Dragon fruits stuck at border as China implements tighter import regulations

Hundreds of dragon fruit containers are stuck at the border in northern Lang Son Province with Chinese customs taking longer to clear them.

Southeast Asia's mobile payments face shakeout as market booms

Just next to Ho Chi Minh City’s financial district, two dozen street vendors’ stalls display colorful adverts for e-wallets.

Secondhand iPhone market heats up as iPhone 11 arrives

Listings of older iPhone models have increased in Vietnam after Apple released its latest iPhone 11 last month, with buyers expecting lower prices.
08:33 am GMT+7

Overseas investments by Vietnam SOEs suffer increasing losses

Overseas investment projects of Vietnamese state-owned enterprises made losses of $367 million in 2018, up 265 percent year-on-year, a government report said.
October 19, 2019 | 01:58 pm GMT+7

Foreign investors cry foul, key Saigon wastewater treatment plant stalled

A tripartite meeting next week will try to sort out a bidding controversy that has delayed a key wastewater treatment project in Saigon.
October 18, 2019 | 09:12 am GMT+7

Hanoi tap water warning opens flood gates for bottled water sales

Sales of bottled water of all quantities has soared after Hanoi authorities announced tap water was contaminated with oil.
October 17, 2019 | 09:35 am GMT+7

North-South Expressay: Vietnam lowers criteria for local investors

The Transport Ministry has opened a new evaluation round for local investors for the North-South Expressway after lowering the experience and capital criteria.
October 16, 2019 | 06:03 pm GMT+7

Transnational expressway investor selection to take until August 2020

Switching from an international to a domestic tendering process for the North-South Expressway means the investor selection will take at least until August 2020 to complete.
October 15, 2019 | 11:18 am GMT+7

Businesses support overtime cap increase for workers

Export businesses have backed a government proposal to increase the annual overtime cap for workers, saying it would help during the peak production season.
October 15, 2019 | 11:11 am GMT+7

Work to start on $237-million southern expressway in 2021

The Ministry of Transport has completed a pre-feasibility study for a VND5.5 trillion ($237 million) expressway between Tien Giang and Dong Thap provinces.
October 14, 2019 | 11:24 am GMT+7

ACV should be Long Thanh airport investor: government

The government has proposed that the Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) be appointed main investor in the Long Thanh International Airport.
October 12, 2019 | 12:05 pm GMT+7

Vietnam makes progress in sustainable finance reforms: report

Vietnam is among 38 emerging market economies to have initiated banking reforms towards promoting sustainable development and fighting climate change, a report says.
October 12, 2019 | 10:31 am GMT+7

GDP growth set to exceed 2019 target

GDP growth in 2019 is expected to hit 7.05 percent, topping the 6.6-6.8 percent target set by the National Assembly, analysts say.
October 12, 2019 | 09:00 am GMT+7

Moody's reasoning on Vietnam downgrade 'inappropriate,' ministry says

The Finance Ministry says downgrading Vietnam’s rating because of a delayed debt repayment is inappropriate as the government's a guarantor, not a borrower.
October 11, 2019 | 04:19 pm GMT+7

Affordable housing remains scarce in HCMC

Ho Chi Minh City has seen no new supply of affordable housing in the third quarter because of low profit margin.
October 11, 2019 | 01:00 pm GMT+7
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