Taxi firms fight for fare share

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Taxi firms fight for fare share

Domestic taxi firms are stepping up their game to compete against foreign transport services like Uber and Grab.

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Vietnam's top taxi firm Vinasun forecasts profit drop amid rivalry with Grab, Uber

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 week(s) ago

Vietnam's top taxi firm Vinasun forecasts profit drop amid rivalry with Grab, Uber

An undated photo of a Vinasun taxi picking a passenger in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Dinh Quan/Thanh Nien

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Uber launches xe om-hailing service for Vietnam, challenging pioneer Grab

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 week(s) ago

Uber launches xe om-hailing service for Vietnam, challenging pioneer Grab

Ride-share rivals Uber and Grab have extended their battle in Vietnam to a new arena: xe om, the motorbike taxi typical of the Southeast Asian country.

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Visit the Ho Chi Minh City climbing gym that trains Son Doong porters

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Visit the Ho Chi Minh City climbing gym that trains Son Doong porters

A gym in Ho Chi Minh City now offers climbing training not only for amateurs, but also for porters of the renowned Son Doong Cave in the north-central province of Quang Binh.

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GrabCar officially launched in HCM City

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 month(s) ago

GrabCar officially launched in HCM City

Southeast Asian taxi hailing app Grab officially launched its GrabCar service in HCM City last week after receiving approval from the Government.

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GrabCar licensed to operate legally in Vietnam

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GrabCar licensed to operate legally in Vietnam

Ride-hailing GrabCar has finally been allowed to operate legally in Vietnam, in what is seen as a huge legal victory for a company loved by passengers and loathed by traditional cab operators.

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Ride sharing apps under fire in Jakarta

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

Taxi drivers in Jakarta protest ride sharing apps like Uber and GRAB in the Indonesian capital.

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Thanh Hoa official apologises over land grab accusations

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Thanh Hoa official apologises over land grab accusations

Party Secretary of Thanh Hoa Province Trinh Van Chien has made a frank admission of responsibility and apologised for a decision that has affected local fishermen.

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Uber records loss in China, but big profits in Vietnam

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VietnamNet English 2 month(s) ago

Uber records loss in China, but big profits in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge - The CEO of Uber, Travis Kalanick, said that Uber lost more than $1 billion per year in the Chinese market while participating in the price competition with its rivals. However, in Vietnam, Uber is working very well.

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Uber jumpstarts first motorbike service in gridlocked Bangkok

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Uber jumpstarts first motorbike service in gridlocked Bangkok

Uber Technologies Inc. is starting its very first motorcycle taxi service in Bangkok, where perennial congestion leads to rush-hour traffic speeds in the Thailand capital of just 11 kilometers per hour (6.8 miles).

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Vinasun adds VIP car hailing service to challenge Uber

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Vinasun adds VIP car hailing service to challenge Uber

The emergence of ride-sharing apps such as Uber may have threatened Vietnam’s taxi market, but one of the country’s major taxi operators is fighting back.

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Fermented bee larvae: a gift of the Mekong Delta’s cajuput forest

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Fermented bee larvae: a gift of the Mekong Delta’s cajuput forest

Cajuput trees blooms in November, feeding large numbers of honey bees in the Mekong Delta’s U Minh Forest. As local hunters plunder the hives of honey, they often grab a few larvae to eat as a prized source of protein. Traditionally, the larvae are gifted to relatives and friends during Tet (Lunar New Year Festival) in Ca Mau Province.

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US investors pour money into Vietnam’s textile & garment industry

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US investors pour money into Vietnam’s textile & garment industry

VietNamNet Bridge - US capital continues flowing into Vietnam in anticipation of the opportunities to be brought by TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) and other free trade agreements (FTAs).

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One of Vietnam’s best fishing spots

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One of Vietnam’s best fishing spots

VietNamNet Bridge – If you like fishing, grab a rod and head for Cu Lao Xanh Island in Binh Dinh Province.

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Transport Ministry pilots use of app-based taxi firms

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Transport Ministry pilots use of app-based taxi firms

The Ministry of Transport has applied information technology to support the management and connection of commercial passenger transportation by contract (GrabCar) during a two-year trial period, which began this month.

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