Our publications to help business leaders across various sectors to develop a deeper understanding of the local and global economy.
The future of HR: From flux to flow
How Pathfinders are struggling with the current challenges faced by the function and are moving towards 2025 with purpose...
We surveyed 134 insurance CEOs as part of the KPMG 2022 CEO Outlook, to gather their insights and perspectives...
Unlocking the value of Connection
Today, businesses sit on huge amounts of data which are vital to making smart and informed decisions...
Shaping the metaverse towards sustainability
ESG and the metaverse engage in a complex synergy. Organizations embarking on the metaverse journey should keep ESG considerations...
As part of our 2022 CEO Outlook, we surveyed 141 banking CEOs, gathering their insights and perspectives into the business and economic landscapes over the next 3 years...
Decarbonization through renewable energy
As more and more countries respond to climate change and announce their commitments to Net Zero, supporting mechanisms and measures continue to bloom...
2022 Vietnam Customer Experience Excellence Report
With the great migration to online platforms during the pandemic, businesses have fast-tracked digital transformation across the value chain, from marketing, payments to logistics, and especially to customer experience
This report discusses what matters most to customers, what drives them, what grabs their attention, the relationships and networks that are increasingly influencing their decisions
The 2022 CEO Outlook draws on the perspectives of 1,325 global CEOs across 11 markets to provide insight into their 3-year outlook on the business and economic landscapes.
Today, policymakers are on the precipice of adopting mandatory and regulated sustainability reporting and the reporting landscape is poised to change drastically. The findings in KPMG’s 2022 ‘Survey of Sustainability Reporting’...
Prices, Politics and the Global Energy Market
Decarbonization and electrification are twin trends that have come to define modern energy systems. The power and utilities (P&U) sector, particularly electricity generation, is undergoing dramatic change...
Is Inflation pushing consumers to the edge?
Inflation has hit unprecedented highs. Food and gas prices are soaring, while the cost of living has crept up. Household budgets are tightening and consumer concerns over the economy are mounting...
The Future of Large Commercial Insurance
The business landscape is changing rapidly. Despite strong market performance, traditional commercial insurance business models are coming under pressure from swirling changes that now have the sector on the cusp of a radical transformation...
From sci-fi concept to concept to cutting-edge technology: KPMG’s “Exploring the metaverse”
2021 has been called the first year of the metaverse era. The metaverse concept came to prominence after sandbox gaming platform Roblox included it in its March 2021 prospectus...
Prioritizing on Customer Needs
With customer experiences being provided by fast-paced digital-first companies, today's customers increasingly demand personalised products and services as they are accustomed to seeking tailored products 24/7 rendered at the touch of a button...
The future of HR: Lessons from the Pathfinders
In KPMG’s research in 2019, while many business leaders view HR as an administrator, there is a group of HR organizations, about 10 percent of that global sample, who are considered value drivers within their enterprises. They coined the term ‘Pathfinders’ for this cohort...
Banks: Considering AI and Machine Learning models in Model Risk Management
Banks and financial institutions have been using models for decades, for example to manage risks or to calculate prices...
Vulnerable supply in Automotive
Supply chain issues afflicting the global automotive industry range from semiconductor shortages to geopolitical upheavals, which are making both automakers and suppliers rethink their supply chain strategies.
Real Estate Innovations Overview
We are pleased to introduce the seventh annual edition of our international Real Estate Innovations Overview (REIO). Innovation in Real Estate and Construction has been receiving attention for a couple of years, but has accelerated further...
Culture counts in successful transformation
As enterprises transform, it’s easy to move straight to solutions and miss one of the most vital ingredients – a culture fit for transformation.
Control System Cyber Security Annual Report 2022
This report is the latest in a series of annual projects, drawing from ongoing research by the Control System Cyber
Security Association International ((CS)2AI) and its community of members and Strategic Alliance Partners (SAPs)
Emerging Giants in Asia Pacific
Asia Pacific has long been the engine of global prosperity driven by its network of industrial supply chains, but two shifts are now changing its growth-profile dramatically.
First, Asian economies are becoming markets in their own right as their incomes rise. The second is that the ability to deliver products digitally has shifted the principal driver of regional growth from manufacturing to services.
Building Construction and Real Estate (BCRE) Survey Report
Rapidly changing environment and events like the pandemic COVID-19 have changed the way the world operates and has a significant impact on real estate preferences and expectations in Vietnam. These uncertainties, in addition to existing on-ground challenges, have also solidified several ongoing trends.
After numerous responses from business leaders and professionals who participated in the KPMG Vietnam Building Construction and Real Estate (BCRE) Survey, we were able to identify the key challenges and current trends in the industry.
Good for business, good for the world
Social responsibility is not new to family businesses. However, issues related to sustainability, climate risk, poverty and uncertainty in many parts of the world are rising in importance.
Leaders are turning their attention to ‘people, planet and profit’ goals to generate value for the environment, create jobs, contribute to community prosperity and deliver long-term value to the family as well as the business.
Explore the unparalleled dilemma associated with navigating the future of work.
Creating a balanced workforce of the future will take a strategic approach that applies a digital mind-set to the reinvention of work. We are seeing organizations responding to the inevitable need to reinvent. AI and digital technology are demolishing aging and soon-obsolete workplace structures.
While no one can predict entirely what will happen as the "new reality" world sets in, what organizations can control now is planning for scenarios that may occur and preparing for that future makeup of the workforce—one that will most certainly include forms of automation.
The real estate industry is moving more and more into the public eye due to increasing socio-political and regulatory tasks. The tasks range from the creation of affordable living space in the housing industry and the need to adapt development models on the commercial property market to the new workplace models.
In addition, those involved in the market must equally deal with the changed view of sustainability criteria, which are now summarized under the abbreviation ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance).
2022 Global Family Business Report by STEP Project Global Consortium and KPMG Private Enterprise
Family businesses are a major contributor in various nations, including Vietnam. These enterprises are unique, thanks to the intertwining of the family and the business.
KPMG Private Enterprise and the Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices (STEP) Project Global Consortium study 2439 family business leaders from 70 countries and territories to map out their key to stay in power and step ahead of the competition.
2021 Vietnam CFO Survey Report
With insight from nearly 70 Finance Leaders and C-Levels from a wide sample of businesses, KPMG’s 2021 CFO Survey defines where Finance in firms in Vietnam currently stands, its opportunities, threats, expectations and the direction of its growth. Our findings converge, indicating ample development potential for businesses in Vietnam as a whole and their Finance in particular. All signs point to digital transformation and data-enabled people as the key to success for the finance function and at the heart of it all are CFOs, digitally adept and ready to lead the forthcoming changes. But to do that, CFOs in Vietnam will need to evolve with the help of their organizations.
Vietnam Customer Experience Excellence Report 2021
Having gone through the COVID-19 pandemic, citizens around the globe, including Vietnam, have adopted a new-normal lifestyle. As a result, businesses need to adjust their approach to consumers. Check out our latest report to see how companies have performed during the upheaval and gain insights on the supply chain domain.
OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework Agreement on BEPS 2.0 - October 2021 Update
On 8 October 2021 the Inclusive Framework (IF) on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting released details of an agreement which refines the statement of 1 July 2021. In terms of consensus, 136 of the 140 Inclusive Framework countries have agreed to this release. Learn more about the latest October update of the agreement in this article.
Quick reversals expected as the new normal gradually replaces lockdown gloom
KPMG 2021 CEO Outlook
Optimism is back in the boardroom. It’s been about 18 months since the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic, and the latest edition of our CEO Outlook survey gauges how leadership strategies and concerns have shifted during these demanding times.
IFRS - Is it the responsibility of only accountants? (VN article)
The difference between VAS and IFRS is expanding and creating numerous conflicts for companies. What are the benefits of IFRS adoption and what is the framework in Vietnam?
The OnDemand Economy: Are You A Part of It?
The on-demand economy is accelerating the speed of transformation all over the world. What is it and how have businesses adapted to the emerging market demands?
Concentrating on the practical, up-to-date guidance on financial reporting and legal requirements for your consideration.
Technical Update - Legal Update
Our legal update would cover the following matters:
— New Law amending a number of laws including, but not limited to, Law on Investment, Law on Electricity and Law on Enterprises
— New regulations on management of e-commerce websites and e-commerce activities via mobile applications in cellphone devices
Tax Alert - Draft decree amending Decree 126/2020/ND-CP and Decree 123/2020/ND-CP
In order to create favorable conditions for tax declaration and remove difficulties in paying provisional Corporate Income Tax (“CIT”), the Ministry of Finance has prepared a draft Decree to submit to the Government which amends and supplements a number of articles of Decree 126/2020/ND-CP and Decree 123/2020/ND-CP. Notably, the Draft Decree proposes that the provisional CIT payment for the four quarters of a taxpayer must not be less than 80% of the total CIT liability of the annual CIT finalization. Currently, Decree 126/2020 requires the provisional CIT for the first three quarters to account for at least 75% of the annual CIT liability.
Alert on immigration February 2022
The recent relaxation in entry permit, visa and quarantine regulations for foreigners entering Vietnam is promising and should result in increasing mobility for business travelers, investors and those coming to work longer term in Vietnam. However, when COVID-19 is well controlled, some regulations which were issued to support businesses and foreigners during the COVID-19 pandemic may be removed and the immigration requirements for foreigners revert back to pre-pandemic norm. This in-turn may cause issues for businesses to recruit and maintain a suitable foreign labour force in Vietnam.
Following the Resolution No. 43/2022/QH15, on 28 January 2022, the Government issued Decree 15/2022/ND-CP guiding the implementation of the tax relief measures relating to the VAT reduction and CIT deductibility for Covid-19 donation and sponsorship expenses. Accordingly, the VAT for the goods and services which are currently subject to the rate of 10% to 8%, applicable from 1 February 2022 to 31 December 2022.
KPMG would like to share the very recent update on legal legislation for your reference. Our legal update would cover the following matters:
— New regulations on the business of electronic gaming with prizes for foreigners
— New regulations on penalties for administrative offences in planning and investment sector
— New regulations on working hours and resting hours applicable to employees doing seasonal production work and processing works under orders
Alert on removal of entry permit requirement for foreigners
On 18 January 2022, Standing Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh approved to remove entry permit requirement for foreigners and Vietnamese overseas, who already have valid permanent cards, visa, temporary resident cards or visa exemption. Please refer to our Alert on the Official letter 405/VPCP-QHQT for more information on the cease of entry permit.
The General Department of Taxation (“GDT”) issued the Official Letter No. 4110 dated October 27, 2021 on the tax treatment related to Covid-19 expenses (“OL 4110”). According to OL4110, the GDT lists out a number of expense items that shall not be taken into account for PIT calculation of the employees whilst being deductible for Corporate Income Tax (“CIT”) if the expenses are incurred and are supported by legitimate supporting documents,
On 14th December 2021, the Social Insurance Agreement (“the SIA”) between Vietnam and Korea was
signed by the Minister of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs (Vietnam) and the Minister of Health and
Welfare (Korea) on behalf of the Governments of the two countries.
According to Decree No. 07/2016/ND-CP dated 25th January 2016 of the Government (“Decree 07”) guiding the Commercial Law on representative offices of foreign entities (“RO”) in Vietnam, ROs are required to submit an annual operation report (“Annual Report”) to the provincial Department of Industry and Trade no later than 30th January of the following year.
Technical Update November 2021
On 8 November 2021, the Government enacted Decree No. 98/2021/ND-CP on management of medical
devices (“Decree 98”). Decree 98 will come into effect on 1 January 2022 and replace Decree No. 36/2016/
ND-CP dated 15 May 2016 (amended by Decree No. 169/2018/ND-CP and Decree No. 03/2020/ND-CP)
The Draft Decree amending Decree 111 (Decree guiding the development of supporting industries ("SI")) with the aim to clarify some regulations on determination of SI incentives, expanding the list of SI products, and also adding more criteria for permission of SI incentive.
Vietnam at a glance
Overview of key economic trends and financial regulations that influence the landscape in Vietnam.
*New* IFRS Academy
SSC collaborates with KPMG to organize IFRS training program (VN article)
KPMG Vietnam and the State Securities Commission (SSC) join forces to provide IFRS training to staff members from SSC, Hanoi Stock Exchange and Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange to catch up with the application of IFRS.
Part 2: Infrastructure development contract - reality and solutions (VN article)
As explained in the previous article,
accounting infrastructure development contracts in Vietnam faces various issues related to intangible assets, depreciation of fixed assets and interest expenses. IFRIC 12 can suggest the solution.
*New* IFRS Academy
Part 1: Infrastructure development contract - reality and solutions (VN article)
The adoption of
International Financial Reporting Standards (
IFRS) may offer effective solution to unresolved issues in accounting infrastructure development contracts in Vietnam.
Macroenvironment & Statistics
Vietnam Investment Handbook 2021
In general, Vietnam promulgates a principle to treat local and foreign investor equally. However, at national privilege, Vietnam still restricts market entry of foreign investment in some...
Invest in Vietnam: 2021 edition
Recent years observed the international economic integration through the participation into many free trade agreements/ communities such as the WTO, CPTPP, EVFTA, and UK-Vietnam FTA...
As one of few economies in ASEAN and globally to achieve positive growth despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnam’s GDP is estimated to have grown at 2.91% in 2020...
Sector & Industry
Countries around the world witnessed negative GDP growth in 2020 and are still suffering from the lasting impact presented by the pandemic. Amid this challenging period, Vietnam has emerged as a rising star by keeping the economy growing, albeit at a slower...
Vietnam Supply Chain at a glance
The supply chain practice of the past will no longer be sufficient to support the future marketplace in an optimal way.
This survey report will provide insights about the supply chains in Vietnam, in terms of ‘Where we are' to 'Where to go next' and 'How to go’.
Cash and Working Capital Trends in Vietnam 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic may mean that common working capital warning signs flare up earlier. Companies should monitor internal metrics and business partner performance for red flags, and prepare a list of contingency options....
Approach to SWIFT Security Assessment
SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications) is a vast messaging network used by banks and other financial institutions to quickly, accurately, and securely send/receive...
Future of Digital Health in Vietnam
Over the past two decades, Vietnam has achieved laudable improvements in key quality of life metrics such as life expectancy, infant mortality, and access to affordable medicines...
Customer Experience in the New Reality
In recent years, customer experience has become one of the key factors for a company’s success. More companies in Vietnam have realized the importance of customer experience...
Leveraging infrastructure investments for economic growth
The infrastructure sector has been an unsung hero of the COVID-19 crisis. Despite the complete disruption to how our economies operate and how we live our lives...
The IFRS Roadmap in Vietnam was officially announced in Decision No.345/QD-BTC on 16 March 2020 by the Ministry of Finance (MoF), a year after introduction of the draft version. Against the mandate by the MoF...
Updating the latest tax audit trends and changes in 2021.
Presenting tax audit plan and trends in 2021, common issues focused by authorities and tax audit in transfer pricing as well as addressing several specific business concerns.
Our slides from the 2020 Tax and Legal Institute
Tax Policies Development & Practical Sharing
Ms Le Thi Kieu Nga
Partner, Corporate Tax
Mr Ta Hong Thai
Partner, Corporate Tax
Trade & Customs, Transfer Pricing Updates
Mr Hoang Thuy Duong
Partner, Integrated International Tax
Mr Joseph Vu
Partner, Integrated International Tax