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What’s in The Saigon Times Weekly this week?

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Focus: Population Aging Is Cause For Concern: Vietnam’s population has reached the 100-million mark, making the nation one of the 15 most populous societies in the world. The country’s golden population period will become history soon and the population has begun to age.

Inside Vietnam

A Shield For Personal Data: The Government on April 17, 2023, issued Decree 13/2023/ND-CP on protecting personal data to help build a legal corridor for the national digital transformation, aiming at achieving information security and development of the digital society.

Credit Growth And Rate Cuts: Since early this year, many banks have made deep deposit rate cuts, with the rate for tenures shorter than six months reduced by 0.5 percentage point and that for longer tenures slashed by 1.5 to 2.0 points. The lending rate, however, remains high as its reduction has been narrower than that of the deposit rate. What are the reasons?

Electronics Retail Sector In Distress: The electronics and technology retail sector has taken a hit from the global economic downturn, with many large companies having performed poorly over the last two years.

Business

The May Fear Factor: Data in the past showed that the market performance in May was not always the worst. In recent years, the “selloff in May” phenomenon seems no longer a significant concern. So, is the fear of May exaggerated?

Living

Guests Care More About Environment: An interview with Ms Vo Xuan Thu, general manager of Victoria Resort in Can Tho.

Keeping Tourism Flag Flying High: Ms Vo Xuan Thu is the general manager of the Victoria Can Tho Resort on the bank of the Hau River in Can Tho City, the first luxury resort in the Mekong Delta. She speaks to the Saigon Times about her aspirations, the vision of the hospitality and tourism sector of Can Tho and the Mekong Delta and the competition in the field.

Hue Promotes Traditional Crafts: Themed “Quintessence of Vietnamese Craftsmanship”, the Hue Traditional Craft Festival 2023 took place from April 28 to May 5, attracting the participation of hundreds of local and international tourists, apart from artisans from 69 traditional craft villages nationwide, including Thua Thien Hue.

Travel

Halong Bay Seen From A New Angle: Apart from admiring Halong Bay from cruise ships, another spectacular way to get a panoramic view of the Bay is by trekking to Bai Tho Peak.

The Distinct Flavor Of Coconut Porridge: Covering nearly 40% of the total coconut growing area of the South Central Coast, it is unsurprising that the coconut is deeply associated with Binh Dinh cuisine. Coconut porridge is one such highlight which diners cannot miss.

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