Finance Ministry proposes new tax on pickups

Finance Ministry proposes new tax on pickups

The Ministry of Finance has proposed that the Government apply a special consumption tax on pickups to be set at 60 per cent of the tax on cars with nine seats or less with similar engine displacement.

Top Thai brands exhibition to open in Hanoi

Top Thai brands exhibition to open in Hanoi

An exhibition featuring “Top Thai Brands” is scheduled to take place in Hanoi from August 17-20, according to the Vietnam National Trade Fair & Advertising Company (Vinexad).

AIA urged to expand investment in Vietnam

AIA urged to expand investment in Vietnam

VOV.VN - Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue highlighted opportunities for AIA Group Limited to invest in Vietnam’s potential life insurance market while meeting Ng Keng Hooi, Chief Executive and President of AIA Group Limited on August 15 in Hanoi.

MoIT to reduce two-thirds of admin procedures

MoIT to reduce two-thirds of admin procedures

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) will complete the reduction of administrative procedures in the third quarter of the year, with two-thirds out of 443 being removed.

Reference exchange rate up VND3

Reference exchange rate up VND3

The daily reference exchange rate for VND/USD was set at VND22,444 on August 15, up VND3 from the previous day.

Dong Nai told to do feasibility study for Long Thanh airport

Dong Nai told to do feasibility study for Long Thanh airport

The Government has instructed the southern province of Dong Nai to coordinate with relevant agencies to do a feasibility study for acquiring land for the construction of Long Thanh airport and paying their owners compensation.

Exports to Algeria up 29% in 7 months

Exports to Algeria up 29% in 7 months

VOV.VN - Exports to Algeria increased by 29% to almost US$209 million in the first seven months of this year, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs.

Domestic, int’l factors aid rate cut

Domestic, int’l factors aid rate cut

According to the National Financial Supervisory Commission, many supporting factors in both the domestic and international markets could help an interest rate cut until the year-end.

High-tech farming development sluggish

High-tech farming development sluggish

The development of high-tech agriculture in Vietnam remains sluggish due to unplanned and small-scale production, and is not commensurate with the country’s comparative advantages and efforts.

Da Nang lists 68 PPP projects for investment

Da Nang lists 68 PPP projects for investment

The central city of Da Nang has listed 68 Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects, 22 of them in the hi-tech sector, calling for investment from domestic and foreign businesses in the 2017-20 period.