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What's new in Vietnam's amended Investment Law?

This law version bans the debt collection service.

Many restaurants in Hanoi still open despite ban due to Covid-19 spread

Many restaurants in Hanoi are still open, ignoring the local authorities’ ban for Covid-19 prevention.

Daytime cargo transport ban: pros and cons

The Ho Chi Minh City administration is scrutinizing a plan to shift goods transport from the daytime to the nighttime to ease traffic congestion in the city center.

Experts propose banning electronic cigarettes in Vietnam

Many experts have proposed banning electronic cigarette sales, production and advertising in Vietnam as it contains nicotine that can cause cancer and damage people’s health.

Ban on drinking scenes on TV

As part of a new decree, actors on TV or in film will only be able to drink alcohol in scenes which depict historical figures or condemn this behaviour.

Hanoi bans lorries and construction during Tet

Vu Van Vien, director of the Hanoi Department of Transport speaks about its plan to keep good transport flow for Hanoi during upcoming new year festivals.

VN Health Ministry proposes e-cigarette and shisha ban

Nguyen Huy Quang, head of the Ministry of Health’s Legal Affairs Department talks to about the ministry’s proposal to ban e-cigarettes and shisha.

Vietnam bans drones from around airports

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has sent an urgent dispatch asking concerned ministries and agencies to strengthen management over unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), also known as drones, to ensure air traffic safety.

Dangerous weedkiller still used despite ban

Despite its negative effects on human health and the environment and a Government ban from February, Paraquat is still being traded in Vietnam, the Vietnam News Agency has reported.

Vietnam's Health Ministry warns against use of 'funky balls'

The Ministry of Health has issued a warning to not sell or use nitrous oxide N20, a colourless and sweet tasting gas, for recreational purposes.

Vietnam bans glyphosate-based weed-killers

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development issued a decision on April 10, banning the use of weed-killers containing glyphosate, which is deemed to do harm to both the environment and human health.


Finance ministry proposes ban on raw mineral exports

The Ministry of Finance is proposing a sweeping ban on the export of raw minerals, a move that would indicate an escalation of the Government’s generally negative stance on a practice that generates little value 

Huawei and ZTE handed 5G network ban in Australia

 Chinese smartphone maker Huawei says the Australian government has banned it from providing 5G technology for the country's wireless networks.

Facebook bans all cryptocurrency ads

 Facebook has said it will block any advertising promoting cryptocurrency products and services.

S Korea bans anonymous cryptocurrency trades

 South Korea is banning the use of anonymous bank accounts to make cryptocurrency transactions.

Researchers suggest ban on mobile phone while driving

 VietNamNet Bridge – Transport researchers have suggested banning the use of mobile phone while car driving as it threatens road safety.

Schools ponder ban on entrance exams

The Ministry of Education and Training has published a new draft circular on secondary and high school recruitment. One significant change is to allow secondary schools with applications exceeding enrolment quotas

Antibiotics plague husbandry

 VietNamNet Bridge – Abuse of antibiotics in animal husbandry is alarming in Viet Nam, experts have warned.

Mongolia bans grain exports as hottest temperatures in 56 years cause drought

 Mongolia has suspended grain exports with as much as a third of its farmland suffering from severe drought after temperatures last month rose to the highest in more than half a century, 

Electric cars win? Britain to ban new petrol and diesel cars from 2040

 Britain will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040 in an attempt to reduce air pollution that could herald the end of over a century of reliance on the internal combustion engine.