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Vietnamese University Plans to Accept Bitcoin Despite Central Bank Ban

FPT, a private Vietnamese university is planning to accept tuition fees in bitcoin with a workaround of the central bank’s ban on using cryptocurrencies as payment instruments. FPT University is a private academic institution with campuses in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Da Nang, Vietnam’s three major cities. The university will soon begin accepting […]

FDI to Vietnam is mostly from Asia, with South Korea ranked first

The great advantages of Vietnam’s business environment and its membership in FTAs and the AEC have helped to attract many investors from Asia. The Ministry of Planning & Investment (MPI) report said that in the first eight months of the year, foreign investors pledged to invest $23.36 billion in Vietnam, an increase of 45 percent […]

Vietnam PM supports maximized decentralization for Ho Chi Minh City

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has emphasized the need to maximize delegation to Ho Chi Minh City to facilitate its development, by allowing the southern economic hub to perform several tasks under the power of ministry and Government levels in the area. On Wednesday, at the Government headquarters in Hanoi, the PM hosted a working […]

Vietnam central bank admits shortcomings after violating protocols

Acknowledging its limitations and inadequacies, the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) said it will thoroughly implement all of the Prime Minister’s instructions by adopting solutions to enhance the quality and the efficiency of its operations while improving its inspections of the banking sector. Its determination comes after the central bank was found guilty of violating […]

Engineer recalls bitter story of pioneering Vietnamese carmaker

As hope that Vietnam would finally produce cars domestically was renewed after construction of a new car factory began last week, one of the first local engineers who attempted to realize the dream has recalled how he failed as a pioneer. Now past his 70s, Bui Ngoc Huyen currently lives in his shutdown car factory […]

Vietnam’s real estate remains 2nd largest FDI lurer

Despite having fallen to the fourth position in terms of foreign direct investment in the first eight months of 2017, the real estate sector remains the second-biggest recipient of this type of investment to date. According to the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s Foreign Investment Agency, between January and August 20, the real estate sector […]

Vietnam planning to crank up Russian-subsidized nuclear study center by 2025

The US$500 million project has been revealed less than a year after the country scrapped plans for two nuclear power plants due to economic reasons. Vietnam is planning to develop a nuclear science and technology center using a US$500 million loan from Russia over the next seven years. Tran Chi Thanh, director of the Vietnam […]

Hanoi eyes basements to solve parking crisis

Hanoi’s People’s Committee recently issued regulations on basement areas for parking at new construction projects in the inner city, part of the effort to tackle the severe parking space shortage. The capital city’s statistics revealed that some 590 parking lots with total area of 38.9ha are currently in use in the downtown area, meeting only […]

Vietnam, Laos foster agriculture and forestry cooperation

An annual meeting on the Vietnam – Laos cooperation in agriculture and forestry was held in Hanoi, on September 5, under the chair of Vietnam’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) Nguyen Xuan Cuong and Lao Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Liane Thykeo. At the event, the two sides evaluated the outcomes of the […]

Vietjet carries 260,000 passengers during the Vietnam National Day holiday (September 2-4)

The low-cost airline Vietjet Air operated about 1,500 flights, serving nearly 260,000 passengers during the National Day holiday (September 2-4). The number of Vietjet Air’s passengers this holiday increased 27% year-on-year, with punctuality rate reaching 88.3%. The airline also launched various programmes during its flights, such as presenting gifts and domestic flight tickets to customers. […]