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What’s in The Saigon Times Weekly this week

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Focus: Housing Finance: Vietnam’s depressed property market has led to calls for government intervention in credit markets to help overextended property developers and to stimulate demand for housing.

Inside Vietnam

Hindrances To FDI Inflows: Vietnam is among the destinations receiving huge investment shifts from China and has taken the lead in the race for FDI capital against potential competitors such as China, Indonesia, India and Mexico. However, the country still finds it difficult to attract FDI due to international political instability and domestic investment barriers.

Vietnamese Businesses In “Safety First” Mode: The 2023 business plans of most companies in Vietnam are seen as less robust than in 2022 amidst external uncertainties.

Exploring New Markets: Headwinds from slumping demand may pose further challenges for Vietnam’s export sector. To overcome difficulties, exporters need to gain a stronger foothold.


New Concerns For Stock Market: That many enterprises will be subject to inspection regarding their previous stages of flotation or divestment of State capital sparks concerns among investors. This could be another source of pressure on the stock market, which is already in a sensitive and very vulnerable state.

Wake Up And Smell The Coffee: Although Vietnam is the world’s second largest coffee exporter, it has achieved a low export value as it mainly exports green coffee. To increase the value of coffee in the international market, there are many things to do, from clean production and a deep process to brand building.


Colorful Ritual Of Dao People: Dao ethnic people living in the northern provinces of Tuyen Quang, Yen Bai, and Lao Cai organize their traditional maturity fest once a year. The ceremony is for men.

A U-70 Marathoner: A farmer in his sixties is well known as a long-distance runner. He has joined amateur and professional running competitions and won many high prizes to the admiration of other runners.


Exploring Pristine Streams In Quang Binh: Thanks to its poetic scenery, Cha Rao – Cha Cung streams have emerged as an attractive summer destination for tourists who have a passion for traveling and exploring new places.

Tasting Fish Noodle Soup Of Quy Nhon: Visitors to Quy Nhon should try the fish noodle soup, a specialty that has contributed to the culinary culture of this coastal city.

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