Vietnam leads region for ratio of female business leaders

Vietnamese women hold more leading positions on the business map compared to other countries in the region, including Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. Women hold 25 percent of CEO or board level positions in Vietnam.Keep reading ...

Minh Nga

Vietnam attracts record tourist numbers in 2017 but can't escape bad reputation

2017 has been another record breaking year for tourism as foreign visitors to Vietnam surged 29.1 percent over the previous year, reaching an all-time high of 12.9 million, according to the General Statistics Office. However, robbery, petty crimes, traffic accidents and service quality continue to ...

Ngan Anh

Vietnam loses $542 million to cyber viruses in 2017

Cyber attacks including the rise of ransomware cost Vietnamese users VND12.3 trillion or more than $542.8 million last year, according to a report from top online security firm BKAV.Keep reading ...

Minh Minh

Vietnam bans sale of soft drinks in schools: PM

Advertisements of soft drinks and other ‘unhealthy products’ are also being blacklisted, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Soft drinks will be prohibited from all school canteens across Vietnam in an effort to improve children’s health and height.Keep reading ...

Minh Nga

Facebook removes 159 anti-government accounts at Vietnam’s request: official

Facebook, the world’s biggest social network and the most popular in Vietnam, has acted upon a request by Vietnamese authorities to remove 159 anti-government accounts, a senior government official has said.Keep reading ...

Vo Hai

Contaminated groundwater poses cancer threat for tens of thousands in Saigon

Residents in Ho Chi Minh City who continue to consume groundwater face severe health problems, a new study has found. The study by the city’s Preventive Health Department, based on surveys conducted last July, found that 62 percent of groundwater samples in the city were ...

VnExpress Reporter

Compulsory social insurance may drive foreign employees away from Vietnam

Vietnam’s labor ministry is seeking public opinion on a new rule that would require foreign workers to pay social insurance, the ministry recently said.Keep reading ...

Ngan Anh

Vietnam’s corruption-prone public sector to receive 7 pct pay rise next year

Vietnamese lawmakers have approved a 7 percent pay rise for workers in the public sector, an area critics say is prone to corruption due to low official salaries. The basic wage in the sector will be raised to VND1.39 million ($61.20) a month from July ...

Anh Minh

Heated Hanoi land dispute signifies 'crisis of public confidence': lawmaker

A police investigation launched into a dramatic land dispute that took place last April involving local authorities and residents in Hanoi has prompted one lawmaker to speak out, calling for authorities to handle the matter with care. “We should look at it as a crisis ...

VnExpress Reporter

Vietnam jumps 14 places in ease of doing business: World Bank

According to the World Bank’s Doing Business 2018 report, Vietnam climbed 14 places from from the 82nd to the 68th place out of 190 economies.Keep reading  ...

Ha Thu

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