Saebel: Local tourism can certainly offer a certain supply of customers; however, with the massive hotel expansion which we have experienced over the last few years, it is impossible to fill rooms in a profitable way. We certainly see reluctance in F&B sectors, with once crowded restaurants currently sparsely occupied. During times of emergency, people tend to lean toward frugality and the luxury of a hotel stay becomes an unnecessary expense. … [Read more...] about How should Vietnam prepare for post-pandemic tourism recovery?
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On account of the registration fee cut, however, many dealers say that the Honda CR-V will lose many of its advantages and even have to join a price war with domestically assembled vehicles. CR-V vehicles are now priced between VND983 million ($42,700) and VND1.1 billion ($47,500), and customers in Hanoi have to pay VND118-131 million ($5,100-5,700) registration fee, while customers only need to pay about VND60 million ($2,600) for a locally built rival Mazda CX-5 or a Hyundai, as registration fees have been cut by 50 per cent for domestically-produced cars. This shows that the future of Honda CR-V in Vietnam is uncertain as price is still a determining factor in sales in the market. … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES MAY 30
The Standard Chartered Bank reports that the increase in the basic interest rate is a good signal for the VND, but there are still some negative movements in the monetary flow. The balance of payment in the short term may continue to put pressure on the exchange rate between the VND and USD as the foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows are on the decline. Moreover, overseas remittance cannot help settle the country’s trade deficit. … [Read more...] about Increase basic interest rate – a good therapy for national economy
In an apparent chicken and egg situation, many Vietnamese producers have reportedly postponed the premiere of their summer movies, as they do not want their pictures to hit almost-empty cinema halls only to bring in meager revenues. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese cinemas remain empty as industry awaits post-pandemic rebound