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Image : Will Vietnam become an emerging market in three years?

Will Vietnam become an emerging market in three years?

person Orange Themes access_time Nov 20,2016

The Vietnamese stock market has been listed by Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) as a frontier market. Will it be upgraded into an emerging market in three or five years?

Image : US unemployment rate falls to 4.9% on solid job creation

US unemployment rate falls to 4.9% on solid job creation

person Orange Themes access_time Nov 04,2016

The US economy added a solid 161,000 jobs in October while the unemployment rate fell to 4.9 percent, according to Labor Department figures released Friday. In a show of steady momentum in the world's largest economy, the department revised upward

Image : Local airlines plan new services, more seats in peak summer travel season

Local airlines plan new services, more seats in peak summer travel season

person Orange Themes access_time May 31,2017

Bao Moi - Domestic airlines are planning to launch new routes and operate additional flights to meet growing demand during the peak summer travel season.

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Tour boats attacked along Saigon canal

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Tour boats attacked along Saigon canal

A tourist boat sails along the Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe Canal in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo by VnExpress/Son Hoa

A boat tour along Ho Chi Minh City’s iconic Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe canal has been hitting the rocks, literally.

A recent report from the city’s tourism department said that boats are being pelted with rocks and bottles thrown by people on the roadside.

One night in December, a boat carrying customers and a band was chased by people fishing and drinking along the canal who swore and threw rocks at them.

Several of the projectiles damaged the roof and the captain was injured.

Other boats have also been tangled up in fishing lines despite a ban on fishing along the canal.

While the reasons for these incidents remain unknown, the local government has ordered police to step in and prevent similar incidents from happening again.

The Saigon Boat Company launched the wooden boat tour in September 2015 to offer a new option for people looking to get away from the crowded city. It sails from Thi Nghe Bridge near Saigon Zoo in District 1 to Le Van Sy Bridge near Nguyen Van Troi Market in District 3, covering more than four kilometers of the once heavily polluted canal.

The canal was brought back to life several years ago following a 20-year project funded by the World Bank.

Tourism operators had hoped that the new service would turn the city into a more romantic destination and discourage people from dumping trash into the waterways. 

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