All bets placed on Phu Quoc casino, illustration photo source AFP Key points of Vietnam’s casino legislation Casino operation - Casino operators must open registers or issue electronic cards to monitor visitors leaving and entering their premises. These registers or electronic cards must be kept for a minimum of two years for inspections by local authorities if required, or five years for operators which are permitted to allow Vietnamese citizens. - Dossiers for Vietnamese citizens to present their financial abilities to play in casinos according to Article 12 of Decree 03 need to contain one of the following documents: - Documents proving taxable incomes of Level 3 or higher as prescribed in the Law on Personal Income Tax: A certified copy of the personal income tax declaration already finalised or finalised by the tax office, or a confirmation of tax obligations by tax authorities proving that players have had taxable incomes of Level 3 or higher for one year … [Read more...] about All bets placed on Phu Quoc casino
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The office market in Hà Nội is expected to face a shortage of supply, creating competition between offices for lease and co-working spaces in the future. - Photo tinnhanhchungkhoan.vnViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The office market in Hà Nội was expected to face a shortage of supply with competition between offices for lease and co-working spaces likely to rise in the future, but was performing well at present, according to experts. According to Savills Research, Hà Nội and HCM City witnessed a downward trend of yields from the second half 2015 to the second half 2018. “This again was caused by the limited supply of available office developments for sale, which has resulted in more aggressive bidding prices from buyers, driving yields further downward. The office sector is currently a seller’s market in Việt Nam; in other words, if you are an office development owner, now is a good time to sell,” said Hoàng … [Read more...] about Hà Nội office market to likely to lack supply
The phone rings while Lee Kyeong Hee eats in her apartment in Hanoi's Nam Tu Liem District. "Hi Ha, how’s it going?" she beams into the phone. On the verge of tears, the Vietnamese caller responds: "I miss you so much. It’s been so long since I last held you close." Nguyen Thi Thu Ha was born in northern Hai Phong City in 1986 and met Lee as a student. Ha’s parents had just divorced, causing her to retreat into a shell. Discovering her situation, Lee took her in. Ha is one of many Vietnamese who Lee has supported financially and psychologically. Lee is a volunteer consultant at the International Youth Fellowship (IYF), which seeks to teach youth life skills and broaden their insights. Lee with local children during her Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday trip to northern Lai Chau Province in December 2018. Photo courtesy of Lee Kyeong Hee. Her fondness for Vietnam took shape over the course of years. In 2009, she brought her two sons to join her husband, … [Read more...] about S. Korean woman warms hearts in Vietnam
How about the first time you went to a supermarket in your new country overseas only to discover a favourite food item had a price tag that nearly knocked you off your feet? Or you visited accommodation while apartment hunting that was expensive yet missing what you consider to be basic features? When we move abroad we have to decide which toys, trinkets, and habits we’ll keep in our adoptive country and which we’ll let go. I recently wrote an article about the cost of living for an expat retiree in Vietnam and discovered during research that I was spending money on things out of habit, not need, and that I could save a fair amount by tweaking priorities: How much does it cost an expat retiree to live in Vietnam? - Tuoi Tre... Part of that exercise was a sanity check on where money was going because the cost structure is quite different in Vietnam, so simply converting prices from a foreign currency to Vietnamese dong (VND) only tells part of the story. Some … [Read more...] about Out of sight…
Duc Hoang The most potent weapon of a consumer is to stop consuming. How do we then answer the question: "If we don't use their water, who else will provide it to us?" My family was among those troubled recently over the fact that our son's school was located just one kilometer from the burnt Rang Dong light bulb warehouse (that leaked 15-27 kilos of mercury into the air). Now we've got a new one: polluted tap water and the difficulty in getting bottled water. Since my family and I are not the only ones severely affected by this, since there are millions of us, one would expect the company responsible for the crisis to be hit hard by it too. However, the stocks of Song Da Water Investment Joint Stock Company (code: VCW) on the Unlisted Public Company Market (UPCoM) still went up on Tuesday. There was no chain reaction following a public crisis like what one would see in a movie, where a negative news about a company spreads and causes its stock to spiral … [Read more...] about How can Vietnamese people manage a water supply monopoly?