From 15 to 19 May 2013, two partners of bizconsult law firm, Viet Nguyen and Phong Le, visited Tokyo to meet with lawyers around the world who are members of Mackrell International, one of the principal international networks of legal firms around the world. This is an annual activities of the organization. Mackrell International includes 87 firms, 4,500 lawyers in 57 countries. The firms have recognized the fee value of more than $7 billions in referrals. [+]
Seven decrees of the government, one decision signed by the prime minister, and two ministerial-level circulars will take effect since June 2013.
Conditions for purchasing social housing
The government on April 22, 2013 issued Decree 34/2013/ND-CP to detail conditions for those eligible for purchasing and renting State-owned houses.[+]
Accordingly, the eligible include (1) people with merits; (2) public officials and civil servants working for administrative offices, business units, Party and union organisations; (3) armed force officers and soldiers; (4) workers working at industrial parks, complexes, production and service sites; (5) low-income people, poor households in urban areas; (6) disabled people, lonely older people, (7) people who return public houses; and (8) households and individuals who have to resettle, but yet have land allocated or resettlement houses.
Aggregate retail sales in 2012 increased 16% in comparison with 2011; domestic and foreign investors increasingly invested and expanded supermarket chains.
Pessimistic predictions about the world economy in general and Vietnam economy in particular for the year 2013 have no impact on the expansion of retail chains by domestic and foreign investors.[+]