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Viet Nam: The Quiet Economic Success Story Of Asia Viet Nam: The Quiet Economic Success Story Of Asia

The signs of Viet Nams economic development are visible on the skyline of HCM City, or Saigon as it is still referred to by most who live here.


TPP officially signed, promising benefits for Asia Pacific citizens TPP officially signed, promising benefits for Asia Pacific citizens

Trade and economy ministers from 12 countries signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the biggest trade deal in history, in Auckland, New Zealand yesterday.


Clients warned about borrowing risks Clients warned about borrowing risks

Consumers have been urged to think twice before using borrowing for consumption from commercial banks and financial companies as they rush to prepare for Tet (Lunar New Year Festival).


Real estate inventory drops as market deals taper off Real estate inventory drops as market deals taper off

The real estate sector reported a reduction of VND1.75 trillion (USVND1,738,386 million) in inventory in January from last month to an estimated value of VND49.1 trillion VND (VND48,906 billion).



HBC pours investment into hi-tech project HBC pours investment into hi-tech project

(Feb 07, 2016)

 Sai Gon Hi-Tech Park's management board has granted an investment licence to Hoa Binh Construction and Real Estate Corporation (HBC) for a total investment of VND750 billion (US$33.5 million).

Online shopping set to take off

With the number of internet users and online shopping websites in the country skyrocketing, e-commerce is expected to boom this year.

Consumer electronics likely to boom

The consumer electronics market is set for a strong period of growth with many new stores opening amid a revival after a downturn, industry insiders forecast.

Social network sharing makes users easy target for cybercriminals

Almost 30 per cent of social network users share their posts, check-ins and other personal information with everybody who is online, not just their friends, which leaves the door wide open for cybercriminals to attack since users are unaware of just how public their private information can be on these channels, Kaspersky Lab has warned.

Customs sector to install better IT

The goal of the General Department of Vietnam Customs is to boost information and technology in all customs state management activities in order to facilitate people and enterprises.

China, US cyber hackers targeting Viet Nam

Hackers from China and US launched the most cyber attacks against systems in Viet Nam last year, recent statistics from the Viet Nam Computer Emergency Response Team (VNCERT) revealed.

Samsung to open repair centre

The Vietnamese unit of Samsung Electronics has plans to open a repair service centre in the Southeast Asian country to fix or refurbish mobile phones and tablets from its users around the world.

Viettel, Opera launch AppMarket

Viettel's mobile data subscribers can now download unlimited premium apps and games for a weekly subscription fee of VND10,000 (45 US cents), following the company's partnership with Opera to launch AppMarket.

HCMC reports boom in online shopping

Online trading grew rapidly in HCM City last year, contributing a third of all e-commerce revenue in the country.

Broadband strategy approved

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has recently approved a programme to develop broadband telecommunications infrastructure by 2020.

VN and Japan signs MoU on IC development

Viet Nam's Integrated Circuit Design and Education Research Centre (ICDREC) and the Japanese Nagano Techno Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding on microchips in HCM City on Tuesday.

Co.opmart, Co.opXtra offer biggest ever discountsCo.opmart, Co.opXtra offer biggest ever discounts

As part of their "10 ngay giam gia het ga" (10 days of offering maximum discounts) promotion, Co.opmart and Co.opXtra supermarkets have cut prices of Tet-related products like confectionary, sweets, Chinese-style sausages, fruits and vegetables, and eggs sharply to almost cost.

Solutions needed to take advantage of TPPSolutions needed to take advantage of TPP

Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang talked to Vietnam News Agency reporters Khanh Linh and Kim Anh about how the pact's conclusion matters for Viet Nam and domestic enterprises, before he travels to New Zealand for the signing ceremony.

Viet Nam telecom firms all set for 4G race Viet Nam telecom firms all set for 4G race

On January 18 Viet Nam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) began commercial testing of its 4G, or fourth generation mobile telecom technology, services in HCM City and the Phu Quoc Island, with speeds reaching as high as 100 Mbps.

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