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Morning News Roundup: 13m Foreigners Spend Holidays in Vietnam in 2017

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▪ 13 million foreigners spend holidays in Vietnam in 2017 [DTI]

▪ Vietnamese investor fined $440k for manipulating stock price [Tuoi Tre]

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One of Hanoi's Metro Trains Vandalized by Graffiti While in Storage

Even Hanoi’s metro trains are not immune to vandalism.

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnam’s Banking Sector Expects 44% Surge in Profits in 2017

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▪ Vietnam escapes damage after typhoon takes heavy toll in Philippines [Reuters]

▪ Vietnam’s banking sector expects 44 pct surge in profits in 2017 [VnExpress]

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Vietnam Is Southeast Asia's Top Football Team in 2017: FIFA Ranking

Vietnam is officially Southeast Asia’s top football team as of 2017.

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One of Vietnam's Major Internet Cables Has Gone Down...Again

Vietnam's internet cable issues have continued, as one of the country's undersea connections encountered a glitch last week, just as repairs on two other cables were being completed.

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Morning News Roundup: Toyota Stops Sponsoring Vietnam’s Top-Flight Football League

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▪ Visitors crowd Phu Quoc Walking Street on opening day [Tuoi Tre]

▪ Toyota stops sponsoring Vietnam’s top-flight football league [Tuoi Tre]

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Typhoon Tembin: Ca Mau Will Be Hardest Hit, Saigon Closes All Public Schools

After causing death and destruction in the Philippines, Typhoon Tembin is currently in the East Sea and will make landfall in the Mekong Delta tonight, December 25.

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Weekend News Roundup: Experts Warn Vietnamese Investors of Bitcoin Bubble

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▪ Experts warn Vietnamese investors of bitcoin bubble [DTI]

▪ Tourism sector urged to step up restructuring [VietnamNet]

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Powerful Tropical Storm to Hit Saigon, Mekong Delta on Christmas Night

Typhoon Tembin, which is currently wreaking havoc in the Philippines, is forecast to make landfall in southern Vietnam late tomorrow night, December 25.

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Morning News Roundup: HCMC E-Bike Rental Plan Raises Concerns

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▪ HCM City’s e-motorbike rental service raises concerns [DTI]

▪ New tropical storm appears in offshore Philippines [SGGP]

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From 2018, Vietnam Will Punish Pedestrians for Violating Traffic Laws

Starting next year, pedestrians who violate road safety regulations and cause a fatality may be jailed.

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