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Public debt pressure eases in Vietnam: Minister

Public debt will only rise by an estimated 9 percent this year compared to 15 percent last year.

Vietnam's budget revenue climbs 14 percent to hit $37 bln from Jan-Sep

Most of the revenue came from housing and land tax, personal income tax, admin fees and the lottery tax.

Hoi An named world's top 5 budget-friendly destination

With that, Vietnam's ancient port city has beaten the likes of Phuket, Bali and Penang to top Southeast Asia's most affordable places.
September 30, 2017 | 01:20 pm GMT+7

How fast fashion is emerging at pace in Vietnam

Vietnam has become a magnet for foreign fashion brands practically overnight, but why so? 
September 20, 2017 | 11:40 am GMT+7

France to boost defense budget by 1.6 bln euros in 2018: PM

It is the biggest increase in the past six years.
September 08, 2017 | 08:50 am GMT+7

Vietnamese lawmakers back new tourism fund, reject controversial hotel surcharge

Tourism officials have been blaming a dearth of cash on ineffective PR efforts.
June 20, 2017 | 10:39 am GMT+7

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 pockets.
May 30, 2017 | 07:10 pm GMT+7

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