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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.
Friday,  Jul 20, 2018,18:36 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The HCMC People’s Court on July 20 expelled William Anh Nguyen, a 32-year-old Vietnamese American, from Vietnam, reported the local media.
Friday,  Jul 20, 2018,17:00 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Canada is the second most-preferred destination, after the United States, of Vietnamese applicants for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), who wish to work or study overseas or emigrate, according to recent global surveys.
Friday,  Jul 20, 2018,16:20 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The police in Ha Giang Province arrested Vu Trong Luong on July 20 for abusing his power and position as vice manager of the Examination Division under Ha Giang’s Department of Education and Training, according to the local media. He will be kept in custody for questioning for three months.
Friday,  Jul 20, 2018,09:19 (GMT+7)
HCMC saw E5 bio-fuel consumption increasing in the first half of 2018, but not as much as that of RON 95 gasoline, Nguyen Nguyen Phuong, head of the Office of Trade Management under the HCMC Department of Industry and Trade, told a press conference on July 19.
Thursday,  Jul 19, 2018,12:28 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc issued an official warning to Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan on July 18 as a disciplinary measure against his serious violations in the acquisition of a pay TV firm by MobiFone Telecommunications Corp., local media reported.
Thursday,  Jul 19, 2018,09:24 (GMT+7)
Apparel exports in the first half of the year shot up to a five-year high, with shipments to member countries of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) considerably rising.
Wednesday,  Jul 18, 2018,19:39 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Investigators in the northern province of Phu Tho have proposed charges against Phan Van Vinh, former head of the General Department of Police under the Ministry of Public Security, for his involvement in a multimillion-dollar online gambling ring.
Wednesday,  Jul 18, 2018,17:14 (GMT+7)
HCMC - The rent of VND24.4 billion annually for the super-large water pump installed on the flood-prone Nguyen Huu Canh Street in downtown HCMC as proposed by the operator Quang Trung Industry JSC is deemed by experts as being too high, reported Thanh Nien newspaper.
Wednesday,  Jul 18, 2018,09:04 (GMT+7)
An underground carpark project at Le Van Tam Park and another in Trong Dong outdoor stage area in downtown HCMC are scheduled to commence construction in the fourth quarter of the year, according to the municipal Department of Transport.
Tuesday,  Jul 17, 2018,09:24 (GMT+7)
Three major expressways in the north and center of Vietnam will be opened to traffic by end-2018. Danang-Quang Ngai, Halong-Haiphong and Halong-Van Don expressways will help shorten distances among key ecomonic zones, according to the Ministry of Transport.
Monday,  Jul 16, 2018,19:05 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked ministries and ministerial-level agencies to abolish specialized inspections and business conditions to improve the local business environment, reported the local media.
Monday,  Jul 16, 2018,09:12 (GMT+7)
Most local banks have further tightened credit for the real estate sector by raising the annual interest rates for home loans by 1-2 percentage points compared to early this year, leading the sector to slow down, Sai Gon Giai Phong newspaper reported.
Sunday,  Jul 15, 2018,15:20 (GMT+7)
The ripple effects from the China-U.S. trade war may gain strength to become a powerful storm battering the global economy, and for those countries in close proximity to the world’s two economic superpowers, consequences will certainly be more devastating. Numerous countries, including Japan and South Korea, have voiced their concerns of late over the implications of the trade war, and are quickly preparing themselves for the worst-case scenarios. Such changes serve as stern warnings to Vietnam.
Saturday,  Jul 14, 2018,23:40 (GMT+7)
On the occasion of the Bastille Day, France’s National Day on July 14, Vincent Floreani, Consul General of France in HCMC, granted Expat Life the following interview. Mr. Floreani, who took office here 10 months ago, shares with expatriate communities in HCMC, particularly newcomers, his personal experiences in the city’s life.
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