Hai Phong hosts 700-year-old wrestling festival
As part of the Lunar New Year celebration, known locally as Tet, local people of Vinh Khe village in An Duong district of Hai Phong hold a wrestling festival on the seventh day of the first lunar month.
VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES MARCH 22/2023
PM chairs dialogue with youngsters nationwide
Ministry threatens to punish telcos for junk-simcards
The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) is intending to mete out punishment with a heavy hand to telecom carriers that do not stop junk sim-cards in the market.
Vietnam moves up in ranking of internet speed
The quality of internet service has improved following instructions by the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC). Vietnam now ranks 39th globally in terms of fixed internet and 52nd in mobile internet speed.
Banks hold US$8 billion worth of corporate bonds
The proportion of corporate bonds to total assets of commercial banks is not too large but risks still exist, especially if banks hold bonds of weak real estate firms, according to Le Hong Khang from FiinRatings.
Small ship itineraries in Vietnam amongst best Southeast Asia cruises
Small ship itineraries along Ha Long Bay, the Red (Hong) River and the Lower Mekong River in Viet Nam were named among the top four best Southeast Asia cruises by the U.S. travel guidebook series Frommer’s.
Vietnamese stock market's publicity and transparency improved
It is believed that the enhancement will help shore up investor confidence in the Vietanmese stock market after recent scandals.
Investors voice concerns over unresolved pricing for renewable projects
Investors of numerous renewable energy projects demanded solutions to resolve pricing issues in a meeting with Vietnam Electricity (EVN) on Monday.
Hanoi's decade-long effort to clear pavements with no significant results
Despite efforts for 10 years, Hanoi's pavements are still cluttered and have not been returned to pedestrians.
Military inspectors deployed to support understaffed vehicle registration centres
Understaffed vehicle registration centres in Hanoi and HCM City have received support from the military as they struggle to cope with the surge in demand caused by the closure of several centres for investigation in recent few months.
Vietnam to develop policies to adapt to global minimum tax
Vietnam will adjust investment policies to adapt to the global minimum tax rate and remain an attractive destination for investment.
Hanoi drafts to restore local relics with US$593.6 million
Restoring relics and heritage sites is one of Hanoi's goals and is part of the city's efforts to boost its tourism sector.
University ranking group answers criticisms about its transparency
Nguyen Vinh San from the University of Education, a member school of University of Da Nang, and a member of the Vietnam University Ranking Group, said the group has received opinions about the quality and reliability of the ranking.
Foreign associations want dollar interest rate cap removed
Foreign business associations have proposed the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) remove the U.S. dollar interest rate cap at 0%, reported the local media.
SBV tightens control on corporate bond acquisitions by banks
The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV), the nation’s central bank, is taking steps to tighten control on commercial banks’ acquisitions of corporate bonds.
Retailers slash prices on low-priced smartphones
The consumption of low- and mid-end smartphones has dropped by 50 percent compared with the same period last year, causing difficulties in cash flow for retailers.