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  • Blackout countdown at Pullman Saigon Centre

Blackout countdown at Pullman Saigon Centre The Saigon Times Daily Pullman Saigon Centre last week celebrated a black-out countdown to one hour in response to the Earth Hour 2017, a worldwide initiative organized by WWF to symbolize an international commitment to a more sustainable planet. The hotel conducted some activities to switch off its façade, signage and non-essential lighting, dim the light in public areas, restaurants and exterior spaces, and have a dance performance in the dark. The hotel invited guests to turn off the lights in their hotel rooms from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and take a shorter…... [read more]

  • Ministry determined to pursue department mergers

Ministry determined to pursue department mergers The Saigon Times Daily HCMC - The Ministry of Home Affairs is firm on its proposal for merging the departments of finance and planning-investment and the departments of construction and transport in provinces despite some sort of resistance. The ministry proposed the department mergers in a draft Government decree on organization of specialized agencies under the People’s Committees in provinces, dantri.com.vn reported. Phu Tho, Cao Bang, Bac Ninh and Dong Nai disagreed with the merger of the Department of Finance and the Department of Planning and Investment into the Department of Planning and Finance,…... [read more]

  • Plan for second Lotte Mart in city rejected

Plan for second Lotte Mart in city rejected By Quoc Hung - The Saigon Times Daily HCMC - Lotte Mart, a member of South Korea's leading department store operator Lotte Shopping, cannot proceed with a major plan to open a second shopping center in HCMC as earlier announced because the city authorities have turned down its proposal. Lotte Vietnam Shopping Co., a unit of Lotte Mart, originally planned to open its second outlet this year on the first five floors of the EverRich apartment building under construction in District 11, after the opening five months ago of the first in…... [read more]

  • Tour operators fret over rising air fares

Tour operators fret over rising air fares The Saigon Times Daily HCMC – That airlines have lately increased fares and surcharges has exposed tour operators to high risks of losses, as their tour prices were fixed long ago, Tuoi Tre newspaper reports. Tran Van Long, general director of Viet Media Travel, said air transport costs account for 35-45% of tour tickets. Therefore, a recent rise in air fares has caused a big headache for his company and others. “Domestic tourism is certain to suffer from increasing tour costs,” he said. A local air carrier said most airlines only made profits…... [read more]

  • India gives away 200 copies of religion book

India gives away 200 copies of religion book The Saigon Times Daily A book distribution event in HCMC’s District 1 - PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE INDIAN CONSULATE GENERAL IN HCMC The Consulate General of India in HCMC distributed 200 copies of the book ‘Vedas Upanishad: The ancient religious philosophies of India” to participants at a recent event in HCMC. The even was jointly held by the HCMC Union of Friendship Organizations (HUFO) to celebrate diplomatic relations between Vietnam and India. The book is expected to encourage Vietnamese people to learn more about the philosophies of India, as well as the…... [read more]

  • Hochiminh Stock Exchange on March 30, 2017

Hochiminh Stock Exchange on March 30, 2017 The Saigon Times Daily VN-INDEX: 720.47 (+0.17%) Stock Price Change Volume AAA 24,000 +250 885,850 AAM 10,100 -500 17,710 ABT 42,900 340 ACC 29,500 2,280 ACL 8,300 -140 10,490 ADS 22,850 +100 223,840 AGF 9,170 5,490 AGM 10,000 1,000 AGR 3,660 -260 1,413,660 AMD 13,150 -150 3,114,901 ANV 7,850 -590 7,330 APC 25,200 +300 160,820 APG 6,500 -230 329,040 ASM 15,500 1,072,700 ASP 3,990 20,570 ATG 2,340 24,660 BBC 120,600 +4,600 730 BCE 6,300 +40 10,690 BCG 4,840 -60 359,550 BCI 25,400 +400 72,990 BFC 34,650 +250 219,900 BGM 860 -60 4,481,110 BHN…... [read more]

  • Hanoi Stock Exchange on March 30, 2017

Hanoi Stock Exchange on March 30, 2017 The Saigon Times Daily HNX-INDEX: 90.67 (+0.14%) Stock Price Change Volume ACB 24,600 -100 4,693,967 ACM 1,800 119,000 ADC 16,100 - ALT 15,500 +1,400 36,167 ALV 3,300 - AMC 28,000 -3,000 800 AME 3,800 - AMV 15,500 10,200 API 22,000 +700 39,556 APP 9,000 - APS 2,500 125,400 ARM 35,100 - ASA 2,200 11,600 ATS 14,000 +200 11,625 B82 2,900 -100 100 BAX 23,900 +1,700 1,200 BBS 13,000 -200 8,000 BCC 15,800 -600 595,429 BDB 10,300 - BED 37,000 - BHT 3,500 -300 500 BII 2,800 +200 350,100 BKC 6,000 -100 500 BLF…... [read more]

  • Banking sector has huge recruitment demand

Banking sector has huge recruitment demand The Saigon Times Daily HCMC - Although the banking sector is not yet out of the woods, many banks such as HDBank, Sacombank and ACB have been recruiting thousands of employees in recent times, VnExpress reports. Sacombank has announced to recruit more than 1,000 people while ACB needs 800 new staff. But these figures are nothing compared to HDBank which has announced 1,500 job vacancies in the first recruitment stage of 2017. It is notable that the majority of job vacancies are for individual and institutional customer care services. Among 1,000 job vacancies at…... [read more]

  • Many banks lower dong deposit rates

Many banks lower dong deposit rates The Saigon Times Daily HCMC - While some banks are racing to issue certificates of deposit with interest rates of more than 9% per year, quite a few others have brought down their interest rates for savings in Vietnam dong by 0.1-0.3 percentage point, says Dan Tri news site. VPBank has reduced its deposit rates by 0.1-0.3 percentage point for all tenors. Thus, the annual interest rates for savings of seven, 12 and 15 months are now 6.9%, 7.1% and 7.3% respectively. At Viet Capital Bank, the interest rate for six-month deposits in dong…... [read more]

  • Hanoi taxman names 262 corporate tax debtors

Hanoi taxman names 262 corporate tax debtors The Saigon Times Daily HANOI – The Hanoi Tax Department has publicized the names of 262 enterprises with tax arrears totaling VND2.2 trillion (US$96 million) in an effort to force them to fulfill their tax obligations, Dan Tri news website reports. Vietnam Industrial Electronics Group Corporation is the largest debtor with VND75.5 billion (US$3.3 million), followed by Vietnam National Sundries Import and Export Joint Stock Co. (JSC) with VND75.1 billion, Viglacera Mechanical and Construction JSC with VND57.9 billion, and Construction Installation and Industrial Material Co Ltd with VND57.1 billion. This is the fourth…... [read more]