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Peer-to-peer lending in Vietnam
Insight 30 Jul 2019

Peer-to-peer lending continues gain traction in Vietnam which continues to become a golden ground for fintech investors ...

Australian investor wins big at ICSID
Insight 24 Jul 2019

At ICSID, Australian's investor wins big. ...

Renewables in Vietnam
Insight 22 May 2019

The demand for electricity in Vietnam is rising rapidly to power the growing economy. Forcasts predict an annual growth rate for electricity of 'near-double' digits in the years to come. To keep pace with demand, the Government has envisioned substantial expansion to the national power generation ca ...

New Decree on labour outsourcing services
Insight 13 May 2019

Taking effect from 5 May 2019, a new Decree on labour outsourcing services has been introduced with changes including a relaxation of licence application conditions, and the imposition of further restrictions in relation to the deposit aimed at providing greater protection for contract employees. ...

China's National Carbon Market - one step forward
Insight 26 Apr 2019

Draft legislation revealing the intended coverage and mechanics of Chinas national emissions trading scheme which is due to commence operation within a year has been released for public consultation until 2 May Partner Jillian Button and Associate Shona Shang report on its key aspects ...

Investing in the education sector in Vietnam
Insight 18 Apr 2019

Private schools have become an increasingly attractive business in Vietnam as the large number of students from the growing middle class fuels demand for quality education while existing public schools struggle to keep up The Vietnamese Government has recently amended the legal regime for foreign ...

New Circular to permit foreign investor deposits in foreign currency for investments in state-owned enterprises in Vietnam
Insight 08 Apr 2019

A new Circular issued by the State Bank of Vietnam will allow non-resident foreign investors to use foreign currency for deposits or escrow deposits when participating in an auction for the purchase of shares or capital contribution in connection with the equitisation or divestment of state owned ...

New developments in Vietnam's renewable energy market
Insight 26 Mar 2019

The Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam the MOIT recently introduced amended regulations on wind power projects and issued new model power purchase agreements for wind projects and rooftop solar power projects New policies and feed-in tariffs for solar power projects are also on the horizon ...

Foreign investment in PNG - proposed changes
Insight 25 Mar 2019

The Papua New Guinea Government has revised proposed changes to PNGs foreign investment laws after concerns were raised about the potential economic effect of the initial reform package The proposed amendments if enacted could still have far reaching consequences for PNGs foreign investment ...

New Decree on corporate bonds in Vietnam - key changes for foreign investors
Insight 07 Jan 2019

A new Decree coming into effect on 1 February 2019 introduces more relaxed conditions for bond issuance but on the other hand bond issuers will be subject to a more stringent disclosure regime in relation to the bonds they issue Partners Robert Fish and Linh Bui and Associate Dang Vu explain the ...

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