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BANKING / FINANCE / INSURANCE / TAX

CORDIAL DISCUSSION ON CURRENCY MANIPULATION RUMOURS

Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue last week arranged a phone call with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to discuss a number of bilateral topics. High on the list was Vietnam’s currency and foreign exchange policy, which recently came into the spotlight as Vietnam ran the risk of being labelled as a “currency manipulator” by the US Treasury.

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VIETNAM ECONOMY INVESTMENT

ECONOMIC IMPROVEMENT TOP PRIORITY AT NA SESSION

The seventh session of the 14th National Assembly kicks off this Monday, with an assortment of solutions to be discussed to further fuel corporate performance in the context of the country’s economic growth signalling a slowdown. Thanh Dat reports.

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VIETNAM ECONOMY INVESTMENT

VIETNAM NAMED AMONG FASTEST GROWING ECONOMIES IN 2020S: STANDARD CHARTERED

India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Myanmar and the Philippines should all meet the benchmark of 7% growth rate, while Ethiopia and Côte d’Ivoire are likely to attain the 7% growth pace, according to a report by Standard Charter.

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PROPERTY / INDUSTRIAL ZONE

CREATING BREAKOUT MOMENTUM FOR INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY

Vietnam’s new policies on industrial property such as industrial restructuring strategy, new legal frameworks for management of industrial zones and economic zones, have also opened many opportunities for industrial zone development across the country, thus facilitating businesses and investors to invest in this market.

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CHARITY / EXHIBITION / OTHER EVENTS

TWO WEEKS TO GO! LIN ANNUAL CROSS-SECTOR CONFERENCE: PARTNERSHIPS, IMPACT, SUSTAINABILITY & PRE-CONFERENCE TRAINING DAY

As a Supporter of the LIN Annual Cross-Sector Conference 2019, (insert your name) is delighted to see such a fantastic line-up of representatives from organizations, companies, government and civil society that will talk partnerships, impact and sustainability with themes from leadership; CSR; Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); supply chain; strategic philanthropy; community engagement; reporting and communications and more.

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MEMBER CORNER / PROMOTIONS

TASTE OF SICHUAN AT WINDSOR PLAZA HOTEL

The chefs from Sichuan will be preparing a set dinner on 24 and 25 May for just 1,288,000++, which will also feature the musical stylings of Malaysian singer Esther Khoo. The seven-course menu includes delicacies such as double boiled soup with fish maw and vegetables, dried sea cucumber, fried square fish with kale, and spicy wontons.

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PROPERTY / INDUSTRIAL ZONE

HCM CITY: 46.8 PERCENT OF FDI GOES TO PROPERTY SECTOR

According to the municipal Department of Planning and Investment, the British Virgin Islands was the largest investor by pouring 71.59 million USD into the sector, accounting for 43.5 percent of realty investment. The Republic of Korea came second with 19.5 percent, followed by Japan (10 percent), Singapore (5.7 percent) and China’s Hong Kong (3.4 percent).

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PROPERTY / INDUSTRIAL ZONE

HONGKONG LAND APPOINTS COTECCONS AS THE MAIN CONTRACTOR FOR THE MARQ

Hongkong Land announced the appointment of Coteccons as the main contractor for its latest luxury residential development, The Marq. “The Marq continues to represent our trademark quality being implemented in the Vietnamese property market,” said Robert Wong, chief executive of Hongkong Land.