Ride-hailing vs. taxi war escalates in Vietnam

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 13 hour(s) ago

Conventional taxi operators in Vietnam’s big cities might believe that bus stations and airports are their final stronghold in the battle against tech-based rivals Grab and Uber. Unfortunately these old-school cab firms do not seem to realize something everyone else does: they’re wrong.

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Golden Ball award may fail to find owner

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 57 month(s) ago

Organizers and voters for the 2012 Vietnam Golden Ball title are now faced with the most difficult task in the award’s 17-year history to determine the winner as none of the local men footballers seem to deserve the title.

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Insiders question Vietnam’s proposed measures to reduce alcohol impact

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 week(s) ago

Vietnam wants to levy a number of bans on the sale, marketing and consumption of beer and liquor, but few of them seem viable, industry insiders have claimed.

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Mismanagement or expensive lesson?

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 month(s) ago

While the Government Inspectorate has pointed out various violations at failing state-funded Dinh Vu polyester plant in the northern port city of Haiphong, Tran Quang Nghi and Le Tien Truong, two high-level management figures at Vinatex, seem to be getting away with avoiding their responsibilities in managing state capital.

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Flying cars take off on French Riviera

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 month(s) ago

MONACO: Flying cars might seem like the stuff of science fiction, but two prototypes were launched on Thursday on the French Riviera, at an event showcasing "supercars" in Monaco.

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Derivatives interest many investors

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 month(s) ago

Derivatives products will be available for trading in the Viet Nam’s securities market in less than a month, and institutional investors seem highly interested in the new products, reported vtv.vn on Thursday.

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What tourists think about Vietnam

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

Although I’m finding it difficult to settle back into Vietnamese lifestyle after a short but emotionally draining trip to Australia, it’s nice to be back in the heat, noise, chaos, and unpredictability of this country. No two days are the same, it’s never boring, and it’s super cheap – I love it.

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M&A in banking unlikely to pick up soon

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Báo Đầu Tư English 2 month(s) ago

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activities in the banking sector in the past two years seem to have cooled down, and without the right policies that would solve major bottlenecks in the process of buying banks, it is unlikely to pick up soon.

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Vietnamese spend hours on nonsense, but not 20 seconds at red light

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 month(s) ago

Vietnamese people seem willing to spend hours on watching anything unusually happening on the street, but refuse to wait for only 20 seconds at the red light, a reader said in a piece sent to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.

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Vinacomin’s two grave missteps

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Báo Đầu Tư English 2 month(s) ago

Vietnam National Coal and Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin) has invested millions of dollar into two alumina plants in Vietnam. However, these plants seem to be failing expectations.

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Smartphone karaoke mics raise fire safety concerns in Vietnam

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 month(s) ago

2-in-1 microphone/speakers for smartphone karaoke are the latest craze in Vietnam, though reports of the Chinese-made gadgets catching fire have raised consumer concerns.

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HSBC: What's next after TPP

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Báo Dân Trí English 3 month(s) ago

While it can’t be ruled out that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) members might eventually revive the agreement in an alternative configuration, it doesn’t seem probable at this time. One is more likely to see the US shift to a more deal-based approach that’s supported by vectors of power (e.g., asymmetry in economic might in bilateral negotiations) rather than appeals to values, HSBC wrote in its latest report.

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Local innovations attract global FDI

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Báo Đầu Tư English 4 month(s) ago

In order to attract more foreign investment, many Vietnamese localities are going above and beyond the central government’s investment incentives. And their ideas seem to be working. Thanh Thu reports.

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Mobile phone market recovers

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Báo Đầu Tư English 4 month(s) ago

Mobile phone sales, which did not see the usual spike during last month’s festive season, seem set to surge in the run-up to Lunar New Year.

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Ho Chi Minh City residents clean houses for Tet, not streets

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 4 month(s) ago

As everyone closes in on the Lunar New Year, residents in Ho Chi Minh City are giving extra care to their housecleaning, but do not seem to be paying the same attention to their neighborhood streets.

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