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Gender inequality: Be the change you want to see

Gender inequality: Be the change you want to see

LIFESTYLE - Apr 23, 2018 | 09:11 AM GMT+7

The biggest obstacle to a woman’s career is herself.

Ministry of Construction: Condotels should be used in the long term like residential land

Ministry of Construction: Condotels should be used in the long term like residential land

REAL ESTATE - Apr 21, 2018 | 07:45 AM GMT+7

Minister of Construction Pham Hong Ha proposed to amend the Land Law to allow using the land for trade in tourism services in the long term with obtaining land use fees similar to residential land.

Visa: The bottleneck for Vietnam tourism’s objectives

Visa: The bottleneck for Vietnam tourism’s objectives

NEWS - Apr 20, 2018 | 08:53 AM GMT+7

If the obstacles in visa-related issue are not removed, Vietnam’s objective to develop its tourism into the key economic sector by 2020 could not be realized, according to Vietstar Airlines Deputy General Director Luong Hoai Nam.

Is Vietnam losing its appeal to Western tourists?

Is Vietnam losing its appeal to Western tourists?

LEADER TALK - Apr 19, 2018 | 09:22 AM GMT+7

Western tourists are not better or more desirable than those from East Asia but the tourism industry’s growing dependence on domestic and regional tour groups may be unhealthy in the long run.

Vietnam chosen as the most alluring investment destination in Asean: Grant Thornton's report

Vietnam chosen as the most alluring investment destination in Asean: Grant Thornton's report

NEWS - Apr 19, 2018 | 08:46 AM GMT+7

The miracle economic growth of Vietnam is driven by exports, foreign direct investment (FDI), and manufacturing growth, according to a recently released report of Grant Thornton Vietnam on Vietnam Private Equity - Growth Prospects.

Japanese corporation invests in Vietnamese Cungmua e-commerce system

Japanese corporation invests in Vietnamese Cungmua e-commerce system

BUSINESS - Apr 19, 2018 | 07:59 AM GMT+7

After ACA Investments, Japan-based Scroll Corporation has become the second largest stakeholder of Cat Dong, which owns e-commerce sites Cungmua.com, Shipto.vn and Nhommua.com with 26.9 per cent stake.

Vietnam's logistics industry: A small hole could sink the whole ship

Vietnam's logistics industry: A small hole could sink the whole ship

BUSINESS - Apr 17, 2018 | 09:54 PM GMT+7

Weak synchronization and cost burden, are the biggest barriers for the logistics industry, potentially derailing the sustainable growth of Vietnam's economy.

Vinhomes attracts $1.3 billion from foreign fund before listing shares

Vinhomes attracts $1.3 billion from foreign fund before listing shares

BUSINESS - Apr 17, 2018 | 08:55 PM GMT+7

The deal between Vinhomes and a Singaporean Government’s investment fund took effect on April 12th, 2018.

Heated controversy over proposal of taxing housing worth over $30,800

Heated controversy over proposal of taxing housing worth over $30,800

NEWS - Apr 16, 2018 | 11:08 PM GMT+7

Economic experts are voicing conflicting opinions on the Ministry of Finance’s proposal to tax housing worth over $30,800, which may earn more to the State budget but severely affect chance of having accommodation for moderate incomers.

Tourism advisor calls for renewing visa exemptions

Tourism advisor calls for renewing visa exemptions

LEADER TALK - Apr 16, 2018 | 08:00 AM GMT+7

As the visa waiver program for five European countries is to come to an end on June 30 this year, Vice President of Vietnam Tourism Advisory Board Kenneth Atkinson talks to TheLEADER on whether this cheme will be extended.

Home ownership for under 35s is challenging

Home ownership for under 35s is challenging

REAL ESTATE - Apr 16, 2018 | 07:38 AM GMT+7

The huge gap between average income and housing price is the main reason why home ownership for under 35s is challenging without support from families.

Vietnam authorities look for crackdown on unlawful cryptocurrencies after $660 million scam

Vietnam authorities look for crackdown on unlawful cryptocurrencies after $660 million scam

NEWS - Apr 16, 2018 | 07:26 AM GMT+7

Shortly after an accused scam involved in hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of people, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc recently called for rules to strengthen the management on activities related to cryptocurrencies.

Unexpected consequences of land fever in special economic zones

Unexpected consequences of land fever in special economic zones

REAL ESTATE - Apr 16, 2018 | 06:49 AM GMT+7

The land fever in special economic zones may put investors at risks, cause problems for land clearance, and even reduce the appeal of those zones to strategic investors.

Techcombank is expected to gain $900 million in its upcoming IPO

Techcombank is expected to gain $900 million in its upcoming IPO

NEWS - Apr 14, 2018 | 11:31 PM GMT+7

Techcombank’s value could be listed up to $900 million, making it the largest IPO in the Vietnam stock market.

Mirae Asset’s CEO explains how Korean capital flows into Vietnam’s stock market

Mirae Asset’s CEO explains how Korean capital flows into Vietnam’s stock market

BUSINESS - Apr 14, 2018 | 10:55 PM GMT+7

Vietnam's stock market has drawn a significant amount of capital from Korean investors and Korean fund management companies only have raised hundreds of millions of dollars to invest in Vietnam securities recently.

Mekong Agritech Challenge announces winners

Mekong Agritech Challenge announces winners

NEWS - Apr 14, 2018 | 08:13 AM GMT+7

Six startup teams have won the 2018 Mekong Agritech Challenge, having presented outstanding technology solutions with high potential to advance agriculture in the Greater Mekong Subregion.

Quang Ninh eyes to develop 7,100ha megacity project

Quang Ninh eyes to develop 7,100ha megacity project

REAL ESTATE - Apr 14, 2018 | 07:59 AM GMT+7

Quang Ninh province is working on a plan to develop a megacity project, demonstrating its ambition to turn it into a new dynamic city at a global level.

$378 million to be invested in expansion of Hoa Binh Hydropower Plant

$378 million to be invested in expansion of Hoa Binh Hydropower Plant

NEWS - Apr 14, 2018 | 07:17 AM GMT+7

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has just approved the proposal on investment in expanding Hoa Binh Hydropower Plant with a total capital of nearly VND8.6 trillion, equivalent to $378 million.

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City real estate markets experienced opposite trends

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City real estate markets experienced opposite trends

REAL ESTATE - Apr 13, 2018 | 10:47 AM GMT+7

This is due to the difference in the investment purposes between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, according to Do Thu Hang, associate director of Research and Consulting at Savills Vietnam.

Visa exemption: A bold act to gain long term benefit from European visitors

Visa exemption: A bold act to gain long term benefit from European visitors

LEADER TALK - Apr 13, 2018 | 10:31 AM GMT+7

A lot of experts and local tourism enterprises estimate that visa exemption for foreign visitors to Vietnam will help promote this industry and create a sustainable growth.

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