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VietNamNet Bridge - The live streaming market has become competitive with the presence of many platforms and apps on mobile phones provided by international players and domestic firms.

Vietnamese banks warned they will have to compete with Uber, Apple

VnExpress, an online newspaper, has opened an online shop to sell iPhones, while The Gioi Di Dong, a mobile phone distribution chain, has decided to sell vegetable and meat. 

The end of QWERTY keyboard phones in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge - Mobile phones with QWERTY keyboards have gradually disappeared from the Vietnamese market as manufacturers have stopped making the products and customers are no longer interested in them.

Wind power still unattractive to investors in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge - Wind-power projects, which require high investment capital, remain unpopular as EVN pays a low rate for electrical power. 

Foreign funds pour money into Vietnamese startups

VietNamNet Bridge - More Vietnamese startups have received huge investments from foreign investors in recent months.

Vietnam targets 1 million businesses by 2020, but will they survive?

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam is expected to have 1 million businesses by 2020 as targeted by the government, but economists warn that companies won’t be able to grow in a stifling business environment.

Tuned-up computer market explodes in Vietnam

Analysts have noted a growing tendency that computer manufacturers are trying to provide products serving specific needs of hi-tech fans. 

Many parents reject new teaching methodology

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam Escuela Nueva (VNEN) is considered an innovative teaching method, but many parents  have opposed its use.

After steel complex, Formosa to develop oil refinery

VietNamNet Bridge - Formosa, the Taiwanese investor, which is building a steel complex in Vung Ang Economic Zone in Ha Tinh province, plans to build an oil refinery in the second phase of the project development.

Environmental pollution – the other side of the FDI coin

VietNamNet Bridge - Many foreign-invested projects in textile, paper, dying, steel and other polluting industries have been licensed recently, raising concerns that Vietnam would become a ‘pollution paradise’.  

Nestle admit to using soybeans in coffee products

VietNamNet Bridge - Confirming that its coffee products in the market contain soybeans, a representative of Nestle Vietnam said the proportion of ingredients was a "business secret’.

Bank bonds now selling well

VietNamNet Bridge - Issuing corporate bonds was not the typical method used by banks to mobilize capital in the past, but that has changed. 

Vietnam to ease reliance on China, import more from South Korea

VietNamNet Bridge - Analysts have noted signs of a decrease in imports from China, while imports from South Korea rose by 7.9 percent in the first six months of the year.

Vietnamese turn their back on Chinese cars

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnamese are turning their back on Chinese cars for several reasons, including low quality, design copies and vulnerability.

Complicated procedures in VN drive startups to Singapore

VietNamNet Bridge - More and more Vietnamese firms, especially technology startups, are registering their businesses in Singapore to avoid complicated administrative procedures in Vietnam.

Vietnam's agricultural production growth slows

VietNamNet Bridge - There have been signs of an agricultural growth slowdown in recent years, which experts warned about eight years ago. 

Businesses buy foreign companies in support industries

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnamese conglomerates are buying foreign companies in support industries to implement their strategy to squeeze into global supply chains.

Problems found in waste water discharge licensing procedures

VietNamNet Bridge - The granting of licenses to Formosa and Lee & Man to discharge waste water appears to have violated the 2015 Environmental Protection Law and the 2013 Water Natural Resources Law.  

Oil fields depleted, exports hit threshold, GDP growth slows

The oil price keeps dropping dramatically, leading to a decrease in Vietnam’s state budget revenue. Meanwhile, other indicators that measure the health of the national economy all show worrying signs.

Agriculture abandoned by Vietnamese entrepreneurs

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam has great advantages for agricultural production, but in the last 10 years, domestic enterprises have been focusing on the services sector and abandoning the field.