Entries by Herb Cochran

Vietnam relatively resilient, but banking remains a drag: Fitch

Vietnam’s economy continues to stabilize, and has withstood the global financial volatility which has hit other regional emerging economies, says Fitch Ratings. However, medium-term economic prospects and the sovereign’s credit profile remain weighed down by the slow pace of asset restructuring in the banking sector and sluggish reforms of state owned enterprises (SOEs).

Join the Anti-corruption Survey

The Vietnam Business Forum is seeking input from companies to identify concerns about corruption, and practical solutions to tackle corruption. This survey will take no more than 10 minutes to complete and is completely anonymous. The survey does not ask for names of the individual completing the survey or that of the company.

FBNC Interview with Emre Olcer, P&G Vietnam CEO

Emre Olcer, Procter & Gamble (Vietnam) CEO discusses business in Vietnam, the fastest growing market for P&G in the world. P&G started operation in Vietnam in 1995 with the commitment to “Touching and improving more lives, more parts of the world, more completely.” The company has invested more than $175 million to build 2 global standard

TPP: FBNC interview with Luong Van Ly

TPP – FBNC interview with Luong Van Ly – 1, discusses TPP as the latest development in the overall perspective of Vietnam-U.S. relations since 1975. There have been four phases: 1975-1990: “cold war’” 1990 – 2000: normalization; 2000 – 2013: economic cooperation with BTA, WTO; 2013 and after: TPP and “Comprehensive Partnership.”  Mr. Luong Van

VDB Loi announces the Head of KPMG Transfer Pricing in Indonesia leaves to lead VDB Loi tax team in Jakarta

Graham Garven, a partner with KPMG Indonesia and award-winning head of KPMG’s Transfer Pricing practice, has left KPMG to join VDB Loi in Indonesia.  With over 15 years’ experience in Indonesia, Graham is widely acknowledged as one of Indonesia’s most experienced foreign tax advisers.  Initially as a Director and in 2009 as a partner with