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What’s in The Saigon Times Weekly this week

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Focus: Prospects For More Cooperation Abound: Vietnam and the Netherlands have seen ample opportunities to bolster their decades-long relations. Given mutual interests and shared visions, cooperation in sustainable development is gaining traction with the determination of the two countries over the years.

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Is It Risky To Cut Interest Rates? Within only two weeks, the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has twice cut key interest rates. This move has stirred up concerns among certain observers that the SBV may have made a premature move compared to other central banks’ actions. However, there is a good reason behind the SBV’s move to support economic growth.

Monetary Policy For Growth: Amidst current challenges – objective and subjective alike – fiscal policy has yet to deliver as good results as expected. Therefore, monetary policy should be more accommodative for economic growth, like the central bank’s recent interest rate cuts.

Prospects Bright As Tenant Demand Changes: As the real estate market is shifting, optimism has emerged given the fresh supply of Grade A office space and some bright spots in the industrial property sector.


Stock Market Waits For East Wind: Although Vietnam’s stock market has come under pressure due to global financial market volatility, the VN-Index had still maintained its upward trend since mid-November last year.

Worn Out: Vietnam’s gross domestic product (GDP) in January-March expanded by 3.32% over the same period of last year, slightly higher than 3.21% in the first quarter of 2020.


Once A Teacher, Always A Teacher: Samantha J. Morgan, an Australian, is a teacher of English with a kind heart, patience and understanding for children. Morgan also has a passion for extreme sports and has been teaching people how to ride a motorbike and dirt bike for the last seven years. In an interview with The Saigon Times, Morgan spoke about her work as a teacher as well as her journey to establish “Licensed to ride”, a motorbike school teaching expats how to ride in Vietnam.

Basking In The Beauty Of Binh Lieu: The highland district of Binh Lieu in Quang Ninh Province, some 300km east of Hanoi, has attracted travelers thanks to its beautiful scenery and unique culture. 


The Poetic Beauty Of Ong Chua Waterfall: Ong Chua Waterfall looks like a gorgeous silk strip amidst the majestic scenery of the mountains in the northwestern province of Lao Cai. This is a favorite destination for tourists who come to conquer Nhiu Co San Peak.

Duck Rice Noodle Soup: A Must-Try Specialty Of Soc Trang Province: A sweet broth combined with mild spicy black pepper is what makes the duck rice noodle soup with black pepper in Soc Trang Province delicious.

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