Land rentals likely to rise

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VietNam News English 2 day(s) ago

The Finance Ministry has proposed increasing land rental rates as part of a draft decree on land rental, water surface rental and land use fees that will likely be submitted to the Prime Minister next month.

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US - VN’s largest aquatic importer

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US - VN’s largest aquatic importer

VGP – The US spent US$1.61 billion on Vietnamese aquatic products in the first quarter of 2014.

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Tobacco lobby pushes for tax increase delay

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VietNam News English 3 day(s) ago

Increasing the special consumption tax on tobacco is essential but should not be done next year since smuggling is rampant, cigarette companies and the Viet Nam Tobacco Association told a seminar late last week to discuss amendments to the Law on Special Consumption Tax.

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Vietnam adjourns trial of massive financial scam

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Vietnam adjourns trial of massive financial scam

Nguyen Duc Kien, a co-founder and former deputy chairman of Asia Commercial Bank, stands trial for fraud and other charges on April 16, 2014. Photo courtesy of Tuoi Tre

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New fishing surveillance force formed to protect sea territory

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New fishing surveillance force formed to protect sea territory

Viet Nam has set up a fishing surveillance force to ensure the enforcement of fishing laws at sea.

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Ready-made spice market grows strongly

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VietnamPlus English 6 day(s) ago

The ready-made spice market has been growing more rapidly than one could imagine, VietNamNet Bridge reported on April 14, adding that Vietnam has become a fertile land for hundreds of spice manufacturers, both domestic and foreign.

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Many coins gleaned on spice market will make a fortune

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Many coins gleaned on spice market will make a fortune

VietNamNet Bridge – The ready-made spice market has been growing more rapidly than one could imagine.

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Fizzy drinks excise tax threat falls flat

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Fizzy drinks excise tax threat falls flat

The American Chamber of Commerce and Vietnam Chamber of Commerce & Industry recently organised a forum on Vietnam’s food and beverage industry to canvas opinion on the Ministry of Finance’s recent draft amendment to the Excise Tax Law, adding non-alcoholic carbonated drinks to the list of products subject to an excise tax rate of 10 per cent. The ministry claimed that the tax would substantially increase governmental revenue. However, many industry players have opposed the positive spin put on the...

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WB forecasts Vietnam’s growth rate of 5.5% in 2014

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WB forecasts Vietnam’s growth rate of 5.5% in 2014

The World Bank (WB) forecasts that Vietnam’s economy will achieve a growth rate of 5.5% in 2014 and 5.6% in 2015, 0.1 percentage point and 0.2 percentage point higher than the forecast it made in last October.

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Loans to empower poor households

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

Nguyen Van Ly, deputy director of the Viet Nam Bank for Social Policies, talks to Nong thon ngay nay (Countryside Today) newspaper about a preferential loans scheme for low-income households .

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Ho Chi Minh City intensifies HIV/AIDS prevention

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Ho Chi Minh City intensifies HIV/AIDS prevention

Ho Chi Minh City authorities have set a target of curbing the rate of people living with HIV to under 1 percent by 2015 and maintaining this for the following years.

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US imposes unfair, but bearable, anti-dumping tax on VN's catfish

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US imposes unfair, but bearable, anti-dumping tax on VN's catfish

VietNamNet Bridge – New anti-dumping tariffs imposed by the US Department of Commerce (DOC) for catfish imports from Vietnam are being described as “unreasonable, but bearable” for Vietnamese seafood exporters.

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Rate of illegal overstaying workers rises, Korean labor market may close

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Rate of illegal overstaying workers rises, Korean labor market may close

VietNamNet Bridge – The rate of Vietnamese workers overstaying their visas in South Korea fell to nearly 39 percent last October, but the trend has since reversed and now stands at 49 percent, according to a conference on April 2.

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Banks need to relax mortgage requirements

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VietnamPlus English 2 week(s) ago

Since the 30-trillion-VND (1.41 billion USD) loan package for home-buyers and property developers was announced nine months ago, only 4.5% has been disbursed. Although the disbursement rate has picked up in recent months, it is still below expectations, said the Nhan Dan (People) online newspaper.

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CPI decline has pros and cons

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VietnamPlus English 2 week(s) ago

The country's consumer price index (CPI) in March dropped 0.44 percent against the previous month, the lowest level recorded during the past decade. Cao Sy Kiem, the former Governor of State Bank of Vietnam tells Vietnam News about the issue.

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