Spotify to stir up Vietnamese and Thai music streaming markets

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Báo Đầu Tư English 4 month(s) ago

Newswire TechCrunch has recently aired news that global music streaming giant Spotify will likely set up shop in Vietnam and Thailand—possibly even within the year. With a global user base of 100 million registered and 50 million paying subscribers, Spotify has yet to conquer certain market pockets in Asia and there might be very good reasons for this.

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Refreshing breeze of transparency: a list of ineligible projects

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Báo Đầu Tư English 4 month(s) ago

A list of all housing projects in which foreign organisations and individuals are not allowed to make purchases is being publicised by local authorities at the urgent bidding of the government.

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Vietnamese YouTuber causes a stir with viral reaction videos

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 4 month(s) ago

A Vietnamese YouTuber has become somewhat of a sensation after his videos capturing foreigners’ reactions to youth-oriented topics have been shared multiple times on social media.

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Nhật Lệ River oysters offer a risky livelihood

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Báo Dân Trí English 5 month(s) ago

Every morning at around 8am, when the sun is high over his head, Võ Sỹ Triển heads to the Nhật Lệ River to begin his working day.

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24-seater bus turned into noodle eatery in Hanoi

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 6 month(s) ago

A unique eatery in Hanoi where customers enjoy pho or bun cha not inside the house but on a renovated 24-seater bus has caused a stir on social media, but police were unhappy with the innovation.

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Anti-motorbike sidewalk barriers stir debate in Ho Chi Minh City

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 7 month(s) ago

Authorities in downtown Ho Chi Minh City have requested that the installation of anti-motorbike barriers on several sidewalks be reconsidered as they may pose an obstacle to pedestrians.

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Hanoi’s Temple of Literature causes stir with controversial whitewash facelift

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 9 month(s) ago 1 related news

A new coat of whitewash applied to an 11th-century temple that hosted Vietnam’s first university has caused a stir amongst locals who preferred its previously weather-beaten look.

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Worming its way back to the culinary club

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Báo Đầu Tư English 10 month(s) ago

For the Dao Đỏ people in the northern province of Hà Giang or the Mường in the central province of Thanh Hóa, sâu tre (bamboo worm), once a staple, has become a rare treat.

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Multi-house tax proposal causes stir

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Báo Đầu Tư English 11 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

The idea of taxing those owning multiple houses, in a bid to prevent speculation, is causing a stir over whether such a tax is feasible, and the impact it might have on the housing market.

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Vietnam professional artists strive to rouse youngsters’ passion for classical music

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 12 month(s) ago

Competent artists in two major Vietnamese cities all strive to stir and nurture the passion for classical music in young people.

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Bank of Japan in focus as weak data stir economy fears

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Báo Dân Trí English 13 month(s) ago

The Bank of Japan's latest meeting was in focus on Wednesday as weak trade figures reignited concerns about the world's number three economy.

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India's clothing guidelines for female tourists stir backlash from feminists

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Báo Dân Trí English 13 month(s) ago

Women visiting India should not wear short skirts or walk alone at night, said the country's tourism minister on Sunday, setting off a wave of headlines and criticism from gender equality advocates.

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Israeli army donkey sales stir Palestinian outrage

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Báo Thanh Niên English 14 month(s) ago

Israeli army donkey sales stir Palestinian outrage

"Forty donkeys for sale," reads a notice in Palestinian newspapers. Nothing out of the ordinary about that, except for the fact that the advertiser is the Israeli army.

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Japan emperor abdication debate could stir discussion on female succession

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Báo Thanh Niên English 15 month(s) ago

Japan emperor abdication debate could stir discussion on female succession

Reports that Japanese Emperor Akihito intends to abdicate within a few years could re-open debate about female succession, but any such move is likely to provoke strong opposition within the current conservative ruling party.

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As Duterte takes over in Philippines, police killings stir fear

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Báo Thanh Niên English 16 month(s) ago

As Duterte takes over in Philippines, police killings stir fear

Two things catch the eye in the office of Joselito Esquivel, a police colonel enforcing a national crackdown on drugs in the Philippines' most crime-ridden district: a pair of boxing gloves in a display cabinet and an M4 assault rifle lying beside him.

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