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How much money backpackers need for a day in Hanoi and Saigon

A travel database has confirmed that Vietnam's biggest cities are indeed very affordable.

Military wins in first Trump budget; environment, aid lose big

Trump wants to spend $54 billion more on defense, put a down payment on his border wall, and breathe life into a ...

US aid to Vietnam won’t be hit by Trump’s 2017 budget plan

Humanitarians around the world are closely watching Washington, following reports that Trump wants to increase defense spending.
February 28, 2017 | 01:55 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese gov't to squeeze more cash out of major cities

Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Da Nang will all have to chip in more to the state coffers.
November 15, 2016 | 02:17 pm GMT+7

HCMC warns proposed budget cuts could have 'dire consequences'

The city currently retains just 23 percent of its annual income, but the central government wants more.
October 23, 2016 | 11:45 am GMT+7

Vietnam's budget deficit for first five months: $3.15 billion

In the first five months of 2016, Vietnam recorded a $3.15 billion budget deficit, accounting for 27.6 percent of this year's estimate.
June 08, 2016 | 05:42 pm GMT+7

EU budget lost nearly billion dollars to fraud last year

Nearly $1 billion of European Union funds were given out to fraudulent claimants last year, with the biggest concentrations of suspected false claims in Romania, Bulgaria and ...
May 31, 2016 | 05:27 pm GMT+7

Which state agencies get the biggest slice of the budget pie?

Ministry of Transport and Hanoi are the two entities that ate up most of the government's budget in the first five months of 2016, said General Statistics Office in the latest ...
May 30, 2016 | 07:30 pm GMT+7

Tax collection bonus up for debate

The National Assembly Budget and Finance Committee says the government should reconsider a proposal to reward municipal governments for effective tax collection given the VND256 ...
March 15, 2016 | 09:00 pm GMT+7