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Vietnam’s tourism recovery strongly after pandemic

After more than 2 years of being almost paralyzed by the Covid-19 epidemic, Vietnam's tourism industry has been making an impressive recovery.

Sacrificing on the pandemic frontline

Similarly, Pham Thi Hue, a 23-year-old nurse, cut her favourite long hair to facilitate the care of COVID-19 patients.


HCMC allowed to close down wet markets to suppress coronavirus

Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh has given the green light to HCMC’s plan of closing down wet markets in an attempt to curtail the spread of Covid-19, as the pandemic is breaking out on a large scale citywide.


E-commerce sales boom during pandemic

E-commerce platforms in Vietnam have seen the number of new users grow by 41% since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. Most of the new users said they would continue to use the new form of shopping even after the epidemic ends.

Infection tally in new wave hit 2,164, with 129 more cases confirmed

The infection tally of Vietnam's fourth coronavirus wave rose to 2,164 after an additional 129 new COVID-19 cases of local transmission were confirmed by the Ministry of Health on May 23.

Vn-Index predicted to hit all-time high of 1,300 pts in April

Strong involvement of individual investors and participation of new foreign fund would help offset the net selling trend of foreign investors.

Government urged to open door to foreign travelers

Vietnam needs to design a roadmap for opening the market to receive foreign travelers or it will fail to develop tourism as other countries have taken one step forward.

Physician spends 100 unforgettable days at COVID-19 epicenters

In hermetic protective clothing, Tran Anh Tu, a physician from Hanoi, spent memorable days at pandemic-hit areas with fast meals and late meals at night.

Pandemic reveals enterprises’ view of responsibility

The unprecedented challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted more than ever the importance of responsible crisis management and sustainable development at enterprises.

Hanoi: Fines of VND1-3 million imposed for not wearing facemasks in public places

Police in Hanoi have fined people from VND1-3 million ($43-130) for not wearing facemasks in public places amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dengue cases drop in Ho Chi Minh City

The Ho Chi Minh City Center for Disease Control yesterday said that cases of dengue dropped to 528 last week, a decrease of 34.6 percent compared to the average number in the prior four weeks.

Vietnam banks promote loans with low interest rates by year-end

Given abundant liquidity and low demand for credit, banks are offering attractive loans during the year-end period.

The drivers for record high trade surplus

Few people can realize that Vietnam has achieved a record high trade surplus amid the Covid-10 pandemic.

Large growth potential for Vietnam banking services in long-term

Many listed banks witnessed weak performance of fee income growth in the first six months of the year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Vietnam GDP growth forecast in 2020 remains highest in Asia: IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) maintains its forecast for Vietnam’s GDP growth at 2.7% in 2020, the highest in Asia, and the pace is expected to speed up to 7% in 2021.


Coronavirus: Qantas to axe 6,000 jobs due to pandemic

The airline says the collapse in billions of dollars of travel revenue means it has "little choice".

Sands shifting as pandemic shakes up geopolitical arena

With the current upheaval taking place around the world due to the coronavirus pandemic, how can geopolitical frictions between the major powers impact nations like Vietnam that are looking to attract top investment?

Vietnam encourages ASEAN to promote social development after pandemic

The pandemic has not only caused negative impacts on people's health but their livelihoods, especially the poor and vulnerable.

Vietnam warned of troublemaking transshipment from China, S.Korea to US

Vietnam should take stronger measures related to origin of goods and products to avoid risks of lawsuits or being taken advantage of by other countries to evade US import tariffs.

ADB trims Vietnam's 2020 GDP growth forecast to 4.1% on Covid-19

The country would remain the fastest growing economy in Southeast Asia, which is expected to bounce back to 6.8% in 2021.