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Vietnam to cap foreign ownership at 30 pct for real estate projects in new special economic zones

‘The limit is to guarantee security and prevent acquisitions by foreigners.’

Malaysian duo arrested with fake bank cards in Saigon

The two men were spotted acting suspiciously and tried to make a break for it when they were approached.

Red tape discourages foreign homebuyers in Vietnam

Only 750 foreigners have bought houses in Vietnam since the market was opened up to them two years ago.
August 25, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Vietnamese man sentenced to life for killing Australian after 'painful' sex

He told the court he felt ‘so much shame’ after being tied up during intercourse, but the man refused to stop.
August 15, 2017 | 04:21 pm GMT+7

Vietnam rescues foreigner who suffers heart attack at sea

The 55-year-old Croatian lost consciousness on a cargo ship off the coast of Nha Trang.
August 11, 2017 | 01:57 pm GMT+7

Vietnam officials flummoxed by Russian beggar on popular tourist island

The island authorities want more power to deal with foreigners who beg, disrupt public order, cause traffic accidents and street fights. 
August 10, 2017 | 11:35 am GMT+7

Draft law doubles foreigners' realty ownership terms in Vietnam

If passed, the new law will give foreigners a 99-year lease for properties in special economic zones.
August 03, 2017 | 03:03 pm GMT+7

American man handed back $17,000 he left at Saigon airport

A ray of light amidst scores of reports of baggage theft and extortion.
August 03, 2017 | 12:13 pm GMT+7

US veteran brightens up Hanoi's dilapidated walls with a little help from his friends

English lessons are expensive, but for this former paratrooper's class, they only cost a hard day's work painting the city's crumbling facades.
July 25, 2017 | 03:34 pm GMT+7

American man dies during surgery at Saigon beauty clinic

Officers suspect that he died of a heart attack during surgery to remove loose skin.
July 20, 2017 | 09:36 am GMT+7

Foreigner beaten by five men after minor road accident in popular Vietnam resort town

The latest in a string of incidents of foreigners being attacked in Vietnam.
July 10, 2017 | 05:30 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese man detained for killing American tourist in Saigon

The suspect said his victim had accused him of selling fake drugs.
July 04, 2017 | 01:57 pm GMT+7

Vietnam named among world’s fastest growing travel destinations

The country is the place to be for young and old alike, if you can take on the challenge.
June 30, 2017 | 04:10 pm GMT+7

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.
June 30, 2017 | 10:18 am GMT+7

American tourist stabbed to death on Saigon backpacker street

Police have launched a manhunt for a Vietnamese suspect.
June 23, 2017 | 03:14 pm GMT+7