With 145.8 million mobile subscribers out of a total population of approximately 97 million people (accounting for 150 percent of the total population, according to We are Social & Hootsuite), in the last COVID-19 outbreak, many people have experienced cashless payment via mobile phone for their first time. If online payment defaulted only for young people in the past, the number of online transactions recorded a high rise in many customer groups after the social distancing period. According to the State Bank of Vietnam's Payment Department, as of July, the number of card payment transactions reached nearly 205.6 million, with a value of almost 475,900 billion VND (up 29.7 percent and 15.8 percent, respectively, over the same period in 2019). The number of payment transactions via the Internet reached 240.9 million, totalling 15.2 million billion VND, up 39.1 percent in value over the same period last year. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 pushes banks to develop online payment
Opening business checking account online
Explaining the rush of online game development in recent years, experts say Viet Nam has a lot of potential as a new market because nearly 70 per cent of the gamers are accessing the game for the first time. Also, because the country is located in Southeast Asia, it has a similar culture to China and South Korea so gamers understand and like kung fu novels. … [Read more...] about Online games: harmless fun or social problem?
Attendees at the forum – PHOTO: COURTESY OF UNDP HCMC - The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) together with the Vocational Training Center under the Hanoi Blind Association, with support from the Japanese Government, will provide a four-month online and digital business training and coaching program for 22 trainees with visual impairments in Vietnam. … [Read more...] about Visually impaired people to receive online business training
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has requested strict punishment for the quarantine violations that occurred in the city recently. He has demanded an investigation into the responsibility of individuals and organisations involved in the violations. … [Read more...] about Schools postpone exams, switch to online study after new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases
“Through the website, we hope fans, singers, composers, music producers and researchers can work together to learn about and introduce Vietnamese music and composer Van in particular,” said music conductor Le Phi Phi, the site’s administrator. … [Read more...] about Late artist Hoang Van’s music by goes online