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What’s in The Saigon Times Weekly this week?

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Focus: Manpower For Semiconductor Industry: Is our approach to building a workforce for the semiconductor industry workable?

Inside Vietnam

Be Cautious With Inflation: The consumer price index (CPI) in the first two months of this year picked up by 3.67% versus the same period last year, according to the General Statistics Office. It is below the 4.6% recorded in January-February in 2023.

New Players Dive In, Insiders Retreat: While thousands of real estate businesses are exiting the market, a select few are boldly entering the sector. However, navigating this challenging landscape requires careful decision-making and strategic execution to overcome obstacles and succeed amidst uncertainties.

Beyond The Reach: The dream of owning a home in Vietnam’s urban centers is slipping out of reach for many, as housing prices surge ahead of wage growth. Urgent action is required to address the pressing need for affordable housing, as it plays a pivotal role in fostering social resilience and driving economic prosperity.

Business

Getting More FDI Firms On Stock Market: After Decree 38/2003 expired, the issue of foreign direct investment (FDI) enterprises listing their shares on the stock market is no longer mentioned in subsequent regulations.

Credit Growth Amidst Sluggish Demand: The banking system has seen lower-than-expected credit growth this year, at 1% as of mid-February. Though the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has taken multiple measures to stimulate credit expansion since the start of the year, the demand for loans has remained sluggish, indicating banks might have a rough year in 2024 when it comes to boosting credit growth.

Living

Artisanal Treasures From Mekong Delta: Foodo’s unwavering dedication to producing top-quality products is evident in their venture into crafting mango preserves. Their commitment to excellence deserves recognition.

Paradise In Form Of Stone: In the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Quang Binh Province, Thien Duong, or Paradise, truly reflects the gorgeousness of the cave. It is one of the most captivating caves in the park.

Travel

Natural Allure On Nghe Islet: Nghe Islet of Hon Nghe Commune, Kien Luong District, Kien Giang Province, beckons travelers with its unspoiled charm and natural allure. Combining fish farming with tourism, the island offers a distinctive and captivating experience for visitors.

Unique Flavors Of Cassava Leaves With Bitter Eggplant: Nghe Islet of Hon Nghe Commune, Kien Luong District, Kien Giang Province, beckons travelers with its unspoiled charm and natural allure. Combining fish farming with tourism, the island offers a distinctive and captivating experience for visitors.

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