office building project of Saigon Center. (Photo: SGGP)

Vietnamese enterprises amid M&A tendency

Instead of carrying out projects themselves, several foreign investors tend to increase investments into Vietnam via capital contribution, share purchase or acquisition so as to quickly take part in the local market or transfer to other partners for profits.
Change in Capital Raising Strategy

Change in Capital Raising Strategy

(ĐTTCO) - The pressure to raise chartered capital in banks has increased as the deadline for applying for Basel II is nearing. However, sale to strategic partners faces many difficulties as the local fund supply is far below banks’ demand.

Other countries experience in reducing cost burden

Other countries experience in reducing cost burden

(ĐTTCO) - Practically speaking, commercial contracts between international parties are immediately revised when any legal compliance cost arises. In foreign countries, the “burden of government regulation” is taken seriously and governments across the globe are putting in a lot of effort to cut this cost. Vietnam should learn from them.

Cost Burden

Cost Burden

(ĐTTCO) - According to 2018 Global Economic Report presented at the World Economic Forum, Vietnam was ranked 96th out of 140 countries in terms of “burden of government regulation”.
Special mechanism for repossessing land

Special mechanism for repossessing land

(ĐTTCO) - The current compensation and resettlement process for owners of repossessed lands faces many difficulties and several disputes. The inflexibility of the prevailing regulations have caused delays in some projects and consequently impacted people’s benefits.

Land Fever Spreads

Land Fever Spreads

(ĐTTCO) - Van Don (Quang Ninh Province), Da Nang, Phan Thiet (Binh Thuan Province) and Nhon Trach (Dong Nai Province) are some hotspots where land fever has taken hold recently. Investors and speculators are rushing to these locations in great numbers, while brokers and middlemen jostle to compete and lift up land prices.

Entrepreneur Truong My Lan: Magnanimous Benefactor Supports Hospital Construction

Entrepreneur Truong My Lan: Magnanimous Benefactor Supports Hospital Construction

(ĐTTCO) - After one year, the construction of the fourth floor of An Binh Hospital, located at 146 An Binh Street, Ward 7, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City, is finally complete. This is the first hospital that has received a huge non-refundable donation of VND 450bn from a benevolent private conglomerate, the Van Thinh Phat Group.