Vietnam Home Vietnam & Asia Latest News - TheVietnamese.com http://thevietnamese.com/component/content/frontpage.html Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:45:24 +0000 Biz.VN GNU/GPL Core System en-gb Private investors in infrastructure suffer disadvantages http://thevietnamese.com/economy/business/293573-private-investors-in-infrastructure-suffer-disadvantages.html http://thevietnamese.com/economy/business/293573-private-investors-in-infrastructure-suffer-disadvantages.html

According to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), emerging economies in Asia, including in Vietnam, will need $26 trillion from now to 2030 to develop infrastructure. 

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0000
Sharp rise in Q1 fertiliser imports http://thevietnamese.com/economy/business/293576-sharp-rise-in-q1-fertiliser-imports.html http://thevietnamese.com/economy/business/293576-sharp-rise-in-q1-fertiliser-imports.html

Vietnam spent US$338 million to import 1.22 million tonnes of fertiliser in the first quarter of this year, up 31.5 per cent in volume and around 24 per cent in value compared to the same period last year, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) reported.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:30:04 +0000
Demand up for 5-star HN hotels http://thevietnamese.com/economy/business/293592-demand-up-for-5-star-hn-hotels.html http://thevietnamese.com/economy/business/293592-demand-up-for-5-star-hn-hotels.html

HÀ NỘI — Average occupancy of five-star hotels was up four percentage points quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) and 10 percentage points year-on-year (YoY) to 74 per cent, according to a quarterly report by Savills Việt Nam.

 

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:26:36 +0000
Vietnam food sector needs a complete overhaul http://thevietnamese.com/economy/business/293534-vietnam-food-sector-needs-a-complete-overhaul.html http://thevietnamese.com/economy/business/293534-vietnam-food-sector-needs-a-complete-overhaul.html

Feeding the growing populace with both nutritious and sustainable food will require substantial improvements to what is currently a ‘broken’ national food system, says the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sun, 23 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000
Demand up for 5-star HN hotels http://thevietnamese.com/economy/business/293494-demand-up-for-5-star-hn-hotels.html http://thevietnamese.com/economy/business/293494-demand-up-for-5-star-hn-hotels.html

Average occupancy of five-star hotels was up four percentage points quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) and 10 percentage points year-on-year (YoY) to 74 per cent, according to a quarterly report by Savills Viet Nam.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sun, 23 Apr 2017 01:17:14 +0000
IMF forecasts growth of 6.5% http://thevietnamese.com/economy/general/293399-imf-forecasts-growth-of-65.html http://thevietnamese.com/economy/general/293399-imf-forecasts-growth-of-65.html

Forecast contained within World Economic Outlook released on April 19.

IMF forecasts growth of 6.5%

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:38:57 +0000
Heritage Festival to promote Quang Nam tourism http://thevietnamese.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/293421-heritage-festival-to-promote-quang-nam-tourism.html http://thevietnamese.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/293421-heritage-festival-to-promote-quang-nam-tourism.html

The 6th Quang Nam Heritage Festival to be held in early June will be an opportunity for the central province to solicit investment for tourism development. 

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:59:12 +0000
Real estate credit in uptrend, VN central bank continues tightening policies http://thevietnamese.com/economy/realestate/293431-real-estate-credit-in-uptrend-vn-central-bank-continues-tightening-policies.html http://thevietnamese.com/economy/realestate/293431-real-estate-credit-in-uptrend-vn-central-bank-continues-tightening-policies.html

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has tightened credit flow into the real estate sector which has been in an uptrend since early this year while HCMC Real Estate Association has warned of a virtual fever in property prices in some districts.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 21 Apr 2017 03:10:28 +0000
Internet once feared to threaten national security http://thevietnamese.com/life-and-laws/more-laws/293257-internet-once-feared-to-threaten-national-security.html http://thevietnamese.com/life-and-laws/more-laws/293257-internet-once-feared-to-threaten-national-security.html

Do Trung Ta, as a member of the Communist Party Committee, representing the post and telecommunications' leadership, at the 1996 Central Conference II, asked for permission to bring the internet to Vietnam, with strong belief in Vietnamese technical staff. This was done after some units had joined the internet and there had been encouraging results from the VietNet network. 

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0000
Main indexes lose ground http://thevietnamese.com/economy/stocks/293409-main-indexes-lose-ground.html http://thevietnamese.com/economy/stocks/293409-main-indexes-lose-ground.html

Little joy for main indexes on April 20.

Main indexes lose ground

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:04:22 +0000
Vietnam's southern province to get $4 bln investment in clean energy http://thevietnamese.com/economy/business/293279-vietnams-southern-province-to-get-4-bln-investment-in-clean-energy.html http://thevietnamese.com/economy/business/293279-vietnams-southern-province-to-get-4-bln-investment-in-clean-energy.html

A new array of electricity projects is expected to propel Binh Thuan Province to become a major power hub.

Vietnam's southern province to get $4 bln investment in clean energy

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:19:24 +0000
Amazon rolls out chatbot tools in race to dominate voice-powered tech http://thevietnamese.com/world-and-region/more/293311-amazon-rolls-out-chatbot-tools-in-race-to-dominate-voice-powered-tech.html http://thevietnamese.com/world-and-region/more/293311-amazon-rolls-out-chatbot-tools-in-race-to-dominate-voice-powered-tech.html

Amazon.com Inc's (AMZN.O) chief technology officer is working toward a day when people can control almost any piece of software with their voice.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 20 Apr 2017 05:06:21 +0000
Pre-trip tourism info search by smartphone in VN outshines U.S. http://thevietnamese.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/293301-pre-trip-tourism-info-search-by-smartphone-in-vn-outshines-us.html http://thevietnamese.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/293301-pre-trip-tourism-info-search-by-smartphone-in-vn-outshines-us.html

The percentage of Vietnamese tourists using smartphones for pre-trip tourism information search is higher than that in the U.S. though the Vietnamese mobile phone penetration rate is lower than in America, according to a report by Google’s Consumer Barometer in 2016.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 20 Apr 2017 02:57:37 +0000
Gov’t determine to curb inflation below 4 percent this year http://thevietnamese.com/economy/general/293122-govt-determine-to-curb-inflation-below-4-percent-this-year.html http://thevietnamese.com/economy/general/293122-govt-determine-to-curb-inflation-below-4-percent-this-year.html

Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue yesterday stressed the determination of curbing inflation rate below 4 percent as per the target set by the National Assembly and fully exploiting factors to lower service and goods prices.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 18 Apr 2017 03:16:06 +0000
Unpredictable storms forecast http://thevietnamese.com/society/weather/292947-unpredictable-storms-forecast.html http://thevietnamese.com/society/weather/292947-unpredictable-storms-forecast.html

The El Nino phenomenon is highly likely to occur late this year, causing unpredictable storms during the second half of the rainy season in the autumn months, the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting said.

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hoang.anh@ibiz.vn (Hoang Anh (Manager)) frontpage Mon, 17 Apr 2017 02:13:02 +0000