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Saigon police nab two women picking pockets of foreign tourists

Police have detained two women caught pickpocketing a group of foreign tourists in downtown Saigon.

Uber withdraws lawsuit against HCMC tax man

Ride-hailing firm Uber has withdrawn its lawsuit over HCMC’s demand for $2.3 million in back taxes and fines.

Low apartment prices, high returns make HCMC a magnet for foreign investors

High-end properties in HCMC, where prices are much lower than in major cities in neighboring countries, are attracting plenty of foreign interest.
August 17, 2018 | 01:30 pm GMT+7

Hanoi, HCMC are better places to live in

Vietnam’s two biggest cities are among top five improvers in a global ranking of most liveable cities.
August 16, 2018 | 10:40 am GMT+7

Saigon’s first pedestrian street to get major makeover

Plans are afoot to give a new look to one of Saigon's busiest promenades, Nguyen Hue Boulevard.
August 13, 2018 | 12:06 pm GMT+7

Ho Chi Minh City could be a swamp 50 years from now

The city surface has been subsiding seven centimeters each year and the process is speeding up.
August 11, 2018 | 08:53 pm GMT+7

26 years on, HCMC seeks new investors for mega urban area

HCMC authorities have instructed the Department of Planning and Investment to identify investors for the Binh Quoi-Thanh Da Urban Area Project via auctions.
August 10, 2018 | 12:17 pm GMT+7

Overseas remittances to HCMC rises 20 pct to $2.9 billion

Remittances to Ho Chi Minh City in the first seven months reached nearly $2.9 billion, a State Bank official says.
August 08, 2018 | 10:04 am GMT+7

In Saigon, supply fails to meet demand for mid-range apartments

Second quarter demand for mid-range apartments was high in Saigon, but they were in short supply for various reasons.
August 06, 2018 | 04:00 pm GMT+7

Vietnam sentences 5 to death, 4 get life for drug trafficking

A HCMC court sentenced five members of a drug gang to death and gave life sentences to four others on Thursday.
August 03, 2018 | 10:18 am GMT+7

Short-term leasing could be a long-term trend in Hanoi, HCMC

More Vietnamese landlords are choosing to offer accommodation for short-term leases, which offer more revenue and greater flexibility.
July 31, 2018 | 09:35 am GMT+7

Saigon among world’s fastest growing tourist cities

Ho Chi Minh City has been listed among the 15 fastest-growing tourist cities in the world by the Travelsupermarket website.  
July 26, 2018 | 02:01 pm GMT+7

Frenchman found running narcotics production ring in Saigon

A French national was arrested on Monday for running an operation producing over 20,000 pills of synthetic drugs in Saigon.
July 17, 2018 | 10:02 am GMT+7

Two Nigerians jailed for cheating Vietnamese women

Two Nigerians were sentenced to 16 and 12 years in prison for swindling more than $130,000 from Vietnamese women they befriended online.
July 17, 2018 | 09:54 am GMT+7

Saigon a top ten destination in Asia

Leading international travel guide publisher Lonely Planet includes Vietnam's southern metropolis in a list of top ten places to visit in Asia.
July 14, 2018 | 11:32 am GMT+7
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