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Morning Stories Roundup: Shipping Fees Skyrocket in HCMC Ahead of Tet

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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

- Indian arrivals to Ho Chi Minh City on upward trend after 81% rise in 2018. [Tuoi Tre]

- Shipping fees skyrocket in Ho Chi Minh City ahead of Tet. [Tuoi Tre]

Vietnam

- Coffee prices fluctuate, price drops to 10-year low. [VietnamNet]

- Hue welcomes first 2,000 foreign arrivals by sea route. [Dan Tri]

- Sweden pushes for innovation, safe Internet surfing in Vietnam. [VietnamNet]

- Vietnam lures US$1.9 billion in FDI in January. [Dan Tri]

- Vietnamese dong-printed red packet banned in Vietnam. [SGGP]

- Bangkok a top Tet holiday choice for Vietnamese travelers. [VnExpress]

Other

- Singapore says American leaked 14,200 HIV records. [AFP]

- iPhone FaceTime Bug That Allows Spying Was Flagged to Apple Over a Week Ago. [New York Times]

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