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Read the latest publications, technical updates and thought leadership articles from KPMG.

Thought Leadership

Our publications to help business leaders across various sectors to develop a deeper understanding of the local and global economy.

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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. 

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The impact of semiconductor chips shortages in Vietnam
 

The semiconductor chip shortage, a deteriorating supply chain issue affecting businesses all across the world, shows no signs of abating anytime soon. Meir Tlebalde, Associate Director and Head of Real Estate M&A, Deal Advisory explained about the impact for Vietnam.

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From Enforcer to Influencer
 

The evolving role of cyber security in today’s organizations is to enable them to enjoy the fullest benefits of digital transformation, while managing the many risks. Learn more on shaping tomorrow's security team.

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OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework Agreement on BEPS 2.0  

On 1 July 2021, in a historic agreement, 130 countries approved a statement providing a framework for reform of the international tax rules. Learn more about the statements covered in the agreement in this article.

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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?

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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.

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Immigration Alert September 2021

On 9 September 2021, the Government issued Resolution No. 105/NQ-CP.  As part of the Resolution, the Government ordered the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs to ease regulations on the issue and extension of work permits for foreign labour in Vietnam.

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Tax Alert August 2021

According to current CIT regulations, enterprises having taxable income referred to as socialization  activities can enjoy the preferential CIT rates and tax reductions.

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Tax Alert (2) July 2021

Government's Resolution No. 68 and Decision 23 to support employees and employers facing difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Tax Alert July 2021

Enhance the tax administration of e-commerce business under the issuance of Official Letter No. 1738/TCT-DNNCN.

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Vietnam at a glance

Overview of key  economic trends and  financial regulations that influence the landscape in Vietnam.

IFRS Academy

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Part 2: Issues businesses need to pay attention to when applying IAS 36 (VN article)

The practical application of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), including IAS 36 – Depreciation of Assets, in practice still has many problems and challenges.

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Part 1: Recognition of impairment of assets of the enterprise according to IAS 36 – practical issues (VN article)

During the period when the economy was severely affected by the pandemic, the value of assets of the enterprise reflected in the Financial Statements was prepared in accordance with Vietnamese Accounting Standards and in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards. (IFRS) will make a huge difference.

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Part 2: How will the presentation of wages and benefits for employees in the financial statements change? (VN article)

This lesson provides more details on how the adoption of IFRS to  wages and benefits paid to employees  can make a significant difference in the business results and financial position of an enterprise.

Macroenvironment & Statistics

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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...

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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...

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Make in Vietnam: 2021 edition

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

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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IFRS 9 for Banks

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. 

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Tax Audit Support webinar  

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. 

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Our slides from the 2020 Tax and Legal Institute

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Macroeconomics and Tax Landscape 

Mr Warrick Cleine
Chairman & CEO

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Tax Policies Development & Practical Sharing

Ms Le Thi Kieu Nga
Partner, Corporate Tax
Mr Ta Hong Thai
Partner, Corporate Tax 

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Tax Audit & Dispute Issues

Ms Nguyen Thu Huong
Partner, Tax Dispute & Controversy

                 

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Legal Updates

Mr Nguyen Thanh Hoa
Partner, Legal Services

                 

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Global Mobility Services

Ms Andrea Godfrey
Partner, Global Mobility Services        
         

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Trade & Customs, Transfer Pricing Updates 

Mr Hoang Thuy Duong
Partner, Integrated International Tax
Mr Joseph Vu 
Partner, Integrated International Tax