Vietnam, Japan cooperate on health insurance Health

Vietnam, Japan cooperate on health insurance

The Japan International Cooperation Agency, Ministry of Health and Vietnam Social Security signed a record on a project to improve the management of health insurance payment in Vietnam.
Non-cash payment method gets popular Business

Non-cash payment method gets popular

Non-cash payment has gradually become a trend in Vietnam as cash-used expense saw a remarkable reduction, according to the State Bank of Vietnam’s Payment Department.
 Vietnam-Russia trade to thrive Business

Vietnam-Russia trade to thrive

Vietnam-Russia trade is likely to grow 50 percent per year when the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Vietnam and the Europe-Asia Economic Union (EAEU) takes effect in 2018.
Business

System to evaluate e-commerce sites

The Department of E-commerce under the Ministry of Industry and Trade on June 15 introduced a system to assess the trustworthiness of e-commerce websites in Vietnam in a bid to protect local customers from online trade frauds.
Business

E-commerce sector rapidly expanding

Vietnamese e-commerce sales are expected to hit more than 4 billion USD in 2015, thanks to growing internet users, reports the Vietnam E-commerce and Information Technology Agency (VECITA).
Culture - Sports

Television stations jump to OTT market

OTT (over the top) has been heating not only telecom groups, but televisions as well. Believing that OTT is an irresistible trend, television service providers have jumped into the market, but none of them has made profit on it. Report by Vietnam Net online newspaper.
Business

Few low-income earners get home loans: experts

A 30 trillion VND (nearly 1.5 billion USD) package to shore up the real estate sector was announced in mid-May this year. Some 70 percent of the package will be provided as loans to low-income earners who want to purchase houses at low interest rates of about 6 percent per year.
Business

Banks push credit card use

Commercial banks are increasingly focusing on promoting the use of credit and other cards.

Under a tie-up with low-cost carrier Jetstar Pacific, the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam allows payments for tickets at 1,000 of its ATMs.
Sci-Tech

Banks discuss technology solutions

Vietnamese bankers are eager for the application of advanced technological solutions, particularly in network security and payment, to their services in a bid to narrow their development gap with foreign rivals and expand their operation.