Best wishes for Lunar New Year in Vietnam

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Best wishes for Lunar New Year in Vietnam

It’s the time when lucky envelopes sell faster in the shops than cheap helmets and the latest ‘must have’ votive paper product to burn for good luck is a Galaxy 8.7 smartphone. This is when my students are tired, not from doing homework, but selling mum’s vegetables all day for that extra money for new clothes and gifts for relatives. The cake gift packs crowd shop entrances so badly that you have to move sideways to squeeze inside and your...

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Malaysia's anti-graft efforts haven't put investors at ease

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Malaysia's anti-graft efforts haven't put investors at ease

Bank accounts frozen. Bankers quizzed. As offshore authorities seek to track money flows involving Malaysia’s troubled government investment fund, fresh questions are rising about doing business in the country.

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Buying guide for Tet in Vietnam

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Buying guide for Tet in Vietnam

In Vietnam if you have hundreds of relatives, small Tet gifts cost a fortune. In Australia you have ten relatives, huge New Year gifts cost a fortune. I should open a shopping mall, I’ll call it STIVICOM; I’ll make a fortune.

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Social News 4/2

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ATMs run out of money ahead of Tet

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Potential of e-commerce market remains untapped

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Potential of e-commerce market remains untapped

VietNamNet Bridge - Analysts have compared the investors and the e-commerce market with foxes and grapes. The foxes have come, but the grapes are still not ripe.

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Banker's accounts said to be frozen in Singapore 1MDB probe

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A private banker at Grupo BTG Pactual SA’s Singapore unit had his bank accounts frozen and was questioned in a probe related to a debt-ridden Malaysian government investment fund, according to people familiar with the case.

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Petrol subsidization fund remains US$178 million

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The remaining amount of money of the petrol price subsidization fund totaled VND3,970 (US$178 million) as of December 31, 2015, reported the Ministry of Finance yesterday.

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Life in Vietnam a lark, say expats

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Life in Vietnam a lark, say expats

Wayne Worrell explains why he left home in Britain and lives in Vietnam: "It is much easier to earn money, and things are cheaper."

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In Vietnam, ATMs off for Tet earlier than cardholders

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In Vietnam, ATMs off for Tet earlier than cardholders

Do cross your fingers if you need to withdraw cash from ATMs today, as most of the machines in Vietnam’s big cities will likely greet you with an error message.

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Most banking to move online within a few years

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Most banking to move online within a few years

VietNamNet Bridge - Beautiful bank officers and luxury rooms with air conditioners will no longer be attractive to Vietnamese customers in the future, when they can stay at home and make transactions through e-banking.

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Singapore seizes bank accounts as part of 1MDB probe

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Singapore has seized a large number of bank accounts in recent months as part of an investigation into possible money-laundering linked to Malaysian state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), authorities said on Monday.

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WhatsApp hits 1 billion users, fulfilling Zuckerberg's promise

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WhatsApp hits 1 billion users, fulfilling Zuckerberg's promise

When Facebook Inc.’s Mark Zuckerberg agreed to pay a staggering $19 billion for WhatsApp Inc. in February 2014, his justification was simple: The messaging service was expected to reach 1 billion users and become essential for a sizable slice of the world population.

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Banks offer money transfer promos

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Banks offer money transfer promos

Commercial banks have put on many promotional programmes for their money transfer services leading up to Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday.

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Photos: Tet decorative items stalls brighten up Saigon street

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Photos: Tet decorative items stalls brighten up Saigon street

In recent weeks, both sides of Hai Thuong Lan Ong Street in District 5, HCMC have been brightened up by the red and yellow colors of parallel sentences, hand scrolls, lucky money envelopes, lanterns, man-made apricot and cherry blossom trees, and a number of other decorative items for Tet (Lunar New Year).

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Remittances pour into Vietnam as Lunar New Year nears

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Remittances pour into Vietnam as Lunar New Year nears

Vietnam’s inbound remittance has been rapidly increasing since the beginning of this week and is expected to rocket next week, when the current lunar year reaches its final days and Vietnamese are ready to celebrate Tet (Lunar New Year).

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