Banks tighten lending rules Business

Banks tighten lending rules

Many commercial banks in the country have increased loan interest rates by 1-2 percent to investors in real estate as property prices continue to rise.
Fee hikes threaten cashless plan Business

Fee hikes threaten cashless plan

Recent surges in transactions and withdrawal fees at a number of commercial banks went against the State Bank of Vietnam’s (SBV) initial policy roadmap for a seamlessly cashless society.
Paper project’s licence revoked after delays Business

Paper project’s licence revoked after delays

The central province of Quang Ngai has revoked the investment licence of the Tan Mai pulp and paper production plant due to delayed construction and operation and incomplete land-use certificate procedures as well as poor finance.
Youths learn more about climate change Videos

Youths learn more about climate change

Vietnam has set coping with this weather change a pressing task. A dialogue was held in Hanoi on May 8 where the youths learnt how to deal with impacts of climate change.
Silkworms ‘trained' to weave blankets Videos

Silkworms ‘trained' to weave blankets

When mentioning weaving, people may think of women laboriously sitting besides weaving looms. However, you may doubt your current knowledge on weaving when watching silkworms do the weaving.
Purchasing power soars by 8.5 percent Business

Purchasing power soars by 8.5 percent

The purchasing power in the total national retail value of goods and services until April 2018 reached nearly 1.40 trillion VND (61.4 million USD), the General Statistics Office (GSO) reported.