Making a suggestion to the Ministry of Finance’s plan to increase sources of revenue, the HCM City People’s Committee proposed levying a luxury tax on mobile phones, cosmetics and perfume. “If the idea comes true, Vietnam will become the first country in the world to impose a luxury tax on mobile phones,” one commenter said on an Internet forum. Nguyen Thanh Binh from the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s (MPI) Institute for Policies and Development also said the idea needs thorough consideration, saying that this taxation is not applied in developed or developing countries, or countries in Southeast Asia. Truong Ba Tuan, head of the Institute of Information Policy Strategy, said that South Africa imposes a luxury tax on mobile phones, but the policy faces strong opposition. As for cosmetics, Tuan said, luxury taxes are applied in some countries, including Thailand and Indonesia, while most developed countries don’t tax products. SCT, by nature, … [Read more...] about Will mobile phones bear a luxury tax?
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The data was leaked on RaidForums, an online forum with over 90,000 members specializing in uploading and selling database leaks. Earlier, data on 160 million Zing ID accounts were also leaked on this forum. In the first batch of data reportedly leaked on the forum Tuesday, a file containing 5.4 million email addresses was supposedly that of Mobile World's customers. This was followed by another file containing over 61,000 email addresses allegedly belonging to the company's employees. On Wednesday morning, an excel file containing information on over 31,000 card transactions was uploaded. The information included card numbers with 6 middle digits hidden as well as the time, branch and amount paid in each transaction, all of which took place between June 29 and July 18, 2016. Another file leaked Wednesday evening contained full card numbers of some of Mobile World's customers, prompting experts to suggest that the hacker might have the full card numbers of all 31,000 bank cards … [Read more...] about Customers’ info of leading Vietnam mobile phone retailer allegedly leaked
WEF on ASEAN co-chairs share views of forum (Photo: Lam Khanh/ VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – A top executive of Plan International on September 12 praised the theme of the ongoing World Economic Forum on ASEAN (WEF on ASEAN), saying it resonates well with her organisation’s priority on young female entrepreneurs. “We work with young female people to give them skills and opportunities to set up enterprises, so we want to talk with participants here about lack of finance for young female entrepreneurs,” said Anne Birgitte Albrectsen, Chief Executive Officer of Plan International, a development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Anne Birgitte Albrectsen is one of the co-chairs of the WEF on ASEAN who shared their view of the forum, which is taking place in Hanoi from September 11-13. According to Albrectsen, the digital … [Read more...] about WEF on ASEAN co-chairs share views of forum
Illustrative image (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Online Marketing Forum 2018, themed “Human or Robot”, took place in Hanoi on August 17, following its success last year. Speaking at the event, Nguyen Thanh Hung, Chairman of the Vietnam E-Commerce Association (VECOM) – the organiser, said Vietnam’s e-commerce annually grew by 25 percent in 2017, which is expected to keep its pace this year thanks to change in consumers’ shopping habit amid the fourth industrial revolution. Specifically, revenue from online retail expanded by 35 percent while shipping companies posted revenue growth of 62 – 200 percent, leading to higher earnings in online payment sector. The forum featured four sessions featuring online marketing trends in the world and changing consumers’ shopping experience, artificial intelligence in online marketing and effective exploitation of chatbox, data-driven marketing and marketing 020 from strategy to … [Read more...] about Vietnam Online Marketing Forum 2018 opens in Hanoi
Other News CLMVT Forum 2018 begins in Thailand By Thanh Ha Thursday, Aug 16, 2018,19:11 (GMT+7) CLMVT Forum 2018 begins in ThailandBy Thanh Ha Representatives of Vietnamese enterprises attend the CLMVT Forum 2018 - PHOTO: THANH HA BANGKOK - The Thai Ministry of Commerce, in collaboration with many partner organizations, today, August 16, launched the CLMVT Forum 2018, themed, “Taking-Off Through Technology,” at the Bangkok Convention Center in Bangkok, Thailand. The forum will emphasize digital technology for sustainable economic development. It is aimed at strengthening economic ties in the CLMVT region, comprising Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand, and promoting regional cooperation amid the current challenges faced by global trade. The forum is also expected to support networking between business leaders, young entrepreneurs and key policymakers from CLMVT and pave the way for the extension of … [Read more...] about CLMVT Forum 2018 begins in Thailand