The European-Viet Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is also expected to be approved by the 14th National Assembly in its ongoing ninth meeting. Under the agreement, tax imposed on exports from Viet Nam to EU will be eliminated as soon as EVFTA takes effect or shortly thereafter (maximum seven years). Thanks to the EVFTA, Viet Nam’s revenue from exports to the EU is forecast to surge by 44 per cent by 2030. … [Read more...] about Can Viet Nam could take advantage of new foreign investment strategies?
The labor productivity of the corporate sector in 2018 reached VND166.2 million per person per year 63% higher than the country's average. However, that rate was only 0.6% higher than the same rate in 2017 - PHOTO: THANH HOA Business owners should be authorized to decide whether minimum wages are raised or not in the year that follows because it is only they who are able to determine whether labor productivity and the income structure from capital and labor have improved or not during that year … [Read more...] about Higher labor productivity: pay rise
Some joggers on the northern bank of the Perfume River – PHOTOS: HIEU TRUONG Many people in Hue City, Thua Thien-Hue Province, are used to doing daily physical exercise along the iconic Huong (Perfume) River. The two shady walking streets along the river stretching from Truong Tien Bridge to Da Vien Bridge are where local residents start their new day by cycling, running, dancing, etc. The early morning earns those people both fresh air and peacefulness. … [Read more...] about Morning exercises by the Huong River
In the period, the city saw only 9.4 million tourist arrivals, including 1.3 million foreigners and 8.1 million Vietnamese people, year-on-year decreases of 69.3 percent and 50.9 percent, respectively. Total revenue from tourism products and services surpassed VND34 trillion (US$1.46 billion), down 49.6 percent against the same period last year. … [Read more...] about HCMC moves to attract more visitors
“I will never stop working and just 'make a home'. It may sound selfish but I don’t like the idea of stay-at-home dads. I’m not sure whether this perception will change as I will marry in the future, but for now, waking up every day, I’m eager to climb the ladder of success,” Tuấn said. … [Read more...] about “Men make houses, women make homes”: is this relevant today?