Vivian Mao Mentors Young Professionals at Study Melbourne Hub’s Pitch Bootcamp

Vivian Mao, Partner at Dezan Shira & Associates’ Shanghai office, joined Study Melbourne Hub’s Pitch Bootcamp as a judge and mentor. Hosted alongside AustCham Shanghai, the Pitch Bootcamp was a one-day career acceleration program designed to bring together talented youth from Victorian universities as well as local executives and professionals. Over 70 students and 60+ […]

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Ines Liu Joins “Women in Tech: Women Support Women” Panel Discussion as Moderator

On August 30 2021, Ines Liu, International Business Advisory Manager, took part in and moderated the panel discussion – Women in Tech: Women Support Women – hosted by the European Chamber of Commerce Beijing Chapter. Over the years, women have come a long way in the workforce, and have made great strides in leadership roles.  […]

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Going Digital – Adam Livermore Joins Panel at the Accounting & Finance Show Hong Kong

On July 29, 2021, Adam Livermore, partner at Dezan Shira & Associates, joined a panel discussion at the virtual event Accounting & Finance Show Hong Kong held by Terrapinn. Along with a range of experts, Adam shared his insights from a technical point of view regarding why it is important for companies to shift their accounting practices into […]

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DOING BUSINESS IN FINTECH IN VIETNAM: A REGULATORY OVERVIEW ON SELECTED SECTORS

BAO Quoc Nguyen* & NHU Thi Thao Hoang** The world has witnessed the exponential growth in the development and outreach of financial technology (Fintech) in different parts of the globe with different socio-economic status, and Vietnam is not an exception to this trend. Fintech reconceptualises how financial services are delivered to the public through the […]

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Vietnam and Canada Trade: Leveraging the CPTPP

Vietnam is Canada’s largest trade partner in ASEAN. Despite the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1973, relations between the two countries have only recently strengthened reaching almost US$9 billion in trade in 2020. In March 2018, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signed the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), representing a step towards […]

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Q&A: Electronics and Semiconductor Industry in Vietnam

As Vietnam’s economy continues to grow and the country strives to move up the value chain, the government has promoted the electronics and semiconductor industry to help it achieve these goals. In this Q&A with Filippo Bortoletti, Senior Manager, Hanoi Office, Dezan Shira & Associates, we glean insights about the electronics and semiconductor industries including a general overview as […]

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Vietnam’s Phu Quoc Island: A Key Investment Destination for the Tourism Industry

Once being isolated and underdeveloped, Phu Quoc island is underway to become an engine for Vietnam’s tourism sector and a leading luxury tourist destination in Southeast Asia, expected to rival the likes of Indonesia’s Bali and Thailand’s Phuket. The heart-shaped Phu Quoc Island also known as ‘Pearl Paradise Island (“đảo ngọc”) by the Vietnamese, is […]

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Vietnam’s Wine Industry and Opportunities for Australian Investors

Vietnam’s resilient economy and control of the pandemic have made investors note the country’s rising economic stature. Among products that have seen considerable growth in sales over recent years has been wine. Starting from a very low level, the Vietnam wine market is booming, with hotels, restaurants, and retailers now offering a wide variety of […]

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Vietnam Encourages Further Singaporean Investments in Da Nang

Vietnam is eager to encourage more Singapore investments into Da Nang, as its Vice-Chairman highlighted the city’s growth plans at an online seminar organized by the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) and the Asia Competitiveness Institute (ACI)-Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy on May 12, 2021. Known as a provincial backwater for decades, Da Nang […]

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How to Set Up an E-Commerce Business in Vietnam

With Vietnam’s e-commerce industry showing strong potential thanks to recent lockdowns due to the pandemic, as well as a rising middle class, it makes sense for companies to show interest in this fast-growing market. Most recently, the likes of several large corporations such as Alibaba have also shown interest in wanting a piece of the […]

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Shifting Tides: What’s Next for China, Vietnam, Singapore, and Hong Kong in 2021

Following Covid-19 and the Trade War, Asia’s economy is surpassing expectations and recovering quickly.    With a population of over 4.5 billion, the largest GDP in the world, and strong demand for high-quality products and services, Asia is an export powerhouse for many European and US businesses.  Whether it is China’s head start in economic recovery or Vietnam […]

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Vietnam’s Improving Business Environment Amid Pandemic: Provincial Competitive Index 2020

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, as per the latest Provincial Competitive Index (PCI) 2020, Vietnam’s economic and investment landscape continued to move from strength to strength. The PCI introduced since 2005 is a collaborative report developed by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The PCI measures 10 sub-indices: Low entry costs for business […]

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