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Saturday,  Jul 21, 2018,09:14 (GMT+7)
The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has sold over US$2 billion to local commercial banks this week to stabilize the foreign exchange market. However, the greenback has got firmer against the local currency.
Monday,  Jul 9, 2018,20:26 (GMT+7)
HCMC – As many as five million workers in Vietnam are at high risk of losing their jobs by 2020 because of the boom in artificial intelligence, which may replace laborers with robots, according to a recent study by the International Labor Organization (ILO).
Monday,  Jul 9, 2018,18:30 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Major commercial banks are set to raise charges on cash withdrawals from automated teller machines (ATMs), starting July 15, reported the local media.
Monday,  Jul 9, 2018,09:46 (GMT+7)
United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hailed effective results of multi-faceted cooperation between the U.S. and Vietnam during his meeting with Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong in Hanoi City on July 8, the Vietnam News Agency reports.
Sunday,  Jul 8, 2018,15:07 (GMT+7)
The ambition was high when HCMC authorities in 2015 mapped out seven breakthrough programs for the 2016-2020 period, and now half the period down the road, no breakthroughs have been seen. The poor outcome is anticipated, not because it is admitted by the city leaders now, but rather because the targets are too high to reach while resources are limited.
Saturday,  Jul 7, 2018,09:04 (GMT+7)
HCMC’s traffic congestion cannot be reduced any time soon as many traffic projects in the city are on hold due to financial and site clearance woes, according to information at a municipal Party Committee meeting that ended yesterday, July 6.
Friday,  Jul 6, 2018,21:36 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Thai Thi Bich Lien, head of the Office of the HCMC Party Committee, has been reprimanded for her involvement in a State-owned enterprise’s controversial sale of land to a private business.
Friday,  Jul 6, 2018,09:17 (GMT+7)
Foreign investors want to freely enter the retail market in Vietnam, but the Government insists on protecting young domestic retail businesses, according to the Midterm Vietnam Business Forum 2018 in Hanoi City on July 4. Therefore, strict regulations on foreign investment in the retail sector are here to stay.
Thursday,  Jul 5, 2018,19:49 (GMT+7)
HCMC – United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will pay his first visit to Vietnam from July 8 to 10, Ngo Toan Thang, deputy spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told a news briefing in Hanoi City today, July 5.
Thursday,  Jul 5, 2018,09:36 (GMT+7)
The Government’s Decree 116 on auto manufacture, assembly, import, maintenance, and warranty services is not in line with international practices as it restricts auto imports into Vietnam, according to business executives at the Midterm Vietnam Business Forum 2018.
Wednesday,  Jul 4, 2018,12:09 (GMT+7)
DANANG – The People’s Committee of Danang City has approved three infrastructure projects worth a combined VND40 billion (US$1.73 million).
Wednesday,  Jul 4, 2018,09:04 (GMT+7)
Despite keen interest in traffic infrastructure development projects in Vietnam, Japanese investors are unlikely to participate in public-private partnership (PPP) projects without minimum revenue guarantees, said Nagai Katsuro, Deputy Ambassador of Japan to Vietnam.
Tuesday,  Jul 3, 2018,19:10 (GMT+7)
CANTHO – The Trung Luong-My Thuan expressway project, passing through Tien Giang Province’s Cai Lay District, may not be completed by late 2020 as planned, as site clearance work at some points along the route is facing obstacles.
Tuesday,  Jul 3, 2018,17:16 (GMT+7)
HCMC - The HCMC People’s Court on July 2 sentenced Dang Thanh Binh, former deputy governor of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV), to three years in prison for negligence leading to serious consequences at Vietnam Construction Bank (VNCB), local media reported.
Tuesday,  Jul 3, 2018,12:19 (GMT+7)
HCMC – National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has announced that owing to Typhoon Prapiroon lashing the Korean Peninsula, the airline would reschedule all July 3 flights to and from Busan International Airport in South Korea and Fukuoka Airport in Japan to ensure safety for passengers.
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