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What’s in The Saigon Times Weekly this week?

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Focus: Three Breakthroughs For HCMC: The formula of success for HCMC in the past in line with theories and practices elsewhere in the world has been analyzed and reviewed. The city can now single out strategic approaches to quickly implement Resolution 98.

Inside Vietnam

Forex Speculation Concern: Interest rates for Vietnam dong currency have steadily inched down recently but dollar interest rates on the interbank market have remained high, fueling concern over forex speculation.

New Capital Channel For Vietnam: Domestic and international private equity funds are proactively approaching family offices to raise capital.

Questions From the ‘Repatriation Flights’ Case: The public, filled with frustration, has vented indignation. The 54 defendants who are standing trial at a court in Hanoi City over their grave violations related to the repatriation flights have been excessively shameful due to their inhuman corruption during the Covid-19 pandemic.


New Hopes For Corporate Bond Market: The trading system for privately-placed corporate bonds, which was introduced on July 19, is anticipated to improve liquidity on the corporate bond market. This is a positive step but there are still several measures that need to be implemented before the market is back on track.

Retail Stocks Bounce Back: Retail stocks such as MWG, FRT and DGW have recently seen their prices pick up sharply on the bourse.


A Creative Playground For Startups: Tens of speakers gathered themselves at a series of seminars named TECx 2023 at the Saigon South Marina Club in HCMC’s District 7 on two days of June 22-23, 2023, bringing along interesting stories to the playground. The event was organized by SAVVi.

Filling Terraced Rice Fields With Water: The period between late June and early July is a busy time for ethnic minority communities in the northwestern upland as they prepare to grow a new crop in their terraced rice fields. This is the peak rainy season, earning it the nickname “the season of pouring water into the terraced rice fields.”


A Weekend Getaway At A Nor Waterfall: Nestled amidst the breathtaking natural landscape of A Luoi highland district, A Nor Waterfall has become a captivating tourist destination for weekend travelers seeking to bask in the fresh atmosphere and escape the hustle and bustle of urban life.

Linh Fish – The Specialty Of Mekong Delta’s Floating Season: Thanks to its high nutritional value, locals in southwestern Vietnam use linh fish to prepare many appetizing dishes that captivate diners from the first bite.

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