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Fringe Benefits

How to set up an employee pension plan in Southeast Asia

I am a manager of a footwear production company, with factories and operations in Vietnam, Myanmar, Malaysia and Cambodia. I started the company with three partners about two years ago. […]

By |December 20th, 2016|Business, Money Talks|0 Comments
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Work This Way

Foreigners with degrees forego work permits, however…

Dear Antoine and Caroline, I am a Turkish citizen, planning to move to Vietnam permanently. I heard that a new decree has been issued allowing foreigners with three years work experience and a bachelor’s […]

By |December 15th, 2016|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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Rooms Available

Must-knows before starting a hotel business.

Dear Antoine and Caroline, I’m looking for information on how to register a hotel license in Vietnam. I am an EU and Australian national.

The Vietnamese economy is booming and I understand that you are […]

By |November 13th, 2016|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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Banking Globally, Locally

Ways to diversify your banking needs outside of Vietnam

I am an American citizen and have been running a small textile business in Vietnam for just over ve years. Since my company is incorporated solely in Vietnam, I have been conducting […]

By |October 21st, 2016|Business, Money Talks|0 Comments
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The Kids are not Alright

What to do if you suspect child abuse

Dear Antoine and Caroline,
I hear my neighbors yelling all the time. They have a kid and I have seen him several times with bruises on his body. I am very worried about […]

By |October 21st, 2016|Business, Legal Ease|2 Comments
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See You In Court!

Keep calm and find an alternative method to settling legal disputes in Vietnam

Dear Marijn,

My name is Azad and I work for a Turkish manufacturing company. We’ve been operating in Vietnam since 2008 and throughout the years we’ve been involved in a […]

By |September 11th, 2016|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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Estate of Affairs

Navigating the pros and cons of investing in the real estate market

Hi Sven,

I’m a French citizen currently living in Ho Chi Minh City. I would like to invest in local assets. I’ve tried to open a stock trading account with a […]

By |August 28th, 2016|Business, Money Talks|0 Comments
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Taxation Elimination

The European Union-Vietnam free trade agreement, what’s in it for me?

Dear Marijn, I am an importer of dairy products from Europe. Initially, I focused on butter and buttermilk, but more recently I have started importing dairy spreads and blue-veined cheese as well. I […]

By |August 7th, 2016|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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Houston, We Have A Problem

Comparing investment risks between here and abroad

Dear Sven,

What advice do you have for a Vietnamese/US dual citizen who wants to buy a house in the US instead of saving money in Vietnamese banks or investing in domestic assets in such […]

By |July 23rd, 2016|Business, Money Talks|0 Comments
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The Viet Kieu Treatment – Perks of having dual citizenship

Dear Marijn,

I recently started working in Ho Chi Minh City as an architect. I have heard the term “Viet Kieus” used a lot but I don’t really know what it means exactly. I’ve also heard that they enjoy many benefits, for example with […]

By |July 3rd, 2016|Business, Legal Ease|1 Comment