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Ho Chi Minh City

Smart water management needed for Asian cities

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Key to the success of Asia's megacities will be smart urban water management, Lisa Hook, a senior program officer for The Asia Foundation’s Environment...
Vietnam’s largest software maker expands abroad

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FPT Corp., Vietnam’s largest publicly traded telecommunications and software company, aims to complete two takeovers this year as it seeks to boost international sales,...
Ho Chi Minh City to spend $477b for development

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Ho Chi Minh City will spend 10,000 trillion dong ($477 billion) on a socio-economic development plan that will be executed over the next decade,...
Vietnam may allow foreigners to build houses

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The Vietnam government considers to include in its new real estate law a provision that foreign institutions are allowed to build houses for lease...
Foreign garment investments flow into Vietnam

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Many large foreign firms have entered Vietnam's garment and textile sector with an eye on export opportunities the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is expected to...
Singapore to surpass Tokyo as Asia’s millionaires hub

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Singapore will have 4,878 people with $30 million or more in assets excluding their principal residence by 2023, a 55 per cent gain from...
UK’s Canary Wharf to build HCMC business district

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The UK will help Ho Chi Minh City develop a new central business district, local media reported on February 28. David Puttnam, the UK's...
Vietnam’s beer market foaming up

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While many businesses have been forced to cut production or even shut down over the economic turbulence, Vietnam's beer making industry has continued to...
Philippines’ Metro Pacific eyes big projects in Vietnam

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Philippine infrastructure giant Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) is looking into expanding to Vietnam with two road projects that are still in the preliminary...
Motorbike sales in Vietnam down 10%

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A saturated market and general tightening of belts again drove motorbike sales down, forcing leading brands to sell at below cost in 2013, Thanh...
McDonald’s Enters Vietnam…Burger War Kicks Off!

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US fast food chain McDonald's this weekend will open its first restaurant in Vietnam by entering a new Southeast Asian country for the first...
Vietnam could open property market to foreigners

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Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has thrown his support behind proposals that would make it easier for foreigners to buy homes in Vietnam...
Korea, Japan to build $1.5b power plant in Vietnam

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State-owned Electricity of Vietnam, or EVN, has awarded a $1.5 billion contract to a consortium of South Korea's Doosan Corp. and Japan's Mitsubishi Corp.,...
Vietnam to drop export duty on gold jewelry

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The Vietnamese government is set to phase out export duties on gold jewelry from January 1 to boost sales amid low domestic demand. Presently,...
Kerry in Vietnam: Focus on trade, security

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US Secretary of State John Kerry, in his first visit to Vietnam in this role, will seek closer trade and security ties between the...
Samsung moves factories from China to Vietnam

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Samsung Electronics, the world's largest smartphone manufacturer, is shifting factories from China to Vietnam to secure lower wages and defend profit margins as growth...
7-Eleven gets ready for Vietnam

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The 7-Eleven chain of convenience stores, under its franchise of Thailand's CP All food and retail group, will enter the Vietnamese market with the...
Vietnam seeks to ban motorbikes in big cities

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In what could be a Sisyphean challenge, the Vietnam government is now considering to ban motorbikes from big cities in the country. After two...