Society

French collector restores classics

Claude Balland, from France, has spent 14 years in Vietnam collecting old sidecars, French-manufactured vintage buses and cars that have been lost in Vietnam from the late 1990s.
Society

Vietnam biofuel market remains modest

Vietnam has great potential in the development of biofuels but the use of this kind of energy remains limited, according to the Vietnam Economic News on April 16.
Investment into HCM City rockets by 90 pct in Q1 Business

Investment into HCM City rockets by 90 pct in Q1

Ho Chi Minh City attracted 277.45 million USD of investment in the first quarter of 2014, shooting up over 90 percent from the year before, according to the HCM City Export Processing and Industrial Zones Authority (Hepza).
Business

Electronics retailers expect good sale at year-end

The main shopping season of the year is about to begin and electronics companies are focusing on sales as part of the efforts to improve disappointing turnover since the beginning of the year, said Vietnam Economic News.
Society

Vietnam names first invention contest winners

Winners of the first Vietnam Invention Contest have been announced, with the top prize going to a rice combine harvester invented by Pham Hoang Thang from the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho.
Business

IIP fails to hit former heights

The index of industrial production (IIP) saw a 5.4 percent year-on-year increase in the January-October period, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
Society

HCM City – Haven for vintage motorcycles

Saigon, known today as Ho Chi Minh City, is now a haven for vintage motorbikes. Not only treasuring the value of the past, the collectors are working to benefit the community also.
World

Thai capital to host Car Free Day

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is prepared to organise activities under the Bangkok Car Free Day campaign on September 22 to promote commuting via public transport.
Business

Bank card count reached 60.15m by end of June: SBV

The number of bank cards issued in Vietnam rose to 60.15 million as of the end of the second quarter this year, up 10.8 percent against late last year, the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV)'s Payment and Settlement Department has reported.

The department said that roughly 3.05 million new cards were issued in Q2 alone, up compared with the first quarter when 2.81 million new cards were issued.