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Vietnam legislators: Alcohol bill not influenced by lobbying

The National Assembly general secretary, asked if interest groups have influenced a bill against alcohol, has assured that lobbying cannot sway the lawmaking process.

Vietnam wants to raise IPO threshold to keep out small firms

The government wants to triple the minimum capital a company should have for making an initial public offering to reduce risks for investors.

Lawmakers fear new bill could weaken parliament’s oversight

National Assembly deputies are concerned a new government proposal could take away their power to approve major national projects.
May 29, 2019 | 03:46 pm GMT+7

Online liquor sales to go ahead in Vietnam

Vietnam has removed a proposed decree to prohibit online liquor sales, accepting that it goes against international trends.
May 23, 2019 | 07:30 pm GMT+7

Textile industry unhappy with government plan to raise retirement age

Textile companies have rejected the proposal to raise employees’ retirement ages, saying most women workers suffer from huge workloads.
May 16, 2019 | 03:06 pm GMT+7

Ban or promote online liquor sales? Vietnam lawmakers at odds

Lawmakers Friday hotly debated a draft law prohibiting online liquor sales, with some arguing it could prove counterproductive.
April 12, 2019 | 07:07 pm GMT+7

Land info, leaders’ bio not state secrets, Vietnam MPs aver

Many parliamentarians say national leaders’ bio-data and information on land should not be classified as state secrets.
October 28, 2018 | 08:16 am GMT+7

Vietnam parliament not to discuss SEZ bill in October session

Vietnam's National Assembly will not take up the controversial draft law on Special Economic Zones in October as previously scheduled.
August 25, 2018 | 09:58 am GMT+7

Trump signs defense policy bill with watered-down China measures

Trump has signed a bill that authorizes military spending and includes controls on U.S. government contracts with China’s firms.  
August 14, 2018 | 08:46 am GMT+7

UK to refuse Brexit bill without trade deal: report

Britain will only pay its EU divorce bill if the bloc agrees the framework for a future trade deal, the Brexit Secretary warned.
July 22, 2018 | 09:45 am GMT+7

Trump says he would back both US House immigration bills as separation crisis grows

The move came after protests over Trump's policy which separate families at the U.S.-Mexico border.
June 20, 2018 | 08:06 am GMT+7

Vietnam says cybersecurity law needed to ensure national security

New law places several restrictions that are allowed under exceptions to WTO, FTA regulations, senior lawmaker says.
June 12, 2018 | 10:50 am GMT+7

Vietnam retailers bristle at coercive rules

Don’t tell us how to market our products and services, they fume.
June 11, 2018 | 07:39 am GMT+7

Vietnam government wants SEZ bill deferred

Seeks more time to make suitable amendments, asks for removal of controversial land lease provision.
June 09, 2018 | 06:55 pm GMT+7

Spirited argument on liquor consumption between Vietnam’s health ministry, businesses

Liquor industry believes stricter controls over alcohol sale and consumption are not called for.
May 30, 2018 | 03:56 pm GMT+7
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