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Steep plunge in rice exports to China as import rules tighten

Vietnam Customs data show rice exports to China in the first seven months fell 65.7 percent year-on-year to 318,000 tons.

Agriculture exporters suffer as China rules tighten

Unsold stock and falling prices have hit Vietnamese seafood and agriculture producers hard as Chinese regulations restrict their entry.

Agriculture exports to China slacken as conditions tighten

China has begun imposing more stringent requirements for Vietnamese agricultural products, and exporters are in trouble.
June 09, 2019 | 09:16 am GMT+7

Minister calls for making distinction in regulating ride-hailing, taxi firms

Ride-hailing services should be managed differently from traditional transport firms if the digital economy is to be promoted, information minister says.
May 18, 2019 | 09:00 am GMT+7

Central bank’s proposed clampdown on cash loans might hurt finance companies

With the government seeking to clamp down on cash loans given by finance companies, there are fears their bottom lines might be hit.
April 09, 2019 | 02:27 pm GMT+7

Singapore's 'fake news' laws upset tech giants

Tech giants have reacted with horror after Singapore proposed laws against "fake news" allowing authorities to order the removal of content and impose fines.
April 07, 2019 | 02:48 pm GMT+7

Grab says Uber deal did not infringe Vietnam laws

Ride-hailing company Grab said Wednesday its acquisition of Uber did not breach Vietnam’s competition laws and it had consulted lawyers before the deal.
February 13, 2019 | 07:48 pm GMT+7

Vietnam weighs overnight alcohol ban

The health ministry says it’s time to tackle the costs of excessive late night drinking.
April 14, 2018 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

Hanoi cracks down on fancy weddings for government employees

Civil servants will have to celebrate their special day in relative obscurity in order to set a good example.
April 04, 2018 | 07:39 am GMT+7

Vietnam's economy classed as 'mostly unfree' by global survey

The country has been advised to continue reforms, reduce red tape and increase transparency.
February 05, 2018 | 03:29 pm GMT+7

Bitcoin skids amid broad cryptocurrency sell-off

The virtual currency has been down by almost 40 percent in 2018, amid worries about a regulatory clampdown.
February 03, 2018 | 03:02 pm GMT+7

After trying to ban perfume, Hanoi now wants to teach officials how to speak

No stuttering, lisping or regional dialects if you want to become bureaucrats in the capital.
October 03, 2017 | 04:36 pm GMT+7

Hanoi’s plan to publicly shame people with skimpy clothes attracts criticism

Experts say it's never a good idea to infringe on personal choices.
February 06, 2017 | 03:07 pm GMT+7

Government bans 'immoral' images on the internet

Entertainers, beauty pageant contestants and models must adhere to Vietnam’s cultural, moral and ethical values. Failure to do so may result in a title or prize being stripped.
March 17, 2016 | 02:02 pm GMT+7

Six priority sectors for ODA effective since May

Among new regulations coming into effect in May are six priority sectors for receipt of ODA and cases liable for administrative detention of foreign nationals.
May 01, 2016 | 03:57 pm GMT+7
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