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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.

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

Central bank’s proposed clampdown on cash loans might hurt finance companies

With the government seeking to clamp down on cash loans given by finance companies, there are fears their bottom lines might be hit.
April 09, 2019 | 02:27 pm 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

Four jailed in central Vietnam for inciting violence

Six more people have been punished for inciting and engaging in violence during recent protests against the SEZ draft law.
August 23, 2018 | 04:26 pm GMT+7

Central Vietnam protest 'unbelievable, unacceptable': provincial leader

Protest against SEZ law provisions in Binh Thuan turned violent with government offices vandalized and cars burned.
June 11, 2018 | 10:23 pm 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

New cyber-security law may thwart foreign businesses, stall growth

GDP and FDI could fall 1.7 and 3.1 percent respectively, experts estimate.
May 29, 2018 | 08:01 am GMT+7

Vietnam's overnight alcohol ban proposal unfeasible: experts

Conflicts with existing laws and a practical way of enforcing the ban have led to a rethink.
April 19, 2018 | 10:47 am GMT+7

Leaders question whopping $44 bil price tag for new special economic zones in Vietnam

'The economic benefits these zones will potentially bring have not been made clear.'
April 17, 2018 | 02:55 pm GMT+7
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