Rise of the super app: tech firms join battle

Tech firms are racing to include more and more services in a single app as they seek to diversify revenue sources and keep users.

Lonely Planet names Vietnam’s north-south rail journey among world’s best

Vietnam’s north-south railway is listed by the British travel guide, Lonely Planet, as one of 10 world’s ‘most amazing’ train journeys for 2019.

Vietnam Railways wants $107 mln to fence crossings, prevent crashes

Vietnam Railways is seeking VND2.5 trillion ($107 million) to erect barriers at all places were rail tracks and roads intersect, legally and otherwise.

Vietnam among least competitive data center markets in Asia Pacific: report

Vietnam is in ninth place out of 11 data center markets in the Asia-Pacific, a Cushman & Wakefield study has found.

Vietnamese woman jailed seven years for blackmailing South Korean man

A Vietnamese woman was sentenced to seven years in prison on Tuesday for blackmailing a South Korean man for having sex with 'a minor'.

Vietnam internet speed 10 times slower than Singapore

Internet speed in Vietnam is ranked 89th out of 207 countries and territories and far behind some of its regional peers, according to a survey.

National highway continues to collapse into river in Mekong Delta

A 30 m section of National Highway 91 in the Mekong Delta fell into a river Tuesday, three weeks after a bigger collapse.

Tiki acquires ticket selling startup

E-commerce firm Tiki has acquired ticketing startup Ticketbox to have a foot in Vietnam's entertainment industry as it seeks to attract more online shoppers.

Delay in repairing Hanoi airport runways continues

Vietnam’s airport operator is still not allowed to invest in repairing runways at the Noi Bai International Airport.

14 transport projects to begin this year

Fourteen rail and road projects costing VND15 trillion ($645.45 million) will start this year and be completed by 2021.

Central bank worried about high foreign ownership in fintech firms

Vietnam’s central bank is worried foreign ownership of up to 90 percent in large fintech firms could lead to market manipulation.

Disbursement of public funds far behind schedule

Localities nationwide have disbursed just 31 percent of the National Assembly’s 2019 public investment plan at VND134.5 trillion ($5.8 billion) in Jan-July.

Saigon house nominated for leading architecture award

The Ha House, designed by famous Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia, is among 267 projects nominated for the prestigious Dezeen Awards this year.

Quang Ninh: more than just Ha Long Bay

40 km from Ha Long Bay are a pristine waterfall, craft village, wine cellar and other intriguing sights in Uong Bi Town, Quang Ninh Province.

Saigon house nominated for leading architecture award

The Ha House, designed by famous Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia, is among 267 projects nominated for the prestigious Dezeen Awards this year.

Saigon prepares for fireworks to celebrate National Day

Ho Chi Minh City will organize fireworks shows at three locations to mark National Day on September 2.

Secret tunnel in Saigon a symbol of monumental resistance

HCMC’s Phu Tho Hoa Tunnel is an enduring symbol of Vietnamese resilience and ingenuity that defeated the French colonialists.

A Saigon pagoda hosts three religions in Taoist harmony

The Khanh Van Nam Vien pagoda welcomes followers of Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism with Taoist rituals.

Designer presents avant-garde collection

Devon Nguyen has presented 40 new designs in her avant-garde collection, which takes moonlight as the main inspiration, from the colors to the details.

American jazz pianist to perform in HCMC

U.S. jazz pianist Myra Melford will perform in Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday, August 24.

In downtown Hanoi, some old apartments are ticking time bombs

An ancient apartment block in downtown Hanoi looks like it might collapse any time, but its occupants just live with the risk.

Opponents’ coach praises Hanoi FC midfielder for outstanding performance

Altyn Asyr coach Yazguly Hojageldiyev has lavished praise on Nguyen Quang Hai after the first leg of the AFC Cup interzone semifinal.

Football league suspends four referees for crucial mistakes

Mistakes that directly affected results of games in V. League this month have seen four Vietnamese referees suspended.

Opponents’ coach praises Hanoi FC midfielder for outstanding performance

Altyn Asyr coach Yazguly Hojageldiyev has lavished praise on Nguyen Quang Hai after the first leg of the AFC Cup interzone semifinal.

Hanoi beat Altyn Asyr in first leg of AFC Cup interzone semis

Hanoi FC won against Turkmen Altyn Asyr in the AFC Cup interzone semifinals's first leg Tuesday with two goals from star midfielder Nguyen Quang Hai.

Defender trouble plagues Hanoi FC ahead of AFC Cup interzone semis

Ahead of their AFC Cup interzone semifinal clash with Turkmen side Altyn Asyr, Hanoi FC is running through defenders at an alarming rate.

Boxer wins championship belt in her first professional fight

Ha Thi Linh has become the first Vietnamese athlete to win a World Boxing Organization belt after beating China's Zhao Yuanyuan.
 
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