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Bad Debt handling to be audited

Hanoi, Apr 13 (VNS/VNA) - The handling of bad debt among credit institutions would be audited this year in order to formulate recommendations for effectively implementing a National Assembly resolution, according to the State Audit Office of Vietnam (SAV).
Date: 13 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Cabinet Members discuss Matters Related to BT projects, Zoning Law

Hanoi, Apr 11 (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chaired a cabinet meeting on April 11 to discuss controversial issues of a draft decree on the use of public property to pay investors in build-transfer (BT) projects.
Date: 11 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Central Bank sets to tighten Unsecured Consumer Finance

Hanoi, Apr 9 (VNS/VNA) - Regulations on personal unsecured lending by consumer finance companies will be tightened if a draft circular of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) takes effect.
Date: 09 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Regulations being revised to implement CPTPP

Hanoi, Apr 9 (VNA) – The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) is working to align Vietnam’s legal regulations with the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) - a deal experts see as hugely important to the country.
Date: 09 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

New University Recruitment Regulation raises Concerns

Hanoi, Mar 31 (VNS/VNA) - A new regulation concerning recruitment quotas for public tertiary education institutions in Vietnam has been at the centre of debate among educators and lawmakers.
Date: 31 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Ministry proposes lowering CIT for SMEs

Ministry proposes lowering CIT for SMEs
Hanoi, Mar 29 (VNS/VNA) - The Ministry of Finance has proposed cutting corporate income tax (CIT) rates on small and micro businesses from the current 20 percent to 15-17 percent.
Date: 29 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Viet Nam News

Experience in enforcing Law on Access to Information shared

Hanoi, Mar 28 (VNA) – Oxfam Vietnam, in collaboration with its partners, held a workshop in Hanoi on March 27 to share experience in enforcing the Law on Access to Information.
Date: 28 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Vietnam to launch First Crytocurrency Exchange

Hanoi, Mar 28 (VNS/VNA) - Vietnam will soon launch a new cryptocurrency exchange – the first of its kind in the country.
Date: 28 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Vietnam ratifies ILO Convention on Employment for Disabled Workers

Hanoi, Mar 26 (VNS/VNA) - Vietnam has made an important step in the development of its labour market by ratifying ILO Convention 159 on Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment for Disabled Persons, further proving the country’s commitment to eliminating employment discrimination against people with disabilities. Under the convention, co ...
Date: 26 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Sentences upheld for 13 Rioters in Binh Thuan

Binh Thuan, Mar 25 (VNA) - The People’s Court of the central province of Binh Thuan upheld the first instance trial sentences of between two and three years imposed on 13 defendants charged with disturbance of public order at the provincial People’s Committee headquarters in June 2018.
Date: 25 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Agencies work to share Driving Licence Database

Hanoi, Mar 25 (VNS/VNA) - The Transport Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security and the Directorate for Roads of Vietnam under the Ministry of Transport have agreed to share a driving licence management database.
Date: 25 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Vnews launches New Programme to support SMEs

Hanoi, Mar 25 (VNA) - The Vietnam News Agency’s Television Centre (Vnews), in collaboration with the Vietnam Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (VINASME), introduced a new programme to support small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) at a recent ceremony.
Date: 25 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Court announces Punishments for Ex-Leaders of Vietsovpetro

Hanoi, Mar 22 (VNA) - Two former leaders of the Vietnam-Russia oil and gas joint venture Vietsovpetro have been given prison sentences for “abusing position and power to appropriate assets”.
Date: 22 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Amendments to enterprise, Investment Laws must promote SOE Efficiency

Hanoi, Mar 19 (VNS/VNA) - The amendments to the Law on Enterprise and Law on Investment must include stronger solutions to thoroughly and comprehensively reform State-owned enterprises (SOEs) and enhance their efficiency, according to the Vietnam Association of Financial Investors (VAFI).
Date: 19 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Central Bank sets to tighten Unsecured Consumer Finance

Hanoi, Apr 9 (VNS/VNA) - Regulations on personal unsecured lending by consumer finance companies will be tightened if a draft circular of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) takes effect.

Vietnam to launch First Crytocurrency Exchange Draft simplifies SOE Stake Bidding for Foreigners VIB allowed to apply Basel II more

Investigation into Grab's Acquisition of Uber in Vietnam Results announced

Hanoi, Dec 12 (VNA) - The investigation into Grab's acquisition of Uber in Southeast Asia, including the Vietnamese market, ended on November 18, said the Department of Competition and Consumer Protection (DCCP) under th ...

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Vietnam to restrict Imports of Tobacco Material, Egg from Eurasian Economic Union

HANOI, Feb 20 (PNA/Xinhua) - Vietnam will apply import tariffs quotas for tobacco material and poultry eggs from the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) member states in 2017, 2018 and 2019, according to the Ministry of Indust ...

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Sentences upheld for 13 Rioters in Binh Thuan

Binh Thuan, Mar 25 (VNA) - The People’s Court of the central province of Binh Thuan upheld the first instance trial sentences of between two and three years imposed on 13 defendants charged with disturbance of ...

Court announces Punishments for Ex-Leaders of Vietsovpetro Sentences upheld for Five Members of Anti-State Organization Jail Sentences announced in Hoa Binh Deadly Medical Incident more

Vietnam ratifies ILO Convention on Employment for Disabled Workers

Hanoi, Mar 26 (VNS/VNA) - Vietnam has made an important step in the development of its labour market by ratifying ILO Convention 159 on Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment for Disabled Persons, further proving the c ...

Code of Conduct Written to Keep Civil Servants in Line Monthly Minimum Wage to rise in July more

Decree 20 has impact on Property Sector

HÀ NỘI, Dec 15 - The implementation of Decree 20/2017/NĐ-CP (Decree 20) has affected the production and business activities of enterprises, especially in the real estate sector.

VN needs to simplify Property Laws for Foreigners more

Regulations being revised to implement CPTPP

Hanoi, Apr 9 (VNA) – The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) is working to align Vietnam’s legal regulations with the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) - a deal e ...

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No Freeze in Intake of Foreign Workers - Ministry

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (Bernama) - The Human Resources Ministry has clarified that there is no freeze in the recruitment of foreign workers although many applications to bring in workers have been rejected for non-compliance with the law.

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Actions against those who tarnish Judiciary's Image, Dignity, says CJ

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Actions will be taken against those who tarnish the judiciary's image and dignity, says Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat.

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Right Decisions only Way for Judiciary to recover Glory - Attorney General

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Attorney-General Tommy Thomas says judges must always endeavour to make the right decisions, without fear or favour, and regardless of the personality of the party or the accused before them.

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Transport Ministry makes it More Flexible for e-hailing Drivers to obtain PSV Licence

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Transport is willing to make it easier for e-hailing drivers to clock in the six hours of course time to obtain a Public Transport Vehicle (PSV) licence.

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RM1.56 Mln Fine on Poachers, highest so far for Wildlife Crimes

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - The Kuala Terengganu Sessions Court's decision to fine RM1.56 million each on two Vietnamese poachers has been the highest amount so far for wildlife crimes in the country's history, said Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.

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Delegation of Lawmakers visit Netherlands

Hanoi, May 15 (VNA) - A delegation of the National Assembly’s Committee on Laws led by the committee’s vice chairman Pham Tri Thuc has just paid a working visit to the Netherlands.

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Adib Inquest: Lawyer grills Forensics Expert on 'Probability Report'

SHAH ALAM, May 16 (Bernama) - A lawyer questioned the ‘probability report’ of a specialist medical witness in the inquest into the death of Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, that injuries to the right chest of the firefighter were caused by a curb or road shoulder.

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Telecom Regulator proposes Online Sim Card Registration

The Lao Telecommunication Regulatory Authority is developing an application for use as a possible option to speed up sim card registration.

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Government agrees to appoint a Youth to represent them in the Senate

BANGI, May 15 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced that the government has agreed to appoint a member of the Senate from among the youths with wide expertise and knowledge in the field and issues on the development of youths.

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MoF sets up Debt Management Office

KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Finance has set up the Debt Management Office (DMO) to review and manage the government’s debt and liabilities.

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Additional Appellate Court would be a timely upgrade

In order to curb the increased caseload on the Court of Appeal, a new appellate court may be introduced by the Government to support it, a move that may end up in restructuring of Supreme Court.

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RoK helps Vietnam accelerate Judicial Reform

Hanoi, Apr 26 (VNA) - The Supreme People’s Court and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) launched a project on improving trial transparency and quality at Vietnamese courts during a ceremony in Hanoi on April 26.

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DOLE announces 29 Job Fir Venues Nationwide on Labor Day

MANILA, Apr 29 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is inviting job seekers to a nationwide job fair on May 1.

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Universities, Industry Players to join forces for IR 4.0

GEORGE TOWN, Apr 29 (Bernama) - The joint forces of the brains in the universities and the capacity and capabilities of key industries will make a change for a better world through the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0), said Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) vice-chancellor Prof Dr Asma Ismail.

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BNM appoints Two External Members to Monetary Policy Committee

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 29 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has reappointed Professor Dr Yeah Kim Leng and appointed Datuk Dr Gan Wee Beng as external members of its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) effective April 1, 2019.

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Doing nothing about Disruptive Tech would be biggest Mistake: CJ

The speed at which law firms incorporating AI into their work processes poses threat to lawyers getting out of jobs, and urged the lawyers to seize the moment and be at the frontline of technological change, warning that the "biggest mistake" would be to do nothing.

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Government Agencies urged not to use Unlicensed Software

MANILA, Apr 26 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) on Friday urged government agencies to use licensed software to prevent copyright infringement in the country.

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Kula Segaran to chair ASEAN Labour Minister Special Session in Singapore

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 28 (Bernama) - Human Resource Minister M. Kula Segaran will lead the Malaysian delegation to the Special Session of the ASEAN Labour Ministers and Singapore Conference on Future of Work which will be held in Singapore tomorrow (April 29).

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