Vietnam resort properties attractive to foreign investors

Foreign investors are buying into the Vietnamese resort and hotel realty market, lured by the prospect of a full market recovery, according to experts.

Raising labour productivity shortest way to catch up with developed nations: PM

At the national forum on labour productivity held by the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour, PM Chinh laid stress on the significance of labour productivity to sustainable development and avoidance of the middle-income trap.

Tobacco causes health burden of over 4 billion USD a year: minister

Tobacco is a burden on society with a total cost of medical examination, treatment, illness, and death of 108 trillion VND (4.24 billion USD) a year, Health Minister Dao Hong Lan told a meeting in Hanoi on May 26.

Coconut garden can yield $25,000 from carbon credit sale

Selling carbon credits is no longer far-fetched for Vietnam. The country earned trillions of dong from selling carbon credits in late 2023.

Vietnam Business News May 26/2024

Dong Thap’s lotus root makes debut journey to Japan

‘If we continue this way, we’ll never have urban railways’: official

The execution of most urban railway projects has been going very slowly, as problems still have not been solved.

Vietnam News Headlines May 26/2024

Son Doong Cave among world’s seven best subterranean sights

100% of households to access fiber-optic cable services by 2025-end

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has decided that all 27 million Vietnamese households will be able to access fiber optic cable services in the 2024-2025 period.

Russia tours to resume in September after hiatus due to terror attack

Vietnamese travel firms are preparing to send tour groups to Russia again starting in September after a pause due to the recent terrorist attack in Moscow.

Top 5 Vietnamese crab-noodle soup restaurants in Hanoi

Besides pho (noodle soup with beef) and bun cha (noodles and grilled meat), bun rieu (crab noodle soup) is a traditional dish favored by travelers in Hanoi.

HCM City confronts sexual harassment in workplace

HCM City is building a standard procedure for handling acts that are considered sexual harassment in the workplace.

China and US supply most fruits and vegetables to Vietnam

As of mid-May, Vietnam had spent US$725.6 million on importing vegetables and fruits, mainly from China and the United States, according to the General Department of Customs.

Green rice field and golden harvesting season in Central Highlands

Choah Village rice field in the Central Highland province of Dak Nong is a special rice area, because this field has been created from both volcanic eruptions and alluvial deposits over centuries.

Vietnam seeks investment cooperation opportunities in Japan

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Le Minh Khai met representatives of several Japanese businesses on May 25 as part of his ongoing working trip to Japan to seek investment cooperation opportunities.

1,300 players compete at National Youth Chess Championships

Nearly 1,300 players from 53 teams nationwide are participating in the 2024 National Youth Chess Championships, that opened in the northern province of Bac Giang on May 25.

Central bank refutes currency band rumours, claims within range

A senior official of the State Bank of Vietnam has silenced rumours that the central bank has adjusted the currency band, saying the recent exchange rate fluctuations in the market still fall within the already fixed 5% range.

Mekong Delta Marathon expected to attract over 10,000 runners

About 10,000 local and foreign athletes are expected to join the fifth Mekong Delta Marathon 2024 themed “Shinning Together” due to take place in Vi Thanh City, the capital of Hau Giang province, on July 6-7.

More Vietnamese paintings change hands at Aguttes auction

Several unique artworks by well-known Vietnamese painters Vu Cao Dam and Thang Tran Phenh have been sold at high prices at an auction sale organised by Aguttes.

Ceremony marks 10 years of Vietnam’s participation in UN peacekeeping operations

The Permanent Mission of Vietnam to the United Nations held a ceremony in New York on May 24 to celebrate the 76th anniversary of the International Day of UN Peacekeepers and 10 years of the country’s participation in UN peacekeeping operations.

International workshop on East Sea held in Poland

Over 100 scholars and researchers from Vietnam and some European countries gathered at a workshop held at the University of Warsaw, Poland, on May 24 to introduce their studies on the East Sea.

Legislators propose extension of VAT rate cut

Some legislators on May 25 proposed the 2% reduction in value-added tax (VAT) under a resolution of the National Assembly (NA) be extended to continue supporting the country's socio-economic recovery and development.

FTAs create both opportunities, challenges for Vietnam's auto industry

There are many opportunities as well as challenges for the automobile industry when Vietnam is implementing international commitments under free trade agreements (FTAs), heard a seminar organised by Hai Quan (Customs) magazine in Hanoi on May 24.

Industrial production shows signs of recovery

Vietnam's industrial production has shown signs of recovery and positive growth despite ongoing challenges, the Ministry of Industry and Trade has assessed.

Banks to offer more shares to foreign investors

Many banks are planning to sell shares to foreign investors with the aim of attracting more diverse capital and enhancing competitiveness.

Which prices for Chinese cars are acceptable in Vietnam?

If Chinese cars sell at low prices, Vietnamese consumers dislike the products, but if the manufacturers sell at high prices, Vietnamese consumers prefer Japanese, European and South Korean brands.