Weekly roundup: Purchasing masculinity, new transport, inspection chiefs, Vietnamese silk brand in Chinese counterfeit claims, and more

By Staff reporters   October 29, 2017 | 12:21 pm GMT+7

Revisit the week with top stories compiled by VnExpress International's editors.

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Purchasing masculinity: The rise of Hanoi's barbershops

Hanoian men are more style-conscious than ever. Their new grooming destination? Hip, nostalgic and refined barbershops. 

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Death penalty still the public's answer to solving social downfall in Vietnam

Public support for capital punishment appears to remain overwhelming, but will simply killing convicts help deter similar crimes?

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Alarm bells ringing for Vietnamese taxi giant as thousands of more drivers quit

Vinasun has lost 10,000 employees so far this year, and has repeatedly blamed Uber and Grab.

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Vietnam unveils new transport, inspection chiefs in waiting as corruption crackdown continues

It’s just a matter of formality for lawmakers to rubber-stamp the new appointments on Thursday.

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Overcrowded Saigon airport to undergo rapid expansion upgrade

The expansion will allow 78 airplanes to be parked at the same time instead of 57 as now.

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Vietnamese state firms sitting on mountain of rising debt

Combined debts at state-owned companies climbed to more than $66 billion last year.

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Probe looms over top Vietnamese silk brand after Chinese counterfeit claims

Khaisilk's owner has insisted that it only uses high-quality material, although not all of it is from Vietnam as advertised.

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International coffee brands quit Vietnam due to filtered down profits

Some foreign coffee chains have been outmatched by local competition, forcing them to pull the plug on their Vietnamese ventures.

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Fast fashion competition bursting at the seams in Vietnam

An increasingly wealthy population has global designer brands looking to stitch up the market.

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Debate: Should Vietnam abolish the death penalty?

Vietnam is scrapping the death penalty for what it deems to be five serious crimes, but should the country abolish it altogether?

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Sinking oil output should make Vietnam focus on tourism for economic growth: deputy PM

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Sun, stars, springtime and sea: A guide to Vietnam's best kept secrets

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