BackStories » Vietnam

in Vietnam

Weekend News Roundup: Organic Food Favorability Brings Great Opportunities to Vietnam’s Rice

Fireworks to sparkle nationwide on Lunar New Year’s Eve [Tuoi Tre] Research on ancient ceramics wins int't award [VNS] VietJet Air Expands Fleet To Meet Rising Demand [Bernama]

in Vietnam

Morning News Roundup: In Vietnam, Hundreds of Thousands of Workers Get No Tet Bonus

Vietnam’s state companies get fat on privileges [Thanh Nien] Five Hospitals to be Expanded in HCMC, Hanoi [SGGP]  Vietnam’s Middle Class the Fastest Growing in Southeast Asia [Vi...

in Vietnam

Morning News Roundup: Rescue Teams Sent to Stop Oil Spill Threat in Saigon River

Rescue teams sent to stop oil spill threat in Saigon River [Vietnam Net] Vietnam hots up for Muslim travellers [TTG] Vietnam bonds up on banks' liquidity, low inflation [Reuters]

in Vietnam

Morning News Roundup: 30 Get Death in Largest-Ever Heroin Trial in Vietnam

Ministry wants ban on natural forest exploitation [SGGP] Gold US dollar bills for sale on Saigon streets [Tuoi Tre] Privatization has its pitfalls in Vietnam [Thanh Nien]

in Vietnam

Weekend News Roundup: 2 Get Death for Killing, Dismembering Gay Partner in Southern Vietnam

Vietnam to revise laws to cope with runaway foreign investors [Vietnam Net] Nuclear safety concerns in Vietnam could delay Japanese project [Asahi] Vietnam on Alert for H7N9 Virus [SG...

in Vietnam

Morning News Roundup: Vietnam May Delay Building 1st Nuclear Power Plant

Chill continues in North, temp drops to 15.6°C in South [Tuoi Tre] Real estate investors destroying Vietnam capital’s rivers [Thanh Nien] Economists believe transparency in price adjustmen...

in Vietnam

Hai Phong: The Latest Vietnamese City to Add Free WIFI

Add Hai Phong to the list of Vietnamese cities offering free WIFI to their residents.  The northern port city just completed its VND4.5 billion network that will serve 3 areas of the city, encom...

in Vietnam

Morning News Roundup: Bitcoin Has Arrived in Vietnam

Ministry asks fuel wholesalers to keep fuel price stable [Tuoi Tre] Vietnam raises $626 mln to clean Vinashin's foreign debt in 2013 [Reuters] Vietnam wary after tourists to Israel disappe...

in Vietnam

2 Vietnam Destinations Make New York Times "Must Visit" List

The New York Times just released their list of "52 Places to Go in 2014" and 2 Vietnam locations made the list - Quang Binh's Son Doong Cave and the Mekong River (yeah, we'll count that...

in Vietnam

Morning News Roundup: Accurate Sketch of Baby Kidnapper Leads to Arrest

Accurate sketch of baby kidnapper leads to arrest [Tuoi Tre] Rockefeller’s Firm Plans $2.5 Billion Vietnam Development [Bloomberg] Vietnam PM approves findings about power monopoly’s viola...

in Vietnam

Morning News Roundup: Vietnam Entrepreneur to Test his Submarine Next Week

Vietnam to get IAEA help in building nuke plants [First Post] VIETNAM: Textile and garment exports soared 19% in 2013 [Just Style] Vietnam entrepreneur to test his submarine next week ...

in Vietnam

Morning News Roundup: Workers Building Samsung Factory Riot in Vietnam

Vietnam becomes world’s No1 pepper exporter [VoV] Workers building Samsung factory riot in Vietnam [Washington Post] 55 corruption cases detected in Vietnam in 2013 [Global Times] VN...

in Vietnam

Morning News Roundup: Vietnam's Richest Families Earn Money from Property, Finance Sectors

Over 400 Vietnam state-owned firms dissolved or bankrupt in 2013 [Jakarta Post] Vietnam upholds life sentence for Malaysian woman for drug smuggling [Thanh Nien] Minister urges p...

in Vietnam

Morning News Roundup: Vietnam's Disgraced Vinalines Boss Says Senior Official Tipped Him Off to Arrest

Vietnam's disgraced Vinalines boss says senior gov't official tipped him off to arrest [Tuoi Tre] Vietnam Raises Foreign Bank Ownership Caps to Aid System [Bloomberg] Vietnam develops “wi-...

in Vietnam

Morning News Roundup: Chinese Tourists Caught Parading Illegal Map Through Vietnam

Chinese tourists caught parading illegal map through Vietnam [Thanh Nien] $188 mln swindle case by bank staff now on trial [Tuoi Tre] First Hospital Opens In HCM City Hi-Tech Medical Compl...

in Vietnam

Hanoi Man, High on Meth, Cuts Off Sister’s Foot With Fruit Knife

Here’s another good reason to stay away from methamphetamines – they may lead you to cut off a family member’s limb. Hanoi police arrested Tran Thanh Duy last week for severing the leg of his sister,...

in Vietnam

Morning News Roundup: Vietnamese Man Finds 1,000-year-old Coins Buried in Garden

Peddling banned but still prevalent in Vietnam [Tuoi Tre] Vietnamese man finds 1,000-year-old coins buried in garden [Thanh Nien] Vietnam receives first Russian-made submarine [Zeenew...

in Vietnam

Morning News Roundup: Twins in Hanoi Born From Deceased Dad's Frozen Sperm

Twins in Hanoi born from deceased dad's frozen sperm [Tuoi Tre] Bus owners hold schools ransom over subsidies [SGGP] Hanoi kilo submarine to enter operation on January 3 [VoV]

in Vietnam

Saigoneer's Top 20 Stories of 2013

1. Vietnamese Architects Unveil Awesome Modular Bamboo Home Design H&P has produced a demo of their long-promised bamboo houses which are designed to endure flooding and powerful...

in Vietnam

Morning News Roundup: Vietnam's Middle Class Set to Double

Vietnam PM wants property market open to foreigners [Thanh Nien] HCM City: seven students die in beach accident [SGGP] Vietnam eyes improvements to labour force [Vietnam Net] Cities ...