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Rent, don’t buy homes: former official advises Vietnamese youth

Former Deputy Minister of Construction says renting is a better solution for young Vietnamese, given skyhigh housing prices. 

Saigon's first metro line off track, in crisis mode

Saigon’s first metro line, tangled in bureaucratic bungling, funding shortages and a personnel crisis, looks set to miss its 2020 deadline.

Tragedy of errors: Central Highlands farmers peppered with a debt crisis

Farmers’ hopes once climbed high on pepper vines in the Central Highlands; today, they are entangled in debt and misery.
October 03, 2018 | 12:02 pm GMT+7

No, maybe: industry insiders divided on property bubble

Analysts and real estate insiders have been insisting this year that there is no bubble, but some remain skeptical.
August 06, 2018 | 12:32 pm GMT+7

Vietnam Railways not motivated to improve, economists claim

The monopolistic sector has neither improved service quality nor lowered prices because it is not pushed to compete.
July 09, 2018 | 09:18 am GMT+7

A job you can’t really bank on

Vietnamese banks are finding it tough to recruit new staff despite offering good salaries and perks.
June 20, 2018 | 08:00 pm GMT+7

Human smugglers in Libya have links to security services: UN

'Foreign fighters and armed groups... exploit the uncontrolled proliferation of arms and related material in Libya resulting in regular violations of the (UN) arms embargo.'
February 08, 2018 | 08:29 am GMT+7

Deadly typhoon that struck Vietnam among world’s most neglected crises of 2017

70 million people were trapped in the 10 least covered disasters of 2017, from hunger in North Korea to flooding in Peru, says CARE.
January 23, 2018 | 02:14 pm GMT+7

Controversy over death of rebel ex-policeman killed in Venezuela's raids

A bloodied Perez posted videos on Instagram saying he and his men were pinned down by snipers and wanted to surrender, but in vain. 
January 18, 2018 | 04:52 pm GMT+7

Vietnam's tollgate crisis sees no end in sight. Here's why

Protests at BOT toll stations have been lingering for almost a year, with the latest hotspots being Soc Trang, Can Tho and Binh Thuan.
January 13, 2018 | 09:13 pm GMT+7

Chinese officials point fingers as gasification crisis worsens

China switching millions over to gas from coal, but gas supplies, infrastructure inadequate, leaving many freezing at the start of winter.
December 22, 2017 | 03:42 pm GMT+7

Japan, US, South Korea to hold missile tracking drill amid North Korea crisis

The United States and South Korea conducted large-scale military drills last week, which the North said made the outbreak of war 'an established fact'.
December 10, 2017 | 03:13 pm GMT+7

Venezuela wins Russia and China backing as it says it is honoring debt

Venezuela has borrowed billions of dollars from Russia and China over the years, primarily through oil-for-loan deals.
November 16, 2017 | 08:56 am GMT+7

Venezuela in 'selective default': S&P

Venezuela's debt crunch comes as no surprise, as the government cuts back on imports to service its debt, leaving the population struggling with shortages of food and medicine.
November 14, 2017 | 09:57 pm GMT+7

Mob attack, Red Cross crash hamper urgently-needed Rohingya aid

Nine dead as Red Cross Rohingya aid truck crashes in Bangladesh.
September 21, 2017 | 06:33 pm GMT+7
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