New decree for SOE subsidiaries Business

New decree for SOE subsidiaries

Employees of State-owned enterprises’ subsidiaries will be able to buy shares of the parent companies at preferential prices when those State-owned enterprises (SOEs) are equitised.
Challenge for panel on state firms Business

Challenge for panel on state firms

The Government's establishment of a special committee to manage capital at State-owned enterprises (SOEs) is necessary, but it is likely to face significant challenges in its work, experts said.
Duty-free business changes proposed Business

Duty-free business changes proposed

Supervision of imported food products sold at duty-free shops might no longer be needed and firms will assume full responsibility for product quality and safety.
Civil servants base salary up 5 percent Society

Civil servants base salary up 5 percent

The monthly base salary for civil servants, public employees and those working in the armed forces has been officially stipulated to go up by 5 percent to 1.21 million VND (nearly 54 USD).
Uber and GrabTaxi to be recognised Business

Uber and GrabTaxi to be recognised

The Directorate for Roads of Vietnam (DRVN) has suggested that Uber and Grab taxis should have signs on their cars to differentiate them from conventional taxis.
Vietnamese firms want clear transport fees Business

Vietnamese firms want clear transport fees

Enterprises appreciated the Ministry of Transport’s work to build a decree to regulate charges of marine transport and port services, said an official from an export association.
Business licence fees may triple Business

Business licence fees may triple

The business licence fee for enterprises is likely to double or triple in the coming period, according to a draft decree by the Ministry of Finance.