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What’s in The Saigon Times Weekly this week?

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Focus: Personal Income Tax And Economic Growth: Rising living costs and high personal income tax rates have forced many households and individuals to tighten their spending as their disposable income has shrunk in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic and the current economic stagnation.

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Tough Battle Against Corruption: Discussions at the National Assembly sitting, which ended November 29, show that the strong determination in fighting corruption has yielded encouraging results, but huge challenges remain to be tackled in the coming time.

Consumers In Sustainable Development: In the realm of green economy and sustainable development forums in Vietnam, the representation of individual consumers often remains obscure.

Foreign Investors Remain Cautious: Despite persistent net outflows by foreign investors, analysts anticipate a potential upturn in indirect investment inflows in the coming year as macroeconomic conditions strengthen. However, achieving the long-term goal of enhancing stock quality and market structure remains a crucial focus.


Banks On Edge: Around this time last year, the cash flow was obstructed, and a widespread liquidity crunch was reported across the board, driving up interest rates, with many banks hiking deposit rates to maintain liquidity. Now, the situation has all moved inversely.

Corrections: Opportunity Or Concern? The stock market is poised for a new uptrend, making corrections potentially an opportunity for investors to bolster their holdings. However, in light of recent unsettling news, perhaps investors should exercise caution given potential risks.


Vung Tau: A Tranquil Retreat: If you are seeking a brief escape from the hustle and bustle of HCMC, a mere 100-kilometer drive will take you to Vung Tau—a coastal paradise offering sun, sand, sea, and more.

Grasslands Transformed Into Canvas Of Colors: F ollowing the early winter rains, an enchanting natural spectacle awaits nature enthusiasts near An Bang Beach in the charming city of Hoi An, where grasslands burst into an astonishing display of red and yellow hues, adorned with vibrant flowers and leaves. This captivating scene unfolds as the lawns on aban- doned lands transition from yellow to fiery red, resembling the blazing embers of a wild grassland fire. Adding to the picturesque setting are herds of goats leisurely grazing and roaming across the untouched grasslands.


Unveiling The Hidden World Of Hung Thoong: Embarking on a journey to explore Hung Thoong, adventurers can immerse themselves in the embrace of nature, encountering a series of thrilling challenges such as trekking through dense forests, scaling rocky mountains, swimming in underground lakes, camping in the heart of the jungle, and relishing the sensation of soaking in the refreshing emerald waters.

Savor Grouper Sour Soup In Central Region: Sour soup, known as “canh chua” in Vietnamese cuisine, holds a special place in the country’s culinary traditions. This dish is renowned for its unique broth, crafted from a blend of fresh vegetables and spices. When prepared with grouper, a specialty fish from central Vietnam, sour soup becomes a delightful and irresistible dish.

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