Hanoi’s two famous markets are quiet, with slow sales
The two most famous shopping areas of the capital city, Hom and Hang Da markets, are no longer bustling with visitors as in previous years. Some booths have seen sales fall up to 70%.
Vietnam to develop policies to adapt to global minimum tax
Vietnam will adjust investment policies to adapt to the global minimum tax rate and remain an attractive destination for investment.
Small ship itineraries in Vietnam amongst best Southeast Asia cruises
Small ship itineraries along Ha Long Bay, the Red (Hong) River and the Lower Mekong River in Viet Nam were named among the top four best Southeast Asia cruises by the U.S. travel guidebook series Frommer’s.
Vietnamese stock market's publicity and transparency improved
It is believed that the enhancement will help shore up investor confidence in the Vietanmese stock market after recent scandals.
Investors voice concerns over unresolved pricing for renewable projects
Investors of numerous renewable energy projects demanded solutions to resolve pricing issues in a meeting with Vietnam Electricity (EVN) on Monday.
Hanoi's decade-long effort to clear pavements with no significant results
Despite efforts for 10 years, Hanoi's pavements are still cluttered and have not been returned to pedestrians.
Military inspectors deployed to support understaffed vehicle registration centres
Understaffed vehicle registration centres in Hanoi and HCM City have received support from the military as they struggle to cope with the surge in demand caused by the closure of several centres for investigation in recent few months.
Hanoi drafts to restore local relics with US$593.6 million
Restoring relics and heritage sites is one of Hanoi's goals and is part of the city's efforts to boost its tourism sector.
Foreign associations want dollar interest rate cap removed
Foreign business associations have proposed the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) remove the U.S. dollar interest rate cap at 0%, reported the local media.
SBV tightens control on corporate bond acquisitions by banks
The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV), the nation’s central bank, is taking steps to tighten control on commercial banks’ acquisitions of corporate bonds.
Vietnam ranks 65th in world happiness report
Vietnam ranks 65th out of 137 countries and territories in the 2020-2022 period as per the World Happiness Report 2023, up 12 places from the 2022 Report.
Vietnam posts trade surplus of nearly US$3 billion by mid-March
With the country's total import-export turnover reaching nearly US$123 billion between January 1 and March 15, the nation enjoyed a trade surplus of roughly US$3 billion, according to figures released by the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
SEA Games 32 torch set to arrive in Hanoi
The torch of the 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 32) is scheduled to land in Hanoi on March 22 as part of its ongoing tour to the 10 ASEAN nations.
Hanoi parents worried about students' high school entrance exams
Hanoi has announced its plans to enroll 72,000 students for public schools, which means that only 55.7 percent of secondary school graduates will obtain ‘tickets’ to enter public high schools.
Airbus Group pledges to expand supply chains in Vietnam
Airbus Group has committed to expanding its supply chain in the nation for new orders related to the production of aircraft spare parts, said Hoang Chi Mai, general director for Airbus in Vietnam, on March 21 at the Vietnam Aviation Forum.
Police search homes of four flight attendants in drug case
The HCMC police have found no illicit drugs at the residences of the four Vietnam Airlines flight attendants who were caught red-handed carrying illicit drugs to the country last week.
Minister hopes US becomes biggest investor in Vietnam
Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung has voiced his hope that US enterprises will become the biggest investor in Vietnam.
EVN asked to buy renewable energy at 90% import price
Investors involved in renewable energy project have proposed Vietnam Electricity Group (EVN) purchase power from eligible projects at an interim price equivalent to 90% of the electricity import price.
Vietnam amends CIT law, fills in tax loopholes for multinationals
The Ministry of Finance (MOF) is collecting opinions on the draft for the Law on Corporate Income Tax (CIT), with an emphasis on tax incentives for multinationals.
Travel firms begin to sell tours to China in April
Travel firms and agents have begun selling tours to China with departure time in April, including both road and air tours. More orders will come if the first tours go smoothly.
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Top check-in places in Hai Phong
About 120 km from Hanoi’s center, Hai Phong is a famous port city and tourist destination in the North. The city’s symbol is a phoenix flower so it is known as the "red phoenix flower city".
Vietnam sets up working group to fight smuggling by air
The Ministry of Finance has just signed a decision to establish a working group to fight against smuggling by air.
Doctors have to work 10 years at public hospitals before earning US$400 a month
Many young doctors don’t return to the hospitals which fund their study after finishing their training courses. They leave for private hospitals where they can expect higher pay.