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What’s in The Saigon Times Weekly this week?

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Focus: Bad Debt On The Rise: Bad debt has begun rising. Without a quick solution to keep it in check, bad debt would be once again a big problem for the economy, affecting future growth.

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Bank Loans In Low Demand: Cash-starved businesses have refrained from accessing bank loans while others have even canceled their loan requests despite reduced interest rates.

In Vicious Cycle: The disbursement of the VND120-trillion credit package has been much slower than expected, with very few applicants since its launch over a month ago.

The Shadow Over Economy: The National Assembly (NA) sitting is taking place at a time when things could not be worse. The country has been beset by economic woes while business sentiment has plunged to its lowest since 2005.


More Challenges Ahead: Apart from flagging orders, stringent requirements for clean energy transition, sustainable materials, and low-carbon and eco-friendly production present new challenges to Vietnamese manufacturers.

The Capital Increase Race: An increase in equity is believed to help securities companies get ready for their business activities since this sum of money is closely related to their core operations such as margin lending or proprietary trading.


A Hidden Gem Next to HCMC: Long An Province, the gateway to the Mekong Delta region, is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. Situated adjacent to HCMC, it’s a treasure trove of interesting spots such as the bustling Can Duoc Market and the historic Hundred-Pillar House.

Lotus Aroma In A Cup Of Tea: Lotus flowers are grown all over the country, and preparing lotus tea is popular nationwide. However, Hue-style lotus tea is something special thanks to its aroma, cool and sweet taste.


Basking In The Longest Stream In An Giang: Thanh Long Stream in An Giang Province conquers the heart of travel lovers with its clear and airy atmosphere. Coming to Thanh Long Stream in the summer, tourists cannot resist the feeling of immersing themselves in the cool water.

A Hue Specialty Offered To The King: The preparation of Huong Can wrapped cake is quite sophisticated and intricate as Hue people choose natural ingredients and pour their hearts into making the cake, captivating the diners’ taste buds with a blend of all spices.

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