Philippines posts highest inflation since March 2019 World

Philippines posts highest inflation since March 2019

The Philippines saw a year-on-year inflation rate of 3.5 percent in December 2020, up from 3.3 percent in the previous month, driven by price hikes in food and non-alcoholic beverages, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.
Inflation control needs due attention Business

Inflation control needs due attention

Although many forecasts said that inflation would be controlled at less than 4 percent this year, economists recommended it was still important to pay attention to inflationary pressures.
Online sales boom as Tet approaches Business

Online sales boom as Tet approaches

With people afraid to visit public places like supermarkets because of COVID-19, e-commerce floors have become a convenient and safe shopping place for Tet items.
Famous pho chefs amaze guests at gala night Culture - Sports

Famous pho chefs amaze guests at gala night

Dozens of ambassadors and representatives of diplomatic missions and international organisations in Hanoi gathered to enjoy pho (Vietnamese traditional noodle soup) during a gala night held in the city on December 10 to honour this ‘quintessence of Vietnamese cuisine’.
Must-try pho shops in Hanoi opened at night only Travel

Must-try pho shops in Hanoi opened at night only

“Pho is a delicacy of Hanoi. You can find the dish at some other places but pho in Hanoi is the best," the words of Thach Lam in his culinary book “36 Streets of Hanoi” affirmed the delicious taste of pho (noodle soup) in the capital.
Promotional programmes boost year-end sales Videos

Promotional programmes boost year-end sales

2020 has been a difficult year due to COVID-19, with many shoppers deciding to tighten their belts. Many shops and retailers have therefore offered attractive promotional programmes as the end of the year approaches, to boost sales. Let’s take a look!
Con Dao island launches zero plastic waste programme Environment

Con Dao island launches zero plastic waste programme

Local authorities of Con Dao Island District, off the coast of southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau province, in cooperation with the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), have launched a Zero Plastic Waste programme, aiming to eliminate single-use plastic products.
Unique bamboo root sculptures Society

Unique bamboo root sculptures

In the middle of Hoi An ancient town, there is a small stall displaying hundreds of strange portrait sculptures carved from bamboo roots. Those are the artwork of Huynh Phuong Do whose nickname is "Do bamboo roots".