Vietnam appeases Big Tobacco with toothless taxes

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Báo Thanh Niên English 5 day(s) ago 1 related news

Vietnam appeases Big Tobacco with toothless taxes

Vietnam's latest bid to raise its tobacco taxes will do little to curb consumption because it fails to hit the country's die-hard smokers where they hurt most – their pockets, health groups say.

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Consumption tax hike should be realistic: NA

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VietNam News English 5 day(s) ago 1 related news

The National Assembly Standing Committee has called for a careful study of impending tax increases under the amended Law on the Special Consumption Tax to ensure that these were realistic.

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Health Ministry proposes tax hike on tobacco products

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VietnamNet English 6 day(s) ago

Health Ministry proposes tax hike on tobacco products

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Health has proposed to raise the tax rates on tobacco to 105% in 2015 and 145% in 2018.

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Asia’s bonds face rising risks: ADB

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VietnamPlus English 1 week(s) ago

Emerging East Asia’s local currency bonds have performed well so far in 2014 but an earlier-than-anticipated US rate hike, a slowing property market in China, and higher risk aversion and inflation due to Middle East tensions could undermine that, according to a newly released report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

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HN: CPI surges sharply in September

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HN: CPI surges sharply in September

VGP – Ha Noi’s consumer price index (CPI) in September saw a month-on-month increase of 0.51% and a year-on-year surge of 3.26%, according to the Municipal Statistics Office.

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Hanoi’s CPI for September edges up 0.51%

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Hanoi’s CPI for September edges up 0.51%

(VOV) -Hanoi’s consumer price index (CPI) for September rose 0.51% against August, according to the Municipal Statistics Office.

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HCMC suggests new museum entrance fee hike

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HCMC suggests new museum entrance fee hike

VietNamNet Bridge – Museum entrance fees will be raised in accordance to a direction of the HCM City People’s Committee, announced the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism on Sept 17.

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HCMC suggests new museum entrance fee hike

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HCMC suggests new museum entrance fee hike

Museum entrance fees will be raised in accordance to a direction of the HCM City People’s Committee, announced the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism yesterday.

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Experts urge cigarette tax hike

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VietnamPlus English 2 week(s) ago

Experts urge cigarette tax hike

Experts are seeking a much larger increase in the special consumption tax on tobacco products than that proposed by the Ministry of Finance.

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Food, beverage industry sees growth

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SaiGon GP English 2 week(s) ago

The Ministry of Industry and Trade said the food and beverage sector has continued to increase in quantity and quality.

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Experts urge cigarette tax hike

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Experts urge cigarette tax hike

Experts are seeking a much larger increase in the special consumption tax on tobacco products than that proposed by the Ministry of Finance.

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Fuel hike intervals extended to 15 days

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VietNam News English 3 week(s) ago 1 related news

The Government has increased the interval between two consecutive fuel price increases from at least 10 to at least 15 days.

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Workers and businesses alike warn against Vietnam's planned minimum wage hike

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Workers and businesses alike warn against Vietnam's planned minimum wage hike

A proposed wage hike should be carefully considered to ensure it doesn't hamper Vietnam's competitiveness, FDI flows or job creation. Photo: Diep Duc Minh

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Agro-forestry-fishery exports hike up in eight months

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Agro-forestry-fishery exports hike up in eight months

Vietnam’s agro-forestry-fishery exports in the first eight months of 2014 climbed 11.9 percent from a year earlier to 20.22 billion USD, said the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).

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New minimum wage raises insurance and production costs, businesses complain

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VietnamNet English 1 month(s) ago

New minimum wage raises insurance and production costs, businesses complain

VietNamNet Bridge – This year’s minimum-wage hike has met opposition from many in the business community.

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