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Morning Stories Roundup: 54.2% of Vietnam’s Population Uses the Internet

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Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from Saigon, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them into short, accessible links so you can easily keep up with current affairs.

Saigon

- Vietnamese airports serve nearly 80 million passengers in nine months. [VOV]

- Heavy workload, low wage cause brain drain in HCMC government agencies. [VietnamNet]

Vietnam

- Ha Long Bay harbour to become operational next month. [Dan Tri]

- Hanoi music show cancelled over fire safety. [Dan Tri]

- Some 54.2 percent of Vietnam’s population uses the internet. [VietnamNet]

- Two Vietnamese pickpockets arrested in Thailand. [VnExpress]

- Vingroup retail arm acquires Vietnamese supermarket chain. [VnExpress]

- Three Vietnamese firms enter Forbes Asia’s 200 Best Under A billion list. [SGGP

Other

- Taylor Swift no longer mum on politics after endorsing Democrats in Tennessee midterm races. [CNN]

- Thailand's Suvarnabhumi airport sees US$4.3 billion expansion as arrivals rise. [Channel News Asia]

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