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PM approves National Steering Committee on IUU Fishing

Vietnam Today 21/5/2019

PM approves National Steering Committee on IUU Fishing

Committee to assist PM in dealing with matters relating to illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing.

MIKGroup building reputation as prestigious developer

Real estate developer affirming its position by focusing on high-end residential and villa projects.


Dialogue discusses roadmap to universal health coverage

Initiated by health ministry, dialogue held on May 16 in Hanoi.


SK Group to buy $1bn worth of Vingroup shares

Deal to come under a strategic partnership signed on May 16.


Innovation experts discuss Vietnam's development

Policy makers and hundreds of local and international specialists in science, technology and innovation meet and...


Aviva Vietnam honorably received Golden Dragon Award 2 years in a row

Thanks to the extraordinary achievements in 2018, Aviva Vietnam was honored to receive Golden Dragon Award in...


VPBank partners with VinaCapital to provide investment options

Two sign strategic cooperation agreement to provide bank's priority individual customers with outstanding investment...


Latest printing technologies showcased at ASGA 2019

International expo on screen and digital printing technology held recently in HCMC.


Digiworld to distribute HTC's VR products

Vietnamese electronics distributor to sell HTC's virtual reality products around country.


Vietnam 3rd in cost attractiveness for global manufacturers

Cushman & Wakefield release new research assessing 48 of the most suitable locations for global manufacturers to expand...


Savills: Vietnam a global property hotspot

Savills Hanoi director tells conference of how Vietnam's real estate sector is the equal of most others.


Op-Eds 8/5/2019

Seven steps for Vietnam to leapfrog to a developed economy

Seven steps for Vietnam to leapfrog to a developed economy

Mr. Kyung Yang Park, Founder, President & Chief Visionary Officer of Harex InfoTech Inc. tells VET about his plans to extend a "no middlemen" payment platform to Vietnam and suggests seven steps in Network Revolution for Vietnam to jump up to a...


Tourism joins a host of industries in standing to gain a great deal as digitalization fully takes hold. Smart tourism development is the catch-word of the moment, as the country looks to become a major travel destination. Industry players will need to improve their technology and make it known to potential guests exactly what it is they offer. Travellers now have a virtually limitless source of tourism information and competition is sure to heat up into the future.


Crude Oil: $59.48 ? -0.27%
Copper: $2.64 ? 0.38%
Sugar: $134.30 ? 1.21%
Coffee: $12.05 ? -2.19%
Gas: $2.75 ? 0.00%
Corn: $375.25 ? -1.83%

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Editor’s letter

Vietnam is currently witnessing digital transformation occurring across all sectors, from trade and payments to healthcare, education, transport and tourism, at an impressive pace. There can be no doubt that developing the digital economy will create opportunities for all. As such, Vietnamese businesses can tap into opportunities brought about by the digital economy and can enhance their business performance, expand market share, and even march into new market segments. Moreover, the digital economy helps small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play a larger role in economic growth...
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The Guide this month ventures down Vietnam’s long coastline and out to some of its islands to discover natural beauty, delectable seafood, and a host of fun activities to make any holiday a little more exciting...