Internal Control to Resist Corruption: Experiences from U.K. and U.S.

Within the framework of the Project “Promoting a fair business environment in ASEAN” launched by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) with the support of the Prosperity Fund, the U.K. will continue to coordinate with key anticorruption agencies, including the Central Internal Affairs Committee, the Judiciary Committee of the National Assembly, the Government Inspectorate and VCCI to promote the Integrity in Business Initiative as a policy dialogue platform for the Government of Vietnam and businesses to eliminate barriers, obstacles in business and create a level playing field for all businesses.

Provincial Open Budget Index 2018 Released

The Provincial Open Budget Index (POBI) is a tool for provinces and cities to reference and measure the degree of publicity and transparency in State budget management and the level of enforcing the State Budget Law, helping increase the trust of the public and development partners in local budget management. POBI 2018 consists of two pillars: Budget transparency disclosure and public participation. 2018 is the first year the POBI survey is added participation elements.

A Boost to Investment in Start-up Ecosystems

The Ministry of Planning and Investment initiated and coordinated with the Ministry of Science and Technology and Golden Gate Ventures Investment Fund to organize Vietnam Venture Summit 2019 for the first time. The conference aims to strongly promote the connection between the Government of Vietnam and domestic and international investment funds, to continue developing Vietnam's start-up ecosystem.

“There is no failure, it is just a challenge”

After 15 years of investment, development and operation, Dai An Industrial Park has attracted 87 projects with a total registered capital of US$1.8 billion, including 80 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects from 15 countries and territories. Tenants are engaged in electronics, light industry, and high technology.

Year-end Property Market Trend: Positive Shift toward More Sustainability

Vietnam’s real estate market will positively shift toward more sustainability from now until the end of 2019, according to real estate experts. However, tightening property credits by the banking system will make investors more cautious, resulting in more selective development.

Internet Grows to 351.8 Million Domain Name Registrations in Q1 of 2019

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), a global provider of domain name registry services and internet infrastructure, announced that the first quarter of 2019 closed with 351.8 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of 3.1 million domain name registrations, or 0.9 percent, compared to the fourth quarter of 2018. Domain name registrations have grown by 18.0 million, or 5.4 percent, year over year.

Can Tho City: Economic Restructuring and Growth Quality Improvement

After three years enforcing the Resolution of the 13th Can Tho City Party Congress and carrying out the 5-year Plan in 2016 - 2020, the Party, the government and people of Can Tho City have adopted many consistent and effective guidelines and solutions based on local practical situations; endeavored to achieve important and comprehensive development in all fields.