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Vietnamese lawmakers back new tourism fund, reject controversial hotel surcharge

Tourism officials have been blaming a dearth of cash on ineffective PR efforts.

Money talks: Vietnam's tourism boss envies cash-rich Asian neighbors

Minister Nguyen Ngoc Thien says PR efforts are 'going nowhere' because the country doesn't have deep enough ...

Trump budget cuts may stir backlash in rural America

Trump requested major reductions to programs that help poor families afford groceries and poor and disabled people get healthcare.
May 24, 2017 | 08:10 am GMT+7

Vietnam, Philippines may be affected as Trump set to convert military grants to loans

Trump’s administration reportedly wants to slash spending on aid and foreign programs.
May 23, 2017 | 09:18 am GMT+7

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.
April 23, 2017 | 12:23 am GMT+7

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 few other campaign promises.
March 16, 2017 | 02:55 pm GMT+7

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