Maybe you accept it. It’s Vietnamese culture, you chuckle to yourself. It’s not that bad, you try and convince your travel buddies. You’re not going to let a distant but persistent racket wreck your holiday. The warbler – perhaps a fellow tourist in a nearby hotel – wants to enjoy their holiday just as much as you do, and that’s fine. The Vietnamese don’t seem to mind, so why should you? … [Read more...] about Do foreigners have the right to complain about countryside karaoke?
When will nam sin wake up
"In the village, there are still many elderly people who have it harder than me. My family is not rich but I think it is enough. I would like to leave the poor household status to give back the support to the more needy households,” said A Thư, 46, a father of 10 children in Đăk Kang Peng Village, Diên Bình Commune. … [Read more...] about Kon Tum poor households reject poverty status
Members of the “From the Heart” group established by Gojek drivers hand necessities to a patient in Tien Giang Province In May, the firm offered its partner drivers 100,000 meals at some restaurants joining its system and tens of thousands of vouchers to buy goods and items at Lotte and Big C supermarkets and Ministop stores among others priced at VND250,000 per voucher. These actions were aimed at sharing financial difficulties with them. … [Read more...] about Gojek: No one is left behind
Fintech, or financial technology, means the use of technology to deliver financial services and products to consumers. The rapid rise of the Fintech market in Viet Nam is made possible in no small part by the Vietnamese government’s remarkable efforts in tailoring regulations to increase banking penetration from 59% to 70% in 2017, and to shift to a non-cash payment economy with a target cash to total liquidity ratio of less than 10% by 2020. Other favorable conditions that are spurring the development of the Fintech market in Viet Nam are its vibrant e-commerce sector, which had 35.4 million users with an average spending of US$62 in 2017, and which is predicted to reach 42 million users with an average e-commerce spending of US$96 by 2021. According to Pham Xuan Hoe, deputy director of the Banking Strategy Institute, Viet Nam’s Fintech market will be worth US$9 billion in 2020, making it ASEAN’s fourth-largest market. 2019 saw several Fintech developments … [Read more...] about SBV to soon complete legal framework for wider Fintech application