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High Hanoi Opera House tour fees prove controversial
Travel

High Hanoi Opera House tour fees prove controversial

Many visitors and tourism firms have complained about the VND400,000 (USD17.60) package to enter the Hanoi Opera House.

Airfares set to rise as Vietnam hikes airport service fees
Business

Airfares set to rise as Vietnam hikes airport service fees

Airlines are unlikely to bear the brunt of the additional cost they will have to pay for using the country's airports.

Fall of the roaming empire: EU ends mobile travel fees
Travel

Fall of the roaming empire: EU ends mobile travel fees

Bao Moi - BRUSSELS: The EU on Thursday (Jun 15) rang in the end of roaming charges for Europeans using mobile phones within the bloc, in what under-pressure Brussels hailed as one of its greatest

Saigon locals sideswiped by proposed hike to sidewalk rental fees
Politics

Saigon locals sideswiped by proposed hike to sidewalk rental fees

'Screw it if it’s a public space or not': Locals get fed up with latest sidewalk scheme.

Banks increase service fees
Business

Banks increase service fees

Vietnamnet - A number of banks have recently raised their service charges, particularly for online transactions.

Banker defends ATM fees
Business

Banker defends ATM fees

Vietnamnet - The General Secretary of the Vietnam Banks' Association Nguyen Toan Thang unsurprisingly defended Vietnamese banks charging ATM collecting fees after public complaints about 25 kinds

Tourists to pay new port fees in Quang Ninh province
Travel

Tourists to pay new port fees in Quang Ninh province

EN VietNamNet - Tourists passing through Tuan Chau international port in northern Quang Ninh Province will be charged VNĐ40,000 (US$1.8) for a two-way ticket and VNĐ20,000 ($0.9) for a one-way

Medical fees to rise for people without insurance
Health

Medical fees to rise for people without insurance

Baomoi - From June, 1,900 medical services will have new price ceilings, which means the rate for many services will rise two- or three-fold, as per a recent health ministry circular.

Under-the-table fees block Vietnam enterprises’ way
Business

Under-the-table fees block Vietnam enterprises’ way

Vietnamnet - If embezzlement continues, breakthrough reforms initiated by local authorities will not bring the desired effects, Dang Dinh Dao from the Institute for Economics & Development Studies

Quang Ninh sets new sightseeing fees in Ha Long Bay
Travel

Quang Ninh sets new sightseeing fees in Ha Long Bay

EN VietNamNet - The northern province of Quang Ninh has set new sightseeing fees in Ha Long Bay, to be applied from April 1, while abolishing the kayak service in the bay.

'Snooki' inspired bill could cap N.J. college speaker fees: How much is too much?
World

'Snooki' inspired bill could cap N.J. college speaker fees: How much is too much?

Yahoo News The reality show “Jersey Shore” hasn’t been on the air in nearly five years. A bill capping payments for guest speakers at the state's universities to $10,000 passed 74-0 in the

Foreign shipping lines must now publicise fees
Business

Foreign shipping lines must now publicise fees

Vietnamnet - Foreign shipping lines will have to publicise charges, surcharges of freight services for containerised goods, and port service charges from July 1, 2017.

HSBC faces customer backlash for high fees and poor services
Business

HSBC faces customer backlash for high fees and poor services

Vietnamnet - Beside overpriced service fees, HSBC has received several complaints about the staff’s unfriendly attitude from its customers.

Firms slam Hai Phong’s rocketing port fees
Business

Firms slam Hai Phong’s rocketing port fees

Vietnamnet - Businesses have complained about the decision to charge high fees for using infrastructure, service facilities and public utilities at all ports in Hai Phong city.

Hai Phong applies more port fees in 2017
Business

Hai Phong applies more port fees in 2017

Vietnamnet - From January 1, Hai Phong started collecting fees for using infrastructure, service facilities and public utilities from shipments at all ports in the city.

Vietnam telecom giant to scrap roaming fees with Laos, Cambodia from 2017
Business

Vietnam telecom giant to scrap roaming fees with Laos, Cambodia from 2017

The company expects to lose $1 million a month but hopes to boost connections in Indochina.

Huong Pagoda entrance fees increase
Travel

Huong Pagoda entrance fees increase

Fees to visit Huong (Perfume) Pagoda, will increase 50 per cent from VND49,000 ($2.2) to VND78,000 ($3.4) from the beginning of 2017, according to latest announcement from the Management Board of

Russia accuses Paralympic body of extortion over doping fees
World

Russia accuses Paralympic body of extortion over doping fees

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has accused the International Paralympic Committee of "extortion" after it required Russian officials to pay for extra drug-testing following the country's doping scandal.

High court dismisses case over high ATM fees
Politics

High court dismisses case over high ATM fees

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has dismissed a case it took up earlier this year involving accusations that Visa and MasterCard illegally fixed ATM prices.

Missouri court weighs cap on fees begun after Ferguson
Politics

Missouri court weighs cap on fees begun after Ferguson

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Supreme Court judges heard arguments Wednesday over the constitutionality of a law passed in the wake of unrest in Ferguson that would cap traffic fines and court

Air fares set to soar with proposed hike to Vietnam's aviation fees
Travel

Air fares set to soar with proposed hike to Vietnam's aviation fees

The national aviation administration wants to lift landing and takeoff fees by 15 percent.

Morocco king to cover star's legal fees in French rape case
Politics

Morocco king to cover star's legal fees in French rape case

Morocco's King Mohammed VI will cover the legal fees of pop singer Saad Lamjarred, imprisoned in France charged with "aggravated rape", the official MAP news agency reported on Tuesday. Rabat's

Licensing fees for foreign financial institutions rise
Business

Licensing fees for foreign financial institutions rise

A new fee schedule will apply for the granting of licenses to foreign financial institutions in Vietnam from January 1, 2017.

Freight fees to be listed
Business

Freight fees to be listed

Foreign shipping lines will have to publicise charges, surcharges of freight services, and charges for port services for containerised goods, as the draft decree on the issue has been submitted to

'Crazy' hike in Saudi visa fees could impact business ties
World

'Crazy' hike in Saudi visa fees could impact business ties

A seven-fold hike in visa fees to do business in Saudi Arabia risks deterring the foreign investment needed to transform its oil-dependent economy, diplomats and other sources say. Higher visa fees