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.
Gap widens in deposit interest rates Business

Gap widens in deposit interest rates

A gap has opened up between deposit interest rates offered by different categories of banks due to differences in their liquidity, cash demand and status.
Bank profits enable rate cuts Business

Bank profits enable rate cuts

The banking sector’s profits were anticipated to rise significantly in 2017, driven by the handling of bad debts and the recovery of the property sector.
Public funds vital for clean water Society

Public funds vital for clean water

Difficulties in calling for foreign help make it difficult for residents in rural and isolated areas to enjoy filtered and clean water, experts have said.
HCM City needs more underground car parks Society

HCM City needs more underground car parks

More than 10 years ago, authorities in HCM City made plans to build underground parking lots but due to various reasons, plans remained on paper, even as traffic jams increased.
Small borrowers fear interest rate hike Business

Small borrowers fear interest rate hike

Individuals as well as small and medium-sized enterprise are apprehensive loan interest rates could rise since banks have kept hiking deposit interest rate since the end of last year.