PPP decree to attract investment
The Tendering Management Department under the Ministry of Planning and Investment introduced a decree, governing private-public-partnership (PPP) projects in Viet Nam yesterday, at a meeting in Ha Noi.
TPP negotiations expected to conclude this year
After completing 19 official rounds of negotiations by December 2014, the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), the most anticipated free trade agreement at present, is expected to conclude negotiations this year.
Policy support needed to boost private business
International economic integration has expanded to Viet Nam so the development of domestic resources, including our private enterprises, is required urgently.
Admin reforms necessary for FDI growth in 2015
According to the Ministry of Planning and Investment, foreign investors seeking to invest US$20.2 billion in Viet Nam have experienced a 19 per cent increase over the $17 billion target. Officials of the Ministry's Foreign Investment Agency reported an export surplus of $2 billion in 2014, the highest since 2012, thanks to significant contributions in foreign direct investment (FDI).
Businesses hope for State reforms in 2015
The local business community in Viet Nam is hoping that this will be breakthrough year in terms of reforming economic institutions and administrative procedures.
Incentives needed to drive auto industry
Viet Nam's automobiles industry has experienced two decades of formation and development with many businesses encouraged to join the auto support industry.
In-depth monetary market management
The word "belief" has cropped up often during the recent months when one talks about the monetary market and the management policies by the State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV).
Circular will revamp stock market
Since its issuance late last year, Circular 36/2014/TT-NHNN, which set limits on how much banks can lend to stock investors, has had a strong impact on both credit institutions and the securities market. Investors fear that the total amount available for margin loans will drop dramatically after the Circular takes effect on February 1.
Urban property market set for a good year
The domestic real estate market is likely to warm up this year, with the amended Housing Law allowing foreigners to buy property. Viet Nam News reporter To Hang talked with economic expert Nguyen Tri Hieu about this issue as well as the most promising segments in the property market.
Vietnamese firms need long-term vision
In 2014, the Government took the initiative to speed up restructuring of State-owned enterprises, but it also needs to strengthen its focus on another pillar of the economy, the private sector, which is key to the nation's future sucesss, says Wendy Jo Werner, the World Bank Group's Practice Group Manager on Trade and Competitiveness for the East Asia and Pacific region.
VAMC to buy $4.67b in bad debt
A new circular that takes effect in April this year will force credit institutions to apply international standards in classifying and assessing bad debts, but the problem still requires a different approach and understanding, Nguyen Quoc Hung. Chairman of the Viet Nam Asset Management Company (VAMC), tells local media.

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