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Focus: Zombie Work Phenomenon: Having no objectives for their jobs or future orientation, working with moderate effort, establishing no connections with colleagues and managers, making no progress, and being unwilling to learn new things are among the signs of the “zombie” phenomenon. This phenomenon is becoming increasingly prevalent among young people, particularly those working in an office environment.

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Economic Outlook – Gloomy Or Not? While many enterprises have in a recent survey held a negative viewpoint on the economy in the rest of 2023, official data paint another picture.

The Efficiency Of The Policy Rate Cuts: The recent moves by the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) to cut policy interest rates are expected to give a much-needed boost to the economy and enterprises. However, some are of the view that these moves have limited impact under the current circumstances.

An Inevitable Economic Trend: Green and sustainable growth is an inevitable economic trend that localities need to follow. To restrict investment projects that can threaten the environment at the start, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) has recently announced the Provincial Green Index (PGI) and considered it a screening tool, contributing to greenizing each locality’s production and business environment.


Effective Treatment for Work Zombies: Employees working perfunctorily, without making an effort to get out of their comfort zone, is a prevalent issue in human resource management. However, while the global average rate is only 8%, this figure is three or four times higher in Vietnamese businesses. Low job performance can have costly consequences for businesses and economies. The question is whether Vietnamese businesses are aware of this issue and have effective treatments in place.

Woes Persist Despite Interest Rate Cut: Contrary to expectations, the stock market has remained lackluster since the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) lowered key interest rates in late May.


Unleashing The Potential Of Exquisite Jackfruit: In the breathtaking Mekong Delta, the unripe jackfruit (mít non) has long been overlooked and discarded due to its challenging marketability, resulting in both food waste and missed opportunities. A young, former teacher casts her gaze upon this verdant gem concealed within nature’s treasure trove.

Fashion Show In The Forest: A unique fashion show with dresses made from flowers and plants was held at the UNESCO-recognized biosphere reserve, Cat Tien National Park, Dong Nai Province.


The Breathtaking Beauty Of Sa Mu – U Bo Peak: Sa Mu – U Bo Peak, also known as Sa Mu Peak, boasts an impressive altitude of 2,756 meters above sea level. Nestled within the Ta Xua special-use forest, in Bac Yen District, Son La Province, this peak remains unfamiliar to many tourists.

Nghe An Province Impresses Diners With Flavorful Eel Soup: Eel soup is a renowned delicacy in Nghe An Province, known for its firm texture and delightful combination of sweetness and richness. Many people are captivated by the unique and delicious taste of this local specialty.

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