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Viet Nam rolls with Southeast Asia's tech growth Viet Nam rolls with Southeast Asia's tech growth

Investors, start-up founders and experts gathered in Singapore for a two-day Tech in Asia 2016 conference. Viet Nam News talked with some of them to discover why Viet Nam is becoming a hot-spot for start-ups.


Lawmakers increase tax on vehicles with large engine displacement Lawmakers increase tax on vehicles with large engine displacement

Lawmakers decided to reduce tax on vehicles with small engine displacement, while increasing tax on vehicles with engine displacement of more than 2,500cc.


$4b casino resort project to break ground in Hoi An $4b casino resort project to break ground in Hoi An

Construction of the Nam Hoi An Casino Resort Project will begin in the UNESCO heritage city of Hoi An in the central Quang Nam Province on April 23.


VN on the rise in ASEAN banks' ranking VN on the rise in ASEAN banks' ranking

Viet Nam's lenders are gathering speed, posting the second-highest growth by country in this year's ranking of the top 100 banks in the ASEAN.



Singapore Airlines to increase capacity
Updated: Friday, Dec 20, 2013 05:15 PM
Singapore Airlines will begin direct flights from the central city of Da Nang to Singapore in the second quarter of next year.— Photo centenaryclub.com
HCM CITY (Biz Hub) – Singapore Airlines will be flying its Airbus A330-300 aircraft on flights between Singapore and HCM City from the first day of 2014.

The aircraft has been operating on the Ha Noi – Singapore route since July 2013.

To commemorate the launch of A330-300 services between HCM City and Singapore, the airline is offering discounted fares in economy and business class from Viet Nam to various destinations for tickets purchased from December 4 to January 5, 2014.

In addition, from November 15, Singapore Airlines and Silk Air instituted a new baggage allowance, which increased to 50kg for first-class passengers; 40 kg for business-class passengers; and 30kg for economy-class passengers.

Currently, Singapore Airlines and its regional wing Silk Air conduct 14 flights weekly from HCM City, 11 flights weekly from Ha Noi and seven flights weekly from Da Nang to Singapore. — VNS


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