Crab prices fall to their lowest in decades
Crab breeders in the Mekong province of Ca Mau are worried about imminent losses due to the relentless fall in the prices of the crustacean. The main reason for the 30-40 per cent price decline in recent months is that Chinese traders have stoppedbuying.
Viet kieu, foreigners invest in homes
The changes to the housing law allowing foreigners and Viet kieu (overseas Vietnamese) to buy houses in Viet Nam (from July 1) has had an impact on the housing market.
Forex rates to remain under pressure
One of the prominent economic happenings globally in recent times is the appreciation of the US dollar, which has affected most countries including Viet Nam.
HCM City safari progresses at snail's pace
Delays in land clearance have put the Sai Gon Safari Park, once expected to become one of the largest eco-tourism facilities in Viet Nam, on hold for the past 11 years.
HCM City officials seek visa-free stay extention
HCM City tourism authorities want the visa-free stay for European travellers doubled to 30 days. The Government will allow nationals of the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain to enter Viet Nam without a visa for up to 15 days starting this month in an effort to reverse a decline in foreign arrivals.
Investors turn away as gold loses its sheen
Do not tough gold" is advice that many experts are giving Vietnamese investors amid a relentless fall in the prices of the metal both here and globally.
M&A picks up speed in banking
At an extraordinary meeting on July 11 Sacombank shareholders approved plans to merge with Southern bank and issue three-fourths of a share for each share of the latter.
Tourism suffers from uncertain data
The disparities in figures on international tourist arrivals released by the National Administration for Tourism (VNAT), the General Statistics Bureau, and the Immigration Department are posing difficulties to official agencies in assessing and drafting socio-economic policies.
Speculators returning to City housing market?
The HCM City real estate market is seeing an increase in people buying apartments to resell soon or lease out.
Interest on bank deposits starts to rise
After a long time banks have increased deposit interest rates, which have gone up by 0.1-0.5 per cent.
Overseas Vietnamese drive housing market
Huge investments in housing by the Overseas Vietnamese community have helped the market pick up steam.


Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh

Wiping sweat from his forehead, 36-year-old Trinh Duc Sang took big strides along a road covered with muddy coal sludge and dirt to the place that was his home until just three weeks ago. He climbed a rickety ladder that buckled under his weight to reach his neigh-bour's house overlooking a creek. From there, he crossed into his old home.

Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane

The national flagship carrier Vietnam Airlines held a ceremony on July 2 to receive its first Airbus 350-900 aircraft and announce its upgrade service quality programme and new brand identifying system, marking a major step in bringing the airline into the international arena.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam 1    Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam

Pham Ba Lu swore thousands of times that he "would not live under the same sky as the United States".

Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA

Nearly 9 million people in Viet Nam, or 10 per cent of the population, suffer from mental disorders, including 2.5 per cent with serious mental illnesses under social protection.