When asked about their immediate needs, respondents focused on food, a cash allowance or other financial support, showcasing the significance of an immediate disability-inclusive response because they are already the poorest of the poor, have now lost their jobs and are having difficulty finding alternative sources of income. … [Read more...] about Disabled people face numerous challenges during Covid-19 pandemic: UNDP
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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
- Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc stated last week that the government would provide some VND300 trillion ($13 billion) as a relief measure in financing for businesses hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, while ensuring sufficient capital to prop up the economy. PM Phuc reaffirmed that the Vietnamese government would put best effort to contain the virus and create preferential conditions for enterprises being alive. Previously, State Bank of Vietnam’s Deputy Governor Dao Minh Tu asked 20 banks to offer a minimum of 2-per-cent lending rate reduction to cushion cash-strapped businesses. … [Read more...] about Consumers risk higher defaults amid lending sector fluctuation
“Recently, pepper prices have increased. There are several reasons for this improvement. Firstly, COVID-19 in China is basically over, so demands from Chinese customers are higher,” said Nguyen Nam Hai, President of the Vietnam Pepper Association (VPA). … [Read more...] about Vietnam domestic pepper prices hit one-year high
The wild discounting of accommodations is a trend we’re seeing particularly with Hoi An homestays and budget accommodations. This is helping local businesses bring in basic income. When it comes to 4- and 5-star resorts and hotels, the trend of discounting is also a good way to attract domestic travelers, though this could lead to a reduction in service quality as businesses work to keep costs under control. … [Read more...] about How should Vietnam prepare for post-pandemic tourism recovery?