Four years ago, Kim Seo Jung of the Republic of Korea (RoK), set foot in HCMC at a time when Tet would come in just a week. At that time, she couldn’t speak a Vietnamese word, didn’t understand the Vietnamese culture, and thought she would have a lonely Tet. … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s traditional Lunar New Year through the eyes of foreigners
“We have exported jasmine and japonica rice to high-end markets at rather high prices. ST24 and ST25 have met the requirements of demanding markets. Yet we have limitations in exporting premium rice to fastidious markets. Official agencies and businesses need to identify and address them. … [Read more...] about It’s a no-grainer: Time for Vietnam to create a rice brand
‘Xe Bus Yeu Thuong’ (Love Bus) was founded by Nguyen Huu Binh, a lecturer at Van Lang University in Ho Chi Minh City in 2011 and has spent nearly a decade helping the country’s needy, particularly those living in remote and highland regions. … [Read more...] about ‘Love Bus’ carries hope to needy children in rural Vietnam
Regulatory sandbox: the key to fintech success The Vietnamese fintech startup ecosystem is now home to more than 150 companies and brands, covering a broad range of services from digital payments and alternative finance to wealth management and blockchain. … [Read more...] about How are game studios faring in Vietnam?
Air pollution costs Vietnam approximately 5 percent GDP per year, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Vietnam has estimated. The World Bank estimates that Vietnam loses 3.5 percent of its GDP due to water pollution. Just quantitatively, air and water pollution costs Vietnam 8.5 percent of its GDP, approximately $23 billion, and this is set to go higher if we stick to our current path. … [Read more...] about Vietnam needs to choose the path less traveled