Weekly roundup: Hanoi's motorbike ban, baby boom, landmark renovations and more

By VnExpress   July 8, 2017 | 02:00 pm GMT+7

Revisit the week with top stories compiled by VnExpress International's editors.

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It’s official: Hanoi steamrolls motorbike ban bill through

Cars will also be restricted, but not subject to a blanket ban.

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Vietnamese man detained for killing American tourist in Saigon

The suspect said his victim had accused him of selling fake drugs.

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Vietnam's railway network blames budget airlines as bottom line goes south

The finger-pointing parade goes unabated in Vietnam's transport sector.
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Here are the most valuable brands in Vietnam, as listed by Forbes

Dairy giant Vinamilk stays on top, followed by military-run Viettel.

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This is why tourists can't go inside Saigon's iconic church

Parts of the 137-year-old cathedral had fallen into disrepair due to the weather.

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Saigon restaurant manager arrested for charging Australian tourist $30,000 for dinner

He has been accused of asking his staff to swipe the tourist’s credit cards several times.

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Vietnam's pork crisis ain't over yet 

Vietnamese farmers have been hit by a glut in supply for months.

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Buffalo fighting festival suspended after man gored to death in Vietnam

The incident has prompted the public to call for a permanent end to the tradition.

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This is why Vietnam is crowned world's cheapest place to stay beautiful

Fancy a new nose? Welcome to Vietnam.

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Vietnam's economic growth to out-tiger China by 2018: UBS report

Increased foreign investment is putting Vietnam on the right track.
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Make more babies: Ho Chi Minh City leader's call to create future workforce

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Under the bridge: Hanoi's railway residents skeptical about renovation plan

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