USA, CANADA, AUSTRALIA SELL PERMANENT RESIDENT VISAS

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No English, no skills, no problem: USA citizenship for sale

No English, no skills, no problem: USA citizenship for sale

Apr 20, 2014
Recently Malta and Portugal were in the spotlight to open citizenship and access to all EU countries for money. Not the United States of America is following this trend attempting to attract High Net-worth Individuals (HNIs) from Oman through its employment-based immigrant visa EB-5 program.

No English, no prior knowledge about the US lifestyle - no problem. Age is not an issue and you don't need any job experience - just pay $500.000 and the United States of America will put you on fast-track for US citizenship.

The EB-5 programme enables a foreign national to secure a green card, which offers permanent residency for himself, as well as for his family (children up to 21 years), by making an investment of $500,000 in an American commercial business that creates at least 10 jobs for US citizens.

EB-5 programme
FirstPathway Partners is a federally-approved United States citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regional centre for the EB-5 programme.

It has joined with Worldwide Immigration Consultancy Services (WWICS), a global consultancy which has offices in India, the Middle East, Africa, Canada, and Australia, to create awareness about the investor programme for job creation in the USA. "The investment of half a million dollars in American commercial businesses shall be refundable to the investor over the next three to four year period, with some minimal interest," said Deepak Kochhar, Vice President, WWICS Group, referring to advantages of the programme.

A high-powered team of WWICS also organised a seminar in Oman recently to inform prospective immigrants about customised immigration options to various countries, including the USA.

These experts were present at a seminar to guide businesspersons and investors, skilled workers, professionals and students regarding numerous opportunities available to live, work, study or conduct business in foreign destinations.

The seminar was attended by more than 500 people and the speakers provided customised solutions in various avenues of career opportunities and employment, attractive job offers for aspirants and spouses, coupled with settlement options in Canada, Australia, USA, UK and Europe.

A lot of people from Oman want to settle abroad, but are unaware of the correct path. The purpose of these seminars is to make aspirants aware of the opportunities abroad and legal methods to immigrate to the countries of their choice.

Canada options
Other than the USA, Canada has proven to be the most diverse and immigrant-friendly destination. It welcomes a range of individuals, from skilled, businesspersons and students.

Gurpreet Sandhu said, "Post July 1, 2012, the avenues of business migration in Australia have increased because of the changes announced by the Minister of Immigration and Citizenship. The visa success rate of this category has broken all records.

The Australian government has introduced new measures to attract High Net-worth Individuals who are willing to invest in Australia, add value to Australian exports, and drive innovation. Skilled immigrants also have bright opportunities for immigrating to Australia, because of the recent announcement of the Consolidated Skilled Occupation List, which focuses on 400 professions that are in demand in Australia. So, Australia is inviting skilled workers, too.

Vietnam News - 16 April 2014

April 16, 2014

          1 - Vietnamworks said , has done a survey of almost 22,000 participants found a job search for parts labor supply situation in the country today . Labor supply in the city . Hanoi HCM higher in most sectors , especially industry marketing - PR ( higher than 85 % ) , sales ( 56 % higher ) and banking / finance / investment ( 42 % higher ) . ( Vietnam Economic Times No. 91 dated 16.04.2014 )       
          2 - Planning the overall socio-economic development in Cao Bang province in 2020 , the 2025 has been approved by the Prime Minister . The target rate of economic growth ( GDP ) per capita was about 13.8 % / year to 2015 period , approximately 14.2 % / year for the period 2016-2020 and 13.4 % / year for the period period 2021-2025 ; average export turnover increased from 18-20 % / year . ( Vietnam Economic Times No. 91 dated 16.04.2014 )

          3 - On 15/4 , Department of Natural Resources and Environment and the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment held online communication with citizens and businesses . Land is still the subject " hot " crowded and businesses interested people , according to statistics by the end of the morning the same day , more than 80% of the questions refer to this issue . ( Land issues continue to be " hot " : Solving problems for people and businesses - Vietnam Economic Times dated 16.04.2014 No. 91
         4-36000 billion is the capital of the Southwest Steering Committee and the Ministry of Construction is inviting investors to build three water plants in key economic areas in the Mekong River Delta to increase water supply capacity for the whole region the period 2015-2020 . As planned , three plants are taking water from the Hau River . ( Vietnam Economic Times dated 04.16.2014 No. 91
         5 - At a workshop on environmental auditing 15 quarters , said State Auditor exploitation of mineral resources , water sanitation and hygiene and food safety are three pressing topics that will audit profession focused assessment in the future . ( It will focus on environmental auditing - Vietnam Economic Times dated 04.16.2014 No. 91 )
          6 - On 15/4 , Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA ) held a seminar on " Women & Leadership " with the participation of more than 350 leaders representing business associations , organizations financial , accounting and auditing . ( 45 % female CEOs have financial professional - Vietnam Economic Times dated 04.16.2014 No. 91 )
        7 - The percentage of workers unemployed college graduate , college is always higher than the other components showed the absurdity of the supply - demand on the labor market VN . That has caused great waste to workers as well as the economy . ( Learn more high unemployment rates high : P / v Nguyen Ba Ngoc , Deputy Director of the Institute of Labour Science and Social Affairs - Vietnam Economic Times dated 16.04.2014 No. 91
          8 - On 15/4 , in Hanoi , Department of Economics Swiss Federal Council announced support MPI and Development Organization Industrial UN organizations deploy Expansion Project types of businesses registered on the system information DN national register . Projects implemented within 4 years from 2014 to 2018 with total funding of 4.75 million. ( U.S. $ 4.7 million to support online business registration - Vietnam Economic Times dated 04.16.2014 No. 91 )
         9 - In the afternoon auction 15/4 issued by the Philippine National Food Authority ( NFA ) organization , 2 TCT winning food VN entire 800,000 tons of 15% broken rice to the Philippines for good . ( Appointed to export 800,000 tons of rice to the Philippines - Vietnam Economic Times dated 04.16.2014 No. 91 )
         10 - Rubber Industry Group VN ( VRG ) , PAL IMAL Company ( Italy ) and Vietcombank has signed a cooperation project deployment line 2 - Factory MDF VRG - Quang Tri . Vietcombank is the financial partner for the supply of 750 billion project . ( 750 lines 2 billion plant MDF VRG - Quang Tri - Vietnam Economic Times dated 16.04.2014 No. 91 )
          11 - On 15/4 , Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development held a conference on policy solutions and fisheries development in Da Nang . In recent years , the fisheries sector has witnessed rapid development , stability , far total fish production has reached approximately 6 million tons . However revealed also exist , emerging as the quality of fishing vessels , the ratio of post-harvest losses are high ( 25-30 % ) . ( Solution fisheries development - Vietnam Economic Times dated 04.16.2014 No. 91
          12 - Ministry of Trade and Industry has published a list of exporting companies reputation Prequalification 2013 includes 317 companies of 22 industries . The fisheries sector has shortlisted some companies prequalification highest in the industry with 72 companies , followed by rice DN 54 , DN 35 rubber , coffee DN 27 . The official list of reputable exporting companies in 2013 is expected to announce later this month 4/2014 . ( Vietnam Economic Times No. 91 dated 16.04.2014 )
           13 - From 21-23/4 , DN 40 Japanese delegation will visit and survey in the Mekong Delta . Under the plan , the group will participate in workshops in the city . Tho by VN Embassy in Japan , South West Steering Committee organized to introduce the investment environment and the potential for agricultural cooperation . Then , the group will go to the survey, fact-finding in a number of outstanding companies in the city . Can Tho , Hau Giang , Dong Thap and Vinh Long . ( Vietnam Economic Times No. 91 dated 16.04.2014 )
          14 - From the beginning of this year , Binh Dinh has granted investment certificates to 14 projects , including 12 domestic investment projects with total investment of 2 billion and 303 foreign investment projects with total capital $ 3.5 million investment . Currently the province has 54 FDI projects with total registered capital of $ 1.625 billion , including 43 projects 100 % foreign and 11 joint venture projects or capital contributions between domestic and foreign investment . ( Vietnam Economic Times No. 91 dated 16.04.2014 )
           15 - From the beginning of the year , Hai Duong Province has issued new and revised up capital for foreign investment reached U.S. $ 319.4 million , an increase of 116 % compared to the same period last year . In particular , the new 9 -level projects with total registered capital of U.S. $ 248 million , adjusted up to 6 investment projects with a total capital increase of USD 71.4 million . The new grant projects are mainly active in the field of mold manufacturing , electronic components , textiles, medical ... ( Vietnam Economic Times dated 04.16.2014 No. 91
            16 - " The multilateral agreements such as the Agreement on the new generation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership ( TPP ) Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Partnership area ( RCEP ) or bilateral FTAs that VN is negotiating with other countries promises to bring more success but also potential challenges to the economy , "said Tran Van Hang, chairman of the Committee on International Relations said . ( Potential challenge for the economy : Congress wants to watch the FTA portfolio - Vietnam Economic Times dated 04.16.2014 No. 91
           17 - There are still many different views about the companies have " collapsed " and still not fall into the middle income trap . VN opportunity to avoid the trap of diminishing if the reform efforts brought no practical effect for the economy . ( Debate middle-income trap : For the systemic reform - Vietnam Economic Times dated 16.04.2014 No. 91 )
            18 - As markets 6th largest seafood import of VN in 2009 , to 2013 , China has moved up to No. 4 after the U.S. , Japan and EU . Association and seafood processing VN ( VASEP ) said: China will be the most important market of VN seafood in the coming years . ( Seafood exports to China rising fast : Need to avoid risks when trading quota - Vietnam Economic Times dated 16.04.2014 No. 91 )
            19 - Along with the process of restructuring the banking system , mergers and acquisitions ( M & A ) also showed signals active in 2014. ( Blooming M & A banking : Pressure from the re- structure of financial institutions - Vietnam economic Times dated 16.04.2014 No. 91 )
         20 - VN automotive market is experiencing the beautiful date , with sales consecutive high during the past 12 months . With the current growth momentum , manufacturers expect sales in the market will explode in the coming months . ( Gradual recovery trend is clear : the automotive market for 12 consecutive months of growth - Vietnam Economic Times dated 04.16.2014 No. 91
            21 - On 16/4 in Hanoi , the International Trade Fair 24th VN ( Vietnam Expo 2014 ) with the theme " Cooperation towards ASEAN economic community " has officially opened . This is the trade promotion activities have the largest scale , " old " is always the longest and the domestic and foreign firms anticipate ... ( Vietnam Expo 2014 Opening : Pick the first major economic events in 2015 - Vietnam economic Times dated 16.04.2014 No. 91 )
         22 - In the recent past, the province of Binh Duong is rated as one of the province attractive in the eyes of investors . In the 2014 plan , Binh Duong attracted over $ 1 billion of FDI , however, only had to finish the first quarter of $ 700 million to invest in this province . ( Pacific Property Nearby : Planning sync from infrastructure to land - Vietnam Economic Times dated 04.16.2014 No. 91
          23 - International exhibition of textile industry equipment VN 23 th place in the city recently . HCMC has attracted 500 enterprises from 22 countries and regions attended . Compared to the first 22 exhibitors last year , the number of participating companies increased by 150 units . This suggests that the attraction of investment in the textile industry always like. However, the textile industry as well as many local apprehensive because potentially huge environmental pollution . How to solve this problem is a major concern . ( How to control pollution textiles - Vietnam Economic Times dated 16.04.2014 No. 91 )
              24 - Currently there are nearly 600,000 active SMEs create jobs for millions of workers , contributing over 40% of the country's GDP . However, these companies also negatively affect the environment , but the main cause is due to use of obsolete technology , wasting energy , waste treatment systems is limited ... ( Increase internal green power business - Vietnam economic Times dated 16.04.2014 No. 91 )
          25 - Ministry of Information and Communication has had a directive on strengthening management and improving the quality of telecommunications services . Accordingly , the Ministry has asked the relevant units in the near future to implement measurement and monitoring quality telecommunications services , public quality testing ; while enhancing inspection and strictly handle violations of the network . ( Improving the quality of telecommunication services : Need quality monitoring , strengthening the network monitoring - Vietnam Economic Times dated 04.16.2014 No. 91
           26 - It has been over one month since the Finance Ministry's inspection teams to check the 5 largest dairy companies in the market , including : Mead Johnson , Nestle Vietnam , vinamilk , Friesland Campina Vietnam and Nutrition Corporation 3A - distributor of Abbott products . What companies and people most awaited moment is inspection results , to relieve doubts about whether or not these companies teamed up milk prices are too high and if the answer is yes, then towards treatment What is the reason ? ( Military order to maintain trust - Investment Report No. 46 dated 16.04.2014
           27-200 million is the amount of loans the World Bank ( WB ) has been Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai approval for implementation of the program of official development assistance power sector reform phase III ( DPL3 ) . ( Report No. 46 dated 04.16.2014 Investment )
             28 - From 16 to 20/4 , a group of 7 companies by industry Belarus Chamber of Commerce and Industry to visit Belarus and worked in VN . ( Meet Vietnam - Belarus business in Hanoi - Vietnam Investment Review No. 46 dated 16.04.2014 )
            29 - Under the guidance of PPC . HCM on removing difficulties for enterprises , Trade Promotion Center and investments ( ITPC ) will organize a dialogue between businesses with city leaders Customs Department . HCM on 24/4 at the Grand Hall ( No. 8 Dong Khoi Street, District 1 ) . ( Dialogue between business leaders City Customs Department . HCMC - Vietnam Economic Times dated 16.04.2014 No. 46
            30 - Talking to reporters Investment , TS . Nguyen Duc Thanh , director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research ( VEPR ) said that a series of joint-stock commercial banks participating state to acquire weak banks could undermine the competitiveness of the whole system banking . ( Only " hug " major banks temporarily - Investment Report No. 46 dated 04.16.2014 )
             31 - Although there are many views on whether or not the trapped VN average income , but there is a great consensus from economists , scientists , that this is the time to act , at least to get rid of the growth phase " Quick village " today. ( The time for action to get middle-income trap - Investment Report No. 46 dated 04.16.2014 )
               32 - MOLISA is trying to remove one of three bottlenecks limiting economic development in the next period by amending the Law on Vocational Training . ( Investment Promotion vocational training , must be motivated - Investment Review at 16/04/2014 46 )
            33 - Proposal to simplify procedures for investment registration of the draft Investment Law was amended only real revolution at hand with improving the quality of planning and mechanism reform in decentralization and strengthening coordination among state agencies manage the investment . ( Skip registration certificate investing : Want , but still worry - Investment Report No. 46 dated 16.04.2014 )
         34 - In theory , the General Meeting of Shareholders is the highest authority in company shares . However, in most businesses , institutions of power is just a lifeless shell and ... helpless . ( No power management , " boss " of the puppet - Report No. 46 dated 16.04.2014 Investment )
          35 - Segment resort real estate is a paradox occurs , it's cheap , the project can not be sold , while product prices are still excessively high transaction success . ( Paradoxically, the real estate segment Resort - Investment Report No. 46 dated 16.04.2014
           36 - Having been administratively sanctioned for acts of piracy , but the food CB Dai La disabilities still any evidence that , as thousands of counterfeit bottles of Men's Corporation Aroma Alcohol beverage . ( Thousands of Men's vodka bottle being imitated : Sanctions light , carefree now doing is wrong - Investment Report No. 46 dated 04.16.2014 )
            37 - DN Guangdong Province ( China has signed a series of cooperation agreements , commercial contracts , with the DN VN investment in the agricultural sector , electronics and telecommunications , training ... , with a total value of to $ 200 million . ( Wide doors Guangdong enterprises - Investment Report No. 46 dated 04.16.2014
         38 - Although the economy is more difficult , gloomy purchases , but businesses in the southern provinces are still promoting employment , in order to prepare for a new business cycle ... According to a survey in May 3/2014 for DN 173 , up to 67% of companies plan to increase employment . ( production , processing and increase employment - Investment Report No. 46 dated 16.04.2014 )
          39 - After 10 years of implementation of the Strategy Development phase mechanical engineering from 2002 to 2012 , the results achieved , in 2012 , mechanical VN to import to U.S. $ 22.46 billion , while exports reached only 12.1 billion USD. ( The mechanics : 10 years of development ... still limping - Investment Report No. 46 dated 16.04.2014
         40 - Draft Law on Social Insurance (Amendment ) suggested increasing the retirement age and changing the calculation of pensions after the 2015 civil servants and employees in the direction of reduction , with reasons to avoid breaking the Social Insurance Fund . This proposal has met with opposition , unfavorable public opinion . ( Not easy to replace proposed pension calculation - Investment Report No. 46 dated 04.16.2014
          41 - In order to facilitate compliance VN have the opportunity to expand cooperation with business enterprises Mongolia , from the date of 10-17/4 in the city . HCM , the Ministry of Trade and Industry in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture held a workshop Mongolia Trade between DN VN - Mongolia in the field of textile and leather shoes . ( Ho Chi Minh City : Trade Business Seminar Vietnam - Mongolia - Commercial Report No. 46 dated 04.16.2014
           42 - Although difficult , but the growth rate achieved in the first quarter showed that industrial production has been gradually recovering and expects to providing timely measures will have positive growth in next time . ( Industrial Production : Many positive signs - Newspaper Industry and Trade No. 46 dated 16.04.2014 )
          43 - According to the experts , if you keep the current schedule , the target of 432 SOEs equitization in 2 years from 2014 to 2015 will be difficult to finishing on time . ( The equitization of State enterprises period 2014-2015 : The risk of missed appointments - Commercial Report No. 46 dated 04.16.2014 )
           44 - Comments on Draft Customs Act (Amendment ) , many ideas of businesses , lawyers , managers said that the responsibilities of customs officers and the head of the customs office has been neglected ... ! (Draft Customs Act (Amendment ) : Responsibilities of customs officers where? - Newspaper Industry and Trade No. 46 dated 04.16.2014 )
            45 - For over a month , so many problems in the tea sector businesses customs procedures for export of tea . VN Tea Association ( Vitas ) , MARD has officially written recommendations to the General Department of Customs to early remedies

Vietnam News - 17 April 2014

News

 

April 17, 2014

 

 1 - On 16/4 , Department of Trade and Industry and VN Kien Giang Provincial People's Committee held a seminar Analysis competitiveness index level of 2013 in the Mekong Delta province . VCCI survey , a survey of over 8,000 companies in more than 1,600 local and FDI enterprises in VN . According to the evaluation , the Mekong Delta region continued in the lead with 11/13 provinces and cities in the group is quite competitive , good and very good . ( Vietnam Economic Times dated 17.04.2014 No. 92 )

 

2 - The Government has written proposal approved by President Grant Agreement for " intensive program developed banking sector - finance , sub-program 1 ," the ADB loan . Accordingly , ADB pledged to VN a credit value equivalent to U.S. $ 45 million concessional loan ( ADF ) with a term of 25 years . ( Vietnam Economic Times dated 17.04.2014 No. 92 )

 

3 - On 04.16.2014 , the Ministry of Information and Communication has put into the authentication system using digital signatures national origin in Hanoi . System authentication signature national origin Root CA was built with funding from the World Bank in the framework of the project Development of information technology and communications in VN . The system 's basic components to manage the organization provides authentication services for enterprise digital signatures and people . ( Vietnam Economic Times dated 17.04.2014 No. 92 )

 

4 - According to the General Administration of Customs , the total imports and exports of FDI enterprises in more than 3 months reached 39.59 billion U.S. dollars , up 17.6 % over the corresponding increase of 5.93 billion vs. 3/2013 and accounted for nearly 60 % of the total import and export value of the country ... ( FDI and the trade surplus reached U.S. $ 1.88 billion - Vietnam economic Times dated 04.17.2014 No. 92 )

 

5 - The Ministry of Finance is drafting a circular guiding the collection, remittance, management and use of road user charges per vehicle . In the draft , the Ministry of Finance proposed charging extra monthly charge under way next year and periodic registration of vehicles under the current regulations . ( Transportation enterprise can pay a fee per month - Vietnam Economic Times dated 04.17.2014 No. 92 )

 

 6 to 198.78 million worth of imports is 10 417 automobiles in I/2014 quarter , an increase of 49.2 % in volume and 45.6 % in value compared with the same period of 2013 . Had Particularly March 4361 CBU cars imported in VN , worth approximately U.S. $ 84.2 million , an increase of 47.4 % in volume and 65.2 % in value compared to the previous month . ( Vietnam Economic Times dated 17.04.2014 No. 92 )

 

 7 - The Government has issued Decree 30/2014/ND-CP on business conditions and shipping services support shipping . This Decree shall take effect from 01.07.2014 and replaces Decree on conditions No.115/2007/ND-CP business shipping services . ( The new rules of business and support services shipping - Vietnam Economic Times dated 04.17.2014 No. 92 )

 

 8 - On 16/4 , SB City Branch . HCM has created a bridge for credit institutions spent 600 billion signed credit under bank linkage programs - DN 57 clients in District 12 and Hoc Mon district , Ho Chi Minh City . HCM . (HCMC : 600 billion more capital for suburban connection - Vietnam Economic Times dated 17.04.2014 No. 92 )

 

 9 - With the new regulations and the implementation of auctions , collect mining rights , Mr. Nguyen Van Thuan confirmed , many mining companies weak , ineffective filtered , removing . ( Will many kinds of inefficient enterprises : P / v Nguyen Van Thuan , General Director of the General Department of Geology and Mineral Resources - Vietnam Economic Times dated 04.17.2014 No. 92 )

 

 10 - You I/2014 , total investment mobilization of city society . Hanoi is estimated at 54 330 billion, up 9.3 % over the same period , registered FDI is expected to reach $ 150 million . ( Ha Noi : 54 330 VND mobilizing social capital - Vietnam Economic Times dated 04.17.2014 No. 92 )

 

 11 - Preliminary statistics of the General Administration of Customs showed that VN has spent nearly 1.94 billion dollars to import petrol in the first 3 months of all kinds in 2014 , up 16.6 % compared to the same period last year . ( Nearly $ 2 billion in oil imports in the first quarter - Vietnam Economic Times dated 04.17.2014 No. 92 )

 

 12 - 17/ 4, Department of Trade Promotion ( Ministry of Industry and Trade ) Promotion Forum held in 2014 in Hanoi, VN exports . With the theme intensify the promotion of exports , toward integration into the ASEAN Economic Community , a forum focused issues related to the ASEAN Economic Community ( AEC ) , discusses some effective methods to exploit AEC performance opportunities for the development of the company and the industry in general operate export to ASEAN in particular . ( Vietnam Economic Times dated 17.04.2014 No. 92 )

 

 13 - On 16/4 , he Shinri Sato , CEO of Group Suido Kiko Kaisha of the leading diversified business Toray Japan had a meeting with the People's Committee of Ha Nam to explore investment opportunities . Toray Group Henan ready to help strengthen exchanges with the local connectivity of Japan , including the introduction of a local twinned with Henan ... ( Vietnam Economic Times 92 days 17/4 / 2014 )

 

 14 - Purchasing power has not improved and prices of agricultural commodities remained stable or decreased . Therefore, the Price Management Department ( Ministry of Finance ) forecast consumer price index ( CPI) 4/2014 can still falling, but the rate of decline was lower than the decrease of the month 3/2014 . ( April : CPI might still down : trend inflation forecast of the Ministry of Finance - Vietnam Economic Times dated 04.17.2014 No. 92 )

 

 15 - 17/ 4, NASC comments considered for the first time with the Draft Law on Investment and management of state capital in enterprises - a draft law faces many opinions about the backward mode and lag . ( Enterprise Management regressive type : Difficult to improve the efficiency of state capital - Vietnam Economic Times dated 04.17.2014 No. 92 )

 

16 - During the month 5/2014 , Dist . HCM will host Fair Trade - Services - Tours VN - Cambodia (Ho Chi Minh City Expo 2014 ) at the Convention Center exhibit Koh Pich , Phnom Penh . This is one of the activities to support Vietnamese businesses in Cambodia market access . ( Vietnamese goods in Cambodia Competition : Want to have successful strategies - Vietnam Economic Times dated 17.04.2014 No. 92 )

 

17 - The management and administration of the Hanoi Stock Exchange ( HNX ) has successfully generated after every campaign took place from late 2013 . Along with the long list of companies conduct an auction sale of shares , a handful of public company has quickly complete profile listed to the floor . ( Take advantage of opportunities to floor : Many businesses have chosen to take a detour - Vietnam Economic Times dated 17.04.2014 No. 92 )

 

 18 - Supply Chain textile industry of the world is headed for VN . This is a representative share of VN Textile Association ( Vitas ) at the conference trade DN VN - Mongolia on the textile sector - leather shoe by the Trade Promotion Department , Ministry of Trade and Industry , in collaboration with the Ministry of Industry - Mongolia agricultural organizations in the city . HCM Day 16/4 . ( Vietnam attracts textile supply chain : Opportunities for textile industry capacity - Vietnam Economic Times dated 04.17.2014 No. 92 )

19 - The expansion type of businesses registered in the system registry information the next time national companies will allow the kind of enterprises from enterprises with direct investment abroad , state-owned organizations to draw business ... DN short registration time and simplify procedures related to the operation of enterprises . ( Expand the types of businesses online business registration - Vietnam Economic Times dated 04.17.2014 No. 92 )

 

 20 - On 16/4 , Construction Bank and representatives VN Thien Thanh Group officially announced some information about the package 50 trillion in credit to the real estate market . Accordingly , to establish " fair " exclusively for the satellite market of the construction industry and banks keep the coordinating role of the chain link 4 . ( Start package 50 trillion credit : Gather satellite market real estate on the market - Vietnam Economic Times dated 17.04.2014 No. 92 )

 

21 - Many problems in land allocation services have been raised at a recent meeting between the leaders of Hanoi People's Committee . Hanoi districts and towns in reviewing the work of the auction of land use and land services in the city and you I/2014 2013 . ( Hanoi lacks land service : More than 50,000 households are waiting for the return of land - Vietnam Economic Times dated 04.17.2014 No. 92 )

 

 22 - Why the truck conversion has conceded registry ? Vessel located in Tokyo MOU black list to qualify for registration in VN ? Was registrars poorly qualified or have something negative bribe for registration branch ? ( Negative decision against the registry : Key word " source " to reduce traffic accidents - Vietnam Economic Times dated 04.17.2014 No. 92 )

 

 23 - After a period of rising prices ( 300 VND / kg ) thanks to the decision for temporary storage , during the last 2 weeks paddy prices in the Mekong Delta ranges from 4350-4450 VND / kg , depending on type and quality . Before winning information VN 800 thousand tons of rice supply for the Philippines, the morning of 16/4 at Ba Dac rice prices ( Tien Giang ) has increased to 100 VND / kg . Experts forecast , from now until early summer-autumn rice, domestic prices will remain well supported by contracts focus from the Philippines . ( Rice prices remained stable : Success tronug the administration of export - Vietnam Economic Times dated 17.04.2014 No. 92 )

 

 24 - Bkav footsteps officially participate in the OTT market is quite " hot " vibrant and competitive today with the launch of the application calls , free messaging Btalk day with lots of features 16/04/2014 new excel . No guarantee claims will increase the quality of OTT , developing a new infrastructure , this unit will also replace Viber statement in VN and global progress . ( Bkav official market participants OTT : Commitment to quality and alternative Viber in Vietnam ? - Vietnam Economic Times dated 04.17.2014 No. 92 )

 

  25 - According to the MPI , the current area of business investment projects in the new EZ reached about 9 % of the total land area for business . If compared to the industrial zones in the country , large -scale KKT 10 times but the contribution of production targets and the budget is much lower . Total revenue in recent years from the EZ 6-8 billion / year . Contribution annual budget of about U.S. $ 500-600 million . ( Report No. 46 Customs dated 17.04.2014 )

 

 26 - The Government has issued Decree No. 26/2014/ND-CP on the organization and operation of Inspection, monitoring the banking industry . Accordingly , the banking supervision will be conducted regularly and continuously . ( Inspection and monitoring the banking industry will be carried out regularly - Report No. 46 dated 17.04.2014 Customs )

 

 27 to 5.45 million is the total capital project " Expanding the types of enterprise registration information system on national business registration " period from 2014 to 2018 . ( Report No. 46 Customs dated 17.04.2014 )

 

28 - According to the Bureau of Customs reflect the City . HCM , 29/2014/TT-BTC Circular dated 16.2.2014 of the Ministry of Finance guiding Decree No. 40/2007/ND-CP dated 16/3/2007 of the Government on taxation authors many obstacles that need removing . ( Consult price : Need for realistic adjustment - Report No. 46 Customs dated 04.17.2014 )

 

 29 - After the first 2 months were difficult because of the price and export volume fell sharply , in May 3/2014 coffee exports has accelerated again . Coffee export turnover in 2014 is forecast to increase by 20% compared with 2013. ( Coffee exports accelerated - Report No. 46 Customs dated 04.17.2014 )

 

 30 - According to preliminary statistics from the General Department of Customs, VN has 10 export items worth U.S. $ 1 billion or more in the first 3 months of 2014. Headed phone products and components , to achieve export turnover 5,476 billion , an increase of 23.9 % over the same period last year . Textiles stood second while export value reached U.S. $ 4.44 billion , up 19.4 % compared to the same period last year . ( 10 items on turnover of $ 1 billion - Customs Report No. 46 dated 17.04.2014 )

 

31 - Over time pilot application deployment VAT refund for foreigners buying in VN to find expand the scope of application is required . However extend to where and how to expand the issues to consider . ( VAT refund for foreigners : Expanding the scope of nowhere ? - Report No. 46 Customs dated 17.04.2014 )

 

 32 - Procedures for setting up businesses in our country today has improved a lot compared to the past . However, before the new requirements , the " birth " DN will be modified in the direction of more ventilation to facilitate enterprises seize investment opportunities and proximity to international standards . ( Broad street business " birth " - Report No. 46 Customs dated 04.17.2014 )

 

  33 - The dissolution process complex and costly enterprise that many businesses " frustrated " when you want to withdraw from the market . This can be overcome in the draft Law on Enterprises (revised ) ? Customs newspaper reporter interviewed Mr. Phan Duc Hieu , deputy head Business Environment and Competitiveness ( Research Institute of Economic Management Central ) - one of the members of the Drafting Committee of the Corporate Law (Amendment ) . ( DN Awards will be processed faster - Report No. 46 dated 04.17.2014 Customs )

Vietnam News - 18 April 2014

News
April 18, 2014
  1 - Ha Noi will inspect housing projects 20 % of land to build social housing in the area to avoid many projects to wild waste of land resources . Earlier, Hanoi appraised 40 projects , including 15 projects converted to social housing . However, only 6 of the 15 projects approved in principle , is considering 6 projects , 3 projects not eligible for conversion . ( Vietnam Economic Times dated 93 +94 18-18/4/2014 )
 2 - The General Department of Customs has issued Decision 1074/QD-TCHQ process " Management of tax debt , late payment arrears , debt imposed on import and export of goods " applies to customs . ( Management of tax debt , penalties owed ​​for goods import and export - Vietnam Economic Times dated 93 +94 18-19/4/2014 )
 3 - Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has issued a decision on the credit policy for the shrimp and catfish . ( Credit policy for shrimp , fish - Vietnam Economic Times dated 93 +94 18-19/4/2014 )
 4 - According to the Department of Management of Overseas Labor ( MOLISA ) , I/2014 quarter , total VN workers go abroad to work as laborers 23 277 , an increase of 24 % over the same period of 2013. ( Quarter : 23 277 laborers to work overseas - Vietnam economic Times dated 93 +94 18-19/4/2014 )
  5 to 3.1 billion dollars is a total registered capital of 128 investment projects of enterprises in Cambodia VN valid up to the present time . According to MPI , the project focuses primarily on the fields of agriculture - forestry - Industry ; energy ; Finance - Banking - Insurance ; telecommunications ... ( Vietnam Economic Times dated 93 +94 18-19/4/2014 )
 6 - Prime Minister directed the authorities to strengthen the implementation of measures to tighten control at key road transport . ( Tighten the load control means trucking - Vietnam Economic Times dated 93 +94 18-19/4/2014 )
7 - The Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang development approval ouch textile industry VN 2020 , vision 2030 with the following criteria: 2015 a localization rate of 55% , the export turnover reaches 23 -24 billion dollars , 2.5 million workers use . ( Raising the localization rate to 55 % textile industry - Vietnam Economic Times dated 93 +94 18-19/4/2014 )
8 - To address a number of state-owned enterprises still hesitate divestments and equitization to wait for the perfect opportunity , Nguyen Xuan Thanh , Director - Lecturer in Economics Teaching Program in VN Fulbringht said that state-owned enterprises to understand its mission distinct from equity companies . Thus , delay is not possible divestments , but still need more specific regulations from the Government for the implementation of public enterprises and transparency . ( Do not delay divestments : P / v Nguyen Xuan Thanh, Program Director Fulbringht in Vietnam - Vietnam Economics Times dated 93 +94 18-19/4/2014 )
 9 - On the morning of 17/4 , Chemical Co., Ltd. SIC industry ( venture between Toyota Tsusho - Japan , Vietnam and Toyota Tsusho Formosan Union Chemical Coporatino - Taiwan ) inaugurated chemical manufacturing plant in Dinh Vu Industrial Zone Str . Hai Phong . ( Inauguration of chemical plants SIC - Vietnam Economic Times dated 93 +94 18-19/4/2014 )
 10 - On 18/4 , the Central Economic Committee , City Stock Exchange . HCM ( HOSE ) and BIDV seminar " The role of capital market in restructuring the economy " in Binh Dinh . ( Capital Markets in restructuring the economy - Vietnam Economic Times dated 93 +94 18-19/4/2014 )
 11 - Currently, the Ministry of Construction has completed 14 projects approved restructuring of the Corporation under the Ministry . Under the plan , these units will divest from the field " left- hand " to focus on core business sectors like construction , EPC , real estate investment , construction materials , first business investment and hydropower engineering and construction. ( DN Ministry of Construction will divest non-core - Vietnam Economic Times dated 93 +94 18-19/4/2014 )
12 - On 4/17/2014 , auction of government bonds ( VGB ) as issued by the State Treasury has mobilized 3,873 billion. ( Mobilizing 3,873 billion of bonds - Vietnam Economic Times dated 93 +94 18-19/4/2014 )
 13 - City Customs Department . Minh said the past 2 years tax refund procedures for over 8,000 foreign passengers , goods worth nearly 390 billion tax refund , the amount of VAT to be completed on 30 billion. These items are foreigners reimbursement procedures through the airport gate at Tan Son Nhat International mainly eyewear , cosmetics , garments , shoes , watches , computers , wallets , jewelry ... ( Vietnam economic Times dated 93 +94 18-19/4/2014 )
 14 - 17/ 4 meeting between union DN VN - Belarus was held . Belarusian delegation to visit VN businesses for the purpose of expanding the dialogue to ensure legally for commercial cooperation - bilateral investment between Belarus and VN , experience and understanding of VN in the establishment of special economic zones and industrial parks in VN . ( Vietnam Economic Times dated 93 +94 18-19/4/2014 )
 15 - " Cleaner production and the benefits for business " is the topic of a workshop hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry VN held on 17/4 in Hanoi . Ministry of Industry and Trade is developing recommendations on industry development environment , which refers to the issue of supporting companies implementing activities on environmental protection , counseling for environmental protection and recycling processing , waste reuse . Since then boost regimen businesses reduce waste at the source , reducing energy use . ( Vietnam Economic Times dated 93 +94 18-19/4/2014 )
16 - 17/ 4, in Hanoi , Ho Chi Minh City Business Association . Hanoi collaboration with VCCI Technical Institute DN information Nationalization Beijing China held a seminar " Business Matchmaking Vietnam - China " . As of the end of the month 2/2014 , the total trade volume 2 pm Vietnam - China reached U.S. $ 7.77 billion , up 17 % compared to the same period last year ; which , VN exports reached USD 2.47 billion , up 31 % . ( Vietnam Economic Times dated 93 +94 18-19/4/2014 )
 17 - Many people expect the program to deploy 50,000 billion credit could help the market regain confidence and thereby prosper more . At a conference on implementing credit programs 50,000 billion construction industry is organized pm 17/4 , many participants noted that: one of the greatest difficulties of the current real estate market is losing confidence between the parties Family . ( Regaining confidence in the real estate market : Implement programs to 50,000 billion credit - Vietnam Economic Times dated 93 +94 18-19/4/2014 )
18 - NASC requirements when building the Government decree on casino business should specify the planned casino development , stating license number , location , project conditions . But the government wants to self-determination of this planning . ( Casino development planning : The government wants to self-determination - Vietnam Economic Times dated 93 +94 18-19/4/2014 )
19 - 17/ 4, in meeting the settlement of NASC 2012 budget , the Chairman of the Finance and Budget Committee pointed out the " virtual " collection of achievements over the state budget this year . As Chairman of the Economic Committee , the concern about lower revenues . ( Virtual achievement of budget : revenues do not reach the actual estimates - Vietnam Economic Times dated 93 +94 18-19/4/2014 )
 20 - Bridging the gap between developed countries and attract foreign direct investment is stronger than the important objectives of the ASEAN Economic Community ( AEC ) . But look at the actual capacity of each country , the risk of division will be hard to avoid income if the member states average low income not do a good job of planning , building and human resource development , industry are strategic advantages . ( Vietnam to exploit the advantages of AEC : Enhanced export promotion - Vietnam Economic Times dated 93 +94 18-19/4/2014 )
 21 - macroeconomic outlook is bright gradually VN Agreement Trans-Pacific Partnership ( TPP ) is about to be signed , are ngheien save room for expansion , stock market VN ( TTCKVN ) will be re- structure ... With a series of positive information , TTCKVN is expected to address compelling foreign investors . This is TS . Vu Bang , Chairman of SEC , the conference emphasized " public enterprise unlisted 2014 " was held in the city recently . HCM . ( Enterprise timing to release : Enlist market opportunities - Vietnam Economic Times dated 93 +94 18-19/4/2014 )
  22 - Following the preferential credit program has been implemented since the beginning of the year , these days many banks continue to deploy more capital flows incentives to support businesses . The bank 's positive that they are no longer passive but proactive as previously DN approach to the solution associated with the practice. ( Boot bank credit : Credit should extend to the entire supply chain - Vietnam Economic Times dated 93 +94 18-19/4/2014 )
 23 - At the International Cooperation Forum koinh commercial Zhongshan , Chaozhou ( Guangdong - China ) - Vietnam held in the city . HCM Day 17/4 , nearly 100 companies were first VN trade directly with China to more than 30 companies from 2 Zhongshan City and Chaozhou of Guangdong province . ( Doing business with Chinese enterprises : Guangdong enterprises to find business partners - Vietnam Economic Times dated 93 +94 18-19/4/2014 )
 24 - Speaking to more than 300 companies at the conference meet and dialogue with DN Quang Ninh , Pham Minh Chinh - Secretary stressed Quang Ninh province's determination is " Accompanying DN " . In I/2014 quarter , total state budget revenue of the province is estimated at 8,801 billion, up 28 % compared to the same period in 2013 , the economic growth rate ( GDP ) increased by 5.8 % over the same period . Especially the competitiveness index provincial , Quang Ninh ranks 4th nationwide ( according to VCCI ) in 2013. ( Quang Ninh perform " business companion " - Vietnam Economic Times number 93 +94 days 18-19/4/2014 )
  25 - To combat the problem of overloading vehicles are extremely complex and difficult in the present moment . The key is to control and prevent right place as port stevedoring , terminal or industrial zones and binding responsibilities of these places in the payload of the new line can handle radical transport accident overload . ( " Untie " for freight container : Many issues need to be resolved - Vietnam Economic Times dated 93 +94 18-19/4/2014 )
 26 - According to many experts , the era of " enterprise mobility " have turned a new page when the trend of using mobile devices to resolve personal work ( BYOD ) was not new . ( HR Retain time mobile: they should be chosen for the mobile devices they like best - Vietnam Economic Times dated 93 +94 18-19/4/2014 )
 27 - 2013-2014 sugarcane crop year extends capable of excluding 500-600000 tons of smuggled sugar . To liberate sugar inventory is currently the only way of selling quota . However, border trade is not always favorable , besides licensing is not clear and the factors affecting the domestic trade . ( Liberation inventories : Enterprises expect two sets - Vietnam Economic Times dated 93 +94 18-19/4/2014 )
 28 - Crab crab seafood you , have high commercial value and are important export items of export turnover VN but continued to decline in recent years . ( Crabs precarious Export : Need to improve quality product - Vietnam economic Times dated 93 +94 18-19/4/2014 )
  29 - Department of Electronic Commerce ( EC ) has announced IT and e-commerce VN Report 2013. Accordingly , in recent years , e-commerce and VN world continues to grow strongly . Along with the widely used Internet , e-commerce has penetrated into all areas of business life ; become important tools for the operation of businesses and people . ( Development of e-commerce , online transactions : 41 % of firms increased sales confirmed - Vietnam Economic Times dated 93 +94 18-19/4/2014 )
30 - The number of public debt in 2013 accounted for 56.2 % of GDP is made ​​public concern about public debt burden in VN . The base is concerned , though , given the " red limit " ( 65 % of GDP ) , the current debt VN still in safe range . ( Pressure debt - Report No. 47 dated 04.18.2014 Investment )
 31 - The Ministry of Finance has announced 20 types of business conditions in the jurisdiction of the state of the financial sector . ( 20 Disclosure of business conditions - Investment Report dated 18.04.2014 No. 47 )
 32 - Long An Province People's Committee has agreed in principle to Huafa Company ( Hong Kong ) implementing investment projects spinning color on 20.38 hectares in area expansion Thuan Dao Industrial Park ( Long Dinh Commune , Duoc ) , with a total investment of $ 136 million . ( Hong Kong textile enterprises to invest $ 136 million in Long An - Vietnam Investment Review No.47 dated 18.04.2014 )
 33 - In a written report on the recent Provincial Committee of Quang Ngai , Quang Ngai province has expressed desire to establish a model for the Dung Quat economic zone or city . Dung Quat . ( Quang Ngai want to set up special economic zones model - Investment Report No. 47 dated 18.04.2014 )
 34 - Capital of foreign direct investment ( FDI ) in the real estate sector recorded a return of the project after one year of absence crisis . ( FDI in real estate : terrible project back - Report No. 47 dated 18.04.2014 Investment )
 35 - Many "big " in the banking sector is running pain purchase - merger ( M & A ) to consolidate resources . If all goes as planned , by the end of 2015, there will be only about 20 commercial banks , compared with the current 45 banks . ( Large banks also run M & A - Investment Report No. 47 dated 04.18.2014 )

Japan leads foreign investment in Vietnam

Japan leads foreign investment in Vietnam

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Japan has surpassed all other nations to become the largest source of foreign direct investment in Vietnam, with 2,237 projects and registered capital of $35.38 billion.

According to the Foreign Investment Agency (FIA) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the average investment of a Japanese project is $15.8 million, substantially higher than the overall average of all nations combined of $14.58 million.

Currently, Japan has concentrated its investments heavily in the manufacturing and processing industry with 1,213 projects at $29.82 billion, accounting for 84.3 percent of its total investment in Vietnam.

Real estate with 30 projects and construction with 54 projects follow in second and third place at $1.4 billion and $1.05 billion, respectively.

Japanese firms have highly diversified their investment in 48 out of the 63 provinces and cities across Vietnam with Thanh Hoa province receiving the majority of funds funneled into 8 projects at $9.67 billion, followed by Binh Duong with 224 projects at $4.18 billion and Hanoi with 538 projects at $3.86 billion.

Japan investment in Southeast Asia surges amid China slump

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese companies' investments in Southeast Asia surged last year to almost three times the amount invested in China, after relations between Beijing and Tokyo soured in 2012 and Chinese labor costs rose, a government agency of Japan said on Friday.

 

Japanese companies invested 2.33 trillion yen ($22.8 billion) in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam last year, compared with 887 billion yen in China, Japan's largest trading partner, the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), said.

Investments doubled in Southeast Asia and fell 18 percent in China over 2012 and China's waning attraction is likely to continue as the ratio of companies planning expansion there fell to a record low of below 55 percent, JETRO said, citing a survey of Japanese companies.

"Viewed from the Japanese companies' headquarters, China's economy and China's political situation present a considerable amount of risk," JETRO Chairman Hiroyuki Ishige told reporters at a briefing.

Sino-Japanese ties have been strained by a territorial row over tiny disputed isles in the East China Sea and perceptions in Beijing that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to rewrite Japan's wartime history and tone down past apologies.

The fall off in Chinese investment follows the outbreak of riots against Japanese interests in 2012 when the territorial dispute escalated after the Japanese government bought the uninhabited islands in the East China Sea.

Rising wages in China are also having an impact on companies trying to keep costs down and maximize profits.

China's average salaries now exceed those of Thailand, according to a JETRO survey carried out between October and November last year.

The Philippines and Indonesian labor costs are about one third lower than China's, while those in Vietnam are less than half, the survey showed.

Firms eye agriculture as lucrative new field

Due to Vietnam’s obvious advantages in agriculture, many major domestic firms are targeting the agricultural sector.

Hoang Anh Gia Lai Group (HAGL), once a major player in the real estate sector, has felt justified in abandoning property projects to shift to agricultural sector.

“We’re completely convinced that the shift from real estate to agriculture was completely the right move for HAGL,” said HAGL chairman Doan Nguyen Duc.

HAGL’s recent shareholder meeting reported that the firm’s post-tax profit of VND972 billion ($46.3 million) in 2013, almost triple that of 2012, was thanks to a 58.7 per cent contribution from its agriculture sector.

Aware of the lucrative nature of their shift in priorities, the group has also begun a new programme to raise 100,000 cattle. Duc estimated cattle-rearing would provide VND4 trillion ($190.5 million) in the group’s annual revenues.

In addition to HAGL, Tan Tao – an industrial group that has virtually no experience in agriculture – surprised business observers when it announced the launch of ITA Rice, a fragrant rice export and research company, to cultivate rice paddies on 60.3 hectares in the Mekong Delta province of Long An. The company plans to expand its cultivation to 5,000ha in the coming years.

Cam Nguyen Steel Co. has also invested in agriculture by building a rice paddy kiln and grinder with the capacity of 580 tonnes per day and a storehouse of 100,000 tonnes in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap.

The company’s director Huynh Cam admitted that during recent years, Cam Nguyen has faced difficulties in steel trading so it decided to invest in agriculture, and it saw promising returns.

Dang Kim Son, general director of Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, said Vietnam had obvious advantages in agriculture.

“Businesses acknowledge that agriculture is a very promising sector, the prices of farming products have risen and will continue to peak for many years, so agriculture in Vietnam offers big opportunities,” he said.

Major transnational groups are also increasing their participation in Vietnam’s agricultural sector. Metro Cash & Carry is increasing investment in seafood, while Nestle and Bayer are targeting coffee, and consumer giant Unilever is dipping their toes in the tea sector.