Vietnam PM pulls plug on Asian Games
Facing strict criticism over the high (and seemingly escalating) cost of hosting the sporting event amid economic difficulties and a lack of sports infrastructure, Vietnam has decided to withdraw from the region’s largest sporting event, which would have made it the first Southeast Asian nation for 20 years to host the showpiece competition.
ACB founder pleads not guilty to Vietnam fraud, tax dodge
Nguyen Duc Kien, a founder of Asia Commercial Bank, pleaded not guilty to fraudulently taking assets, tax evasion and other crimes that partly caused losses the Vietnamese lender estimates at VND8.67 trillion (US$411 million).

Vietnam victim of corporate tax evasion
A nationwide investigation into tax evasion found 83 percent of foreign companies used various tricks to minimize their tax liability.