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Focus: Challenges for Housing Developers: The legal framework for real estate transactions and the real estate market is shaped by four important laws, including the Civil Code, Land Law, Real Estate Business Law, and Housing Law. Except for the Civil Code, the other three laws have been amended and supplemented in 2023 and 2024, all taking effect from the beginning of 2025, with many new provisions more stringent than the current regulations. This will certainly affect the constituents of the real estate market, including real estate enterprises.

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How To Regulate Gold Market: According to Associate Professor Dr. Dinh Trong Thinh, a senior lecturer at the Academy of Finance, during discussions on Decree 24/2012, experts raised the issue of how to build and develop the gold market in line with a market economy under State management. It is high time now to find a suitable solution.

Beneficiaries Of Carbon Credit Sales: With immense potential, the forest carbon credit market is raising questions about how revenue from carbon credit trading can be equitably shared among stakeholders.

Legal Gap In Handling Bad Debt: The progress in resolving bad debt could face a setback due to a significant legal loophole: the right to seize collateral from defaulting borrowers is no longer enforceable following amendments to the Law on Credit Institutions. This change places increased pressure on banks to meticulously assess lending decisions, aiming to minimize the inherent risks associated with debt recovery.


Seeking Opportunities With Small-Cap Stocks: The pressure to take profits is building up as the market has experienced a series of impressive gains over the past two months with large-cap stocks as an important driving force. Will a correction take place and will cash flows change their destination in search of short-term opportunities from those stocks with smaller capitalization?

Technology Policies Needed For SMEs: Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are diverse entities, with each having unique characteristics and facing unique challenges. Therefore, it is imperative to tailor technology policies to meet their specific needs and demands.


Trekking For Change: Three months ago, Jake Norris, an Australian English teacher, and his Irish friend, Sean Down, embarked on a remarkable journey—a 2,000-kilometer trek from Hanoi to HCMC. Their mission? To raise funds for those in need. Intrigued by their inspiring story, The Saigon Times caught up with them to learn more about their journey of kindness from the very beginning.

Exploring Largest Pagoda In Ben Tre: Van Phuoc Pagoda, nestled in the heart of the Mekong Delta’s Ben Tre Province, has become a symbol of spiritual sanctity since its inception in 2000. Situated in Binh Chien Ward, Binh Dai District, this majestic pagoda has flourished over two decades.


Exploring Hang Te Cho Waterfall In Northwest Region: Named after Hang Te Cho Village in Lang Nhi Commune, Tram Tau District, Yen Bai Province, Hang Te Cho Waterfall is highly recommended for travelers who want venture into untouched places on Earth.

Boiled Young Jackfruit, A Quang Region Specialty: Young jackfruit holds a special place in the culinary culture of the Quang region, where it can be processed in various ways such as braising, soups, salads, and more. However, among these methods, boiled chopped young jackfruit stands out as a simple yet cherished choice, often appearing in family meals of locals.

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