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  • Uber’s Sale to Southeast Asian Rival Tests Regulators

    April 5, 2018

    Uber Technology Inc.’s plans to sell its Southeast Asian business to ride-hailing rival Grab is inviting antitrust scrutiny on multiple fronts, creating a major test case for the region’s young competition agencies.

    Singapore and Vietnam launched investigations, the Philippines summoned the two companies for questioning, and Malaysia put both parties on notice. The regulators are asking whether the deal will lead to higher prices, fewer choices for consumers, poor service, or data privacy infractions.
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  • HCMC workshop discusses digital economy

    August 31, 2017

    – HCM CITY — Potential benefits and challenges for the digital economy and new-age regulations for new-age businesses were discussed at a workshop in HCM City on August 30, 2017.

    Pradeep S Mehta, secretary general of CUTS International, said: “The digital economy is about three things: big data, advanced analytics, and the Internet of Things. And it is undeniably changing the nature of the job market, corporate competition and corporate infrastructure.
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  • Fine transport firms over fare cut delays

    September 10, 2015

    – HCMC – The vice chairman and general secretary of the Vietnam Valuation Association has called on authorities to fine transport enterprises that have delayed lowering fares despite multiple rounds of fuel price cuts.

    It is unacceptable that transport charges have not gone down though fuel prices have been sharply slashed, Nguyen Tien Thoa said at a seminar on transport charges and benefits of consumers held by the Vietnam Standards and Consumers Association (VINASTAS) on September 8.
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  • Consumers urged to unite for their rights

    March 13, 2015

    – HA NOI — Consumers should come together to find effective solutions for ensuring the protection of their rights as 90 per cent of consumers are ignorant about the organisations that protect their benefits.

    This was revealed by a recent online survey of more than 1,200 customers, conducted by the Institute for Studies of Society, Economy and Environment (iSEE).
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  • ASEAN Formulates a Post-2015 Vision and Strategic Action Plan on Competition

    September 11, 2014

    JAKARTA – The ASEAN Experts Group on Competition (AEGC) gathered at the ASEAN Secretariat from 9-10 September to deliberate a post-2015 vision, with new targets and a regional plan of action on competition for the period 2016-2025. The envisaged establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) at the end of 2015 will mark an important milestone on ASEAN’s way towards deeper regional economic integration and community-building. The Brainstorming Meeting was convened in compliance with the directives of the ASEAN High-Level Task Force on Economic Integration (HLTF-EI) to develop a strategic framework towards 2025.
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  • Firms aim to join global supply chain

    April 22, 2014

    HCM CITY (VNS) — Small and medium-sized enterprises in Viet Nam need to make more efforts to improve their competitiveness in the global supply chain, a workshop heard in HCM City yesterday.
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  • Study Shows Indonesia Rife With Unfair Trade Practices

    Jakarta Globe / December 21, 2012

    Unfair trade practices in Indonesia are highly prevalent and burdensome to the relevant national stakeholders, according to the Center for Indonesian Law and Policy Studies (PSHK).
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  • Vietnam: A competitive market for infant formula products

    Communist Party of Vietnam Online Newspaper, October 18, 2012

    A research study on the competitive landscape of the market for infant formula products for babies under 12 months of age in Vietnam between 2009 – 2011 period was officially released on October 17 by the Central Institute of Economic Management.
    The research which has been undertaken by the Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS International) shows that strong competition in the market brings benefits to consumers in terms of both wide products ranges and price points that are available for consumers.
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  • Small firms urged to join global distribution network

    Vietnam News, July 28, 2012

    HA NOI — Integration into a global supply chain should be a lifeline for Viet Nam’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), a conference in the capital last week was told.

    Chairman of the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vu Tien Loc told the conference on the global supply chain that SMEs have proved their durability and flexibility. However, their competitiveness was stunted and only weak links have been made with other SMEs and large businesses.
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