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Seven killed in Seoul studio complex fire

Seven tenants were killed and 11 others injured early Friday when a blaze ripped through a three-storey studio complex in Seoul, fire authorities ...

Vietnamese spend most of their income on food and drinks

A report says Vietnamese spend more than a third of their income on food and beverages, topping education and ...

Vietnamese banks H1 profits surge

Banks reported solid first half earnings, mostly as a result of rising non-interest income and recovery of bad debts and return on investments in some cases.
July 24, 2018 | 02:39 pm GMT+7

Force high ranking officials to publicize tax returns, Vietnam MP says

Will make it easier to monitor corruption, he tells parliamentary session.
June 13, 2018 | 02:24 pm GMT+7

Holiday bonuses show huge disparity as Lunar New Year nears in Vietnam

It’s that time of year again when workers find out how festive this holiday is going to be.
January 19, 2018 | 04:43 pm GMT+7

N. Korean incomes improving but far below South: Seoul

It was the fastest expansion since 2011, when incomes rose by more than 7 percent.
December 18, 2017 | 09:08 am GMT+7

Wealth inequality a threat to East Asia, Pacific: World Bank

Income inequality is already high or rising rapidly, with the problem most acute in Indonesia and China.
December 04, 2017 | 05:13 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese workers could earn $13,000 per year at special economic zones: official

Tax and other incentives in the zones are expected to bring ‘unimaginable’ breakthroughs.
October 28, 2017 | 01:28 pm GMT+7

Vietnam losing its charm among expats: HSBC survey

Only 28 percent of expats in Vietnam agree they enjoy a better overall quality of life than in their home countries.
September 27, 2017 | 05:55 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese teachers make a meager $100 a month

40 percent of teachers in a national survey said they would choose a different career if they had the chance.
September 23, 2017 | 03:33 pm GMT+7

The more kids the merrier? Not for parents in Saigon

The cost of raising one child is pushing the limit for many families in the city with the country's lowest birth rate.
September 06, 2017 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

'Disaster' as Vietnam sets the bar low for future teachers

Teacher training institutions are poised to accept freshmen who failed to grasp the basics in high school.
August 08, 2017 | 12:26 pm GMT+7

Vietnam’s retail sales jump to $74bln in first 7 months

Rapidly rising incomes and relaxed regulations have got foreign retailers queuing up for a piece of the pie.
August 01, 2017 | 08:00 pm GMT+7

Saigon's housing market hits highest sales since 2011 bubble crisis

Affordable housing went through the roof, with Q2 sales jumping 123 percent, according to real estate firm Savills.
July 10, 2017 | 04:17 pm GMT+7

Ronaldo stays atop Forbes list of richest athletes

The 32-year-old Portugal forward is estimated to have earned a total of $93 million.
June 08, 2017 | 03:36 pm GMT+7
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