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Economy

Car sales plummet for fifth consecutive month: VAMA

Domestic car manufacturers sold just 8, 884 cars during August, a 32 per cent fall from the previous month marking the fifth consecutive month car sales plummeted since April this year, said a report by the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers' Association (VAMA), an organisation consisted of 17 automobile manufacturers in Việt Nam. 
Inner Sanctum

Famed pop-art artist draws inspiration from pandemic

Vietnamese pop-art artist Trần Trung Lĩnh has recently been working as a storyboard artist in the film industry. Inspired by the recent struggles of Sài Gòn due to the pandemic, Lĩnh, 44, has painted several pictures showing the city’s beauty, goodness and tolerance in such a profoundly difficult time. Inner Sanctum spoke to Lĩnh about his life and current work.

Economy

Firms to pursue dual-target strategy

Vietnamese firms are to continue with the country's dual-target strategy, which consists of a number of measures to limit the spread out of the novel coronavirus while at the same time keep operations running, heard an online conference organised by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) yesterday. 

Economy

Export outlook depends on virus control

Việt Nam's exports may reach as high as US$313 billion by the end of 2021, a 10.7 per cent increase year-on-year, only if the country manages to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, according to a report by the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Economy

BOT companies call for help amid pandemic

BOT investors have not only faced hardship due to the pandemic, but are also struggling with Ministry of Transport regulation of road tolls and State Bank of Việt Nam’s lending policies.

Society

Country unites to fight 'invisible enemy'

The COVID-19 pandemic in Việt Nam is complex, with most provinces having recorded positive cases. Hồ Chí Minh City, the national business hub, and its surrounding provinces, have become a particular hotspot for the pandemic, but the people are united in battle against the killer disease