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Vietnam stands firm amid Covid-19 outbreakicon
FEATURE20/05/20200

Vietnam stands firm amid Covid-19 outbreak

Vietnam has recorded no new cases of COVID-19 infections in the community for more than 30 days. Quarantine has been lifted in high-risk areas and social distancing measures relaxed. 

 
Vietnamese SMEs struggle to access credit support packageicon

Vietnamese SMEs struggle to access credit support package

BUSINESS
15/04/2020

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are finding it difficult to access the Government's credit package worth US$10.7 billion to support those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak because of a lack of trust in their ability to repay.

Credit card defaults a risk during COVID-19icon

Credit card defaults a risk during COVID-19

BUSINESS
13/04/2020

Experts have warned that consumers may soon start defaulting on their credit card payments due to rising unemployment and salary cuts in many industries and sectors in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.

TV dramas amuse audiences at homeicon

TV dramas amuse audiences at home

ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
10/04/2020

Television dramatic plays are entertaining audiences at home while theatres remain closed due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Bank customers warned of fraud amid COVID-19 pandemicicon

Bank customers warned of fraud amid COVID-19 pandemic

BUSINESS
02/04/2020

Banks have warned customers about fraud during the COVID-19 pandemic, advising them not to open suspicious emails or click on dubious links sent as email attachments related to the pandemic.

How COVID-19 affects Vietnamese consumers’ FMCG spend and purchase behavioursicon

How COVID-19 affects Vietnamese consumers’ FMCG spend and purchase behaviours

BUSINESS
26/03/2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has hit fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) businesses but not all categories and retailers will suffer negative impacts,...

Hoang Thuy Linh wins "big fours" at 2020 Devotion Music Awardsicon

Hoang Thuy Linh wins "big fours" at 2020 Devotion Music Awards

ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
26/03/2020

Pop singer Hoang Thuy Linh has become the first Vietnamese artist to ever win the "big four" categories at the 2020 Cong Hien (Devotion) Music Awards, the organizers announced on March 25.

NA Standing Committee meeting next month to be held onlineicon

NA Standing Committee meeting next month to be held online

POLITICS
25/03/2020

The 43rd session of the National Assembly Standing Committee wrapped up in Hanoi on March 25 after three days of working.

COVID-19 to pull Vietnam’s growth down to 6.3%: Fitch Solutionsicon

COVID-19 to pull Vietnam’s growth down to 6.3%: Fitch Solutions

BUSINESS
25/03/2020

Fitch Solutions on Tuesday revised down Viet Nam’s economic growth in 2020 to 6.3 per cent from 6.8 per cent previously due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Companies race to buy back shares as stocks tumbleicon

Companies race to buy back shares as stocks tumble

BUSINESS
25/03/2020

Dozens of companies are racing to buy back shares to stabilise prices amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Real estate firms calls for Government supporticon

Real estate firms calls for Government support

BUSINESS
21/03/2020

The HCMC Real Estate Association has urged the Government to add the property industry to the list of those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak and are eligible for a five-month postponement of VAT and land-use fee payments.

Foreigners respond to blood donation campaign amid COVID-19 outbreakicon

Foreigners respond to blood donation campaign amid COVID-19 outbreak

SOCIETY
21/03/2020

Wayne Worrel, a British expatriate who has lived in Vietnam for years, joined his peers at a blood donation spot at 26 Luong Ngoc Quyen street, Hanoi's Hoan Kiem district, on March 18 noon.

Delay forecast for banks’ capital hike plansicon

Delay forecast for banks’ capital hike plans

BUSINESS
18/03/2020

The Government’s plans to increase capital for large State-owned commercial banks in the first quarter of this year could be delayed due to the Covid-19 outbreak, analysts predicted.

COVID-19: Vietnam able to meet demand for face masksicon

COVID-19: Vietnam able to meet demand for face masks

BUSINESS
18/03/2020

Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh has affirmed that Vietnam, as a leading garment exporter, is able to meet demand for face masks of people in the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak.

Online applications blooming in Vietnam during Covid-19 outbreakicon

Online applications blooming in Vietnam during Covid-19 outbreak

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
17/03/2020

Just like other countries, Vietnam encourages its citizens to stay away from crowds as much as possible in this sensitive time of Covid-19 pandemic.

Hanoi restaurants closed amid Covid-19 outbreakicon

Hanoi restaurants closed amid Covid-19 outbreak

PHOTOS
16/03/2020

A number of restaurants have closed in Hanoi due to a virus outbreak.