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How the stock market creates a super-rich class

VietNamNet Bridge – In order to be listed among top 10 stock billionaires by December 21, 2016, an individual must have stock assets of at least VND2.2 trillion, a figure higher than the total assets of many listed companies. Ten years ago, ‘the rich’ meant business people who got wealthy from trade and real estate ... Read More »

Not much room for foreign investors in Vietnamese banks

VIB Bank plans to put its shares into transaction on UpCom in early 2017. However, the room for foreign investors will be nearly filled after the listing.  Commonwealth Bank of Australia, the strategic shareholder, now holds 20 percent of VIB Bank shares. Since the bank decided that foreign investors will hold 20.5 percent of its stakes at maximum, there is ... Read More »

Drivers rush to register bike ownership transfer

VietNamNet Bridge – There are huge crowds at all traffic police stations in Ha Noi that accept registrations for the transfer of bike ownership, as the December 31 deadline draws to a close. A traffic police instructs a woman how to register for motor ownership transfer. — Photo tienphong.vn Many traffic police stations have extended working hours but are struggling ... Read More »

Nimble fingers do a village proud

VietNamNet Bridge – Van Lam Village is set to become a cultural landmark simply by preserving its traditional embroidery and lace trades, reports Bui Quynh Hoa. Well knit: Embroidery and lace pillows made by the Green Sun Limited Company. VNS Photos: Doan Tung Wherever you go in Van Lam Village, there is one constant that you quickly become aware of ... Read More »

’Queen of Eggs’ tells her cracking story

VietNamNet Bridge – Pham Ba Huan, also known as Ba Huan, has invested her life in eggs and has become Viet Nam’s most famous businesswoman producing and distributing eggs. She talks with Ha Nguyen about her life and business. Pham Ba Huan Can you tell us how you first became involved with eggs? I was born in a very poor ... Read More »

Cao Thon – Vietnam’s century-old incense

 Cao Thon is a village over 200 years old and also one of the oldest incense-making villages in Vietnam. It has become busy these days to prepare for the approaching Lunar New Year holiday. Cao Thon is a small village situated on the bank of the Red River in Bao Khe commune of northern Hung Yen province. There are more ... Read More »

Famous Bat Trang ceramics village seeks new approach

Ha Van Lam explains the green glaze, one of the village signature ceramic feature. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – A roundtable discussion has been jointly organised by the Hanoi Culture Foundation, the Hanoi Industrial Design College and the Bat Trang Ceramics Guild. It brought together business owners, ceramic designers and researchers, marketing professionals to look for a new approach for ... Read More »

Vietnam sugar production down 13 percent

Packaging machine at a KCP ​Vietnam Industries sugar factory, an Indian-owned company in Phu Yen Province. (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – Sugar producers, distributors and consumers discussed production and consumption in 2015-16 and forecasts for the next season at a recent seminar in HCM City. Pham Quoc Doanh, Chairman of the Vietnam Sugarcane and Sugar Association, said sugar output in ... Read More »

Cao Thon – Vietnam’s century-old incense

 Cao Thon is a village over 200 years old and also one of the oldest incense-making villages in Vietnam. It has become busy these days to prepare for the approaching Lunar New Year holiday. Cao Thon is a small village situated on the bank of the Red River in Bao Khe commune of northern Hung Yen province. There are more ... Read More »