Government urged to ease home-buying for foreigners


Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has asked relevant departments to tackle problems in granting house ownership certificates to overseas Vietnamese to encourage their investment into the real estate market.

Ministry proposes tax law changes


The Ministry of Finance has proposed amendments to the Law on Tax Management, aiming to enhance efficiency of tax collection from multinational companies, cross-border transactions and online businesses.

Uber, Grab, Bitcoin and Vietnam’s digital economy


The fierce opposition by traditional taxi firms to Uber and Grab, the uncertainty of state management of bitcoins, and the number of Vietnamese starting up businesses in Singapore all show that it is necessary to amend the legal framework in the context of the digital economy.

Embassy in Netherlands raises funds for flood-hit victims


The Embassy of Vietnam to the Netherlands held a charity event on November 12 to raise funds for people recently affected by storms and floods in Vietnam.

Tourism thrives, says Tourism General Director


The tourism industry has enjoyed abundant opportunities for growth. The number of foreign arrivals continued to pick up and set new records, said General Director of the Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) Nguyen Van Tuan.

Saigon will finally launch first river bus route in November



Can Saigon’s first river bus line be ready on schedule this time?

After a survey trip on Saigon’s inaugural river bus line on Saturday, officials from the city’s Department of Transport said that the route will officially launch later this month, reports Tuoi Tre.