The Hanoitimes - This is the first comprehensive legal framework that lays out how to organize and implement internal audit, as well as the roles and responsibilities of internal audit and related stakeholders. Decree 05 on internal audit (IA), which will take effect on April 1, would help listed companies enhance information transparency and corporate governance, said experts. Overview of the workshop. "How to set up, enhance and standardize the IA function? This is the key question that listed companies have to ask themselves before the decree takes effect,” said Hoang Hung, partner and Vietnam Markets leader of PwC Vietnam at a workshop held in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi on March 14 and 15, 2019. Themed "The updated regulatory requirements for internal audit & establishing an effective internal audit function for listed companies”, the workshop was organized by Smart Train in collaboration with the Asian Confederation of Institutes of Internal … [Read more...] about New decree on internal audit helps Vietnam’s listed companies enhance governance: PwC
The Hanoitimes - Hai Phuong or Furie is one of the rare, authentic cinematic examples where execution trumps originality. Vietnamese actress to be star in US’s movie Star Wars Vietnamese actress climbs to International Movie Database top 50 popular celebs "Hai Phuong” or “Furie” has become the first Vietnamese film to be released in the US, receiving significant compliments from movie-goers and critics. Poster of Hai Phuong - Furie. Photo: Young Folks “Furie” debuted in Vietnam on February 22, 2019 and brought about VND135 billion (US$5.87 million) after two weeks. The box office is estimated to exceed VND150 billion (US$6.72 million) in the domestic market and makes the movie among the top three all-time box office successes in Vietnam. “Furie” has caught public attention amid the domination of romantic and comedy genres (rom-com) in Vietnamese theaters for years. Screening … [Read more...] about Why is a Vietnamese movie accepted in US, Canadian theaters?
The Hanoitimes - Vietnam’s National Innovation Center will be the first center in the system of innovation centers. Vietnam establishes National Innovation Center to bolster economic development Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment has invited Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Arup Architecture Company to be consultant partners in a scheme to establish the National Innovation Center (NIC). This was mentioned at the meeting on March 4 between Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam and leaders of some ministries and international consultants on establishing the NIC. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the meeting. Photo: Quang Hieu Speaking at the meeting, the consultants said that Vietnam has advantages over many countries in the region because of the country’s stock of young talent such as the software engineers working in Singapore or the United States. Therefore, along with NIC establishment, it is … [Read more...] about Vietnam consults BCG and Arup on National Innovation Center
The Hanoitimes - Japan currently claims the top spot of foreign investors in the capital city with accumulated investment fund of US$10.4 billion, followed by Singapore with US$6 billion and South Korea with US$5.48 billion. US-North Korea Summit presents valuable investment opportunities for Hanoi Hanoi sees improvements in most socio-economic indicators in Jan – Feb Actual FDI in Vietnam up 9.8% to US$2.58 billion in Jan-Feb Hanoi tops country in FDI attraction with US$7.5 billion in 2018 Chief Representative of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) in Hanoi Hironobu Kitagawa highly regarded Hanoi’s local authority efforts in improving business environment, which has contributed significantly to the efficiency of Japanese firms’ operations in Hanoi. Overview of the conference. Source: Nguyen Tung. “As a foreign expert myself, I think Hanoi’s living standard has improved greatly,” Kitagawa told … [Read more...] about Better business environment makes Japanese firms in Hanoi more efficient: JETRO
TEHRAN — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who was the lead negotiator in the 2015 nuclear deal, announced his resignation on Instagram on Monday, which can only take effect once President Hassan Rouhani accepts it. "I apologise for my inability to continue serving and for all the shortcomings during my term in office," Zarif said in a message posted on his verified Instagram account. Zarif thanked Iranians and "respected officials" for their support "in the last 67 months". The resignation of Iran’s top diplomat was confirmed by an informed source, however Rouhani’s chief of staff strongly denied reports that the president had accepted Zarif’s resignation in a tweet. The resignations happened hours after a surprise visit by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad to Tehran. However, according to the semi-official ISNA News Agency, Zarif was not present at any of Assad’s meetings with Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei and … [Read more...] about Iran foreign minister Zarif announces resignation on Instagram