Vietnam to give civil servants a 7.3 percent wage raise next year

Vietnam’s top legislative body, the National Assembly, Tuesday approved a government proposal to raise civil servants’ wages by 7.3 percent from next July.

South Korea's Hana Bank acquires 15 pct stake in BIDV

BIDV, Vietnam’s biggest state-owned lender by assets, has completed the transfer of a 15 percent stake to KEB Hana Bank.

Foreigners using proxies to own real estate in national security areas

Hundreds of Vietnamese firms are serving as proxies for foreigners to buy real estate units in areas vital to national security, says Deputy PM Pham Binh Minh.
November 12, 2019 | 02:51 pm GMT+7

Consumers show preference for imported cars

The sales of imported cars in Jan-Oct surged 2.2 times, while that of locally-assembled ones fell 12 percent.
November 12, 2019 | 01:27 pm GMT+7

Government agencies slow with online bidding process

Vietnam targets having 50 percent of its bidding packages auctioned online this year, but government bodies have only achieved 30.8 percent so far.
November 11, 2019 | 09:42 pm GMT+7

85 pct of listed firms report Q3 profits

706 listed companies reported profits in the third quarter, with strong growth in the telecommunications, insurance and banking sectors.
November 11, 2019 | 08:05 pm GMT+7

Saigon land prices rise 3 times every decade

Saigon land prices have increased 2.5-3 times every decade in the last 20 years, putting house ownership beyond most residents.
November 11, 2019 | 03:56 pm GMT+7

Digital payment market consolidates under big names

Although Vietnam has 28 licensed e-wallets, 70-90 percent of market share has shifted between six big players.
November 11, 2019 | 10:00 am GMT+7

Vietnam share brokers see profits continue to fall

Most brokerages saw their profits fall in the first nine months of this year as the market remains dampened by trade war impacts.
November 11, 2019 | 07:47 am GMT+7

Vietnam, US ink $2.7 bln deals

Vietnam and the U.S. signed memorandums of understanding on major business deals worth $2.7 billion on Friday as the two countries seek to reduce the latter's climbing trade deficit.
November 09, 2019 | 07:13 pm GMT+7

Most Vietnamese businesses adopt rosy outlook for 2020: HSBC

Buoyed by the strong economy and excited by international prospects, the majority of Vietnamese businesses anticipate a bright 2020, a HSBC survey finds.
November 09, 2019 | 01:00 pm GMT+7

Experts at odds on building major Da Nang port

A Singaporean consultancy says it’s better to upgrade the Da Nang port than build a new one, but other experts disagree.
November 09, 2019 | 10:00 am GMT+7

Rice export prices plunge as global supply increases

Vietnam’s rice exports fetched an average of $435.6 per ton in the first 9 months this year, a drop of 13.4 percent year-on-year.
November 09, 2019 | 09:00 am GMT+7

Pork prices hit 5-year high

Pork prices in Vietnam have hit a 5-year high at VND71,000 ($3) with domestic production hurt by the African swine fever epidemic.
November 09, 2019 | 08:00 am GMT+7

Vietnam to get tough on telemarketing calls

The Ministry of Information and Communications plans to crack down on spam calls, which have become a deluge.
November 08, 2019 | 08:31 pm GMT+7
  • These brave women clear landmines

    These brave women clear landmines

    The mine-clearing team of Mines Advisory Group, with 13 out of 14 members being women, has detected 300 landmines and bombs in Quang Tri, a major battlefield during the Vietnam War.
  • The crocodiles of Cat Tien national park

    The crocodiles of Cat Tien national park

    UNESCO-recognized biosphere reserve Bau Sau inside Cat Tien National Park in Dong Nai Province is home to 286 Siamese crocodiles.
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