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VietinBank and Agribank will provide credit packages worth 60 trillion VND ($2.5 million) and 100 trillion VND respectively to support customers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hanoi restaurant uses flycams to serve customers

A restaurant in Hanoi is using flycams to serve customers to mitigate Covid-19 infection risk.

Beer sale drops remarkably ahead of Tet

Beer is often a best seller during the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival but many retailers have been forced to lower their prices to encourage customers to buy.

Expensive orchid pots prove popular among customers ahead of Tet

Flower shops nationwide have been importing orchids featuring colourful designs, including orchid pots costing several thousands of dollars, as a means of serving consumers for the upcoming Lunar New Year or Tet.

Bonsai kumquat trees of Hanoi's village attracts customers

In order to better serve the tastes of buyers ahead of the Lunar New Year, known locally as Tet, gardeners working in Tu Lien village in Tay Ho district of Hanoi have created a number of bonsai kumquat trees to mark the Year of the Rat.

VN retailers despair as bargins fail to boost business ahead of Black Friday

As fashion stores across Hanoi prepare for the upcoming Black Friday sales, there is growing concern among sellers that consumers seem to lack enthusiasm for the promotional schemes on offer.

German companies plan European online personal data firm

German finance, auto and publishing firms are in talks to form a European company to store personal data securely so customers can make purchases online from different outlets without punching in their details each time.

Apple posts surprise dip in iPhone sales, shares fall

 Apple Inc (AAPL.O) reported a surprise fall in iPhone sales for its second quarter on Tuesday, indicating that customers may have held back purchases in anticipation of the 10th-anniversary edition ...

Uber driver suspected in Michigan shootings, six dead

A Michigan man who worked as an Uber driver was under arrest on Sunday in the fatal shooting of six people in Kalamazoo, as police investigated reports he may have driven customers of the car-hailing service the night of the rampage.

Demand for U.S. summer tours soars

 VietNamNet Bridge – Travel firms have reported increases of 30-50% in bookings for summer tours to the United States against last summer.

Vietnam less attractive to foreign F&B investors

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam has grown less attractive to foreign investors in the food and beverage (F&B) sector than other regional countries including Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines,

Health insurance buyers shrink by 1.2 million

 VietNamNet Bridge – The number of health insurance buyers has reduced by 1.2 million in the first four months of 2015 compared to 64 million by the end of 2014.

The last farrier of Saigon

 VietNamNet Bridge – Saigon in the days of old was full of poetic and picturesque images, among which were carts pulled along by horses or cows galloping or trotting along dirt roads on the outskirts.

Retailers seek World Cup gains

 VietNamNet Bridge – With the football World Cup around the corner, retailers, electronics stores, and supermarkets have kicked off a slew of promotions.

Health Ministry tries to keep a rein, but formula milk price remains restive

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Health (MOH) plans to curb the immoderate formula price increases by including some kinds of products into the list of products for price control.

Vietnamese interested most in design when buying scooters

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese favorer scooters and iPhones not because of their wonderful features, but because they like the designs and the fames.

VN can’t take full advantage of preferential tariffs to boost exports to EU

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam is one of the countries which can enjoy the new EU’s GSP to be applied as of January 1, 2014. However, analysts say Vietnam may not take full advantage of the preferential tariff to boost exports to the large market.


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