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Vietnam can be a leader in tax reform: Oxfam

Vietnam can be a leader in tax reform: Oxfam

VOV.VN - Vietnam has the potential to become a leader in tax reform, said Johan Langerock, tax policy expert of Oxfam at the Vietnam Fiscal Policy and Development Forum 2019, which opened in Hanoi on November 13 with scientists, managers, policy-makers, and business representatives in attendance.

Oxfam: Potential of businesses to foster growth and equality

Oxfam: Potential of businesses to foster growth and equality

Business has a prime role to play in building an ASEAN that works for all Asians, says the Oxfam Report “The Future of Business: Shaping inclusive growth in Southeast Asia,” published as the World Economic Forum (WEF) on ASEAN meeting is held in Hanoi on September 11-13.

Report highlights Vietnam’s social mobility

Report highlights Vietnam’s social mobility

Social mobility in Vietnam is lagging behind its economic growth over the last decade, as the country’s poor still lack access to learn new skills and gain better jobs.

Wealth inequality drags growth: experts

Wealth inequality drags growth: experts

As the world faces a crisis in wealth distribution, some experts doubt if the accumulation of capital will encourage innovation and investment, but instead, lead to multiple tax burdens and increase the gap between rich and poor.

Public participation in state budget management promoted

Public participation in state budget management promoted

Representatives from Hoa Binh and Quang Tri provinces shared experience in implementing the project on enhancing transparency and public participation in state budget management at a workshop in Quang Tri on January 17.

Commune planning key to national goals

Commune planning key to national goals

Experiences of social economic development programme (SEDP) highlight that successful community-based planning using the SEDP process will not only create opportunities to improve the effectiveness of public investment.

The side effects of FDI tax loss

The side effects of FDI tax loss

Investment experts reiterate the need for incentive application to attract foreign investment projects, despite the warning of a global race to the bottom on corporate tax to lure investors.

Drought devastates local shrimp industry

Drought devastates local shrimp industry

VOV.VN - This year’s prolonged drought and saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta has destroyed more than 81,000 hectares of prime shrimp breeding areas in eight provinces, says the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Mard).

Current credit arrangements stifle farmers

Current credit arrangements stifle farmers

As Vietnam joins the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and other trade pacts, experts call for more effective credit solutions to assist Vietnamese farmers.

Climate funding piles up, but nations argue over how quickly

Climate funding piles up, but nations argue over how quickly

Developed nations have mobilized some US$80-US$90 billion per year to help the poorest survive a warmer world, delegates at Paris climate talks said, but emerging countries dispute the figures and say a goal of US$100 billion by 2020 is far from reach.

Community participation in policymaking discussed in Hanoi

Community participation in policymaking discussed in Hanoi

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Vietnam, in collaboration with the international nongovernmental organisation Oxfam, held a seminar entitled “Between prestige and mechanism: The people’s participation and local elections in Vietnam” in Hanoi on October 13.

Environment experts discuss dam dangers

Thirty-five experts from environmental organisations in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam gathered on September 9 to discuss water management and the effects of hydropower dams.