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Customers are seen buying goods at a supermarket. Restrictions on foreign investment in retail sector still in place - PHOTO: TL

Restrictions on foreign investment in retail sector still in place

Foreign investors want to freely enter the retail market in Vietnam, but the Government insists on protecting young domestic retail businesses, according to the Midterm Vietnam Business Forum 2018 in Hanoi City on July 4. Therefore, strict regulations on foreign investment in the retail sector are here to stay.

E-govt project still hinges on quantity rather than quality

E-government has been deployed in Vietnam for a long time but no concrete change has been seen to date as many agencies have focused on quantity rather than quality, heard a national conference on e-government 2018 held on July 5.

Hotels want to pay tax on behalf of travel agents

The Investment and Trade Working Group of the Vietnam Business Forum (VBF) has proposed the Ministry of Finance continue asking domestic hotels to pay tax on online hotel bookings on behalf of foreign online travel agents (OTAs).

River tourism grapples with difficulties

Experts, researchers and enterprises said at a conference on July 5 that HCMC’s river tourism development is still dogged by difficulties, Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper reported.

Train passengers to get 10% fare discounts

Train passengers can enjoy summer discounts of at least 10% if they make bookings between July 7 and August 12. The promotion is intended to lure more people to travel by train services.

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