Despite tremendous improvements in the last few decades, the environment to do business in Vietnam, and many Asian countries remain complex and challenging. Social progresses and environment norms in many cases lag far behind the business and economic boom in many of the countries in the region. Inequality is growing and poverty reduction is slowing down. These development issues remain and need to be addressed by innovative and tailor-made solutions which can fit to and work in the local contexts. Born ...

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[4 July 2019] — Looking beyond the gains Vietnam expects from the landmark EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), a closer look needs to be taken at the challenges on the horizon for Vietnamese small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Besides the opportunities and spotlight that the EVFTA brings to Vietnam in general and the country’s enterprises in particular, enterprises should also foresee the challenges to prepare the knowledge and financial resources to take advantage of the open, fair, ...

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"Corporate Governance Frameworks in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam" is a new publication by OECD in cooperation with Economica Vietnam under the OECD - Southeast Asia Corporate Governance Initiative. Launched in 2014, the initiative supports the regional development of vibrant and healthy capital markets through the advancement of corporate governance standards and practices. Recognizing the specific reform needs of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam arising from their stage in ...

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