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Poverty leading concern in Vietnam despite low wealth gap awareness

Poverty remains a top concern among Vietnamese people, according to a report evaluating the country’s public administrative procedures.

Comrades: Vietnam’s two new billionaires have ‘intertwined’ interests

Two new Vietnamese names on Forbes magazine’s 2019 billionaire list are long-standing business partners.

A nouveau riche northern village is a picture of opulence

A village in Nam Dinh has struck gold with ships, enjoying a per capita income 2.5 times higher than Hanoi.
January 28, 2019 | 10:56 am GMT+7

World's 26 richest own same as poorest half of humanity: Oxfam

The world's 26 richest people own the same wealth as the poorest half of humanity, Oxfam said Monday.
January 21, 2019 | 09:39 am GMT+7

When the school becomes a child’s only refuge

Harrowing real life stories of children show that education is the only light that can chase darkness from their lives.
November 15, 2018 | 03:24 pm GMT+7

Vietnam's demand for gold jewelry rises fastest in Southeast Asia: report

The thirst for the precious metal in Vietnam rose 7 percent year-on-year to 16.5 tons in 2017.
February 08, 2018 | 08:54 am GMT+7

Vietnam enjoys fastest wealth growth in the world: report

Much of that growth is due to the surge in super rich individuals living in the country.
February 02, 2018 | 01:00 pm GMT+7

Homeless in Hong Kong: soaring costs fuel housing crisis in Asian financial hub

Hong Kong's homeless population has jumped 30 percent in five years, while the city's wealth gap swells to widest in more than 40 years.
January 26, 2018 | 09:11 am GMT+7

Vietnam’s garment workers dangling on a thread at bottom of income divide: Oxfam

‘One pair of shoes that we make is valued more than our whole month’s salary.’
January 22, 2018 | 08:00 pm GMT+7

Vietnam's richest man leapfrogs Donald Trump on Forbes' billionaires list

Vingroup's founder has gained a staggering $1 billion in the last 8 months.
November 09, 2017 | 10:12 am GMT+7

Eight simple ideas for APEC to leave no one behind

Poverty and extreme inequality are not destiny. They can be challenged and eliminated.
October 30, 2017 | 11:06 am GMT+7

Trump's fortune slides by $600 mln on Forbes wealth list

Trump is the first U.S. president to come solely from the private sector.
October 18, 2017 | 04:40 pm GMT+7

Emma Stone tops list of best paid actresses

She made $26 million in pre-tax earnings in the year up to June.
August 17, 2017 | 08:07 am GMT+7

Bill Gates again world's richest man; Trump slips

The top 10 billionaires group is heavily dominated by Americans, many from the technology sector.
March 21, 2017 | 12:08 pm GMT+7

Vietnam's super-rich population is growing faster than anywhere else

The country now has 200 people with investable assets of at least $30 million.
March 02, 2017 | 01:00 am GMT+7
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