As part of a crackdown, the government is also placing stricter rules on adverts: stating that alcohol advertising must include health warnings and banning the advertising of alcohol on radio and TV from 6pm to 9pm, as well as before and after children’s programs. … [Read more...] about Vietnam beer boom dries up as strict drink-driving laws introduced
Vietnam has reason to stay vigilant. The U.S. in the past has already issued tariffs against Vietnamese seafood and metal exports. For a while it looked like the U.S. might label Vietnam a currency manipulator, giving it another justification to issue more trade penalties against the Southeast Asian nation. However last week the U.S. Treasury Department said in a report it would simply keep Vietnam, among other nations, on a watch list for manipulation, so Vietnam seemed to have dodged a bullet for now. … [Read more...] about Is Vietnam Safe as US Steps Back from the China Trade War?
Excessive alcohol consumption resulted in 79,000 deaths and hundreds of thousands of hospitalisations for the treatment of alcohol-related diseases including stroke and hypertension in 2016 alone, said Kidong Park, the World Health Organisation Representative in Vietnam. … [Read more...] about Drink drivers could have their licences revoked permanently
The HCM City chapter of the Việt Nam Red Cross Society and the HCM City Youth Cultural House gave Tết gifts worth more than VNĐ21 billion (US$908,500) to 33,000 disadvantaged people in the southern and central regions. … [Read more...] about Journeys of love take poor people home for Tết
Because of US-China trade tensions, many Japanese companies want to set up manufacturing in Việt Nam, experts have said. Moreover, the companies also see great potential in the Vietnamese market with its young population, cheap labour, and preferential policies from the Government. … [Read more...] about Japanese firms increase investments in advanced technologies in Việt Nam