Take a trip down to Saigon's markets, then and now

En Vnexpress - Markets in Vietnam don’t offer just cheap clothes, meat and fresh fruit and vegetables. They provide a glimpse into the local culture and history.

Ho Chi Minh City to crack down on tax-evading Facebook retailers

En nexpress - The tax man is threatening to shut down social media accounts, but savvy retailers know that it's an empty threat.

10 Hanoi delicacies you can track down in Saigon

En Vnexpress - Whether it's steamed snails or pig's trotter noodles, a taste of the north is there for those willing to look for it.

New Communist Party resolutions to cut down SOEs

Bao moi - The private sector will grow after the roles of the government and state-owned enterprises in the “socialist-oriented market economy” are clearly defined.

Ailing white tiger put down in Singapore Zoo

Yahoo News A rare white tiger involved in the 2008 killing of a zoo worker has been put down after suffering from skin cancer and joint degeneration, the Singapore Zoo said Thursday. Omar, who would

1,000 trees to come down as Hanoi axes green space for road expansion

Trees that have taken decades to grow will be sacrificed as urbanization once again takes priority over the environment.

How data-crunching is cutting down on massive health-care fraud

Yahoo News “No other reporter has ever seen this,” he says, tapping out a command on his computer keyboard. “Your standard pharmacy that is just billing Medicare is going to be $300,000 to $1.5

He’s led a transformation among Roma villagers: crime down, productivity up

Yahoo News László Bogdán doesn’t enjoy his fame much. Journalists, politicians, and even foreign diplomats have been flocking to see Mr. Bogdán in Cserdi, a village in southern Hungary where he’s

Growth slows down, manufacturers try to find niche markets

Vietnamnet - As the motorbike market is going flat, manufacturers have to reform technologies and penetrate niche markets to boost sales.

Banks’ listing enthusiasm simmers down

Vietnamnet - Banks are hesitant to go public over the persistent challenging business environment.

Caution pulls down blue chips

Vietnamnet - Shares dropped further in the two local exchanges on April 24 as investors remained cautious about market conditions, pulling blue chips down.

High transport costs weigh down businesses

Vietnamnet - The total expenses for logistics services in Vietnam are estimated at 21 percent of GDP, much higher than 9-14 percent in developed countries.

Vietnam’s growth slows down to 5.1% in Q1

Vietnamnet - Vietnam posted a gross domestic growth (GDP) rate of 5.1% in the first quarter of 2017, signalling a slowdown compared to the first-quarter rates of 6.12% in 2015 and 5.48% in 2016.

Former Russian lawmaker and Moscow critic gunned down in Ukraine

Yahoo News A former member of the Russian Duma who had moved to Ukraine was shot and killed in Kiev on Thursday, sparking allegations that the murder was politically motivated. Denis Voronenkov was

Israel wants Arab neighbors to turn down volume on call to prayer

Yahoo News A draft bill that would force mosques to lower the volume of their call to prayer passed in Israel’s parliament on Wednesday, rousing indignation from Arab lawmakers who see it as an

Sale of cars down despite price drop

Vietnamnet - Members of the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (VAMA) sold more than 17,600 cars in February, down 13 per cent from the previous month.

Appeals court rules that Confederate monuments can come down in New Orleans

Yahoo News A federal appeals court has ruled that the city of New Orleans can take down three Confederate monuments that have stood in the city for more than a century. In December 2015, the city

US regulator set to tamp down on privacy rules

Yahoo News The Trump administration appears set to begin scaling back Federal Communications Commission regulations approved last year to further protect Americans' digital privacy and security. 

Tax code bogs down exports: VN cement firms

Vietnamnet - Local cement producers worry that their exported products could struggle to compete with foreign firms in term of price, a concern voiced at an online forum held in Ha Noi yesterday.

New Homeland Security guidelines aggressively crack down on illegal immigration

Yahoo News Under the new guidelines, outlined in a pair of memos, the agency plans to hire thousands of additional enforcement agents, expand the pool of immigrants who are prioritized for removal,

Harward turns down national security adviser job. Who else is there?

Yahoo News Mr. Trump said in a post on Twitter on Friday he was weighing four potential candidates for national security advisor. "General Keith Kellogg, who I have known for a long time, is very

Take a breath: Stocks slow down after a record-setting run

Yahoo News NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks around the world pulled back Thursday following a record-setting run that marked the longest winning streak in over 3 years for the S&P 500 index. U.S. stock indexes

Vietnam vows to cut down the time for customs clearance

Vietnamnet - VietNamNet Bridge – Ngo Minh Hai, deputy director of the Inspectorate and Supervision Department under the General Department of Viet Nam Customs,

German, eurozone economic growth revised down slightly

Yahoo News BERLIN (AP) — Germany's economy expanded at a slightly weaker pace than previously expected at the end of last year, causing a downward revision to the overall eurozone's growth rate as

Brazil court says Rio governor should step down over campaign financing

Yahoo News An electoral court in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday ordered Rio de Janeiro state governor Luiz Fernando Pezão and his deputy to stand down, accusing them of offering state contracts to