Chinese travelers return to Vietnam, but many more visit Thailand

China has allowed its citizens to go to Vietnam in groups, starting from March 15, but the number of travelers from the huge market has been increasing slowly. Vietnam received only 400,000 Chinese travelers in the first five months of the year.

Turnaround in cashew industry: No 1 position shaken to its foundation

After being No 1 in cashew nut exports in the world for the last two decades, the unexpected reversal from a  trade surplus to trade deficit has caused Vietnam’s cashew position to wobble.

10 Gb/s ultra-broadband technology to start in Vietnam

The Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) will use ultra-broadband technology to connect 10,000 households and businesses in the eight largest cities and provinces in the country.

Unable to access bank loans, businesses struggle to develop

About 80 percent of surveyed businesses say the biggest obstacle to borrowing money from banks is the lack of collateral.

Will interest rate cuts, debt restructuring and tax cuts foster economic growth?

Agencies have recently launched fiscal and monetary policies expected to serve as a strong push to help the economy escape the risk of growth decline.

Vietnam’s top income bracket doubles over five years

Vietnam’s ultra-rich population has nearly doubled over the past five years, according to Knight Frank's The Wealth Report.

57 cases, 129 defendants prosecuted in flight attendants transporting drug case

The Ho Chi Minh City Police prosecuted 57 cases and 129 defendants with crimes for the acts of illegally trading, transporting and storing drugs, failing to report and conceal crimes.

Song Than station to become international intermodal rail terminal

With Song Than railway station’s international intermodal transport services, businesses can conduct import-export procedures right at the terminal instead of transporting goods to ports in HCMC or Vung Tau for export to China and Europe.

VN 5-month retail sales of consumer goods, services highest in eight years

Total revenue from retail sales of consumer goods and services was estimated at VND519 trillion (US$22.09 billion) last month.

VN cement industry suffers financial losses during Q1

Decreased demand and increased costs have put cement makers in a difficult spot financially during the first quarter of 2023, said industry insiders and experts.

Top 50 public companies of 2023 sees major changes

The Top 50 prestigious and effective public companies of 2023 (VIX50), recently announced by the Vietnam Report JSC, has witnessed a significant change compared to 2022 with cautious forecasts.

Vietnam to defend regional U23 crown in August

Vietnam are in Group C at the 2023 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) U23 Football Championship.

PM calls on three ministries to help solve issues for karaoke venues

It is estimated that the owners of the karaoke bars have spent about VNĐ75 trillion (US$3.2 billion) to invest in the bars.

Vietnamese Purchasing Managers' Index continues to slip in May

The Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) of Vietnam remained below the 50.0 no-change mark in May, falling to 45.3 compared to 46.7 recorded in April, according to the S&P global report released on June 1.

PM orders urgent measures to prevent goods congestion at northern border gates

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has signed an official dispatch on the implementation of urgent measures to settle goods congestion and promote the export of farm produce through northern border gates.

Smart border gate control proposed to facilitate trade with China

Smart border gate control should be launched to prevent congestion and facilitate cross-border trade in farm products between Vietnam and China.

Vietnamese Taekwondo fighter beats defending champion at world championships

Vietnamese fighter Truong Thi Kim Tuyen made a splash at the 2023 World Taekwondo Championships in Azerbaijan after defeating the defending champion - Daniela Paola Souza of Mexico 2-0 in the women’s 49kg event during the 1/8 finals on May 31.

Vietnam Science & Technology Innovation Awards 2022 honours 43 works

As many as 43 outstanding works winning the Vietnam Science and Technology Innovation Awards 2022 were honoured on May 31.

Japanese conductor to lead concert in HCM City

Internationally acclaimed conductor Honna Tetsuji will lead a concert featuring works by great composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Sergei Rachmaninov at the Ho Chi Minh City Opera House on June 9.

Vietnam seeks to expand overseas markets for lychees, longans

The Ministry of Industry and Trade held a meeting with Vietnam Trade Offices abroad on May 31 to discuss ways to boost the exports of lychees and longans as many northern localities are harvesting the fruits.

Extra VND1.9 trillion approved for Nhon-Hanoi Station metro line

The Government has approved adding nearly VND1.92 trillion to the investment cost and rescheduling the completion of the Nhon-Hanoi Station metro line project to 2027.

Vietnamese paintings auctioned for thousands of Euros

Four Vietnamese pieces by renowned local painters Le Pho and Mai Trung Thu will feature at the "Impressionist & Modern Art” Day Sale auction held by Paris auction house Artcurial.

US magazine names HCM City as best destination for solo backpacking

Ho Chi Minh City has been hailed as the most suitable for solo backpackers, according to online magazine of the United States.

Vietnam to host Syria on FIFA Days in June

Vietnam will play a friendly match against Syria on June 20 at northern Nam Dinh province's Thien Truong Stadium for FIFA Days.

Summer tourism season: travelers remain indecisive

Students have begun their summer holiday and the summer tourism season has kicked off. However, people still have not booked tours yet, leaving tourism companies feeling anxious.

Interest rates fall, cash expected to flow

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has, for the third time this year, decided to ease some operating interest rates in an effort to force down commercial lending interest rates.