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Hue hosting vegetarian food festival

Society 19/5/2019

Hue hosting vegetarian food festival

Festival introduces visitors to the finest vegetarian dishes Hue has to offer.

MIKGroup building reputation as prestigious developer

Real estate developer affirming its position by focusing on high-end residential and villa projects.

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Dialogue discusses roadmap to universal health coverage

Initiated by health ministry, dialogue held on May 16 in Hanoi.

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First 5G call made

Vietnam one of the first countries in the world to use 5G technology.

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Helicopter tours begin in Ha Long Bay

New service provides a high-end experience over famed Bay.

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CBRE providing one-stop asset management to Alpha Hill

HCMC property to be managed by CBRE to increase value of luxury apartments.

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ADB support comes for women-led SMEs

$20.19mn from Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative to help women entrepreneurs access critical financing and training...

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Aviva Vietnam honorably received Golden Dragon Award 2 years in a row

Thanks to the extraordinary achievements in 2018, Aviva Vietnam was honored to receive Golden Dragon Award in...

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Vesak Day 2019 underway

16th United Nations Day of Vesak Celebration opens in northern Ha Nam province on May 12.

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SK Group to buy $1bn worth of Vingroup shares

Deal to come under a strategic partnership signed on May 16.

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Hanoi may ban motorbikes by 2030

Capital to consider move if public transport improves, Chairman says.

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Op-Eds 8/5/2019

Seven steps for Vietnam to leapfrog to a developed economy

Seven steps for Vietnam to leapfrog to a developed economy

Mr. Kyung Yang Park, Founder, President & Chief Visionary Officer of Harex InfoTech Inc. tells VET about his plans to extend a "no middlemen" payment platform to Vietnam and suggests seven steps in Network Revolution for Vietnam to jump up to a...

Issue

Tourism joins a host of industries in standing to gain a great deal as digitalization fully takes hold. Smart tourism development is the catch-word of the moment, as the country looks to become a major travel destination. Industry players will need to improve their technology and make it known to potential guests exactly what it is they offer. Travellers now have a virtually limitless source of tourism information and competition is sure to heat up into the future.

Commodities

Crude Oil: $59.48 ? -0.27%
Copper: $2.64 ? 0.38%
Sugar: $134.30 ? 1.21%
Coffee: $12.05 ? -2.19%
Gas: $2.75 ? 0.00%
Corn: $375.25 ? -1.83%

Source: vietstock

Exchange Rates

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Editor’s letter

Vietnam is currently witnessing digital transformation occurring across all sectors, from trade and payments to healthcare, education, transport and tourism, at an impressive pace. There can be no doubt that developing the digital economy will create opportunities for all. As such, Vietnamese businesses can tap into opportunities brought about by the digital economy and can enhance their business performance, expand market share, and even march into new market segments. Moreover, the digital economy helps small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play a larger role in economic growth...
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